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Local News

  • Search turns up empty

    Nothing was found during the search for a missing LaRue County man as volunteers braved the cold to search the Rolling Fork River.

    Search Coordinator Troy Wilmoth said there was a low turnout for the search for Michael Key, 31, of Hodgenville and that they didn’t find any signs of Key in the river or the area surrounding the river. Key was reported as missing on December 16, 2015 when his vehicle was found parked on a gravel bar in the Rolling Fork River near Wayne Ennis Road.

  • Students learn about the life of a Marine recruit

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary students were visited by a Marine who recently graduated from Parris Island.

    Harley Keller, daughter of Dr. Michael Keller and Jackie Keller and a recent graduate from Marine boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina, came to visit the school while on leave.

    The students have been writing to Marines at Parris Island boot camp. The letters have offered a ray of hope in a often grueling and exhausting environment. Many of the Marine recruits do not receive support from their family while in training camp.

  • Helping others in need

    Driven by a desire to help others, a LaRue County Elementary School student has started a neighborhood project to collect items and supplies for people who are staying at a domestic violence shelter.

    Shelby Cooper, 11, of Hodgenville is a fifth grader at Hodgenville Elementary School who recently started a neighborhood project to collect items that were needed at SpringHaven domestic violence center in Elizabethtown. SpringHaven is a non-profit agency for victims of domestic violence and they serve eight counties, including LaRue County.

  • Program provides critical patient information for first responders

    Dennis Wells, Director of LaRue County Emergency Management is encouraging residents to take part in The Yellow Dot Program that is now available in LaRue County.

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety has introduced the Yellow Dot Program. The program alerts first responders at crash scenes of critical medical information that could save a person’s life. The Yellow Dot Program began over 10 years ago and is now available for all Kentucky Citizens, and is being made locally available for those that would like to participate.

  • Goodtime Cruisers begins this weekend

    The Goodtime Cruisers club brings back their classic car show or ‘cruise-in’ to downtown Hodgenville this coming Saturday, April 16.

    The club hosts the event every third Saturday of each month, April through October, closing the streets surrounding the historical square with over 100 cars participating.

  • Stacked graves now allowed at Red Hill Cemetery

    Red Hill Cemetery Commission members, meeting at Hodgenville City Hall April 11, developed a fee policy for grave plot owners who wish to double stack a grave.

      In the case of a double stacked, or double depth grave, the first grave on the site is dug to a depth to ensure that the first vault can have another vault stacked vertically on top of it and still have the minimum required amount of earth on top of the upper vault lid.

  • Meth, organized crime ring

    Six people who were indicted for their involvement in a methamphetamine organized crime ring appeared in LaRue County Circuit Court last Friday.

    The six people were indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury in October 2015. According to the indictments, the six people participated in an organized crime ring between August 2014 and September 2015. The indictments further state that those indicted were responsible for the distribution of crystal methamphetamine in LaRue, Nelson and Hardin Counties.

  • Prehistoric LaRue County

    It doesn’t look like much to the average eye; a pile of rocks that stretches approximately 300 feet across the top of a LaRue County ridge. A spring pours over a rock ledge 40 feet to the rocks below, just down hill from the site.

    It’s a strenuous climb up a steep hillside to the top. Loose rocks and muddy terrain render the climb nearly impossible. It makes one wonder: Why was this place chosen for such a large and permanent structure?

  • Memories of park sparks theme for Lincoln Days

    A theme has been chosen for the 2016 Lincoln Days Celebration and it comes as no surprise that the theme focuses on the Centennial of the Abraham Lincoln National Historic Park, which is located in LaRue County.

  • Can’t stay cool at this pool

    The City of Hodgenville will keep their public pool closed for 2016.

    The pool is located at the LaRue County Parks and Recreation Center on City Park Road in Hodgenville. The pool operated on a limited schedule in 2013 and 2014 before being permanently closed in 2015.