Local News

  • PHOTO: Strolling turtle

    This large snapping turtle was spotted strolling down the sidewalk in Hodgenville last week. He had apparently been ousted from a hiding place by someone mowing a yard as he was covered with grass clippings. He wasn't pleased.

  • PHOTO: Water lines on Keith Road

     Crews are preparing to lay water line on Keith Road between Hodgenville and Buffalo.

  • Two men injured in separate crashes

     A Hodgenville man was injured April 7 when the GMC pickup he was driving crashed into a tree.

  • Library shows off new bookmobile

    The LaRue County Public Library has a new bookmobile, and it’s all thanks to a $43,776 donation made nearly 30 years ago.
    In November 1982, The Ladies Lincoln League, Inc., turned over their funds to the library board after disbanding the organization with 73 years of service to the community.
    According to Library Director Dana Jolly, the purchase of the bookmobile would not have been possible without the funding donated all those years ago by the Ladies Lincoln League.

  • Graduate information being compiled for special section

     In just a few weeks, LaRue County High School seniors will walk across the stage to accept their diplomas.

  • Congressman Brett Guthrie visits New Haven

    NEW HAVEN - U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie met with New Haven officials Tuesday to discuss how to alleviate flooding issues in the area.

    Guthrie, along with Brandon Brummett, an outreach coordinator with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Haven Mayor Bobby Johnson and Magistrate Keith Metcalfe met under the Lyon's Station Bridge off KY 52 to discuss using Section 205 of the Flood Control Act to help the town of New Haven with its frequent flooding issues.

  • Storm victims must file with FEMA by May 7

    Survivors of the tornadoes, severe storms, flooding and straight-line winds Feb. 29 to March 3 in the Commonwealth have less than a month to register for disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    The deadline for survivors to register for disaster assistance is Monday, May 7. Disaster assistance for homeowners and renters can include grants to help pay for temporary housing, home repairs and other serious disaster-related expenses not met by insurance or other assistance programs.

  • Weather radios could give families peace of mind

     Commonwealth residents can help better protect themselves and their loved ones from tornadoes and storms by having weather radios in their home.

  • Man injured in motorcycle crash

     A motorcyclist was flown to University of Louisville Hospital by Air Methods Friday due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident near the Ovesen Heights area. 

  • Almost 4,000 LaRue Countians have agreed to be organ donors

    April showers may bring May flowers, but it also brings celebration. Circuit Court Clerks throughout Kentucky and their Trust For Life are celebrating National Donate Life Month in honor of the generosity of organ, eye and tissue donors and their families throughout the month of April.
    While 2011 marked one million registered donors in the state, and 100 million nationwide, the need for organ, eye and tissue transplants is on the rise and adding more donors to the Organ Donor Registry is critical.