en Talk of Annexation Draws Concern <img src="" alt="Mayor Jim Phelps brought maps outlining Hodgenville City Limits to further explain the councils annexation projects. " title="Mayor Jim Phelps brought maps outlining Hodgenville City Limits to further explain the councils annexation projects. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> During the regular scheduled monthly meeting of the Hodgenville City Council, held Monday evening, Mayor Jim Phelps opened his monthly report by stating, &ldquo;We are not annexing any property tonight.&rdquo;</p> <p> Mayor Phelps stated that the council has been looking into a few annexation projects, and that the primary project the city is focusing on is annexing Lee Oak/Old Sonora Road.</p> 2019 Primary Election is Tuesday May 21 <img src="" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Record number of Kentuckians registered for the May 21 Kentucky Primary</p> <p> Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Thursday that a record total of 3,421,796 Kentuckians are registered to vote in the Primary Election on Tuesday, May 21.</p> <p> Democratic voters represent just more than 49 percent of the electorate with 1,684,200 registered voters. Republican voters total 1,437,897 million or about 42 percent of voters, and almost 9 percent of voters &ndash; about 299,699 &ndash; affiliate with another party or as &ldquo;Other.&rdquo;</p> May 14 proclaimed Mae Owens Day <img src="" alt="Mae Owens wraps up her 34 year long career at Laha’s Red Castle on Saturday, May 18. " title="Mae Owens wraps up her 34 year long career at Laha’s Red Castle on Saturday, May 18. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Mae Owens, also known as Mrs. Mae, Maebaline, Mamma Mae, Granny, Mother Mae, and the cooker of what is considered by many the best Hamburgers in Kentucky, will be turning off her grill for the last time when she retires on Saturday, May 18. &nbsp;&ldquo;I could work for another 3 years, but I think it is time for me to get off my ankles and relax my back,&rdquo; she said.</p> Dog Ordinance expected to be repealed <p> During the May 13, 2019 City Council meeting, the council had a first reading of the 2019-3 nuisance ordinance repealing section 3 of ordinance 92-A.</p> LaRue County receives grant to clean up dump site <img src="" alt="Waste can be seen piled throughout Buzzards Roost. " title="Waste can be seen piled throughout Buzzards Roost. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet has awarded one million in grant funding to be divided among 20 counties across the commonwealth of Kentucky for the cleanup of 77 illegal dump sites.</p> <p> &ldquo;This grant program has significantly reduced the number of illegal open dumps across the commonwealth,&rdquo; KEEC Secretary Charles Snavely said, &ldquo;I encourage all counties to consider using this grant to keep our beautiful Kentucky communities clean and attractive.&rdquo;</p> New KY Heartland Ag Complex is site for Saturday’s Plant Fair <img src="" alt="New KY Heartland Ag Complex. " title="New KY Heartland Ag Complex. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Lincoln Trail Area Master Gardeners will host its 21st annual plant fair this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the new KY Heartland Ag Complex located at 111 Opportunity Way in Elizabethtown.</p> <p> The new location is the site of the Livestock and Event Center and the future home of the new 35,000 square foot Hardin County Cooperative Extension Office scheduled to open late summer. The complex is located at the intersection of the Western Kentucky Parkway and Ring Road at exit 133.</p> KSP honors fallen troopers <p> The week of May 12 -19, 2019 is National Police Officers Memorial Week. On May 15, beginning at 9 a.m. EDT, Kentucky State Police Post 4 Troopers will be traveling to the gravesites of their fallen brethren and placing wreaths in honor of their ultimate sacrifice in service to the citizens of the Commonwealth. KSP troopers are scheduled to begin with the ceremony for Trooper Edward Harris and Trooper William Pickard at Red Hill Cemetery in Hodgenville at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15.</p> Click it or Ticket <img src="" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> As Memorial Day quickly approaches the LaRue County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office is reminding motorists to Click it or Ticket.</p> <p> The Click it or Ticket campaign will begin on May 20 and go through June 2. The Sheriff&rsquo;s Department will set up checkpoints during the campaign with a focus on seatbelt usage, though they will still stop vehicles for other violations. Through a federal grant the Deputies manning the checkpoints will be able to be paid for federal overtime.</p> <p> Click it or Ticket, a part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is a national</p>