Local News

  • Auditor promises to save fiscal court money

    LaRue County magistrates, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville January 24 heard Carl Overton, owner of Telecom Audit Group, tell them his company has saved Kentucky counties thousands of dollars through billing errors and other mistakes made by their phone companies and he felt Telecom could do the same for them.

    “When we start an 18-month audit, three questions are asked--What are you paying for? How much are you paying? Are you using what you’re paying for?

  • Four vehicle accident on Greensburg Road
  • Hodgenville man faces charges in two counties after incident

    A Hodgenville man was charged in Hardin and LaRue counties after a late Saturday night incident that started in a Hawkins Drive home in Elizabethtown and ended in a DUI arrest in LaRue County.

    Robert Thompson, 56, is charged with first-degree burglary after Elizabethtown police say he broke into a home in the 800 block of Hawkins Drive and began waving a handgun, frightening two females who were on a couch in the home, according to an arrest citation. The women reportedly began screaming and attempted to get the gun away from Thompson.

  • ALBNHP Volunteer Spotlight - A first rate first impression

    Thousands of people from all walks of life, every state and numerous countries make their way to Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace to walk the hallowed ground of the Great Emancipator. The first place they usually stop is the Visitor’s Center at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park and there to greet them with a friendly smile is Lila Hicks of Buffalo.

    Hicks volunteers at the Park two days a week and has since March 2015. Hicks went to college at UK and has a degree in history, which she said made volunteering at the park a perfect fit.

  • Key elected ethics chair

    Former Hodgenville City Councilmember Mitchell Key was elected as chair of the Hodgenville Ethics Commission.

    During the ethics commission meeting on January 17, the commission unanimously approved Key as the chair and commission member Gordon Thomas as co-chair. The three member commission is made up of Key, Thomas and Glenda Wathen.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore reviewed the job duties of the commission during the meeting and the commission will also have a training session with the city council on March 13 at 6 p.m.

  • Christmas tree kerfuffle

    The Christmas tree on the square in downtown Hodgenville caused a little kerfuffle when local radio station 94.3 The Wolf posted a comment on their Facebook page about the tree remaining up and not having been taken down by mid-January.

    The comment drew praise and criticism alike from Facebook users and LaRue County residents.

  • KSP encourages drivers to prepare for winter driving

    The Kentucky State Police is cautioning motorists to be prepared for hazardous driving conditions.

    “Winter driving can present formidable challenges including sleet, snow, slick roads, freezing temperatures and reduced visibility,” says KSP spokesman Trooper Josh Brashears. “It can be a deadly combination if you’re not prepared.”

    KSP reported that slippery roads were the contributing factor in 13,908 crashes and 70 fatalities in 2015.

  • News of record - January 25, 2017

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    Leah Gingerich fka Leah Yoder and Jacob Gingerich to Andy J. Yoder and Mattie N. Yoder, property in Sonora, $180,000.

    Quitclaim Deed, Jennifer T. Mills to Livingston Rondale Mills aka Rondale Mills, property on Hawkins Road, FMV $135,000.

    Todd Enlow and Rachel Enlow to Cody T. Clan, property on Campbellsville Road, $83,000.

  • Construction accident update

    Two men were airlifted following a construction accident on Monday, January 9 and they were reported to be in stable condition.

    LaRue County EMS responded to a call at a residence on South Lincoln Boulevard. According to authorities, Joe Doyle, of Meade County and Jay Harris of Hardin County were installing new siding on a house when their scaffolding gave way on one side causing two men to fall approximately 15 feet.

  • School board approves HCC contract

    The LaRue County School Board passed a motion to pass a new communications contract with Heartland Communications Consultants during their special called board meeting on Wednesday, January 11.

    The contract was for the 2016-2017 school year with a $2,450 per month retainer fee, which was an increase from the $2,000 a month for the 2015-2016 school year. The issue was discussed and tabled during the December school board meeting.