Local News

  • Burglary arrest leads to meth arrest

    A local man was arrested for meth possession last Tuesday while police responded to a residence to serve a burglary warrant.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, they initially responded to a residence on New Jackson Highway to serve a burglary warrant on Caitlin Veirs, 23, of Sonora. Veirs was arrested in connection with a burglary that occurred on Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville last month.

  • News of Record: August 24, 2016

    Property Transfers

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

    Jonathan Gale Strader McClure to Connie Strader Trumbo in consideration of dividing the property inherited from Betty Jean Strader, 2 parcels in or near Lyons, Parcel 1 FMV $47,400. Parcel 2 FMV $35,000.

    Bonnie C. Hickman to Stephan K. Clyde aka Steve Clyde and Sue Ann Clyde, two tracts in Jericho Hill Subdivision, $20,000.

  • Celebrating 100 years with President Wilson

    Celebrating 100 Years continues at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park on August 27-28 when President Woodrow Wilson will relive his 1916 visit to Hodgenville.

    President Wilson came to the Park on September 4, 1916, to accept the birthplace property deed on behalf of the American people.   2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Park and the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

  • E.Coli found in city water sample

    A boil water advisory was issued for all Hodgenville Water Works customers last Friday after city officials determined a random sample indicated some bacterial growth at a residence that had not been occupied for quite some time.

    After chlorinating and flushing the system last Saturday, Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore said retesting came back clean and that the water is now safe to drink.

  • Prickly keepsakes

    When most people travel, it isn’t uncommon to come home with trinkets and souvenirs that remind them of the places they’ve visited.

    Bringing home a piece of the places traveled for those people means a glass or a t-shirt, spoons or shot glasses with the names of the city, state or landmark etched or printed on. Kathleen Chelf, however, has a different idea of bringing home bits of the places she’s traveled.

  • Shooting in Mount Sherman

    A physical confrontation ended up with a woman getting shot in the hand in Mount Sherman last Tuesday night, August 16.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, officers responded to Bird Road in Mount Sherman after receiving a 911 call about a woman being shot in the hand and that the shooter was currently pinned to the ground by the caller.

  • Cottrell is a national finalist

    When Turner Cottrell, a 2015 graduate of LaRue County High School, learned that he was one of the national finalists for an FFA Agriculture Proficiency Award, it came as a complete surprise.

    LaRue County FFA advisor Misty Bivens said that this was Cottrell’s final year to do a proficiency for FFA.

  • Reed retires after 16 years

    As Lauralene “Luke” Reed prepares to retire after 16 years as LaRue County treasurer, her daughter-in-law Olivia Reed is ready to assume the responsibilities of the office.

    “I think God has always prepared me for the jobs I’ve held during my career,” said Luke who lives with her husband of 40 years, Willie, on their farm on Walter Reed Road. “It seemed each job I had gave me the skills I needed for the next one.”

  • Drug overdose awareness event scheduled

    A local event for International Drug Overdose Awareness day will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31 at Hodgenville City Hall.

    The Hodgenville Police Department is working together with Vicki Dawley, who organized the first overdose awareness event last year which was held at CreekFront Park.

    Dawley said thousands of people die from a drug overdose every year. She said some survive but suffer a permanent injury, which has a devastating impact on their families and friends.

  • Boil water advisory lifted

    UPDATE - The boil water advisory has been lifted for all of Hodgenville. 


    A boil water advisory has been issued for all Hodgenville Water Works customers. According to city officials a random sample indicated some bacterial growth.

    According to an official release from the City of Hodgenville, fecal coliform bacteria were found in the water supply on August 19, 2016. These bacteria can back you sick, and are a particular concern for people with weakened immune systems.