Local News

  • Keeping track of Kentucky’s kids

    For more than a quarter-century now, Kentucky Youth Advocates has taken an in-depth look at the well-being of the commonwealth’s children, giving us a valuable year-to-year comparison in such critical areas as health, education and economic security.

  • Jail log - December 14, 2016

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, December 5 to Monday, December 12

    Terry M. Briscoe, 61, of Greensburg was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of synthetic drugs. He remains lodged in LCDC on bond.

    Christopher L. Galloway, 28, was charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place. He was released from LCDC on bond.

  • News of reocrd - December 14, 2016

    Property Transfers

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

    Kenny Whitlock aka Kenneth Whitlock aka Kenneth Whitlock, Jr. and Linda Whitlock aka Linda Caffee Whitlock aka Linda N. Whitlock to Stephen K. Clyde aka Steve Clyde and Sue Ann Clyde, property in LaRue County, $10,978.50.

    Edwin R. Wyatt and Dianna Wyatt to Eric Jenkins, property on College Street, $10,000.

    John Casey Clark and Ashley Cecil Clark to Justin Dean Gray, property in LaRue County, $5,500.

  • Man charged with manufacturing meth, organized crime

    A LaRue County man will appear in court on December 21 on charges of engaging in organized crime and other charges.

    Nicky J. Chandler, 32, of Magnolia was arrested on November 30, 2016 after the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office responded to a complaint of a domestic disturbance.

    According to the citation, when officers arrived on the scene, Chandler was arguing with witnesses at the residence.

  • Former Distinguished Young Woman faces charges

    A former LaRue County Distinguished Young woman is ordered to pay court costs and fines by March 1, 2017 and appear in court on November 29, 2017 to review a pretrial diversion on misdemeanor charges.

    Montana Metcalf was arrested and charged with allegedly committing criminal coercion, a felony, on November 17, 2016. She agreed to a pretrial diversion on misdemeanor charges of criminal trespassing.

  • Fiscal court votes against sign ordinance

    In a 3-2 vote, LaRue County Fiscal Court magistrates refused to approve second reading of an ordinance restricting commercial signs placed in the viewshed area along Lincoln Parkway, U.S. 31-E between Hodgenville and Bardstown, and U.S. 61 from Hodgenville to Lincoln’s birthplace.

  • How to cook a Country Ham

    The 4-H program now has a country ham project that many youth across the state participate in each year. In January, local youth who are signed up for the project receive fresh hams to treat and allow to cure for many months. Then they compete at the Kentucky State Fair with their country hams in August each year. Locally, 4-H auctions off country hams during the fall Lincoln Days Celebration. Part of the funds raised go to the youth selling their ham and part goes back to continue funding the county 4-H Ham Project.

  • Meredith receives committee appointments

    Kentucky Senate Majority Caucus Leadership recently announced the committee assignments of Senator-elect Steve Meredith, who will represent Kentucky’s 5th Senatorial District in the upcoming 2017 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. The 5th district includes LaRue and five other counties in the region.

  • 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.