Local News

  • Students compete in Special Olympics

    The LaRue County High School had their first team ever in the Region 4 Special Olympic games last weekend.

    The games took place at St. Xavier High School in Louisville last Saturday. Four LCHS students and six Hodgenville Elementary School students competed in the event. The games also included a parade of athletes before the races.

  • Hodgenville passes amended license ordinance

    During a special called meeting last Tuesday, the City of Hodgenville passed the second reading of an amended ordinance relating to occupational, trade and professional licenses.

    All council members voted in favor of the ordinance with the exception of councilmember Woodie Handley who was not present at the meeting.

    The annual business license fee is $50. For the occupation license, the fee is 3/4 percent (.75%) of all salaries, wages, commissions and other compensation and net profits earned in the city for work done or services performed in the city.

  • Election Results - Reed will face Mills - Stith will face Meredith in November

    Update - Leslie Stith has been declared the winner of the Democratic party nomination for the 5th District State Senate race that includes LaRue County. Stith defeated Ricky Alvey with 52% of the votes with all 95 precincts reporting. Stith's overall vote total was 5,470 votes over Alvey's 4,990 votes. Stith will face Republican candidate Steve Meredith in the November election.


  • Boil water advisory lifted

    The boil water advisory that was issued for several areas in Hodgenville was lifted at 4 p.m. Thursday.

  • Boil Water Advisory Issued

    The City of Hodgenville issued a boil water advisory (May 11, 2016 at 4 p.m.) for areas of East Water St , South Greensburg Street, East Main Street, and South Lincoln Blvd. following the replacement of a fire hydrant when the water had to be turned off, causing the need for the advisory.  Officials say this is precautionary and is expected to be lifted sometime on Thursday.

  • Bennett arrested again

    A LaRue County man was recently indicted for 13 felony counts of unlawful interactions with minors in Marion County.

  • First reading of amended ordinance heard

    Aside from approving the April 11 meeting minutes and the monthly financial statements, the Hodgenville City Council heard the first reading of an amended ordinance relating to occupation, trade and professional licenses.

  • Man arrested for suspected heroin possession

    A man was arrested for suspected heroin possession after police made a traffic stop on Hwy 210 near Hodgenville.

    Arrested at the scene was Daniel C. Vanmeter, 28, of Louisville.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, Vanmeter was traveling southbound on Lincoln Parkway when officers clocked him traveling 75 MPH in a 55 MPH zone. Officers also noticed Vanmeter was swerving on the roadway.

  • Gas station demolished for cleanup

    A landmark gas station on the corner of North Greensburg Street and East Main Street in Hodgenville was recently demolished so crews could prepare for an environmental clean-up.

    LaRue County Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray said she requested the state Division of Waste Management place the former gas station as a priority for environmental cleanup because the ground was found to be contaminated.

  • Primary election is May 17

    LaRue County voters will head to the polls next Tuesday to cast their vote for several national and state offices.

    The 2016 primary election will be held next Tuesday, May 17 with polls opening at 6 a.m. and closing at 6 p.m.