Local News

  • News of record - October 11, 2017

    Court Briefs

    Russell Johnson failed to appear and had a bench warrant issued for his arrest.

    Jason A. Klawitter failed to appear and had a bench warrant issued for his arrest.

  • Mating season means more deer on Kentucky roadways

    Deer season is upon us and that means Kentucky drivers must be particularly aware of their surroundings while traveling along Kentucky’s streets and highways.

    The deer population, in general, has been growing all over the country for years. Urban expansion, more people moving to rural areas and more cars on the road result in an increase in dangerous car collisions with deer. In fact, deer-related automobile accidents cause approximately 150 deaths every single year, claiming more lives in the United States than encounters with any other animal.

  • Remembering JFK

    Fifty-four years ago today (November 22, 1963) in the streets of Dallas, Texas, a gunman ended the life of President John F. Kennedy in an assassination that burned lasting memories into the minds of Americans of where they were and what they were doing when they heard the awful news.

    Betsy Tucker

    Betsy Tucker, who lives in Hamilton Acres in Hodgenville, was a student at Western Kentucky State College (now Western Kentucky University) when she learned of the assassination upon returning to her dormitory from a Friday afternoon class.

  • Community Calendar - November 22, 2017


    Cissal Hill Big Wheel Race

    The Cissal Hill Big Wheel Race benefit for the ALS Association will be held at noon on Sunday, November 26 on Cissal Hill Road near New Haven, KY. For more information, call 502-827-2997.

    Hodgenville Woman’s Club

  • Lost in LaRue - November 22, 2017

    Friday was one of those days when you looked out the window and the sky was just calling. So I set off in my car with my camera and took the long way to work. Where this was taken, I couldn’t say but somewhere along the back roads near Tonieville. Something I’ve noticed since I’ve lived here is that Kentucky sure has some nice sunrises, sunsets—and clouds! I spend a ton of time trying to come up with the right way to describe all these clouds. This particular morning looked like it was covered in popcorn.

  • Senior Calendar - November 22, 2017

    Senior Citizens Music

    The LaRue County Senior Citizens Center has music beginning at 6:30 p.m. every Saturday. Musicians and singers are welcome. For more information call Charles at 270-358-4311 or email Viola Riggs at viola47@windstream.net.

    Daily Activities

  • Fiscal court refinances jail

    LaRue County Fiscal Court heard Judge-executive Tommy Turner give first reading of an ordinance that he said will save the county some $91,000 in interest on an outstanding construction lease for a 2000-01 jail addition.

  • Lincoln’s (not so) General Store: featured in magazine

    When stopping in at Lincoln’s General Store in Hodgenville, it’s not uncommon to spot customers with cameras snapping pictures of Lincoln souvenirs or bottles of Ski cola. It’s a scene that store owner Regina McDowell loves to see.

    “I like seeing the tourists walking around taking pictures,” McDowell said. “I think that’s so cool because that makes me feel like this place is picture worthy to them.”

  • Sonora gas station robbed

    The Kentucky State Police are currently investigating a robbery at the Five Star gas station in Sonora on Sunday, November 19.

    According to Jeff Gregory, KSP Public Affairs Officer, a white male entered the gas station at 3:46 a.m. He was brandishing a black handgun while demanding cash and merchandise.

    The male is described as having white hair, blue eyes and a distinctive deep voice. He was wearing a gray hoodie type jacket and tan military style boots.

  • Woman grabs police officer’s firearm in fight

    Officer also injured in altercation

    A bizarre situation escalated quickly as an Upton woman attempted to grab a police officer’s firearm during an altercation on Sunday, November 12 around 3 a.m.

    According to the arrest citation, a Hodgenville Police officer responded to a call at a residence on Lincoln Farm Road in Hodgenville after receiving reports of an intoxicated woman outside the home. The woman was later identified as Tamatha Ren Woods, 44, of Upton.