Local News

  • 911 communications tower to be built at EMS office

    LaRue County Fiscal Court is currently accepting sealed bids for the purchase and installation of a self-supporting radio tower.
     “Although nothing is 100 percent, studies show the construction of this new tower will improve communication for emergency responders,” said LaRue County Emergency Management Director Chris Jackson.
    The tower, according to Jackson, would be constructed at a higher altitude than the one currently in use, resulting in increased performance of the communication system.


    Kentucky State Police confirm three people are dead and one is seriously injured after a Tuesday morning shooting in LaRue County.

    The shooting took place near the intersection of Hwy. 1517 and Heying Lane between Hodgenville and Sonora.

    LaRue County Deputy Coroner Brad Turner provided identities of the deceased: David Walker, 51, of Elizabethtown; Steve Bottoms, 55, of Radcliff; and Barbara Walker, 51.

    A fourth person, April M. Roberts, 32, of Elizabethtown, survived the shooting and is being treated in a Louisville hospital.

  • Deputy injured in crash

    A LaRue County Sheriff’s Deputy was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital following a single vehicle accident on Bardstown Road, just past Forrest Hills, Monday.

    Deputy Brian Smith, 27, of Magnolia, was responding to a two-vehicle injury accident near the Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home around 3 p.m. when he lost control of his cruiser. Wet pavement is thought to be a contributing factor.

    “According to a witness it appears he flipped end-over-end,” said Chief Deputy Russell McCoy.

  • Inmate alleges animal abuse

    County officials are denying an inmate’s claims that animals at Taylor County Animal Shelter were buried alive in mass graves.

    In a letter to the Central Kentucky News-Journal, Andy Stewart, who is serving time for arson, said he was working at the animal shelter when the event allegedly occurred. Stewart has since been transferred to the Marion County jail.

    Stewart’s claims were recently reported by Wave 3 News in Louisville.

  • I-65 rehab is complete

    Resurfacing, guardrail and right-of-way clearing work related to a project along Interstate 65 in central Kentucky is complete.

    All lanes are now open from Munfordville to Elizabethtown, easing congestion along I-65 and US -31W corridors. This section of the interstate features new asphalt on all lanes and shoulders. Entrance and exit ramps at Munfordville, Upton, Sonora and Glendale are also resurfaced. 

  • Dog attack began family's troubles

    Four months ago, 9-year-old Franklin Parks sustained serious injuries in a vicious dog attack.
    Parks was playing outside at a family member’s home on Dangerfield Road, when according to his mother Rebecca Parks, an adult female dog, described as a “pit bull” mauled him.
    “The doctors all say that he was probably attacked for 20 minutes,” Rebecca said. “She wasn’t gonna stop until he was dead.”  

  • A closer look at the Lincoln Memorial Building

    First-time visitors to the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site are sometimes surprised to see what appears to be a gleaming Greek temple situated on a small wooded hillside. It’s a stark contrast to the rural landscape they’ve seen since leaving Interstate 65.

  • While working horse-car crash, deputy witnesses second collision

    Law enforcement from three counties and Kentucky State Police searched the Ball Hollow area of LaRue County for several hours Thursday night, looking for a person involved in a wreck.
    Ira Bloyd Jr., part-time deputy and LaRue County constable, received a call about a vehicle vs. horse crash on Campbellsville Road about eight miles from Hodgenville near the intersection with Skaggs Road.

  • Relay rally focuses on survival

    I am tired and I am weak
    Sometimes I ask why me
    But I have faith and I believe
    That I am strong
    From “I am Strong” by The Grascals

    LaRue County’s Relay for Life — the fundraiser that benefits the American Cancer Society — is entering its 15th year.

  • Centennial celebration mimics Memorial's original dedication

    One hundred years ago, 3,000 people attended the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial Building at what is now Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park. They turned out in droves – with many dignitaries arriving on trains from other states, according to news accounts.