Local News

  • Lincoln Birthplace plans observance of Emancipation Proclamation anniversary

     The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park will host an “Emancipation Proclamation 150th Anniversary Observance” on the weekend of Jan. 12-13. All activities are free to the public.

  • Santa's Run assists more than 400

     Bobby Morrison, the former Boy Scout leader who began the Santa’s Helpers Project 46 years ago, is no longer able to help with the annual event.

  • State to cure deadly Devers Curve

     If there is a hot spot in LaRue County for vehicular crashes, it is a two-mile stretch of Bardstown Road between mile points 16.3 and 18.6.

  • 2012: A year of murder, mayhem and heartbreak

     The top LaRue County stories for 2012 can be summed up as murder, mayhem and heartbreak.

  • Santa Letters winners
  • Mailboxes vandalized in early morning bashing spree

     Residents in the northern part of LaRue County will be replacing mailboxes after an early morning vandal damaged or destroyed about 20 of them.

  • Woman injured in single-vehicle crash

     A Hodgenville woman was injured Dec. 18 when she lost control of the truck she was driving on Old E’town Road.

    Patricia Crume, 49, was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado four-wheel drive pickup west toward Elizabethtown near the intersection with Carter Brothers Road, according to Deputy Brian Smith’s report. About 11:30 a.m., the tires dropped off the right edge of the roadway.

    Crume overcorrected and the truck ran into a ditch and flipped about six times, coming to rest on the driver’s side in a cornfield.

  • It's not too late to get your flu shot

     Kentucky Department for Public Health officials reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week that the influenza activity level in the state has increased from regional to widespread. Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state. The activity levels for states are tracked weekly as part of the CDC’s national flu surveillance system.

  • Feds tell states it's all or nothing on Medicaid expansion

     When the Supreme Court upheld federal health reform but said states could opt out of the expansion of Medicaid to people with incomes above the poverty line, to be funded with generous federal subsidies, one of the first questions was whether a state had to go all the way: to 133 percent of poverty (138 percent with an official fudge factor). Now the Obama administration has answered "no." And that could make the decision tougher for Kentucky, which is the only state The Washington Post listed this month as leaning toward expansion.

  • Drive sober or get pulled over

    To help save lives this holiday season, Hodgenville City Police Department is launching a special “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown to stop impaired drivers and to save lives on our roadways.

    Officers will be aggressively looking for impaired drivers and will arrest anyone caught driving impaired. Enforcement efforts will include sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols. The special enforcement crackdown will run through Jan. 1.