Local News

  • PHOTO: White Pigeon

     A white pigeon made a circuit of several stores in the retail center on Lincoln Drive last week. Employees shared bread crumbs and set out water for the bird. Above, the pigeon checked out its reflection in the window of Lincoln Way Supports for Community Living.


  • Legislators, doctors debate health law

     Though host Bill Goodman said they just “scratched the surface” on what the federal health-care reform law will mean for Kentucky, physicians and legislators debated Medicaid expansion, the implications of requiring people to buy health insurance, how to pay for it all and other questions in KET's “Kentucky Tonight” panel and call-in show.

  • New Haven man dies after car crash

     A New Haven man died as a result of injuries sustained after a three-car accident that occurred 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 10 in Jefferson County.

    Jon Brock Burd, 28, was taken to University of Louisville hospital and pronounced dead around noon.

    Burd was driving eastbound in his Ford Focus on Taylorsville Road east of the Gene Snyder Freeway, when according to Alicia Smiley, spokesperson for Louisville Metro Police, he crossed over the line for “unknown reasons.”

  • PHOTO: Field and woods fire

     LaRue County firefighter Chris Schmittou sprayed water on a field fire that reached a patch of woods Tuesday, July 10 in Hodgenville. Hodgenville and LaRue firefighters also were dispatched to the area between Boone and Polley Avenues. The fire departments worked about 20 minutes extinguishing the flames that were close to several homes.

  • LONGSTANDING MEETINGS updated July 11, 2012


  • News of Record


    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    Velda Stevenson, executrix for the will and estate of Howard Stevenson, to David Perkins Trust, David Perkins, trustee, property on Bailey Road, $14,300

    David Ray Perkins and Lisa Perkins and Mamie Perkins to David Perkins, deed of correction, property near Hwy. 1906, FMV $26,700


     Although LaRue County received intermittent rain last week, it wasn’t enough to relieve drought-like conditions.

    According to the Kentucky Division of Water, LaRue County is considered “abnormally dry” but is not included in a Level 1 drought declaration. Hardin and Nelson Counties also are considered abnormally dry.

  • Bank of Buffalo robbed

    Kentucky State Police and the LaRue County Sheriff's Office are investigating a robbery that occurred about 12:40 p.m. Friday at Bank of Buffalo in Buffalo.
    Police are searching for a white male, about 6-feet-tall,  with blue eyes, wearing tennis shoes, blue jeans and a white T-shirt.
    The subject was reportedly wearing a camouflage mask and carrying a 9 mm pistol. He took an undisclosed amount of cash from the bank.

    No injuries were reported and the gun was not fired, Deputy Robby Brownfield said.

  • PHOTO: Honor Flight

    Albert Peace, front, a World War II veteran, took part in an Honor Flight in June. The trip was organized through Honor Flight Bluegrass Chapter, a Louisville-based organization that flies American military veterans to visit and reflect at their memorials in Washington, D.C.  In back is Sen. Mitch McConnell and Peace’s daughter, Sandy Johnson.

  • Health departments brace for funding cuts

     Future cuts to Kentucky health departments will cause the Lincoln Trail District Health Department to change the role it will play in the community. The department currently serves seven counties in the area, including LaRue.