Local News

  • Boil Water Advisory Issued

    The City of Hodgenville issued a boil water advisory (May 11, 2016 at 4 p.m.) for areas of East Water St , South Greensburg Street, East Main Street, and South Lincoln Blvd. following the replacement of a fire hydrant when the water had to be turned off, causing the need for the advisory.  Officials say this is precautionary and is expected to be lifted sometime on Thursday.

  • Bennett arrested again

    A LaRue County man was recently indicted for 13 felony counts of unlawful interactions with minors in Marion County.

  • First reading of amended ordinance heard

    Aside from approving the April 11 meeting minutes and the monthly financial statements, the Hodgenville City Council heard the first reading of an amended ordinance relating to occupation, trade and professional licenses.

  • Regional fishing event scheduled for disabled youth

    A regional fishing event for disabled children will be held Saturday, June 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Windy Ridge Farm in Elizabethtown.

    Cast Away the Day will include a free day of fishing for disabled children, teenagers and young adults ages 3 to 21-years-old with any disability. Families and caregivers of the disabled youth are also allowed to attend.

  • Man arrested for suspected heroin possession

    A man was arrested for suspected heroin possession after police made a traffic stop on Hwy 210 near Hodgenville.

    Arrested at the scene was Daniel C. Vanmeter, 28, of Louisville.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, Vanmeter was traveling southbound on Lincoln Parkway when officers clocked him traveling 75 MPH in a 55 MPH zone. Officers also noticed Vanmeter was swerving on the roadway.

  • Vehicle accident on Lyons Station Road
  • Gas station demolished for cleanup

    A landmark gas station on the corner of North Greensburg Street and East Main Street in Hodgenville was recently demolished so crews could prepare for an environmental clean-up.

    LaRue County Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray said she requested the state Division of Waste Management place the former gas station as a priority for environmental cleanup because the ground was found to be contaminated.

  • Primary election is May 17

    LaRue County voters will head to the polls next Tuesday to cast their vote for several national and state offices.

    The 2016 primary election will be held next Tuesday, May 17 with polls opening at 6 a.m. and closing at 6 p.m.

  • School board discuses how to meet needs with available funds

    In a working session following a special meeting May 3 at its office in Hodgenville, LaRue County Board of Education members wrestled with the problem of trying to meet district and school needs with available funds.

    Among those needs discussed was the cost of maintaining and updating the Digital Learning (laptops) Initiative in which every student has access to a computer.

  • Bivens appointed to State Fair Board

    Governor Matt Bevin announced on May 10, 2016 new members to serve on the Kentucky State Fair Board.

    The Fair Board oversees operations for the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, located at the Kentucky State Fairgrounds, and the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC), located in downtown Louisville. Total economic impact from these venues is more than $482.3 million annually. In August KICC will undergo a 2-year, $180 million renovation, which will potentially bring an additional $53 million in annual economic impact to the downtown area.