Local News

  • Relay for Life under way

    LaRue County’s annual Relay for Life – a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society – begins at 6 p.m. Friday at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    Sixteen teams will set up campsites Friday afternoon and participants will begin registration at 5 p.m. Opening ceremony is at 6 p.m. with a medallion presentation to cancer survivors, a performance by the HES chorus and opening lap by cancer survivors.

    Relay organizers will accept silent auction items in the school cafeteria at 6 p.m. Bidding for the auction begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 4 a.m.

  • Man, baby rabbits rescued from flood waters

    An Athertonville man was rescued from flood waters Monday evening after he drove a pickup truck past barriers and a state worker into 4-feet of water.

    The man, who has not been identified, drove through the water covering U.S. 31E from New Haven to Athertonville “to drop off his wife,” according to a neighbor. He then attempted to drive back to New Haven, making it almost to the LaRue/Nelson line when the truck’s engine drowned out in the rapidly rising waters. As a news helicopter hovered overhead, rescue squads attempted to reach him.

  • Mobile meth lab found after police chase through Magnolia

    Officers are searching for a Hart County man accused of possessing a mobile methamphetamine lab and fleeing from police.

    Deputy Russell McCoy and other law enforcement workers were driving around the county Sunday afternoon “assessing water damage” after about 8 inches of rain fell in the area.

  • Constable candidate faces charges

    A candidate for constable is facing a felony and pair of misdemeanor charges in LaRue District Court.

    Raymond Fancher, 40, of Hodgenville is accused of theft by unlawful taking - auto, second-degree cruelty to animals and violation of county leash law.

    According to court records, a Hodgenville man has taken out a complaint that Fancher “took control” of his pulling tractor valued at $950. The alleged incident occurred in October 2009.

  • Grand jury to hear 'chase case'

    An Edmonton man who led officers on a chase through five counties March 12 waived his right to a preliminary hearing April 14 in LaRue District Court.

    Ollie David Campbell, 34, requested his case be heard by a grand jury who will determine whether he will be formally accused of several charges.

    Campbell is accused of refusing to stop for a law enforcement officer on Interstate 65. After a high-speed chase through Hardin, LaRue, Hart and Barren counties, Campbell crashed his 1984 Ford Bronco in Metcalfe County.

  • 'Children At Play' signs requested

    Road concerns filled most of the April 27 meeting of LaRue County Fiscal Court at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    Harlis Lafollette, a resident on Willian East, complained of poor water drainage at his home related to earlier road work.

    County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner said he would contact a state highway engineer to go to Lafollette’s property and seek to resolve the issue.

  • Magnolia meth lab leads to five arrests

    Five people face drug charges after an anonymous caller complained of a fight Monday night in Magnolia.

    LaRue County Deputy Marcus Jackson responded to the call about 10 p.m. When he arrived at a residence at 4608 S. L&N Turnpike, he saw a man, identified as James Edward Lacy, 38, of Munfordville, walking out of a shed.

    When Lacy spotted the officer’s car “he started to run,” according to Sheriff Bobby Shoffner. Jackson persuaded the man to return and speak with him.

  • Kix.com provides link for employment opportunities in WIRED 65 area

    Kix.com – the Kentucky Indiana Exchange is a region-wide Web portal that will change the way people in LaRue County and throughout the region seek opportunity. 

    Launching April 26, kix.com will help link job seekers to employment opportunities, employers to the region’s best talent and prospective students to the training and education they need to fill higher-skilled jobs and contribute to regional prosperity.

    The site will connect the region using state-of-the-art social networking tools.  

  • Five students charged with public intoxication

    Five female students were charged with public intoxication after admitting to smoking marijuana in a bathroom at LaRue County High School last week.

    School Resource Officer Doug Sherrard said a teacher walked in the girls’ bathroom and caught a whiff of the telltale odor. School officials called parents and worked with Sherrard on the investigation.

    No marijuana was found.

    The five were transported to a juvenile detention center. Their cases will be handled in juvenile court.

  • Radio station plans food ministry benefit and festival

    WJCR 90.1 FM is having a food ministry benefit and festival on May 15.

    The event will be held at 13101 Raider Hollow Road, Upton. Signs will be posted.

    Gates open at 9:30 a.m. Admission is three canned goods per person.