Today's News

  • Tax changes good for our economy

    On July 1, a tax plan that broadens Kentucky’s tax base while lowering income tax rates will take effect.

    This plan is the first step toward lowering the state income tax closer to zero. It also begins the transition to a system that doesn’t punish work and job-creation – but rewards it. This means leaving more money in the paychecks of middle-class families and business owners. It also means modernizing our tax code to coincide with the way our economy has moved, and broadening the tax base to cover more services while lowering the income tax.

  • Harmon Releases Audit of LaRue County Sheriff’s Office

    State Auditor Mike Harmon recently released the audit of the 2017 financial statement of LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy. State law requires the auditor to annually audit the accounts of each county sheriff. In compliance with this law, the auditor issues two sheriff’s reports each year: one reporting on the audit of the sheriff’s tax account, and the other reporting on the audit of the fee account used to operate the office.

  • Saying goodbye to Sanders

    The LaRue County School Board honored current Superintendent Sam Sanders during his last school board meeting on Monday, June 18.

    Sanders has worked in the LaRue County School system for 31 years and has been the superintendent for 16 years. He will retire as superintendent on June 30, 2018 when his contract ends. The school board selected David Raleigh as the new superintendent in March and his official first day as superintendent will be July 1, 2018.

  • First call for alcohol

    The complicated process of selling alcohol in the City of Hodgenville is now one step closer as the City of Hodgenville is now allowed to take applications for alcohol licenses.

  • Harrison Wins at Beta Convention

    Killian Rylee Harrison, 11, of Inez placed 1st in Recyclable Arts at the State Beta Convention in January 2018.

    Killian is the daughter of Michael and Heather Harrison of Inez. She is the granddaughter of David and Rebecca Harrison of Hodgenville and Jerry and Diana Norris of Inez.

    The first place finish entitled her to compete in the National Beta Convention in Savannah, GA. Killian placed second in the nation with her ottoman made of a recycled tire, neck ties, and old couch legs.

  • First Friday Winner
  • New Entrance to Pleasant Grove Cemetery
  • Well-known author coming to Lincoln Loft

    Well known author Lisa Colodny will be at Lincoln Loft in downtown Hodgenville at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25. Her books will be available for purchase, and signing. She will discuss her books as well.

  • HPD Incident Report/ Wanted Person

    Hodgenville Police Department responded to a report of a violation of a Kentucky Emergency Protective Order on Saturday, July 7, 2018. Derek Daugherty had violated a court order to have no contact or communication with the victim. Mr. Daugherty left the scene before the officer’s arrived. He is currently wanted by the HPD.

  • DUI driver passes Sheriff going 110 mph


    A speeding DUI driver got a huge surprise when he was pulled over after passing the LaRue County Sheriff going 110 mph in a 55 mph zone.

    According to the arrest citation, LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy and Deputy Sheriff Brian Smith were traveling northbound on New Jackson Highway in one of their office’s unmarked cruisers when they saw a silver 2013 Jaguar XF Supercharged car coming up behind them at a high rate of speed. The car was driven by Ronald G Coomes, 59, of Cave City.