Local News

  • 4-Hers recognized at banquet

    Numerous 4-H members and volunteers were recognized at the annual 4-H Awards Banquet.

    The Outstanding 4-H Members for 2016 were named.  The Junior Division includes 4-H members who are 9-13 and the Senior Division includes members who are 14-18.

  • Lost in LaRue - December 14, 2016

    Writing this week’s Lost in LaRue has been difficult. I just wasn’t feeling myself when I took my last trip. Perhaps because I was on the verge of a stomach bug that ended up knocking me down for a few days. If you’re like me, you’re slowly moving the paper away as if my words could carry the nasty little bug and you don’t want to catch it. I promise I haven’t touched your newspaper.

  • Reed named chair of committee

    Kentucky’s House Republican Majority Caucus recently announced its slate of members poised to chair House committees for the 2017-2018 sessions of the Kentucky General Assembly and one of them was 24th district representative-elect Brandon Reed of Hodgenville.

    Reed was named chair of the Government Nonprofit Contracting Taskforce committee. Reed represents LaRue, Marion and Green Counties.

  • Unconventional telling of the Christmas Story

    Several LaRue County community members and students will perform a popular Christmas play this weekend entitled “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.”

  • Year since man reported missing

    A year has passed since a LaRue County man went missing and there are still no clues of his whereabouts.

    Michael Key, 31, of Hodgenville was first reported as a missing person on December 16, 2015 when his vehicle was found parked on a gravel bar in the Rolling Fork River near Wayne Ennis Road in Howardstown.

  • Library considers new facility

    The LaRue County Public Library is currently under a contract to purchase a parcel of land located on Lincoln Parkway and Lincoln Drive. The purchase is part of an effort to receive a grant for the construction of a new library.

  • Cutting hair for love

    One LaRue County teen used the simple act of cutting his hair to help cancer patients in memory of his childhood sweetheart who passed away from cancer.

    Canyon Harned, 15, grew his hair out for a year before deciding to cut it.

    “I was tired of regular hair cuts. My hair grows pretty fast, so I figured what the heck; I’m going to grow it out.” Harned said.

  • Man discovers bullet holes in home

    A LaRue County man told police that he came home Sunday, December 11 to find several bullet holes in his home.

    According to LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy, a local man, whose name has not been released, reportedly came home from church on Sunday to find eight bullet holes in his home on Mount Tabor Road between Buffalo and Mount Sherman. McCoy said the rounds appear to have been fired from a small caliber weapon.

  • Embry released from HMH Hospital

    After originally being pronounced dead in court and then discovered to be alive and being treated as a patient at Hardin Memorial Hospital, Jane Embry of Magnolia has been released from the hospital.

    HMH officials confirmed Tuesday morning that Embry is no longer a patient at the hospital and would not give any other details.

  • City passes library rezoning

    The Hodgenville City Council granted a rezoning request from the LaRue County Public Library at their monthly meeting on Monday, December 12.

    The library requested that a property on Lincoln Drive be rezoned from a B-3 to a P-1, which means a business to a public property. The property is located near the Fort Knox Federal Credit Union.