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Today's News

  • Blanton Road Bridge Replacement

    The green light has been given for the long-awaited replacement of Blanton Road Bridge near Athertonville and the paving of Airline and Slack Roads.

    LaRue County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville March 12 that the Army Corps of Engineers last week had given “stream encroachment” permission, paving the way for a replacement bridge to be built which will end school buses and other large vehicles from having to take long detours to reach their destinations.

  • BBB March 2019 Hot Topics

    1 Employment Scams

    BBB’s Scam Tracker 2018 Risk Report! Employment scams had more instances and higher losses than any other scam reported to BBB in 2018. The ten riskiest scams of 2018 were: employment, online purchase, fake checks/money orders, home improvement, advance fee loans, romance, tech support, investment, travel/vacation, and government grant. Get the full report at BBB.org/RiskReport.

    2 Executive placement scams.

  • Hodgenville Family Medicine accepting new patients

    LaRue County community leaders and HMH officials celebrated the completion of Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) Medical Group’s newest location – HMH Medical Group Hodgenville Family Medicine on Thursday, Feb. 28.

     The new 7,400 square-foot state-of-the-art facility, located at 145 Lincoln Drive in Hodgenville, began caring for patients Monday, March 4.

  • Water/Sewer Ordinance First Reading - Second Reading Thursday

    During the City Council meeting on Monday, March 11 the City Council had the first reading of the new ordinance adopting rules, and regulations pertaining to water/sewer services.

    Originally the ordinance stated that the property owner of any rental property was responsible for any unpaid water bills. The new ordinance states that the tenant of the rental property is responsible for any unpaid water bill.

  • Brad Miller joins Hodgenville Police Department

    According to Hodgenville Police Chief, Marcus Jackson, Brad Miller was sworn in as the newest Hodgenville Police Officer on March 6. Miller began his career in 1987 working in the fire department and working in emergency management services. He then joined the Hodgenville Police Department in 1991, and continued serving this community until December 1995. He joined the Elizabethtown Police Department in January of 1996.

  • GossHall Systems to create 20 jobs with new office in Elizabethtown

    Delivery services provider GossHall Systems will build a corporate headquarters in Elizabethtown with a $775,000 investment expected to create 20 jobs, Gov. Matt Bevin announced Thursday, March 7, 2019.

  • Nine former LCDC inmates file federal suit

    Nine former LaRue inmates filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in Louisville on Feb. 27, claiming they were sexually assaulted by former deputy jailer Jerome Perry.

    Named as defendants are Perry, former jailer Johnny Cottrill, former jail employees Lois Cannon, Tammy Breeding and other jail employees identified only as “Defendant Deputies A-E.” Also named as a defendant is LaRue County.

    The plaintiffs are identified in the lawsuit only as Jane Doe #1–9 to protect their privacy.

  • Tornado Drill March 6

    The National Weather Service will be conducting the 2019 KY Tornado Drill on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2019 at 10:07 a.m. (EST). Tornado sirens should be heard across LaRue County at that time. If you have any questions or concerns, call LaRue County Emergency Management Director, Dennis Wells at 270-268-6915.

  • Carrie Williamson featured at the Library

    Each month the LaRue County Public Library selects an artist in the community to feature, giving them the opportunity to display their artwork and talk about it at a ceremony held in the library. For the month of March Carrie Williamson was selected as the artist of the month.

    Born in the state of Hawaii into a military family, Carrie Williamson moved from place to place until her father was stationed at Fort Knox, where he went into retirement. She initially lived in Vine Grove, but moved to Hodgenville when she married her husband, Kyle Williamson.

  • Purvis pleads not guilty to rape charge

    Blake E. Purvis, 20, of Hodgenville was arrested and lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center on Feb. 19 on a warrant of arrest on an indictment.

    On Feb. 18, Purvis’ case started within the LaRue County Grand Jury and Purvis was indicted for and charged with first-degree rape by engaging in sexual intercourse with another person by use of forcible compulsion, which is a Class B Felony.

    Purvis allegedly committed the crime on or around Dec. 12 and his case went straight to the Grand Jury.