Local News

  • Work continues on I-65, expect delays

    Motorists traveling along Interstate 65 south of Elizabethtown (Mile Point 82) will experience short southbound delays for the next several nights as construction crews reduce the interstate to one lane and begin setting temporary barrier wall in preparation for widening. As barrier wall is set along the inside lane, crews will be paving the outside shoulder. When complete, traffic will be pushed to the outer lane and shoulder for the next several months as median work takes place.

  • September is Preparedness Month

    In conjunction with National Preparedness Month, Gov. Steve Beshear has proclaimed September as Preparedness Month in Kentucky.

    Kentucky’s Office of Homeland Security and LaRue County Emergency Management urge Kentuckians to “Be Aware – Be Prepared – Have a Plan.”

  • School Board hears audit results

    The LaRue County Board of Education met Monday night. Among the discussed topics was a report of an audit conducted by Phillip Logsdon of the law firm Stiles, Carter and Associates.

    According to Logsdon, the audit showed no reason for concern. He said food service remained stable and the Kids Crew program “basically broke even,” coming out $1,000 short.

    One audience member questioned the board. Tracy Gardner, parent of a teen at LaRue County High School, asked about the lack of a nurse in the high school.

  • Culver – Bell

    Megan Elizabeth Culver of Hodgenville, and Andrew Moore Bell of New Hope, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jeff and George Ann Stephens of Hodgenville, and Steve K. Culver of New Haven. She is a financial analyst for Kentucky plant locations of Jim Beam. She graduated with a degree in Accounting from University of Louisville College of Business.

  • Weddings

    Dakota and Angela Nunn were married July 12, 2014, at the LaRue County Environmental Education and Research Center.

    Angela is the daughter of Jack and Sharon Burnette of Osteen, Florida. She is a 2014 graduate of Pine Ridge High School.

    Dakota is the son of James and Valerie Nunn of Hodgenville. He is a 2014 graduate of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    The couple resides in Hodgenville.



  • Rocks welcome Kase

    Daniel and Stefanie Rock are proud to announce the birth of a son, Kase Decker Rock, born Aug. 8, 2014, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville.

    Kase weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Jack and Bo Decker of Hodgenville. Paternal grandparents are Danny and Shirl Rock of Hodgenville and Randy and Dianna Hart of Elizabethtown.

    Kase was welcomed home by his big brother, Cannon.

  • Boy Scouts fundraising for high sea Florida adventure

    Boy Scout Troop 369 is planning for a high sea adventure.

    The Troop, which is sponsored by Locust Grove Baptist Church and includes young men from LaRue County, was selected to attend a program at the National Boy Scout High Adventure Sea Base in Florida. The aquatics program includes sailing, snorkeling and fishing on an undeveloped barrier island in the Florida Keys.

    Belinda Burd, who works with the troop, said “it’s a once in a lifetime” opportunity and the “boys are paying their own way.”

  • Hosparus offers grief counseling camp at Loucon

    Evergreen – A Family Camp Program is a weekend gathering for bereaved families and children ages 6 – 18 and extended family members. It is sponsored by Hosparus Grief Counseling Center.

    The event begins after school and work on Friday, Oct. 10 and concludes in the afternoon on Sunday, Oct. 12 at the Loucon Training & Retreat Center near Leitchfield.

  • Hornback retiring from adult education

    LaRue County Adult Education Director Sarah Hornback is moving on. The longtime county servant is stepping down from her position to spend more time with her family and due to dwindling grant funds.

    She said she’s glad to have worked in this county for so long.

  • KSP auditor continues digging in Cruse case

    The trial date for former Hodgenville mayor Terry L. Cruse and former city clerk MaDonna Hornback has been set for Nov. 10 in Nelson County.

    LaRue Circuit Judge Charles Simms III moved the case after hearing requests from prosecutors and defense attorneys alike, citing pretrial publicity.

    Cruse and Hornback have pleaded not guilty to numerous charges of abuse of public trust and theft by unlawful taking. Cruse also is charged with violating campaign laws and two counts of second-degree forgery.