Local News

  • Amish buggy involved in accident

    Three people were injured in a two vehicle collision in LaRue County on Wednesday, May 24 that involved an Amish buggy.

    According to a news release from the Kentucky State Police, officers received a call around 11:15 a.m. that morning about a two vehicle accident in the 12,000 block of US 31-W in Sonora.

  • Buffalo veteran honored in NASCAR race

    For the third consecutive year, windshield headers on all 40 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series cars were replaced with the names of fallen military service members during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 28 and a fallen LaRue County veteran was one of those names.

  • Relay for Life looking for the past

        The 20th year anniversary of LaRue County’s Relay for Life is quickly approaching and the local planning committee needs your help.

    The committee is looking for people who were part of the original LaRue County Relay for Life event, as well as anyone who may have photos of past Relay events from LaRue County High School, Hodgenville Elementary, or when the event has been held on the square. If you are one of those or have information you would like to share, please contact Kathy Ross at 270-234-3309.

  • Two arrested after death investigation

    Two people were arrested last week as the result of a death investigation into the death of a LaRue County woman earlier this month.

    Loyd W. Sadler, 58 and Lora L. Sadler, 54, were both arrested on warrants for first degree criminal abuse on Wednesday, May 24. The charges stem from the death investigation of Mary Jane King, 68, of Upton.

  • 110 Years of the Fair

    This year’s LaRue County Fair continues a long tradition that only LaRue County can claim. Notably the longest continuous running fair in Kentucky, LaRue County Fair is in its 110th year.

    Throughout the years, like most venues or long standing events, the fair has seen its ups and downs, but this year’s fair has something to brag about for the first time in a long time, it’s out of debt.

  • Dedication, memorial honoring unmarked graves

    Some all but forgotten and once lowliest citizens of LaRue County have been remembered and honored with a granite bench marking the area in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery where paupers were buried without any no headstones. A dedication ceremony was held at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church on May 28, 2017, that included an opening prayer, comments from LaRue County Judge Executive Tommy Turner, Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore and Penny Burd, who spearheaded the project of placing the bench.

  • Bennett pleads guilty to sexual offenses

    By Stevie Lowery
    Landmark News Service


    A LaRue County man and former Marion County Schools teacher recently pled guilty to several sex offenses in Marion County Circuit Court.

    Curtis Bennett pled guilty to three counts of possession/viewing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. He also pled guilty to three counts of unlawful use of electronic means originating or received to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities.

  • Vehicle break-ins reported in Buffalo

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a rash of vehicle break-ins in Buffalo.

    According to LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy, three vehicles have reportedly been broken into in the area of Ferrill Hill Road and Alvin Brooks Road in Buffalo sometime during the late night of Tuesday, May 23 and early morning of Wednesday, May 24. He said the break-ins all happened in unlocked vehicles that were parked in driveways of different residences in the area.

  • Fiscal court approves water line resolution

    LaRue County Fiscal Court magistrates approved a resolution releasing funds for the George Lee Road water line extension project as they met at the courthouse in Hodgenville May 23.

    The funds, released to the Green River Valley Water District from the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, will allow work to begin as soon as possible, according to Tommy Turner, LaRue County judge-executive.

    “These are grant funds we receive and, in turn, allow Green River Valley Water District to access them for the construction project,” he explained.

  • Having fun with history

    The LaRue County Public LIbrary will have a reception for a Kentucky author and living historian, at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Full time Baptist Pastor and living historian, Geoff Baggett, has written several novels based on his own ancestors in the Revolutionary War.