Local News

  • Glen Rice Christmas Concert is December 4

    Glen Rice and Friends concert series will hold a “Christmas Celebration” concert on Sunday, December 4 at the Hardin County Schools’ Performing Arts Center in Elizabethtown.

  • Jail log - November 30, 2016

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, November 21 to Monday, November 28

    Mark Allen Casey, 37, of Union City, Tennessee was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, reckless driving, first degree criminal mischief, failure to maintain required insurance and first degree wanton endangerment. He remains lodged in LCDC on bond.

    Troy Lynn Keeling, 43, of Georgetown, Indiana was charged with violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO. He was later released from LCDC on bond.

  • Eight indicted by grand jury

    Eight people were indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on November 21.

    Christy A. Burton, 36, of Hodgenville was indicted on counts of first degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Her bail was set at $9,500 cash.

    Detra L. Darst, 31, of Hodgenville was indicted on counts of first degree wanton endangerment, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and no registration plates. Her bail was set at $5,000 cash.

  • Light Up Hodgenville is this Friday

    The community is invited to participate in Light Up Hodgenville and the lighting of Creek Front Park displays this Friday, December 2 on the square in downtown Hodgenville.

    Many area businesses are staying open late Friday as part of the effort to increase awareness of ‘SHOPPING LOCAL’ this holiday season.

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hodgenville, along with many community volunteers, have joined together to present this kickoff to the Holiday season event.

  • Lost in LaRue - November 30, 2016

    November is one of those months whose essence can be captured in photos if the conditions are just right. It’s not like October with brilliantly colored trees, but there is color, rustic browns and deep reds.

  • Emergency responders requesting address markers

    LaRue County emergency responders are asking homeowners in the county to purchase address markers so they can improve their run times and help those in emergency situations.

    The LaRue County Fire Department is selling 6”x18” inch aluminum address signs that also include reflective vinyl to help see the sign at night. The sign is doubles sided and can include up to five numbers to help emergency responders identify addresses. The signs can also be made either vertical or horizontal.

  • Race raises $2400 for ALS

    Hundreds of big wheel enthusiasts lined Cissal Hill as 40 racers made their way down the menacing hill with rock overhangs on one side and sharp ravines on the other.

    This year marks the sixth year for the race and the second year it benefited the ALS Association in honor of it’s biggest fan, Ed Faulkner who passed away this year after battling ALS.

  • Giving dignity to the deceased

    Members of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church have placed a bench to memorialize and pay tribute to the unknown people who are buried in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

    Those unknown people were once residents of the County Farm, which was also known as the Pauper’s House or Poor House. Residents who died while living on the County Farm were often buried in either St. Jochin Cemetery or Pleasant Grove Baptist Cemetery, depending upon whether they were Catholic or Protestant.

  • DUI crash, Upton service station damaged

    The owner at Wheeler's Service Center in Upton was nearly hit by a car and the service building suffered damage after a DUI driver crashed his vehicle in the garage bay last Saturday, November 26 around 11 a.m.

    According to the arrest citation, LaRue County Sheriff deputies were dispatched to the wreck at Wheeler's Service Center on North Walnut Street and they observed that a 2015 Chevy Malibu had crashed into one of the garage bays at the service station. The vehicle was driven by Matthew Allen Casey, 37, of Union City, Tennessee.

  • Encouraging adoption

    A Hodgenville man is encouraging adoption in honor of November being National Adoption Awareness month.

    Darrell Locke of Hodgenville and his wife Suesan adopted three of their children in 2005. Benjamin Locke was 8-years-old at the time and is now 19, Isaiah was 7 at the time and is now 18 and the youngest, Ricky, was 21-months-old at the time and is 13.