Local News

  • LaRue County teen indicted for sodomy

    A LaRue County teenager was indicted for sodomy by the LaRue County Grand Jury on Monday, January 22.

    William L. Allender, 18, of Hodgenville was indicted for first degree sodomy. The alleged act occurred on November 26, 2017. According to the indictment, Allender engaged in deviate sexual intercourse with another person who was incapable of consent because they were “physically helpless.” No other information has been released at this time. His bail was set at $25,000 cash and he will be arraigned in LaRue County Circuit Court on Monday, February 5 at 10 a.m.

  • Few candidates file near deadline

    With the filing deadline ending this week, only two more candidates have filed for the 2018 May Primary election.

    As of publication time on Tuesday, Democrat Emily Ernst filed for LaRue County Circuit Clerk and is unopposed. Republican Matt Tucker filed for District #4 Constable and will run against Democrat Paul Massie.

  • Mega store means closure of local CPS

    Crop Production Services of Glendale, Hodgenville, and Upton will soon be combining efforts to serve farmers in the region when a new, state-of-the-art facility opens on U.S. 31W located between Sonora and Upton.

    The new facility will allow Crop Production Services to be more efficient in serving its customers from the “small hobby farmer to the largest grain farmer”, according to the news release.

  • Hodgenville News - January 31, 2018

    Thought for the week: F-E-A-R has two meanings. Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours.

    I didn’t know Buffalo Post Office was shut down again. That’s sad. I loved that little place when we lived in Buffalo. I think the E-Z stop store would be a perfect place for the post office. At least it is a bigger place.

  • Community News - January 31, 2018
  • Legislative bill combines LaRue with Nelson

    There are currently two bills in the Kentucky House of Representatives that would, if passed, combine LaRue County with Nelson County.

    House bill 243 will consolidate 100 of Kentucky’s counties into 34 new counties, which calls for LaRue and Nelson County to combine. This would cut Kentucky’s 120 counties into 54 total counties.

  • State Makes Applying for Assistance Easier for Families

    It’s now easier for Kentucky families to apply for child care assistance funds. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) has moved eligibility services for its Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) into benefind, the public assistance web portal used by customers to apply for other state assistance programs.

  • News of Record - January 31, 2018


    Probable cause was established for Rebecca McDaniel and her case will be passed on to the LaRue County Grand Jury. She is charged with careless driving, failure to produce an insurance card, failure to maintain the required insurance, failure to notify the department of transportation about an address change and first degree possession of a controlled substance.

    Gene Ray Abrams was arraigned for failure to produce an insurance card.

  • LCHS bass fishing club created

    While a lot of people can’t wait for spring so they can have nice weather, one group of anglers at LaRue County High School can’t wait for spring so they can go fishing.

    The LCHS bass fishing club was created in the fall of 2017 and will start competing this spring with their first competition at Kentucky Lake on March 31. They also plan on competing in the KHSAA regional tournament on April 21 and the state championship on May 11-12.

  • Chamber Unites!