Local News

  • 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.

  • Weekly food pantry continues to help others

    A weekly food pantry in LaRue County is continuing to help others in need after opening in 2009.

    The Shepherd’s Pie Food Pantry is located at the Magnolia Cumberland Presbyterian Church on 235 Old L and N Turnpike in Magnolia. The food pantry is open to everyone and their hours are 2 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday at the church.

    Volunteer Gil Myers said the food pantry opened in 2009 when Fran and Bill McDowell saw a need for a food pantry.

  • Goodtime Cruiser Cruise in on the Square
  • Embry trial postponed

    The court date has been postponed again for a LaRue County woman charged with over 100 counts of animal cruelty.

    Jane Embry, 57, of Magnolia appeared in LaRue County District Court for her pretrial conference last Wednesday. She was charged with 102 counts of animal cruelty after officials rescued 102 animals at her residence on December 8, 2015.

  • Food, shelter funds awarded to LaRue Co.

    LaRue County has been awarded federal funds that were made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency. Under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program, LaRue County has been chosen to receive $5,102 to supplement emergency food and temporary lodging programs in the area.

  • Enjoy music, fun and prizes at Nolin’s 78th annual meeting

    Nolin RECC invites members and the community to attend the 2016 annual meeting for a free night of music and entertainment at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 24 at John Hardin High School. The featured entertainer will be country music singer James Otto. The evening includes a free health fair, Rachel’s Face Painting, children’s bounce houses, and member gifts and prizes.

  • Bicyclist injured in accident on Campellsville Road
  • News of Record

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

    Lincoln Natinal Bank to Mickael K. Hornback and Daphne Hornback, property on Kirkpatrick Avenue, $7,250.

    Easement, Woodie Handley to the City of Hodgenville, property with in the city limits, $1.00.

    Paul T. Massie to Lisa M. Janssen, property in Upton, $119,000.

    Phyllis A. Nagle and Mechelle L. Hollis and Scott Hollis to Jesse C. Hornback and Eula Mae Hornback, property in LaRue County, $2,000.