Local News

  • Goodlett negotiates plea deal

    Former LaRue County High School Principal Kyle Goodlett has negotiated a plea deal in his federal child pornography trial.

    Federal court documents show that Goodlett’s lawyer, Christopher A. Spedding of Lexington, has filed an unopposed motion for a change of plea for Goodlett and that a federal plea agreement has been negotiated. However, the terms of the agreement have not been released.

  • News of Record: Building Permits for June 2017

    Building Permits – June 2017

    The following are building permits applied for at the Planning and Zoning office.

    Joseph Boone, 382 Blanton Rd, New Haven, land division, Plat

    Lisa Reidner, 125 W. Forest Ave, commercial, addition

    Martin Hornback, 127 Jenkins Rd, Sonora, land division, Plat

    Joseph Ralston, 49 Kings Rd, New Haven, Addition, Frame

    Stephen Sprowls, 1446 Alvin Brooks Rd. Buffalo, Storage, Pre-fab

    Stephen Sheffer, 980 Bardstown Rd, land division, Plat

  • LaRue County chosen to receive Emergency Food, Shelter funding

    LaRue County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency. Under The Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. LaRue County has been chosen to receive $3975 to supplement emergency food and temporary lodging programs in the area.

  • LaRue youth participate in Sheriff’s Ranch camp

    Three LaRue County boys attended the annual Kentucky Sheriff’s Boys and Girls Ranch this month as the summer camping program officially opened to campers for their 42nd season.

    The LaRue County boys who attended the Sheriff’s Ranch on June 26 through July 1 were William Pellman, John Jones and Kyle Henderson. The camp runs throughout June and July, serving both boys and girls during alternating weeks, throughout the camp season.

  • Six injured when truck rolls over knob

    Five juveniles and one adult were injured late Saturday night when a truck rolled over a hill on Howardstown Road near Marion and LaRue counties.

    In all, nine people were involved in the incident. Three adults were not hurt.

    Three medical helicopters, ambulances from three agencies and first responders from several fire and rescue services and law enforcement agencies helped with the rescue.

    All of the patients were transported in stable condition and were taken to area hospitals.

    Emergency personnel were on the scene for nearly four hours.

  • ECTC to add more programs

    Officials at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College have been hard at work adding a number of new programs for students to choose in the coming semester.

    Some of the additions include advanced manufacturing, hospitality management and diagnostic medical sonography. Most are available for the fall semester, but the sonography program begins in the spring.

    The recent additions are a part of a “ramped-up” effort to meet the region’s need, ECTC Provost Tiffany Evans said. The college is continuing to look at more programs to add.

  • Jail log - July 19, 2017

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Friday, July 7 to Friday, July 14

    Anthony P. Schnyder Jr., 43, of Hodgenville was lodged for falsely reporting an incident and violations of conditions of a release. He was later released from LCDC.

    Garrett Phillips, 28, of Elizabethtown was lodged for failure to appear. He was later released from LCDC.

    Shannon L. Penna, 47, of Magnolia was lodged for theft by deception cold checks under $500. She was later released from LCDC.

  • News of record - July 19, 2017


    The following marriage licenses has been issued in LaRue County.

    Julia Sweeny Brown, 35, of Hodgenville, and Brent McMillen Brown, 38, of Sonora.

    Brooklyn Brianna Wright, 19, and Thomas Hayden Harper III, 18, both of Hodgenville.

    Jesse Nathaniel Engle, 25, and Delaney Paige McCourt, 21, both of Hodgenville.

    Property Transfers

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

  • LaRue Co. needs volunteers to review foster care cases

    LaRue County is one of the many counties in Kentucky that are seeking volunteer help to review cases of children in foster care.

    Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in LaRue and 70 other Kentucky counties are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care and other out-of-home care. The boards are in need of volunteers to review cases of children placed in care because of dependency, neglect or abuse to ensure they are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. 

  • Large Lincoln donation made to LaRue Co. Genealogy

    The LaRue County Genealogy Society received a large donation of records on Abraham Lincoln and his family.

    Local historian and genealogist John Lay donated a collection of hundreds of documents about Lincoln. The documents were in folders and divided up into categories.