Local News

  • HPD officer injured in crash

    A Hodgenville police officer was injured in a vehicle accident just after midnight on Saturday, July 15.
    According to the Hodgenville Police Department, one of their police officers was involved in a single vehicle accident on South L&N Turnpike in Buffalo. The officer was transported by ambulance to Hardin Memorial Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.

  • Embry case continued to August

    After having her trial canceled for a third time, a LaRue County woman’s animal cruelty case was reviewed in court last week and another status hearing has been scheduled for August.

  • Hodgenville Council continues Code Enforcement discussion

    The Hodgenville City Council heard their first reading of a code enforcement ordinance during their monthly meeting on Monday, July 10.

  • Lightning damages 911 tower

    Lightning struck the 911 tower at the LaRue County jail July 1, knocking out a base station that carried the police frequency.

    “We went to a backup and were able to continue communication,” LaRue County 911 Coordinator Craig Dunn told magistrates at a fiscal court meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville on July 11.

    Dunn estimated damage to equipment at $12-13,000 with insurance covering about half that amount. He expects replacements and repairs to be completed within a week.

  • Bradshaw faces more charges

    After being charged with abuse/neglect and animal cruelty, a Hodgenville man has now been charged with two more counts of knowingly exploiting an adult by person.

    According to the arrest warrants, Bradshaw was the power of attorney for his mother Wilma Bradshaw and the payee for his aunt Ilma Whitaker. Both of the 92-year-old women are twins and they lived with Phillip Bradshaw at a home on Williams Avenue in Hodgenville.

  • Hospitality key to growth

    The Lincoln Museum has been working with the American Queen Steamboat Company to make LaRue County part of the on shore excursion offered to travelers on the steamboat river cruise.

    Passengers are offered a number of on shore excursion options from General George S. Patton, a number of bourbon tours and the Birthplace of the 16th President Abraham Lincoln.

  • Hall Gaddie bridge repairs continue

    Construction on the Hall Gaddie Bridge has been delayed due to weather, however, crews are looking for the project to be complete as soon as this week.

    The Hall Gaddie Bridge had several issues over the years, according to LaRue County Judge Executive Tommy Turner. One issue was the bridge had a center pier added to it a number of years ago to enhance the stability of the deck.

  • New fee schedule for Red Hill

    The Red Hill Cemetery Commission approved a new fee schedule for the cemetery at their quarterly meeting on Monday, July 10.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore went over the fees with the commission which included the sale of cemetery plots at $1,500 each (minimum of two plot lots) in the Smith William Section and all other sections $900 each (minimum of two plot lots) with a limited number of single plots at $800 each.

    For grave opening and closing, tent settings are $300 per grave. The price of a single grave is $600 each.

  • Gardening like Lincoln

    While many things are done by the National Park Service to preserve Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace and boyhood home in LaRue County, one of the often forgotten preservation practices is the period garden that is grown every year at Lincoln’s Boyhood Home at Knob Creek.

  • Community News - Georgetown

    Rodney Montgomery was admitted to Hardin Memorial Hospital last week. Last Saturday and Sunday were the Appreciation Services for Pastor Reverend Aaron Moss, Sr. and the First Lady at Lane Lincoln.

    Mary, Arneva and John Smith attended the Homecoming at Mt. Salem Separate Church on Sunday, July 9.

    During the Fourth of July weekend was the Embree family Reunion at Buffalo and Cliff Bradley Family Reunion in Horse Cave that involved many family and friends of the Hodgenville surrounding areas.