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Today's News

  • LaRue County Schools considers revised cell phone policy

    Plan prohibits most cell phone use during the school day, outlines confiscation procedure

    LaRue County Schools leaders reviewed a proposed telecommunications policy Monday during the monthly Board of Education meeting. The new policy details acceptable student use of cell phones and similar devices.

  • A New Uniform With a World War II Look is being produced in Hodgenville, KY

    The United States Army is making a change to their service uniform, and a local industry in the heart of Hodgenville is right in the middle of the change.

    Nationwide Uniform has been in LaRue County since 1961, and is still making its mark in history as they have been tasked with producing the trousers of the new service uniform of the Army. The intentions for the new polished look is that the Army service men and women would stand out in the recruiting environment.

  • City Council Discuss Restaurant tax

    “We are not enacting a restaurant tax,” were the first words to leave Hodgenville Mayor Jim Phelps’ mouth when the May 13, 2019 city council meeting came to the Restaurant Tax item on the agenda.

    During Mayor Phelps’ report, he wanted to discuss with the community some questions that had arisen about the last time a restaurant tax was almost enacted.

  • State invalidates test score of LaRue County student

    A current Hodgenville Elementary School fifth-grader will have a portion of his or her Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress, also known as K-PREP, score from last year invalidated after the Kentucky Department of Education said there was a testing violation.

    In a letter to LaRue County Schools Superintendent David Raleigh dated April 25, Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis said the violation occurred on the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress reading Part A assessment during testing last school year.

  • Talk of Annexation Draws Concern

    During the regular scheduled monthly meeting of the Hodgenville City Council, held Monday evening, Mayor Jim Phelps opened his monthly report by stating, “We are not annexing any property tonight.”

    Mayor Phelps stated that the council has been looking into a few annexation projects, and that the primary project the city is focusing on is annexing Lee Oak/Old Sonora Road.

  • 2019 Primary Election is Tuesday May 21

    Record number of Kentuckians registered for the May 21 Kentucky Primary

    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Thursday that a record total of 3,421,796 Kentuckians are registered to vote in the Primary Election on Tuesday, May 21.

    Democratic voters represent just more than 49 percent of the electorate with 1,684,200 registered voters. Republican voters total 1,437,897 million or about 42 percent of voters, and almost 9 percent of voters – about 299,699 – affiliate with another party or as “Other.”

  • May 14 proclaimed Mae Owens Day

    Mae Owens, also known as Mrs. Mae, Maebaline, Mamma Mae, Granny, Mother Mae, and the cooker of what is considered by many the best Hamburgers in Kentucky, will be turning off her grill for the last time when she retires on Saturday, May 18.  “I could work for another 3 years, but I think it is time for me to get off my ankles and relax my back,” she said.

  • Dog Ordinance expected to be repealed

    During the May 13, 2019 City Council meeting, the council had a first reading of the 2019-3 nuisance ordinance repealing section 3 of ordinance 92-A.

  • LaRue County receives grant to clean up dump site

    The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet has awarded one million in grant funding to be divided among 20 counties across the commonwealth of Kentucky for the cleanup of 77 illegal dump sites.

    “This grant program has significantly reduced the number of illegal open dumps across the commonwealth,” KEEC Secretary Charles Snavely said, “I encourage all counties to consider using this grant to keep our beautiful Kentucky communities clean and attractive.”

  • New KY Heartland Ag Complex is site for Saturday’s Plant Fair

    The Lincoln Trail Area Master Gardeners will host its 21st annual plant fair this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the new KY Heartland Ag Complex located at 111 Opportunity Way in Elizabethtown.

    The new location is the site of the Livestock and Event Center and the future home of the new 35,000 square foot Hardin County Cooperative Extension Office scheduled to open late summer. The complex is located at the intersection of the Western Kentucky Parkway and Ring Road at exit 133.