Local News

  • National Guard assisting law enforcement at KC Estates

    Local officials, with the assistance of the National Guard, are cracking down on sightseers in the areas that were hit in Wednesday’s storms.

    Wednesday afternoon and evening, several attempts were made to enter the damaged homes in KC Estates by unauthorized people. Hodgenville City Police intervened. However, despite televised reports to the contrary, no arrests were made.

  • Officials confirm tornado

     The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF2 tornado touched down in LaRue County about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday. Wind speeds are estimated at 111 to 115 miles per hour.

    LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner and Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse have signed a declaration of emergency.

    According to Chris Jackson, LaRue County’s 911 coordinator, 19 homes and one business have significant damage with the bulk of the damage occurring in KC Estates off Lincoln Boulevard.

  • Roads closed, traffic signals out after storm


    Latest Road Update From District 4


    * Closed – KY 3211 in Taylor County just north of US 68 due to High Water

    * Closed – KY 210 just east of Etown in Hardin County 

    * Closed – Shoulders of Lincoln Parkway near storm crossing just east of Etown to prohibit traffic from stopping/parking (Driving lanes are open) Unnecessary traffic asked to detour

    * Closed – US 31E just north of LaRue County High School (power lines)


    A series of storms have caused severe damage to the Stiles Ford Road and Woebegona Way areas in Hodgenville. Firefighers and law enforcement are on scene assessing damage and attempting to limit the number of sightseers.

    About 10 homes were damaged along Lincoln Boulevard and Woebegona. One was lifted off its foundation.

    A new home on Stiles Ford was damaged while construction workers were inside.

    Despite early televised reports, schools were not damaged.


        The boil water advisory that was issued by Hodgenville Water Works has been lifted  as of 9:15 a.m. March 1. The advisory included customers beginning at South Lincoln Boulevard and McDonalds including Miller Road, Lincoln Drive and Bluegrass Drive.


  • Child dies after two-vehicle crash

    A child died early Tuesday as a result of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Monday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. 31W and KY 84 in Sonora.
    At 3:17 p.m., a GMC Jimmy, driven by Gustavo Salinas, 41, of Louisville, was traveling eastbound on Ky. 84, according to Kentucky State Police spokesman Norman Chaffins. The GMC pulled into the intersection and into the path of a 1993 Peterbilt dump truck that had the right-of-way in the intersection.

  • Slick roads contribute to crash

    Slick roads were a contributing factor in a single vehicle accident last Wednesday.
    Nathaniel Atwell, 18, of Hodgenville was driving a 1995 Ford F-150 “towards town” on Greensburg Street around 6 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a telephone pole, according to Hodgenville City Police Chief Steve Johnson.
    “At that time water was pooling on the roads,” said Johnson.
    LaRue County EMS responded to the scene where Atwell refused treatment and transport.
    Sgt. Marcus Jackson investigated.

  • Firefighters busy battling blazes

     LaRue County area firefighters have been busy over the past week battling an outbreak of fires.

  • Teens recovering from wreck

     Two teenagers are recovering from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash Feb. 20.

  • Frankfort Update

    After a slow start, a number of bills introduced to protect Kentucky families from runaway government spending, substance abuse related crimes and restrain government spending began moving through the Kentucky Legislature this week.