Local News

  • Making a difference

    One LaRue County senior citizen is making sure her voice will be heard as she plans to vote for the first time in her life during the 2016 primary election in May.

    Margaret Downs, 72, is a resident at Signature Healthcare of Sunrise Manor in Hodgenville. Sally Rineker, Quality of Life Director at Sunrise Manor, said that they picked up voter registration cards from the LaRue County Clerk’s Office for employees and residents to fill out.

  • LCHS student dies

    Several additional counselors were available at LaRue County High School on Monday to help deal with the unexpected death of a LCHS student.

    J.D. Watts, 15, of Hodgenville passed away last Friday. Watts was a sophomore at LCHS where he was a member of the LCHS football team, wrestling team, baseball team and cheerleading squad.

    LCHS Principal Kyle Goodlett said several additional grief counselors and support staff were available during the school day on Monday to help students who are struggling with Watts’ death.

  • Former LCHS principal finalist for Hardin Co. superintendent

    The Hardin County School board has chosen four finalists to replace retiring Superintendent Nannette Johnston. One of the four in the final selection is former LaRue County High School Principal Paul Mullins. Other finalist include Teresa Morgan, director of elementary curriculum and instruction, Chris Reed, Hardin County associate superintendent for human resources, Mark Owens, director of personnel at Daviess County Schools.

  • Judge Turner explains impact of proposed budget

    LaRue County Judge Tommy Turner spoke at a community event last Thursday about how Governor Matt Bevin’s budget could affect LaRue County.

    Turner distributed a packet out to the crowd that outlined Bevin’s recommended budget for 2016-2018 as initially presented by his office.

  • Boil water advisory lifted

    The boil water advisory that was issued for several areas in Hodgenville was lifted at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Boil water advisory issued

    The City of Hodgenville issued a boil water advisory for residents in several city neighborhoods.

    Those affected are residents who live on Lee Oak Street, East Old Sonora Road, College Heights, Caple Avenue, Sunset Avenue, Park Avenue, Patterson Avenue and Walnut Street.

    All residents who live in these areas are advised to boil all water used for drinking and cooking until further notice.

  • Victims identified in fatal accident on Hwy 210

    The names of the two people killed in a fatal accident have been released.

  • Fatal accident on Hwy 210 - UPDATE


  • Fatal accident on Hwy 210

    A fatal accident has been reported at the intersection of Hwy 210 and East Bailey Road near the LaRue/Green County line.

    Authorities say accident reconstructionists have been called to the scene and that Hwy 210 will be shut down in both directions for several hours. 

    The number of vehicles or the names of those involved in the accident have not been released at this time. We will update you when more information becomes available.  

  • Jail Log - March 16, 2016

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, March 7 to Monday, March 14.

    Clifford Aubrey, 52, of Buffalo was charged with first degree wanton endangerment, second degree assault, third degree terroristic threatening and violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO. He remains lodged in LCDC on bond.

    Bonnie S. Burgess, 33, of Hodgenville was charged with one count third degree possession of a controlled substance and one count possession of marijuana. She remains lodged in LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.