Local News

  • Aid after the storm

    A team from the South Fork Baptist Church is heading to Houston for disaster relief efforts from September 17-23. While many local groups are undertaking relief efforts, lead pastor Jonathan Carl felt compelled to go help for personal reasons.

    “Our hearts broke as a church for all the devastation we saw on the news in Texas,” Carl said. “Several of us have connections there, but I personally grew up in West Houston and still have family and many friends there.”

  • Boil Water Advisory (LIFTED)

    The 'Boil Water Advisory' for Lincoln Trail Mobile Home Park that was issued on September 6, has been LIFTED by the City of Hodgenville as of 10:25 a.m. Friday September 8.


    At approximately 2:10 p.m. Wednesday, September 6, 2017, a boil water advisory has been issued by the City of Hodgenville for the Lincoln Trail Mobile Home Park located at the 900 block of S. Lincoln Bouvelard in Hodgenville.

    Residents are advised to boil their water due to the city switching lines in the area. No businesses are affected.

  • Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland asks to take action to end hunger

    During the month of September, Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, together with the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, will mobilize across all 50 states in an effort to bring an end to hunger. Hunger Action Month is designed to inspire people to take action and raise awareness of the fact that 42 million Americans, including 13 million children, are food insecure, according to the USDA.

  • Deer season is here

    The morning air is crisp and comfortable. Dew blankets the grass and clings to spider webs that glisten as the sun’s rays find them.

    A late August taste of fall is enough to get any deer hunter excited with anticipation about what is around the corner.

    The 2017-18 deer season opened on Saturday, September 2 in Kentucky with the start of the 136-day archery season. The crossbow, youth gun, muzzleloader and modern gun seasons follow later this fall.

  • Large donation made to Community Health Clinic
  • Chamber First Friday rescheduled

       The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce First Friday event that was originally scheduled for September 1 has been rescheduled due to the high winds and rain that occurred in the area from Hurricane Harvey last week. The event has been rescheduled for Friday, September 29, and the Chamber is asking the community to come out and see what this event is all about.

  • Planning for retirement requires attention

    If you were asked to visualize retirement, what would you see? Regardless of what retirement looks like to you, it’s safe to say we all want to enjoy it. America Saves remind us our day-to-day activities can play a role in achieving our long-term goals. With that said, retirement should be top of mind. After all, you’ll be relying on money you’ve saved over the course of your career to cover expenses for 20 years or more. The sooner you start planning, the better off you’ll be.

  • Former Hodgenville Postmaster receives lifetime award

    The Postmasters organization, UPMA (United Postmasters & Managers of America) recently honored one of LaRue County’s past residents with the Lifetime achievement award.

    According to Becky Miller, retired Rineyville postmaster and President of Kentucky Retirees UPMA, the award is given to someone who gives freely of their time to others and works to better the world around them. She said it can easily be said that Robert, Bob to his friends, Hummer met those requirements.

  • 23 grams of marijuana seized through police checkpoints

    Local police had a lot of success with their 2017 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign that ran from August 16 through September 4 as they got a large quantity of illegal drugs off the streets.

    The Hodgenville Police Department reported that they operated three safety checkpoints and seized approximately 23 grams of methamphetamine, over 4 ounces of marijuana and approximately $6,000 cash. They also reported that they conducted numerous hours of overtime directed toward traffic enforcement.

  • Local District Judge Reed participates in judicial college

    District Court Judge C. Derek Reed who serves LaRue and Hart counties, participated in sessions on criminal evidence, forensics, implicit bias, legislation and more at the 2017 District Judges College in Covington from Aug. 22-25. The Education Committee of the Kentucky District Judges Association and the Office of Judicial Branch Education at the Administrative Office of the Courts developed the college.