Local News

  • Kerry Gusler pursues dream to become a doctor

     At the age of 46, Kerry Gusler is not the typical first-year medical student.

  • PHOTO: Man injured in crash

     Vincent Couch, 19, was injured Monday morning when he lost control of the 1998 Ford Explorer he was driving. The vehicle was northbound on Ky. 1607 (Shepherdsville Road) when it left the right side of the roadway. Investigating officer Deputy Russell McCoy said the Explorer struck a culvert and came to rest in the ditch. Couch struck his head but refused medical transport. Couch was wearing a seatbelts and the airbags deployed.

  • Tractor pull to raise funds, awareness for breast cancer

     It’s been going on for 13 years.

    Thirteen years of on-again, off-again radiation and chemotherapy. Thirteen years of wondering if and when the disease would come back. Thirteen years of “bad days” and 13 years of hoping that tomorrow would be a better day.

  • FREE MOVIE NIGHT: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

     The summer’s final Free Movie Night will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Hodgenville Civic Center.

    The black-and-white film, “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” is a western classic. It’s set in 1910 when an aging senator, Ransom Stoddard (played by James Stewart) returns to a small town to attend the funeral of Tom Doniphon (played by John Wayne).

    Stoddard’s successful career can be traced to the day he stood up to the villainous Liberty Valance, shooting him in self-defense.

  • PHOTO: Trooper Heller promoted

     Kentucky State Police Sgt. James Heller, center, a resident of Magnolia and native of Louisville, received his promotion certificate from Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown, left, and KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer, right. Heller was promoted to lieutenant on Aug. 16 and transferred from KSP Post 15 in Columbia to Post 7 in Richmond. A 17-year veteran of the agency, Heller is a graduate of DeSales High School and the University of Louisville. He is the son of John and Sheri Heller of Louisville.

  • 'Squeal Out Cancer' a successful fundraiser for Relay for Life

     With 16 teams having already committed to the 2013 Relay for Life, the LaRue County Relay Committee began its annual planning for the event at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    A fall Relay roadblock is planned for Saturday, Oct. 13 with the annual kickoff slated for 7 that night. Any teams registering by the Sept. 25 County Committee meeting may participate in the roadblock. Information regarding the roadblock and kickoff will be given at this meeting which will be held at HES at 6 p.m.

  • Child bitten by pit bull-type dog

     A 3-year-old child was bitten by a pit bull-type dog Friday afternoon.

  • Inmates, county employees tested for tuberculosis

     LaRue County Detention Center inmates and employees were tested for tuberculosis last week – and results were negative.

  • Pot found between hay rolls

     The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office confiscated 17 large marijuana plants from a field on Dangerfield Road last Thursday.

  • Home burglaries occurred in daytime

     Three law enforcement agencies are investigating several reports of brazen, daytime home break-ins that occurred last week.