Local News

  • County is under a flood watch

    Much of Kentucky, including LaRue County, is under a flood watch issued by the National Weather Service.

    A slow-moving cold front will lead to significant rainfall totals moving through the region through Saturday. Widespread showers and a few thunderstorms covered the area late Friday and were expected to continue Saturday.

  • Fort Knox soldier killed in Afghanistan

    Gov. Steve Beshear today recognized the sacrifice of a Fort Knox soldier who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
     According to the Department of Defense, Sgt. Kristopher J. Gould, 25, of Saginaw, Mich., died Feb. 27, in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.

  • LaRue escapes worst of stormy weather

    LaRue County has had its share of stormy weather this week.
    Thursday night’s tornado warning and early Monday’s tornado watch by the National Weather Service sent many LaRue Countians seeking shelter. Others slept right through the advisories, the 70-miles-per-hour winds and the Hodgenville warning siren.
    Fortunately, no touchdowns were reported. Chris Jackson with LaRue County Emergency Management said a few limbs were downed, but overall, little damage was reported across the county.

  • CAPT. JOHN MOORE: 'Ordinary citizens’ perform heroically in Afghan war

    They’re called citizen soldiers, men and women who work regular jobs, but when called upon, they’re also trained professionals who protect America’s interests both home and abroad.
    Capt. John Moore, one of those citizen soldiers who lives on Round Top Road, is a member of the Kentucky National Guard, the 2123rd Transportation Company out of Richmond, that last month returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

  • Sunrise Manor Board considers contract with Signature Healthcare

    Work continues on the new $13 million Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Hodgenville.
    The state-of-the-art two-story building is expected to open July 18, according to Rondal Wright, chairman of the board of directors of LaRue County Geriatrics, Inc.
    But just as residents, workers and volunteers are gearing up to move into the new building, questions are flying about the future of Sunrise’s management. The Board has signed a letter of intent with Signature Healthcare LLC for potential oversight of the facility.

  • SUV driver involved in fatal crash had suspended license, police say

    Kentucky State Police have discovered that the woman who said she was driving the SUV involved in a deadly crash Wednesday actually was not behind the wheel.
    Traveling home from a family wedding in Florida, three passengers died after being ejected when their Nissan Pathfinder flipped along Interstate 65 north of Glendale.
    Victor A. Chacon, the new groom, was one of the three killed in the predawn wreck. The 26-year-old reportedly had agreed to leave his new bride briefly in Florida to help his family drive home to the Chicago area.

  • Three dead, four injured in I-65 collision

    A collision at 3:25 a.m. today has left three people dead and four sent to the hospital, according to Kentucky State Police.

    The people involved in the collision are not being identified by law enforcement officers at this time, KSP spokesman Bruce Reeves said.

    The collision between a Nissan Pathfinder and a FedEx tractor trailer pulling double trailers occurred just beyond mile marker 87 northbound on Interstate 65, Reeves said.

  • Graduation date set for June 3

    The last day of school for LaRue County students is June 2.

    June 3 will be Graduation Day for seniors.

    The graduation ceremony is at 8 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.  The front doors to the gym will open at 6:30 pm.  There will be reserved seats for handicapped and for wheelchairs.  Saving seats for other family members is not allowed.

  • Fatalities reported in crash on I-65

    Three people, including an infant, reportedly have been killed in an early morning collision on Interstate 65 north of Glendale.

    The crash, which occurred before 4 a.m., involved a semi and a passenger vehicle. Preliminary reports say three people were killed and as many as four others injured. Emergency helicopters removed those hurt from the scene.

    Investigators from Kentucky State Police remain on the scene this morning. Highway department employees, firefighters and other emergency workers also are on hand.

  • Former deputy jailers charged with providing contraband to inmates

    A two-year investigation by Kentucky State Police has led to serious allegations against three former LaRue County Detention Center employees.
    All three are accused of bringing banned items into the jail. Two are accused of offering  contraband to female inmates in exchange for sexual favors.
    Travis Strader, 39, of Sonora, served as chief deputy under Jailer Ralph “Mac” Trumbo for several years. He lost his job last summer – along with most of the staff – after Trumbo stepped down at the suggestion of the Department of Corrections.