Local News

  • News of Record - November 29, 2017


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

    Richardson Investments USA, LLC, Rebecca Richardson to Dayle Lee Eskridge and Vicki Lynn Eskridge, property on the Robyn L. Darnell Agricultural Division, $24,500.

    Dayle Lee Eskridge and Vicki Lynn Eskridge to Stephen K. and Sue Ann Clyde, property in the Robyn L. Darnell Agricultural Division, $65,000.

    David F. Ross to Brett D. and Donna K. Wilson, property on Dangerfield Road, $106,000.

  • Home Alone

    A LaRue County woman was indicted after she reportedly left a child home alone during the night without any adult supervision.

    Sylvia M. Showalters, 67, of Hodgenville was indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on Monday, November 20, 2017 for one count of first degree wanton endangerment and endangering the welfare of a minor.

  • Thrills on the Hill: 2017 Cissal Hill Big Wheel Race

    Hundreds of people lined the length of Cissal Hill in Northern LaRue County Sunday, tilting their heads to listen for the sound of tires whirring down the steep grade. Now in its seventh year, the Cissal Hill Big Wheel Race saw record numbers come out to cheer, compete—and sometimes crash for a good cause.

    The idea for the event originated when friends Levi Wooldridge and Jason Newton first saw circus racing on a television show.

  • Gravesites discovered in LaRue County

    Carolyn and David Drake are trying to solve a mystery that has kept them searching for answers for over a year.

    The enigma centers around a cemetery on their farm on the Munfordville Road near Tanner that up until last fall they thought was most likely a small family burial plot with perhaps nine graves of people who died long ago.

    Within the past year, however, as the Drakes examined the plot more carefully, the number of grave sites has grown to at least 104 and maybe closer to 200 or perhaps 300.

  • Family loses everything in house fire
  • Attorney General urges Kentucky victims of fraud involving Western Union to file claims

    Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announced today that Kentuckians who have been victims of fraud induced wire transfers involving Western Union need to begin filing claims as part of a global settlement reached January with the company.  

    An estimated 7,000 Kentuckians are eligible for roughly $6.7 million in claims.

  • Mating season means more deer on Kentucky roadways

    Deer season is upon us and that means Kentucky drivers must be particularly aware of their surroundings while traveling along Kentucky’s streets and highways.

    The deer population, in general, has been growing all over the country for years. Urban expansion, more people moving to rural areas and more cars on the road result in an increase in dangerous car collisions with deer. In fact, deer-related automobile accidents cause approximately 150 deaths every single year, claiming more lives in the United States than encounters with any other animal.

  • Remembering JFK

    Fifty-four years ago today (November 22, 1963) in the streets of Dallas, Texas, a gunman ended the life of President John F. Kennedy in an assassination that burned lasting memories into the minds of Americans of where they were and what they were doing when they heard the awful news.

    Betsy Tucker

    Betsy Tucker, who lives in Hamilton Acres in Hodgenville, was a student at Western Kentucky State College (now Western Kentucky University) when she learned of the assassination upon returning to her dormitory from a Friday afternoon class.

  • Community Calendar - November 22, 2017


    Cissal Hill Big Wheel Race

    The Cissal Hill Big Wheel Race benefit for the ALS Association will be held at noon on Sunday, November 26 on Cissal Hill Road near New Haven, KY. For more information, call 502-827-2997.

    Hodgenville Woman’s Club

  • Lost in LaRue - November 22, 2017

    Friday was one of those days when you looked out the window and the sky was just calling. So I set off in my car with my camera and took the long way to work. Where this was taken, I couldn’t say but somewhere along the back roads near Tonieville. Something I’ve noticed since I’ve lived here is that Kentucky sure has some nice sunrises, sunsets—and clouds! I spend a ton of time trying to come up with the right way to describe all these clouds. This particular morning looked like it was covered in popcorn.