Local News

  • Old warrants added to E-warrant system

    A lot of questions and concerns are being raised by people in the community after the LaRue County Attorney’s Office started adding around 300 archived warrants to the E-warrant system last week.

    The E-warrant system was adopted in LaRue County in January 2011 and LaRue County Attorney Kyle Williamson said that a lot of the warrants they are entering go back several years or decades due to the way the warrant system worked before the E-warrant system was adopted.

  • Making trash into treasure

    Just one look at woodworking hobbyist Jim Hornback’s completed projects and even the most skeptical doubter would say one man’s trash truly can be another’s treasure.

    Hornback finds pieces of overstocked or scraps of furniture items, stacks of lumber, flawed doors, boards, and cabinets and transforms them into professional looking pieces of furniture.

    He and Ruth, his wife of 52 years, hunt for those seconds and scraps as they travel to auctions, seconds stores, and other places that might hold the raw material for his next project.

  • Vets reactions to fireworks

    The July Fourth holiday for most people is a time of fun, food, and fireworks.

    But for some returning combat veterans and others traumatized by gunfire, the sound and smell of the fireworks could take all the fun away.

    “For quite a while after I got back, any loud noise—firecracker, truck backfiring, or some similar thing—and I would think, ‘Incoming!’ and want to hit the deck,” recalled Larry Clopton of Mt. Sherman who saw combat as a rifleman with the First Air Cavalry in Vietnam in 1970.

  • Taxes increased for Signature HealthCARE

    The property tax assessment appeal hearings for two organizations were held last Thursday and the assessment for Signature HealthCARE resulted in an increase from the original assessment from the LaRue County PVA Office.

    The hearings were a result of tax assessment appeals from Signature HealthCARE of Sunrise Manor and Buffalo School Apartments. The LaRue County PVA office originally assessed Sunrise Manor at $15,750,000 (approximately 163,720 in property taxes) and Signature HealthCARE appealed it with a reduction to $8,490,000 (approximately $88,252 in property taxes.)

  • A visit from the queen

    It isn’t every day that royalty comes to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park. A swarm of bees, which includes a queen bee, have recently taken up residence in a hollow cedar tree at the park.

    “The swarm landed on the tree about three weeks ago,” said Joyce Gellhaus, frequent visitor of the park.

    Gellhaus, who along with her husband Dan, keep bees, said that if the number of bees becomes too large for the box or hive they break off.

  • Courthouse taking on new shape

    The LaRue County Courthouse and annex is taking on a different shape.

    LaRue County Judge Executive Tommy Turner said the renovations are on schedule and several projects have already been completed.

  • Five indicted by grand jury

    Five people were recently indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on Monday, June 20.

    Robert E. Aubrey, 52, of Elizabethtown was indicted on one count of first degree wanton endangerment and one count of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The alleged offenses occurred on October 22, 2015. He is accused of driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, which created a substantial danger to a minor in the vehicle. His bail was set at $9,500.

  • Lost in LaRue - June 29, 2016

    I found myself turning on to White City Road one morning before work. Some times I get tired of driving the same route all the time. I’m not sure I’ve found every possible way to drive from New Haven to Hodgenville, but I’m working on it. Part of what drives me to find different routes is that I really don’t like to be predictable and when you have a smart phone that tracks your morning commute patterns, well, that’s all the motivation I need to mix it up a bit every now and then.

  • Fiscal Court approves budget

    LaRue County magistrates, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Monday afternoon, heard Judge-Executive Tommy Turner give second reading to the county’s Fiscal Year 2016-17 budget.

    The total included $3,839,150 in the General Fund, $1,855,460 in the Road Fund, and $2,114,600 in the Jail Fund.

    The court also approved the county clerk’s bond set at $100,000.

    In other business, Emergency Medical Services Director Mike Cottrell reported 164 ambulance runs in May.

  • Scammer gets tricked by LaRue County woman and local deputy

    The tables were turned for a telephone scammer on June 17 when he called a LaRue County woman claiming to be her grandson.

    Janet Marcum of Buffalo wasn’t about to be taken in by this scammer’s convincing story.