Local News

  • Fire Runs

    Wood fire

    Magnolia, Upton and LaRue County Fire Departments were dispatched to the scene of a wood fire on Talley-Oak Hill Road about 4 p.m. Sunday. The Kentucky Division of Forestry assisted. The fire was brought under control about 5:15 p.m.


    LaRue County Fire Department and Rolling Fork Fire Department were called to Zak Limited in Athertonville to extinguish a burning tractor-trailer about 2 p.m. April 7.

  • Lincoln presenters coming to town

    Look for a lot of tall men wearing stovepipe hats Saturday, April 17, in Hodgenville, for that is the date when more than 50 Abraham and Mary Lincoln presenters will be in town as the national Association of Lincoln Presenters come to Hardin and LaRue counties.

    Larry Elliott of Louisville, who has close ties with Hodgenville and is distantly related to the midwife who helped deliver the 16th President, is coordinating the event with his wife, Mary, and several others.

  • City Council notes

    At Monday’s meeting of Hodgenville City Council:

    •The council approved first reading of a zoning amendment that regulates businesses. A B2 district will now include all businesses that are permitted in B1.

    •The council approved a Planning and Zoning Ordinance amendment concerning plat sizes (minimum 11x17 inches, maximum 24x36 inches. All land divisions are required to be platted before conveyance.

  • Second season of free movies opens tonight

    For the second consecutive year, Hodgenville will host a Free Movie Night monthly series in the Civic Center auditorium.

    The selections range from a 60-year-old Jimmy Stewart classic to an Oscar-winning film released last year. The list also features a children's feature, romantic comedy and an Alfred Hitchcock production.

    Co-sponsored by the City of Hodgenville and The LaRue County Herald News, the free film presentations showcase the large movie screen and sound system in the Civic Center and offer an affordable Saturday night activity.

  • Pritchard Center hosting job fair

    Lincoln Trail Career Centers and the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Chamber of Commerce will host a job fair with area employers 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at Pritchard Community Center, 404 S. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown.

  • Schools to introduce hybrid bus

    Phil Fulkerson, LaRue County Schools’ director of transportation and maintenance, hopes the new hybrid school bus coming to the district through a stimulus-funded grant, will live up to its expectations of saving up to 30 percent in fuel consumption.

    “We know they’re more energy efficient,” Fulkerson saud. “We just don’t know how efficient they are.”

    He hopes to start answering that question when the bus arrives around the first of August.

  • Campbellsville University hosts job fair today


  • Probation denied to mother of four

    Probation has been denied to a mother who admitted to abusing her four children.

    At her final sentencing last week, Myra Rodriguez, 31, of Buffalo, was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

    Last month, she admitted guilt to 16 felony and 30 misdemeanor charges regarding what court documents called “torture and cruel punishment” inflicted upon four children – the youngest who was only 3 at the time.

    She and her husband Juan adopted three of the children in 2007.

  • Association of Lincoln Presenters to visit area

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  • Glendale woman charged with drug trafficking

    A 24-year-old Glendale woman is facing drug trafficking charges after a series of run-ins with law enforcement March 26.

    LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy said the chain of events began with an investigation into the alleged theft of four diamond rings. He located the jewelry at a local pawn shop and took out a warrants against Jessica Ida Smith, who was accused of pawning them.