Local News

  • O'Dell plans walk from Knoxville to Hodgenville

    Curtis O’Dell is a well-known figure around town, with his neatly-groomed handlebar mustache and a penchant for hiking five miles every day with the aid of a very long aspen walking staff.
    His favorite route begins at his home on Forresta Court, loops around downtown, around Creekfront Park to Lincoln Parkway and back home by way of Lincoln Boulevard. It’s exactly 5.2 miles. He carries a backpack filled with about 30 pounds of sand to help him build endurance.
    He enjoys the exercise but more than that, it has been preparing him for a longer trek.

  • Trooper, Nelson County deputy injured in wreck

     A Nelson County Sheriff’s deputy and Kentucky State Police trooper were injured after their vehicles collided around 2 p.m. Monday a mile north of New Haven on New Haven Road.

  • LaRue County deputy arrested, felony charges filed by KSP detective

    A LaRue County deputy sheriff was arrested Wednesday by Kentucky State Police and was jailed on two felony charges as well as one count of official misconduct.

    Joshua Matthew Darst, 31, of Clarkson, a six-year veteran of the LaRue County Sheriff's Department, is accused of keeping a stolen motorcycle that he recovered while working as a deputy. The KSP official statement issued after midnight Thursday claims Darst altered the motorcycle's appearance "in an attempt to mask its identity" from the owner.

  • 'Cornbread Mafia' author to have book-signing at Lincolns Loft

     James Higdon, author of “The Cornbread Mafia” will have a book signing 5 p.m. April 30 at Lincolns Loft, 25 Lincoln Square, Hodgenville.

    The book deals with the largest homegrown marijuana syndicate in American history – the Cornbread Mafia.

    Higdon, the first journalist subpoenaed under the Obama administration to answer questions about federal fugitive Johnny Boone, will be available to read, answer questions and sign books.

    For more information, call the bookstore at 358-0124

  • No injuries reported in downtown wreck

    Hodgenville City Police investigated a two-vehicle crash that occurred about 6 p.m. Tuesday.
    Danny Rock, 55, of Slack Road, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado on E. Forest when he pulled into the path of a 2012 Toyota driven by Ronald Smith, 67, of White City Road.
    Rock's truck overturned upon impact, coming to rest on its side in the intersection.
    LaRue County EMS responded to the scene but no one was transported to the hospital, according to Chief Steve Johnson.

  • SpringHaven cancels GRACE Conference

    SpringHaven domestic violence shelter has canceled its upcoming Get Real And Create Excellence women's conference, but a reality TV star still will speak in Elizabethtown as planned.

  • Trees make way for larger power lines near substation

     Last week, workers with Asplundh cut and trimmed about two dozen trees in the Ovesen Heights community about a mile outside of Hodgenville.

  • Bowling Green teen injured in rollover

     Mitchell Frank Davis, 17, of Bowling Green, was injured Friday afternoon when the Ford Ranger he was driving overturned on Ky. 84 near the intersection with Spratt Road. Davis suffered head injuries and was flown to University Hospital in Louisville by Air Methods. He was treated and released, according to Kentucky State Trooper Dennis Oldham who investigated the crash. Davis was wearing a seatbelt.

  • PHOTO: Water line break on Shepherdsville Road

     City workers repaired a water line break on Shepherdsville Road Friday. Several businesses and homes north of Hodgenville were affected by a boil water advisory. The advisory was lifted Saturday.

  • Two injured in Buffalo wreck

     Two people were injured following a collision Wednesday afternoon in Buffalo.