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Today's News

  • Another first reading of the Water/Sewer Ordinance

    During the April 8 Hodgenville City Council Meeting, the council had a first reading of the newly revised 2019-01 Water Sewer ordinance. The original ordinance had its initial first reading on March 11 but due to substantial changes to the writing of the ordinance, the revised ordinance warranted a new first reading.

    Hodgenville Mayor Jim Phelps stated that none of the information was changed, but that the ordinance seemed too repetitive and wordy so the council worked to condense the ordinance.

  • New position at LCS

    LaRue County Schools has created a new job to address two areas of increasing importance in all students’ lives. The position, Transition Readiness/Social-Emotional Learning Specialist, was approved by the board of education and posted in late March. School officials expect to hire the new classified staff member after spring break.

  • WKU ride for Alzheimer’s research has local ties

    Members of Western Kentucky University’s Phi Gamma Delta, or Fiji, fraternity departed last Saturday morning from Round Top Baptist Church in Elizabethtown by bicycle, traveling roughly 70 miles back to Bowling Green in the name of Alzheimer’s research.

    Though 70 miles is a long trip by bicycle, Saturday’s ride was only a trial run for the cyclists.

  • Fiscal Court reappoints Library Board

    LaRue County Fiscal Court, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville April 9, awarded mowing contracts to two local bidders.

    Boyd’s Lawn and Landscape won the contract for mowing at the courthouse and at the county road and emergency medical services departments.

    Keaton Ford was awarded the contract to mow at the environmental center off Leafdale Road.

    In other business, magistrates approved the re-appointment of Charlotte Tucker and James Curle to the LaRue County Library Board. Their four-year terms will end June 30, 2023.

  • New Drunk Driving law soon to require those convicted of DUI to install ignition interlock Breathalyzers

    In 2018, Kentucky ranked number eight out of the top 10 states with the worst DUI problems according to backgroundcheck.org. In 2017 alone, Kentucky had more than 24,500 DUI arrests.

  • Conservation Contest Winners

    Blake Shirley Named LaRue County Winner in 2018 Conservation Art Contest

    Blake Shirley was named the LaRue County winner in the 2018 Conservation Art Contest. This contest was produced as a partnership between Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts; the theme for 2018 was “Diggin’ It!”

  • April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
  • Commemorative publication outlines Museum’s 30 years

    The story of The Lincoln Museum, as it celebrates its 30th anniversary since its April 1, 1989, opening, is the story of volunteers who selflessly and without compensation gave days, weeks, and even months of their time to turn a dream into reality.

  • Guthrie outlines health care policy for the 116th congress at policy summit

    Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee and senior member of the committee’s Health Subcommittee, outlined his health care policy agenda for the 116th Congress at a policy summit last week.

    Guthrie and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chair Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) announced at the summit that the Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations subcommittee is launching a bipartisan investigation on the rising costs of insulin.

  • Butler Sentenced to 8 years

    Former Greensburg-based attorney Danny Butler has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison and ordered to pay $1,293,072.84 in restitution after being found guilty of embezzling clients to pay off gambling debts and live an “extravagant lifestyle.”

    In addition, United States District Court Chief Judge Greg N. Stivers also sentenced Butler, of Campbellsville, to two years of supervised release after serving his eight years in prison. There is no parole in the federal system.