Local News

  • Sunrise Volunteers working to brighten lives of residents

    Sunrise Volunteers began when Reverend R. Stanley Wright, Jr. had a belief that life in a nursing home could and should be just another season in one’s life. Wright, the grandson of a Sunrise Manor resident, believed that residents at the nursing home had the same feelings, desires and needs as people living at home and that through volunteers, the residents can come to have a more fulfilling experience at Sunrise Manor.

  • Hodgenville named ‘Certified City of Ethics’

    The City of Hodgenville recently received the “Certified City of Ethics” distinction from the Kentucky League of Cities.

    KLC Personnel Services Specialist Andrea Shindlebower recently held a training session for the Hodgenville Ethics Commission and other city officials. The city was designated a “Certified City of Ethics” by KLC after the training session.

  • Fiscal Court discusses kennel ordinance

    Before fiscal court magistrates heard first reading to LaRue County’s amended kennel ordinance, the magistrates and LaRue County Attorney Kyle Williamson discussed several changes in the amended regulation as they met at the courthouse in Hodgenville on Tuesday, November 24.

    “One of the major changes that has been made is that everyone applying for a kennel license must be issued a conditional use permit,” Williamson explained, adding that the ordinance previously exempted those applying in an area zoned commercial.

  • Lost in LaRue - November 25, 2015

    Green isn’t a color that comes to mind when you think of November, but that is exactly what I love about winter wheat. I captured this picture on Goodin Williams Road, one of my lost trips this November. The stark contrast of bright new life in the midst of the changing season when everything seems to be going dormant and gray is a reminder to me that, as we head in to winter, there are still glimmers of life and beauty all around.

  • Accident at Maxine Road and Hwy 357
  • Hangin with Heroes applications due Dec. 11

    Applications are currently being accepted for a local program that allows needy children to go shopping with a police officer.

    The Hangin with Heroes program will provide clothing, toys and other necessities to needy children during the holiday season. The children will also be able to shop with police officers from the Hodgenville Police Department.

    The program is for LaRue County children only and applications are due by Friday, December 11 at 2:30 p.m. Applications need to be picked up and turned in to the LaRue County Community Action Center in Hodgenville.

  • Property tax discount ends next week

    The deadline for LaRue County residents to receive a two percent discount is approaching quickly.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department, property tax payments must be paid no later than Monday, November 30 to receive the discount. Any payments accepted between Monday, November 30 and Thursday, December 31 will be charged the base amount. However, anyone who pays their property taxes after December 31 will have to pay a five percent penalty.

  • Three indicted by grand jury

    Three people were indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on November 16.

    Christine V. Hutchinson, 44, of Hodgenville was indicted on a charge of welfare fraud. Her bail was set at $5,000 unsecured.

    Lewis “Jody” Ireland Jr., 45, of Magnolia was indicted on a charge of first degree trafficking in a controlled substance. His bail was set at $9,500 cash.

  • Jail Log - November 25, 2015

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, November 16 to Monday, November 23.

    David A. Chesser II, 29, of New Haven was charged with one headlight, improper or no windshield, possession of an open alcoholic beverage in motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, no registration plates, no registration receipts, failure to maintain the required insurance and second degree criminal trespassing. He was later released from LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was the Kentucky State Police.

  • Judge Tommy Turner Elected Kentucky Historical Society Board Officer

    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) recently installed LaRue County Judge Executive Tommy Turner as one of the new officers and members of its Governing Board.