Local News

  • Jail log - May 11, 2016

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, March 14 to Monday, March 21.

    Damon A. Lewis, 42 was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, no registration receipt and no registration plates. He remains lodged in LCDC on bond.

    Melvina Richards, 45 was charged with possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence. She was later released from LCDC on bond.

  • Baking some smiles

    One LaRue county girl and her family have ‘baked’ up a way to surprise residents at Sunrise Manor with a Mother’s day treat.

    Josie Garris, daughter of Eric and Summer Garris, got the idea to make cookies for Sunrise Manor from her grandmother, Raymonda Jaggers.

    “My grandma thought it would be nice for me to start a project to help people,” Garris said.

  • Running for Jaden

    As an exhausted Cara Hill approached the finish line of the Kentucky Derby Mini Marathon, she had one person on her mind and that person was Jaden.

    Jaden McBride, 8, of Hodgenville has cerebral palsy, which is a group of neurological disorders that appear in infancy or early childhood and permanently affect body movement, muscle coordination, and balance. Cara Hill has been McBride’s own personal assistant at Hodgenville Elementary School during the 2015-2016 school year.

  • Accident at Lincoln Pkwy & Tonieville Rd
  • Accident on Old Elizabethtown Rd
  • Family Worship Center moving to Sunrise Manor

    Family Worship Center in Hodgenville recently purchased the former Sunrise Manor nursing home facility on Phillips Lane.

    The Building

    In a small community it is hard to miss change. When Sunrise Manor moved to the new facility in 2011, many wondered what would happen to the old building. Big changes are to come to the building located at 80 Phillips Lane, which was built in 1967. It was a home for thousands of people before it closed in 2011 due to the age of the building.

  • Protect yourself and your family from mosquitoes around your home

    The Lincoln Trail District Health Department advises homeowners to begin preparing now for summer mosquito season by ridding their environments of potential mosquito breeding areas. Mosquitoes are a common insect in Kentucky, particularly in the warmer months. Besides being a nuisance, some mosquitoes are known to carry diseases. You should take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones from potential exposures by reducing possible breeding locations in and around your home.

  • Chamber annual dinner “Cultivating LaRue County”

    This year’s LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner will take on a new focus and theme, hosting an agricultural flair.

    “Cultivating LaRue County” is this year’s theme, and will be the backdrop to the event. The Board of Directors is proud to announce the guest keynote speaker will be the Honorary Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner, Ryan Quarles.

  • What is social and emotional development in young children?

    The Governor’s Office of Early Childhood reminds us that academic skills are only part of being kindergarten ready. One area of readiness that can be overshadowed is social and emotional development.

    It is linked with good academic performance in school and is built from the quality of all relationships in a child’s life. As a child grows, relationships with adults, peers and even the child’s own view of himself or herself affects their social and emotional development.

  • Bennett indicted for 13 felony charges

    Curtis Bennett, 33, of Buffalo was recently indicted on 13 felony counts of unlawful transactions with minors as a result of charges against him in Marion County.

    The Marion County Grand Jury indicted Bennett on Monday, May 2 and he was arrested on Wednesday, May 4. Bennett was lodged in the Marion County Detention Center where he was later released on a $5,000 cash bond.