Local News

  • Man arrested for meth trafficking

    A Hodgenville man was arrested for meth and marijuana trafficking last Thursday, October 6 after being pulled over by police for speeding.

    Dakota R. Taylor, 20, of Hodgenville was pulled over for speeding 24 mph over the speed limit. According to LaRue County Sheriff’s Deputy, Nick Pruitt, Taylor was observed traveling 79 mph in a 55 mph zone and was not wearing a seatbelt.

  • Helping others cope with Alzheimer's

    A LaRue County author who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s is helping others cope with the disease through his writing.

    Paul Hornback of Hodgenville had a book signing last Thursday at the LaRue County Public Library for his recently published book “God Still Remembers Me: Devotions for facing Alzheimer’s Disease with Faith.” The book is the second edition to the first book he wrote with the same title in 2013.

  • Short agenda at city meetings

    It was a light agenda for both the Red Hill Cemetery Commission and Hodgenville City Council meetings on Monday.

    The Red Hill Cemetery Commission, which is made up of the Hodgenville City Council, met first at city hall. No action was taken during the meeting except for the approval of the July meeting minutes.

  • News of record - October 12, 2016

    Property Transfers

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

    Deed of Correction, Terry Faulkner, Farrah Faulkner and Jason Faulkner to Marlene C. Davis and Bradley L. Davis, property near Sonora, FMV $173,000.

    Marlene C. Davis aka Marlene Cofer Davis and Bradley L. Davis to Bradley L. Davis and Marlene C. Davis, trustees under the Davis Revocable Trust, property near Sonora, FMV $ 173,000.

  • Boil water advisory lifted

    The boil water advisory that was issued for several areas in Hodgenville was lifted at 2:20 p.m. Thursday.

  • Boil water advisory issued

    A boil water advisory has been issued for Hodgenville businesses and residents on Shawnee Drive, Indian Trail and Phillips Court.

    The advisory was issued due to a waterline break on Shawnee Drive. The water has also been shut off for businesses and residents on the three streets while Hodgenville Water Works employees continue to repair the break. Employees said they hope to have the water turned back on by Wednesday night.

  • DUI semi driver causes accident

    A truck driver was arrested on Monday, October 3 after turning over the semi-truck he was driving on North L and N Turnpike near Hodgenville.

    Arrested at the scene was Robert Joseph Shewmaker Jr., 46, of Sault Saint Marie, Michigan.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Brian Smith responded to a single semi-truck accident on North L and N Turnpike. When Smith arrived on the scene, he noticed that the driver of the wrecked semi-truck, Shewmaker, was unsteady on his feet and had slurred speech.

  • Jail log - October 3, 2016

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, September 26 to Monday, October 3.

    Ethan S. Alford, 19, of Mount Sherman was charged with operating on a suspended license, failure to maintain required insurance, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and using a false I.D. to obtain alcohol. He was lodged in LCDC where he was later released on a $500 unsecured bond.

    Kimberly Butler, 47, of Elizabethtown was charged with theft by deception- cold checks under $500. She was lodged in LCDC where she was later released on a $500 cash bond.

  • Lost in LaRue - October 3, 2016
  • Test wells drilled at old laundromat

    A state contractor drilled several test wells at the site of a former drycleaner and laundromat in Hodgenville.

    A work crew with Chase Environmental Group of Louisville drilled six new testing wells at the site on Smith Street. The wells check the amount of soil and water contamination that has been caused by the old underground storage tanks.