Local News

  • New Hope woman injured in crash

     A New Hope woman was injured Monday afternoon in a collision in Marion County.

    Patricia J. Harrell, 71, was driving a 1984 Oldsmobile on Highview Pike when she pulled onto Ky. 84, according to Tpr. Casey Wethington.

    Harrell pulled into the path of a westbound 2003 Ford Van operated by 63-year-old Paul A. Gallegos of Elizabethtown. The vehicles collided. 

    Harrell was wearing a seatbelt and was treated and released at Springview Hospital in Lebanon. Gallegos was also wearing a seatbelt and was not injured.

  • Free Movie Night to continue

     The Free Movie Night series has been so successful this summer, it will continue into the fall.

  • Work begins on state maintenance facility

     Grading work is underway for the new Kentucky Transportation Cabinet maintenance facility in LaRue County.  

  • Attempted break-in at pharmacy investigated

     An attempted break-in at the Hodgenville Pamida store was interrupted early Friday by a Hodgenville City officer.

  • Lincoln Look-Alikes to descend on Hodgenville

     The Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln Look-Alike contests – the signature events of the Lincoln Days Festival – draw participants from across the country.

  • Fallen limb may have sparked fires at two homes

     Local firefighters had their hands full Sunday as they worked a pair of house fires in Buffalo.

  • Officer dies Sunday after crashing cruiser

     A Hodgenville City Police officer died early Sunday of injuries sustained in a crash.

  • Officer's funeral is Friday

    The funeral for Officer Mark A. Taulbee, 43, of Hodgenville, is at noon Friday, Sept. 21, at Hodgenville City Hall/Civic Center (former First Baptist Hodgenville) on Lincoln Boulevard.

    A processional, led by police cars, escorted Taulbee's body to Hodgenville from Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown Thursday. It left about 1:30 p.m. and proceeded along Lincoln Parkway to the intersection with Lincoln Boulevard. Several hundred people, including LaRue County students, lined the streets to pay their respect to the officer.

  • Officer dies after crashing cruiser

     A Hodgenville City Police officer died early Sunday while involved in a high speed chase.

    Officer Mark Taulbee, 43, of Hodgenville, had been dispatched to the scene of a possible attempted break-in of an apartment on East High Street about 3:20 a.m., according to Mayor Terry Cruse.

    It’s unclear what led to Taulbee’s pursuit of a silver Nissan Altima.

    According to Kentucky State Police, the vehicles were eastbound on Ky. 210 near the intersection of Ky. 470 when Taulbee lost control of his cruiser about 3:43 a.m.

  • Storage building burns on Jenkins Road

     Sonora and Upton firefighters responded to a report of a house fire on Jenkins Road near Sonora Monday, Sept. 10.

    The property owner, Danny Knight, advised dispatch the house was "on the ground" just after 10 p.m., according to 911 records.

    Upton Fire Chief Froman Peters said the building was being used for storage and no one was living in it.

    Peters said he doesn’t know what started the blaze. No injuries were reported.