Local News

  • Man dies after wreck

     A Hodgenville man died Oct. 26, hours after being in a single vehicle crash.

    Edward Jackson Renfrow, 32, was driving a 1997 Honda Acura just after midnight in the 900 block of Howardstown Road when he lost control of the vehicle. The Honda ran off the edge of the roadway and rolled several times.

    Renfrow was ejected from the vehicle, according to LaRue County Deputy Robby Brownfield.

    Renfrow was transported to University Hospital in Louisville by LaRue County EMS. He died later that day.

  • LG&E crews work to restore gas service

     LG&E experienced an isolated natural gas outage in LaRue County late Tuesday.

    Crews have been out since 4 a.m. Wednesday working to repressurize the lines, according to Liz Pratt, spokesperson for LG&E. The outage is affecting the Buffalo and Magnolia areas.

    “Crews are going door-to-door to re-light pilot lights,” she said. “We are starting first with customers who have called (and notified us of the outage).”

    Ninety percent of service has been restored as of Thursday.

  • Festival of Trees ends Nov. 17 with auction, chili supper

     The seventh annual Festival of Trees and silent auction, sponsored by the Hodgenville Woman’s Club, The Lincoln Museum and LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, will be Nov. 15-17.

  • Santa's Helpers Christmas Eve Run Schedule

     The 46th annual Santa’s Helpers Bus will deliver toys and clothing to several areas of LaRue County on Monday, Dec. 24.

  • Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony is Nov. 11

       The fourth annual Veterans Day parade and ceremony sponsored by American Legion Post 87 will be Sunday, Nov. 11.

  • Lester Pearsall named grand marshal of Veterans Day Parade

     Lester Pearsall of Mount Sherman is this year’s grand marshal of the Veteran’s Day Parade.

  • New Haven family creates unique haunted house

     Decorating their home for Halloween has become a game of finding the most unique items — whether it’s an embalming table or lights decorated as eyeballs — for Melissa and Scott Newton.

    The weirder the item is, the more they want to own it. 

    “We like the stuff that nobody else has, that you don’t see a lot,” Melissa said.

    Two months ago, the couple and their 10 children were discussing what to do for Halloween.

  • Forest fire takes 10 acres, rain arrives in nick of time

     The Knob Creek area of LaRue County is beautiful this time of year as the leaves change colors, transforming the hills into a patchwork of red, orange and yellow.

  • Band of Hawks take third in state

     The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks, defending state champions, took third Saturday in the AA Division in the Kentucky Music Educators Association State Championship.

    The Band of Hawks placed in the top four bands in its class in semifinals, earning the right to compete Saturday night at Western Kentucky University.

    Glasgow was the eventual state champion, followed by Danville. Hart County took fourth.

    Jamie Smith, LCHS band director, said just seven-tenths of a point separated the top three teams in the Class 2A final.

  • Georgia man injured in crash

     A Georgia man was injured early Friday in a two-vehicle crash.

    Thomas Marshall, 20, of Euharlee was driving east on Ky. 210 near the intersection with Whitlock Road.

    His vehicle struck a vehicle driven by Margie Brewer, 63, of Campbellsville, in the rear.

    Marshall told officers he was distracted by his phone. He sustained minor injuries and was transported by LaRue County EMS to Hardin Memorial Hospital, according to Kentucky State Polcie.

    Brewer was not injured.

    Both vehicles were towed due to moderate damage.