Local News

  • Jail log - August 17, 2016

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center

    from Monday, August 1 to Monday, August 15.

    Matthew L. Bennett, 34, Hodgenville was charged with second degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), first degree possession of a control substance (methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia and TBUT or DISP shoplifting under $500. He remains lodged in LCDC.

  • News of Record - August 17, 2016

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    Rock Properties, LLC to Third Generations Enterprises, LLC, property in Upton, $29,000.

    Special Warranty Deed, Daily Stop, Inc. to Vraj Rentals, LLC, lots 44, 45, 46 and 47 of South Hodgenville Subdivision, $400,000.

  • Accident on Lincoln Parkway
  • Log truck accident shuts down roadway
  • Slaven named Lady Hawks basketball coach

    LaRue County Middle School assistant principal James Slaven has been named head coach of the LCHS Lady Hawks varsity basketball team.

    Slaven replaces Kelton “Simon” Ford who resigned on Monday, September 19 after he was indicted for first degree sexual abuse.

    LaRue County High School principal Kyle Goodlett said Slaven takes on coaching duties immediately.

  • These Four Walls - The Lynn Hotel

    If the old expression, “If only walls could talk,” were to come true, the walls where Lincoln National Bank is in Hodgenville could speak volumes.

    The storied building site, on the square’s northeast side, has housed many businesses since the town was established on February 9, 1818 (according to a 1920 history of the town by O.M. Mather).

  • Homecoming queen candidates selected
  • Coach indicted for sexual abuse

    The former head coach of the LaRue County high school and middle school girls basketball teams resigned on Monday after he was indicted for first degree sexual abuse.

    Kelton “Simon” Ford, 48, of Horse Cave was indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on Monday for first degree sexual abuse as a result of an ongoing investigation by the Kentucky State Police since September 7. According to the indictment, Ford engaged in sexual contact with a female juvenile by the use of forcible compulsion on September 7.

  • Saving lives through education

    LaRue County’s very own Dale Dobson has been traveling the state this week educating people about farm safety in honor of Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky.

    Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles signed a proclamation last week declaring September 18-24 as Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky to promote safety on the farm. In the fall, Quarles said that message extends to Kentucky roadways, where motorists often encounter farm machinery moving from one field to another during the harvest season.

  • Hodgenville keeps same tax rate

    Residents in the City of Hodgenville will be paying the same property tax rates in 2016 as they did in 2015.

    The Hodgenville City Council passed the second reading of a tax ordinance that will keep the 2016 property tax rate the same. There was no discussion on the second reading. Council members Mitchell Key, Larry Davis, Woodie Handley and Sharon Hornback all voted in favor of the ordinance. Council members Bonnie Clark and Donald Costello were absent at the meeting.