Local News

  • Boil water advisory issued

    A boil water advisory has been issued for Hodgenville businesses and residents on Shawnee Drive, Indian Trail and Phillips Court.

    The advisory was issued due to a waterline break on Shawnee Drive. The water has also been shut off for businesses and residents on the three streets while Hodgenville Water Works employees continue to repair the break. Employees said they hope to have the water turned back on by Wednesday night.

  • DUI semi driver causes accident

    A truck driver was arrested on Monday, October 3 after turning over the semi-truck he was driving on North L and N Turnpike near Hodgenville.

    Arrested at the scene was Robert Joseph Shewmaker Jr., 46, of Sault Saint Marie, Michigan.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Brian Smith responded to a single semi-truck accident on North L and N Turnpike. When Smith arrived on the scene, he noticed that the driver of the wrecked semi-truck, Shewmaker, was unsteady on his feet and had slurred speech.

  • Jail log - October 3, 2016

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, September 26 to Monday, October 3.

    Ethan S. Alford, 19, of Mount Sherman was charged with operating on a suspended license, failure to maintain required insurance, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and using a false I.D. to obtain alcohol. He was lodged in LCDC where he was later released on a $500 unsecured bond.

    Kimberly Butler, 47, of Elizabethtown was charged with theft by deception- cold checks under $500. She was lodged in LCDC where she was later released on a $500 cash bond.

  • Lost in LaRue - October 3, 2016
  • Test wells drilled at old laundromat

    A state contractor drilled several test wells at the site of a former drycleaner and laundromat in Hodgenville.

    A work crew with Chase Environmental Group of Louisville drilled six new testing wells at the site on Smith Street. The wells check the amount of soil and water contamination that has been caused by the old underground storage tanks.

  • Zombie Outbreak in New Haven

    A zombie outbreak is expected in New Haven when zombie enthusiasts will trek through New Haven in De Zombie Walk on October 15.

    De Zombie Walk was created as a way for locals to have some fun while raising some money for a good cause.

    “Me and my business partner started talking about it a little while back and we wanted something to do for the people around town especially the younger crowd,” said Kay Inman, Co-owner of K’ La’s Café in New Haven. “Being a big walking Dead fan I thought, why not?”

  • Detre appointed to Planning and Zoning board

    LaRue County Fiscal court, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville September 27, appointed John Detre to Planning and Zoning’s Board of Adjustments and LaRue County Library’s Board of Trustees.

    Both terms expire June 30, 2020, as does the term of Paul Lassanske who was reappointed to the Board of Adjustments.

  • Organized crime suspects accept plea deal

    Several people who were reportedly involved in a methamphetamine organized crime ring have accepted plea deals.

  • Parents arrested, endangering minors

    Two Hodgenville parents were arrested for endangering the welfare of a minor on Monday, October 3 after police discovered five children in a home with inhumane conditions.

    According to the Hodgenville Police Department, Christopher Adkins, 39, and Christy Jordan, 40, were arrested after officers discovered five children living at the home in conditions that their arrest citations stated “were not fit for anyone to live in.”

  • Taking a stand against breast cancer

    Rachael Cecil, who was diagnosed with breast cancer (stage two invasive ductal carcinoma) in November 2015, has two words of advice to anyone being tested: time is of the essence and stand your ground in regards to getting what you want to be done.

    Until her diagnosis, the 42-year-old school teacher who lives in Buffalo had been having mammograms for six years with no signs of cancer.

    “In July, 2015, I discovered a lump in my left breast,” she shared.