Local News

  • Motorists should use caution during 31W construction

    Motorists traveling the US-31w Bypass in Elizabethtown should be aware of ramp closures beginning next week. The closures will affect those wishing to travel north on the bypass from the US 62 interchange and the Interstate 65/Western Kentucky Parkway interchange area.

    On Sunday, Aug. 21, contract crews will begin reconstruction of the northbound bypass access and exit ramps from US 62. These closures will last through Aug. 30.

  • Teen injured in Bardstown Road crash

    A Hodgenville teen was injured Friday in a near head-on vehicle collision on Bardstown Road.
    Warren P. Banks, 22, of Hodgenville, was driving a 2000 Dodge Neon south on U.S. 31E in the Ovesen Heights community about 4:10 p.m., according to LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst.
    Banks was attempting to make a left turn into a driveway and failed to yield right-of-way to a 2001 Mitsubishi passenger car driven by Dakota R. White, 17.
    White’s vehicle traveled through two yards and struck some rocks before coming to rest in a yard, Darst said.

  • Plane crashes near elementary school

    Three people were injured when a small plane crashed beside Lincoln Farm Road about 3:30 p.m. Monday. All three were flown to Louisville hospitals.
    Police say the single-engine plane was operated by Joshua Marksbury, 31, of Buffalo. Also on board were his wife, Jamie, 32, and 4-year-old son Jacob.
    A witness said the plane took off from a small airfield across from Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. It was headed in the direction of the school when it crashed.
    Huel Vincent, who lives in a rental cabin near the airfield, saw it take off.

  • Three injured in plane crash

    Three people were injured when a small plane crashed on Lincoln Farm Road about 3:30 p.m. Monday. All three have been flown to Louisville hospitals.

    Police say the plane was operated by Joshua Marksbury of Buffalo. Also on board were his wife, Jamie, and 4-year-old son Jacob.

    Joshua Marksbury is listed in critical condition. Jamie and Jacob are in fair condition, police say.

  • FREE MOVIE NIGHT: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    Hodgenville’s final Free Movie Night is 7 p.m. Saturday with a showing of “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

    The 2008 film stars Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett runs 166 minutes. It’s a bizarre story about a man who ages backwards.


    The boil water advisory that was issued for several areas in Hodgenville was lifted about 9 a.m. Friday.

    Water samples were OK'd through tests, according to city officials.

    The advisory went into effect Wednesday, Aug. 10 after a water main break.

  • Boil Water Advisory continues

    A boil water advisory has been issued for Lincoln Boulevard, Forest Avenue, Maple, Churchill, Polly, Kirkpatrick, Hill, KC Estates, Strange Road, Tanner, Peak and Old Sonora Road in Hodgenville beginning at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10.

    Until further notice, boil all water for drinking and cooking, bringing the water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using.

    The advisory continues in effect, city officials said Friday.
    Crews worked until 1 a.m. Thursday to repair a broken water main.

  • Pvt. Juan Rojas graduates from basic training

    Pvt. Juan Pablo Rojas Jr. graduated from U.S. Army basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri on Aug. 4. He will continue his advanced training at Fort Leonard Wood.
    He is the son of Juan and Teri Rojas of Hodgenville.

  • Picture perfect fundraiser assists fire department with equipment

    With the help of Parrish Photos of Campbellsville and community donations, Buffalo Fire Department was able to raise $4,855.50 to assist in the purchase of a new Bullard thermal imaging camera.
    The thermal imaging device replaces an outdated thermal imager that the department has utilized for several years and cuts down the time it takes for searching, according to Buffalo Fire Department Capt. Dustin Helm.

  • Antique Linotype to be displayed at Genealogy Society

    An antique Linotype owned by The LaRue County Herald News is on display at the LaRue County Genealogy Society.
    The Mergenthaler Linotype was moved from the Herald’s office at 40 Shawnee Drive by city workers and hauled by forklift to the Genealogy Society on Greensburg Street. The LCGS is located in the city’s maintenance building.
    It will be on loan for an indefinite period of time.
    Mayor Terry Cruse, who assisted with the move, said the old machine was placed in the hallway at the Society rather than in the office area because of its size.