Local News

  • Median cable barriers being installed on I-65

     Median cable barriers are being installed along a two-lane section of Interstate 65 from the Hart/LaRue County line extending north about six miles into Hardin County (MP 74 – MP 80).  Once this work is completed, continuous cross over crash prevention measures will be in place from the current three-lane widening project in Barren County to just south of Elizabethtown.

  • PHOTO: Mower mishap

    A contractor's tractor and mower slid down a slope near the intersection of Lincoln Parkway and Tonieville Road about 8 p.m. Thursday. A wrecker was called to pull the tractor out of the ditch. Hodgenville City Police assisted with traffic control.

  • Letter of non-compliance may be misleading for DOT standards

     The Department of Transportation requires certain training for drivers and supervisors. Information can be found on the DOT’s website and at other agencies.

  • Man injured in motorcycle wreck

     A Hodgenville man was seriously injured about 10:30 p.m. May 16 when he lost control of the motorcycle he was driving.

  • Pool to open June 16 with reduced hours

     The LaRue County Swimming Pool will operate on a reduced schedule this summer.

  • Mount Sherman Post Office may remain open with reduced hours

     Mount Sherman Post Office will remain open, with reduced hours, if a proposal by the U.S. Postal Service is approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission.

  • Habitat for Humanity looks to expand in LaRue

     Larry Mengel, executive director of Hardin County Habitat for Humanity and secretary for the Kentucky Habitat board of directors, spoke to the LaRue County Ministerial Association May 17 about starting a LaRue County affiliate.

  • Grandmother: 'He's my hero.'

     Donnie Hogue of Hodgenville had planned a pleasant Mother’s Day. She was looking forward to spending some time with her 12-year-old grandson Levi Gaddie and “spoiling” him a bit.

    That Sunday took a frightening turn when she choked on a bite of food. She said Levi’s quick thinking saved her life.

    “I got up that morning and asked him if he’d like a big, homemade breakfast,” said Hogue. She started preparing homemade biscuits, gravy, fried potatoes, scrambled eggs and bacon.

  • Troopers remembered by Post 4

     Members of Kentucky State Police Post 4 participated in wreath-laying ceremonies last week at the gravesites of two troopers who lost their lives while on the job in LaRue County.

    The ceremony is part of the observance of National Peace Officer's Memorial Week May 13-19, according to Trooper Kevin Burton.

  • New Haven school placed on lockdown

    New Haven School was on a limited lockdown for about 30 minutes Thursday.

    Principal Jason Detre issued the lockdown around 2:30 p.m. after a parent notified the school of possible police action nearby.

    According to Nelson County Sheriff Stephen Campbell, officers were in New Haven looking to serve two bench warrants to T.K. Johnson, who was possibly spotted in the area.

    Campbell added that the warrants were for first-degree fleeing or evading, resisting arrest and third-degree criminal mischief.