Local News

  • Marijuana bust follows report of dead guest

     An investigation of a dead body found at 670 Howardstown Road in Hodgenville led to the arrest of 50-year-old James A. Clark on drug charges. 

  • Woman pleads guilty to 61 counts

     A Vine Grove woman pleaded guilty June 18 in LaRue Circuit Court to 61 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    Penny Lou Emerson, 52, formerly of Hodgenville, pleaded guilty also to theft by unlawful taking, theft by unlawful taking under $500 and first-degree persistent felony offender.

    She is accused of possessing forged checks and passing to several agencies in the county totaling more than $9,500. The alleged offenses occurred in 2005.

  • Recycling program finds history amid scrap metal

     A normal, run-of-the-mill cleaning operation by LaRue County’s Renaissance Recycling Center turned up a historical object last week – although just how historical, nobody knows.

    Edward Smith and several others were helping the recycling center on Water Street clear out some scrap metal and other assorted objects from the area around the Nolin River (north fork) dam. The water was low, so it was the perfect opportunity to remove some of the junk that inevitably finds its way there.

    “Junk” being the subjective term.

  • Storms rock residents across area

     LaRue County was hit with several thunderstorms last week.

    The rain was needed to relieve the extremely dry conditions that have existed for weeks. However, the storms also brought damage to two homesteads on Murrieltown Road near Sonora.

    Sue Crewz had driven to her job in Elizabethtown when the storm hit. She learned of the damage to her home about 7 p.m. through a phone call from her daughter-in-law.

  • Library offers lessons in working from home

                 For anyone who has a need or desire to work from home, the LaRue County Public Library is hosting an informational forum on August 9 spotlighting Kentucky Teleworks.

                Kentucky Teleworks is a program developed through the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc by Joshua Ball. EKCEP is a nonprofit agency with over 40 years of experience in connecting people, especially eastern Kentuckians, with employment opportunities.

  • Theresa Howard enjoys variety in her extension job

     This is the first in a three-part series highlighting LaRue County’s three county extension agents. The county extension program is an educational program implemented by land-grant universities to help people find and use research-based knowledge; the program turns 100 years old in 2012.


  • LCHS Scholars work on Habitat project

     Two LaRue County High School students helped construct a house in Louisville this summer through  Habitat for Humanity.

    Caleb Canter and Tyler Skaggs, both of Hodgenville, were among a group of Governor’s Scholars at Bellarmine University to spend four weeks on the service project.

    The Governor’s Scholars Program, which provides incoming high school seniors with a diverse learning experience on college campuses,  is in its 30th year of partnership with Habitat for Humanity.

  • New flea market reports moderate success

     LaRue County’s only flea market has met with moderate success since it opened in May at the LaRue County Fairgrounds on Greensburg Street.

    As many as eight bargain booths have been utilized on Saturdays, according to fair board members Tom and Phyllis Smith who organized the event.

    The flea market is located at the old horse barn.

    Saturday, about six people had a variety of items at their booths ranging from toys to antiques.

  • Sanders sentenced to five years for wanton endangerment

     Jason Clay Sanders, 41, Hodgenville, was sentenced in Nelson Circuit Court last week to five years in prison for seven counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

    He was granted probation for a period of five years following set conditions, including having no contact with witnesses.

  • Woman may face charges after altercation in Buffalo

     A Buffalo woman may face charges after she allegedly drove a vehicle into a LaRue County constable’s cruiser and attempted to run over two officers.

    The woman’s name has not been released by officers as the case remains under investigation.