Today's News

  • Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Permits

       Information supplied by Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning. The PZ commission meets monthly at the LaRue County Courthouse.

    For more information, call Planning and Zoning Administrator Bud Ireland at 270-358-0830.


    August 2014

    Kenneth Akers, tract 1 East Old Sonora Road, Hodgenville, residence

    Wood Realty, Lot 4 Wood Lane, Hodgenville, residence

    Stephen J. Durbin, 1165 Salem Lake Road, Hodgenville, deck

    Krystal Williams, 9665 New Jackson Hwy., Hodgenville, garage

  • Tips for holiday airline travelers

     Pack for hassle-free air travel. You can get through the airport security line faster by traveling with unwrapped gifts and following the ‘3-1-1’ rule when carrying on liquids. You may have favorite liquid food items you want to share during the holidays, but it’s best to put such items in your checked bag or ship them ahead of time.

  • Heating assistance funds available through KU

    Winter is several days away, but with snow falling and temperatures in the region dipping below freezing, area residents are already beginning to feel the chill of the colder season.

    To assist customers who may have difficulty paying their heating bills during the winter months, Kentucky Utilities Company is once again matching residential customers’ donations to Community WinterCare, the utility’s primary heating assistance program, $1 for $1.

  • Lincoln National to merge with Kentucky Home Bank

    Lincoln National Bank, a subsidiary of HAMBAC, Inc., has announced its plans to merge with Kentucky Home Bank, a subsidiary of Kentucky Home Bancshares, Inc. The merger is contingent upon regulatory approval and the approval of KHB’s shareholders.

  • Hodgenville to ‘light up’ Christmas

    Hodgenville’s annual tree-lighting ceremony, Light Up Hodgenville, is kicking off at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 5.

    The event, organized by city councilman and local business owner Larry Davis, will begin with 20 minutes of holiday music, performed by the LaRue County High School Christmas Brass Ensemble.

    The 30-minute ceremony will begin with an invocation by First Baptist Church’s youth minister Claude Ramey. Master of Ceremony Alex LaRue and Chamber of Commerce Director Krista Levee will speak. Gordon Thomas will sing, accompanied by the brass ensemble.

  • Santa Run

    A family’s brief message: “We need a winter coat, please – or anything you can give us,” underscores the type of assistance many LaRue County families need this winter.

    The message, scrawled at the bottom of an application for the Christmas Eve Santa Run, and others like it, brought tears to the eyes of longtime Santa Run volunteer Ann “Snookie” Morrison.

    “We’re out to help the kids ... and that’s what we’re doing,” she said.

  • Security tightened at schools

    LaRue County’s middle and high schools have tightened entrance security another notch.

    Visitors must push a buzzer at the front door and identify themselves before being allowed into the buildings. Then, they must sign in at the front office before proceeding farther.

    Office staff monitor multiple camera feeds, including one above the main entrance so they can see who is buzzing in.

    “We’ve had the system in operation since the second week of November,” said Rip Collins, director of pupil personnel.

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  • Kynect premiums going up

    Most premiums for private health insurance purchased through Kentucky’s health insurance exchange, Kynect, will increase in 2015.

    Most of the people who have used Kynect have been added to Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor and disabled. Only about 85,000 Kentuckians used the site to purchase private plans.

    Health insurance companies have filed their rate requests for 2015, and the state Department of Insurance has approved most of them, reports Adam Beam of The Associated Press.

  • Workers saw slight increase in personal income

    Workers in LaRue County saw a slight increase in personal income in 2013, according to estimates released last week by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

    In 2013, per capita personal income was $37,924, up from $37,297 in 2012, and up from $36,762 in 2011.

    The county is ranked 18th in the state out of 120 counties for personal income, and 46th for percent change.

    Oldham County is first with per capita personal income of $49,428, followed by Hickman, Woodford, Jefferson, Fayette, McCracken, Kenton, Campbell, Union, Meade and Hardin Counties.