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  • Fiscal court discusses roadway issues

    Road crews were busy in the past two weeks clearing flood-caused debris from roads and ditches and spreading 39 tons of salt on hills, curves, and intersections that were ice covered due to a flash freeze.

    David Wood, assistant county road supervisor, told members of LaRue County Fiscal Court meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville January 12 that crews placed high water signs and removed debris from McDowell, Hawkins, Gunning, Slack, Salt Lick, Wayne Ennis, Pepper, Brown, Cantrell, Goodin Williams, and Spencer Schoolhouse roads.

  • Red Hill Cemetery Commission meets

    The Red Hill Cemetery Commission met for their quarterly meeting on Monday, January 11.

    No action was taken at the meeting but several updates on the cemetery were given by Hodgenville Mayor Kenny Devore.

    Devore said cemetery worker Tim Robertson had “got everything cleaned up for the winter” at the cemetery. He said they also put up a new fence at the back of the cemetery that cost around $600.

  • The duck hunt of a lifetime

    Most people know how farming is so dependent on the weather, but fewer might understand that the same holds true for those who hunt ducks.

    Hodgenville resident Steve Skaggs knows all too well how a sudden change from dry to wet and mild to cold can transform what could have been a limit-filled harvest of the feathery flyers into four almost fruitless days of pulling his chest waders out of boot sucking muck in the rice paddies near Jonesboro, Arkansas.

  • Lincoln Tax Service now open

    A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Friday January 8, for the opening of Lincoln Tax Service, LLC located at 56 Lincoln Square, Hodgenville KY.

    Gregory Harry, owner and sole tax preparer at Lincoln Tax Service has been dedicated to serving family and friends and helping with their returns for the last 20 years.

    Harry, a pastor at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, worked for H & R Block for five years before leaving to run for Hodgenville Mayor in 2014.

  • Update to Breaking News - Victim Identified in Fatal Crash

    LaRue County Coroner's office spokesperson, Brad Turner, has identified the victim of the single vehicle fatal crash that occurred Tuesday afternoon on southbound I-65 which blocked the interstate near mile point 77 and exit 81, just south of Sonora in LaRue County.

    Deborah Lynn Williams, 59 of Old Hickory TN, was pronounced dead at the scene. Williams was a passenger of the vehicle driven by her husband Michael Williams. The incident occurred when the vehicle left the side of the road and hit a rock structure.

  • Single vehicle accident at Tanner, Sonora Road
  • Accident leads to arrest of Buffalo woman

    A Buffalo woman was arrested and charged with wanton endangerment and DUI after pulling out of Bailey Road and hitting a truck north bound on Hwy 61, Greensburg Road.

    Rebecca Fisher, 52, of Buffalo was driving a 2014 Chevy Sonic northbound on Bailey Road and started through the intersection with Hwy 61 (Greensburg Road) when she struck Robert Harris who was driving a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. Harris tried to swerve to avoid collision but was unable to and went off the road and struck a culvert, rolled onto its side then back on its wheels.

  • Car fire at Hwys 84, 357

    LaRue County Fire Department and LaRue County Sheriff’s Department were called to the scene of a car fire around 4 p.m on Friday January 8 at the intersection of Hwy 84 and Hwy 357. A 1992 Toyota Camry driven by Phillip Wilkerson, 34, of Buffalo caught fire.

    Wilkerson was coming from Sonora and heard popping as he approached the intersection, he stopped to investigate and noticed the car was on fire. The fire quickly engulfed the entire vehicle and was fully evolved when the LaRue County Fire Department arrived on the scene.

  • Fatal crash on I-65 in LaRue County - Victim Identified

    LaRue County Coroner spokesperson Brad Turner, has released the name of the victim of the accident that occurred Tuesday afternoon on I-65 near mile point 77 and exit 81, just south of Sonora in LaRue County.

  • No sign of missing man

    A massive search for a missing LaRue County man turned up empty last Thursday.

    Search crews met at a vacant business on Hwy 84 in Howardstown to search for Michael Key, 31, of Hodgenville who has been missing for more than five weeks.

    LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy said several people searched the area around the Rolling Fork River on foot and horseback last Thursday. He said they searched from the area of the river between Howardstown to the Blanton Road Bridge near New Haven.