Today's News

  • School Board discusses gym renovation

    A special called LaRue County School Board meeting was held on Wednesday, September 11.

  • Fiscal Court – Business Recap

    Troy Williams, LaRue County 911/Emergency Management Director, presented letters of commendations to two county telecommunicators (dispatchers), Emmanuel “Manny” Collado and Phillip Milby, as magistrates met at the courthouse in Hodgenville September 10.

    Williams described in detail a day in the life of each of those two men and the many responsibilities each had in an emergency situation.

  • School board recognizes chefs

    The LaRue County Board of Education held their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, September 16.

    The meeting started with a special awards presentation for the LaRue County Junior Chef Club. Each member of the team was presented with a certificate signifying the scholarships they won during the state competition. After they were presented their awards, team members surprised their coach, Sheila Skaggs, with a cake and roses to show their appreciation for the time she dedicated to the team.

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  • Petition Deadline

     On June 14 local businessman Cody McDowell, owner and operator of the Lincoln Lodge, filed a petition with the LaRue County Clerk for a Wet/Dry Petition for the county of LaRue.

  • Jamboree’s 65th this weekend

    The Lincoln Jamboree will be celebrating their 65th anniversary this weekend. This anniversary weekend promises to be one of the biggest in Jamboree history featuring free camping from Thursday until Monday, a Flea Market starting Saturday, Kids tattoos, a Western Gunfight, a Gospel Concert, an All-Star Show, and a Sunday Matinee show. The events will take place over two days, Saturday and Sunday.

  • LaRue County Wet/Dry Petition Result

    A petition for a LaRue County wet/dry vote with anticipation of being added to the November general election ballot fell short of the number of verified signatures required by September 1.

    Local businessman Cody McDowell, owner and operator of Lincoln Lodge, filed a petition with the LaRue County Clerk for a Wet/Dry Petition for the county of LaRue on June 14, to let the people of the county decide whether alcohol should be sold in the county or not, following the potential annexation of property in the county by the City of Hodgenville.

  • Dye found after five months

    Jerry Dye, 39, of Hodgenville was located and then arrested on September 6, 2019 months his indictment on March 18. Local law enforcement officers were unable to locate him after they were led to believe Dye would turn himself in at his scheduled arraignment on April 1. However, Dye did not show up for his arraignment. The court was informed that Dye had not yet been served his indictment warrant, and that it would be served as soon as possible.

  • Cumberland Family Medical Center won bid for property in LaRue County

    Cumberland Family Medical Center, Inc., submitted a winning bid of $250,000 for a 1.7 acre, 62,000-square-foot piece of property located on South Lincoln Boulevard directly in front of LaRue County Emergency Services.

    “We had two or three of these proposals that were picked up, but we’ve only had one returned,” LaRue County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville September 10.

  • City tackles various issues

    The Hodgenville City Council had their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, September 9. The City Council discussed repairs needed to the firehouse diesel engine, purchasing a new maintenance department truck, as well as discussing other orders of business.

    First on the agenda, the Hodgenville Police Department stated that Officer Daniel Highbaugh has been out of basic training due to a medical issue. They are currently in the process of finding out what his medical issues are, and how to deal with them.

  • In God We Trust

    Earlier this year, the Kentucky General Assembly passed a new law requiring every public elementary and secondary school in Kentucky to display our national motto, “In God We Trust,” in a prominent location in each school. This law was spearheaded and heavily supported by State Representative Brandon Reed of LaRue County.