Local News

  • Woman, child in hospital following crash on George Lee

    A Mount Sherman woman and her son were seriously injured Saturday in a single vehicle crash.

    Rhiannon Mott, 36, was driving a Pontiac Grand Am north on George Lee Road just before 7 p.m. when she lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree, according to LaRue County Deputy Robbie Brownfield.

    Mott and her 13-year-old son were trapped in the vehicle for 40 minutes while crews from Buffalo, Magnolia and LaRue County worked to extricate them. Two LaRue County ambulances were at the scene.

  • Historic home burns on Greensburg

    A house fire erupted Monday afternoon at 206 Greensburg Street in Hodgenville. The large blue frame house was quickly swallowed by the flames, despite efforts by several fire departments.

    Roger Bird’s historic house – known for its split rail fence in front and its wide, shady porch – was destroyed.

    Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks said the fire began at the back of the house. He’s unsure what started the blaze.

    Bird was at home when the fire began. He is staying with relatives, according to Sparks.

  • Grayson youth makes donation to Lincoln Museum

    Dylan Ray Decker, a student in Kim Dennison’s third grade class at Clarkson Elementary, presented a display of Civil War and Abraham Lincoln artifacts to The Lincoln Museum in Hodgenville. Iris LaRue, director of the Museum, accepted the donation on behalf of the museum’s board of trustees.

    LaRue expressed appreciation to Dylan and his parents, Billy and Tiffany Decker of Big Clifty, for their gift and for encouraging Dylan in his study of Lincoln.

  • Hodgenville United Methodist plans 175th anniversary

    In 1839, a small upstart church in Hodgenville was the destination for Robinson E. Sidebottom, a pastor from the governing body of Methodist churches. The church, then called The Methodist Episcopal Church South, is still around.

  • City raises tax rate, revenue stable

    Hodgenville City Council voted Monday to increase the tax rate.

    Mayor Kenny DeVore said property assessments are down “quite a bit” from last year. Some new homes were built, but existing ones lost some of their value.

    In order to bring in the same revenue as last year, the rate would need to be raised from .127 (12.7 cents) per $100 assessed valuation of taxable real property and tangible personal property, to .132 (13.2 cents) per $100.

    The rate will bring in about $425 more to the City than last year, said DeVore.

  • Red Hill loses $38,000 for second year

    Red Hill Cemetery lost $38,000 for the second year in a row, according to Hodgenville City Hall.

    Mayor Kenny DeVore said the situation isn’t apt “to get any better.”

    “It’s just the cost of doing business.”

    The city-owned cemetery, which is overseen by the Red Hill Cemetery Commission (consisting of city council members, the city clerk and city attorney), brought in $36,995.09 between July 2013 and June 2014. However, expenses were $75,374.64 for the same period.

  • Tot OK after missing for 12 hours

    Searchers found a 2-year-old girl Thursday after she spent the night outdoors with only her dachshund for company.

    Siera Cooper, 2, the daughter of Chelsea Stark, 21, went missing from her home at 1020 Union Chapel Road, Buffalo, sometime before 8:01 p.m. Sept. 3. The Green County E-911 Center was notified the girl had disappeared, along with two dogs, from the porch of her residence, authorities said. One dog returned later, but the other, a dachshund named Daisy, stayed with the child.

  • Teen injured in E’town Road crash

    A Hodgenville woman was injured Friday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Old Elizabethtown Road.

    Chance M. Schmidt, 18, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Small Conventional Cab 4X north about 9:50 a.m. when the right side tires dropped off the roadway. Schmidt applied the brakes and the vehicle went into a skid, said LaRue Deputy Robbie Brownfield. The tires came back onto the roadway, sending the Chevy into a skid sideways in the northbound lane. The vehicle exited the roadway into a ditch line near the junction of Enlow Road, and slid into an earthen embankment.

  • Creekfront fundraiser to assist Foster

    A fundraiser is being planned to assist a young woman battling ovarian cancer.

    Hayley Foster, 27, was diagnosed four months ago and is facing a major surgery.

    Foster’s friend, Haley Glass, is holding an auction and cornhole tournament beginning at 1 p.m. Sept. 21 at Hodgenville’s Creekfront Park. The auction, led by Exit Realty, will begin at 4 p.m.

    The cornhole tournament is $10 per team.

    Several booths will be set up including Scentsy, Origami Owl and Pampered Chef. Concessions by Colton’s will be available.

  • Spaghetti dinner, auction to raise funds for Allen’s battle

    A fundraiser will be held this weekend for a woman facing a rare cancer.

    Teresa Johnson Allen, who is known as “Charlie” or “Chuck” to her friends, was diagnosed with ocular (eye) melanoma in May 2013.

    “I believe only four people out of a million get this cancer,” said Connie Heath, Allen’s longtime friend. The two women laughed together through tears, “saying, we wish she won the lottery instead.”