Local News

  • Flood waters causing road closures and problems across LaRue County

    LaRue County continues under a flash flood warning until 2:30 AM Friday, July 4. Flash flooding in the area has caused multiple road closures and damages to local businesses and residences across Hodgenville and other parts of LaRue County. Officials are asking you not to venture out this evening and do not drive or walk into rising waters. Stay safe LaRue County

  • New booster seat law took effect June 24

    A new law went into effect on June 24, requiring children younger than eight-years-old and between 40 and 57 inches tall be secured in a booster seat.

    Booster seats are intended to lift the child up off the vehicle seat to improve the fit of the adult lap and shoulder seatbelt.

  • HPD gets a facelift

    The Hodgenville Police Department recently made several improvements in an effort to benefit their police officers and the community.

    Acting Chief Marcus Jackson said the department now has a physical address and new emblems on the outside of the police building so people can find the police department. He said they have also installed security cameras throughout the building.

  • Marriage equality is the law

    Same-sex marriage licenses can now be obtained at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office after the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalized same-sex marriage last Friday in all 50 states.

    LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter said no one has requested a same-sex marriage license in her office and no one has been issued a same-sex marriage license. She said they also haven’t received any calls about same-sex marriage licenses.

  • Sheriff seizes 40 pot plants

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department confiscated 40 marijuana plants Sunday at a residence on Tonieville Road in Hodgenville.

    According to police reports, a property owner on Tonieville Road was bush-hogging a field when he discovered several marijuana plants growing on his property.

    Once officers arrived, they found 40 marijuana plants that were growing on the property. Officers also noted that some of the marijuana plants were encased in chicken wire.

  • Hodgenville approves loan resolutions

    The Hodgenville City Council unanimously passed two resolutions at a special called meeting on Monday to apply for funding for their upcoming water and sewer projects.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny Devore said the two resolutions would allow the city to submit applications for loan funding for the water and sewer projects in the city.

    Devore said funding for the water loan was projected at $962,000 and that the funding for the sewer loan was projected at $970,000.

  • EMS to help pay for FD EMT training

    LaRue County’s emergency medical service will provide 13 scholarships to local fire department members so they can become certified emergency medical technicians.

    Mike Cottrell, LaRue’s EMS director, informed members of LaRue County Fiscal Court meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville June 23 that his department’s initiative is being done as a way of giving back to the firefighters what they give to the community.

  • Grant, city fund fire gear

    They enter burning buildings to save lives, battle windblown blazes to save property, and do it without pay or even fuel reimbursement--all because they love what they do.

    They’re volunteer firemen, and, with new turnout gear provided by the city of Hodgenville’s supplementing a state allotment, Hodgenville’s firefighters are even more prepared.

  • Weather wreaks havoc; several wrecks reported

    These accidents were reported in LaRue County Wednesday, June 17. At 7:15 a.m. Jerrilynn Whaley, of Hodgenville, was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze when she was unable to stop and struck a 2000 Dodge Dakota driven by Jason Hutcherson of LaRue County that was stopped behind a garbage truck. Both vehicles were inoperable and were towed.

  • 2015 LaRue County Fair Results

    2015 LaRue Co. Fair Floral Hall Results

    • 115 Entries •

    Grand Champion

    Tied with 8 Blue Ribbons each: Judy Greenwell, Mary Lou Owen and Dixie Todd

    (The Floral Hall exhibit was managed by the County Extension Homemaker organization. In the Floral Hall, 1st, 2nd or 3rd place ribbons are awarded according to the merit of each individual item regardless of the number of entries in a class. Judges do not have to automatically give any ribbons or a 1st place ribbon if they don’t think the item deserves that placing.)