Local News

  • Back to school back then

    From blackboards to smart boards, tablets and pencils to chrome books and emails there’s no question school has changed a lot in the last 60 years. One LaRue County couple recalls their experience in school during the late 1940s through the 50s.

    Carl and Carolyn Mather attended school in the late 1940s and 50s; a time when “back to school deals” were unheard-of and student’s feet were often the only means of transportation to school.

  • Solar eclipse in LaRue

    Kentuckians, especially those who are in southwestern Kentucky, are in for a treat the afternoon of August 21, 2017, as a strip of the state about 100 miles wide will experience a total solar eclipse.

    According to information from Western Kentucky University, the last time a total solar eclipse was visible from the United States was July 11, 1991, and even then, it could only be seen from part of Hawaii.

  • Two killed in crash

    Two LaRue County people were killed in a vehicle accident on Sunday, August 6 on Hodgenville Road near the LaRue/Hardin County line.

    According to Jeff Gregory, Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer, the accident happened around 3:30 p.m. when a vehicle driven by Jerimiah Williams, 26, of Hodgenville was traveling northwest on Hodgenville Road and reportedly crossed the center line into the path of another vehicle driven by Wilma Brown, 78, of Hodgenville who was traveling southwest on the roadway.

  • Trumbo named distinguished young woman

    Alexia Trumbo, 17-year-old daughter of Matt and Tamra Trumbo of Roanoke, was named LaRue County’s 2018 Distinguished Young Woman during a joint program with Hardin County in LaRue County High School’s auditorium Saturday evening.

    “I was surprised but very happy, not only for me, but also for the other girls who did so well,” said the LCHS student. “We all know each other well since we’re seniors at our school and that helped ease our nerves so it seemed more like we were just having fun on stage.”

  • Prayer service held for schools

    A large crowd came out for a prayer meeting for the LaRue County School system last week.

  • 2017 Growing season update

    The 2017 growing season is well underway and, according to LaRue County farmers, corn looks like it has potential for some pretty good yields this year.

  • Experience life saving techniques

    LaRue County emergency medical personnel gave a demonstration of a life-saving mechanical cardio-pulmonary-resuscitation machine to magistrates at the regular meeting of the LaRue County Fiscal Court at the courthouse in Hodgenville July 26.

    EMS Director Mike Cottrell explained that the $8,600 machine could spell the difference in life and death for a patient in cardiac arrest, especially when the ambulance response team might be short on personnel.

  • Bennett faces civil complaints

    By Stevie Lowery
    Landmark News Service


    Curtis Bennett of Hodgenville, who was a former Marion County High School teacher and band director, is facing two civil lawsuits regarding two former female students.

  • Former deputy jailer pleads guilty to drug charges

    A former LaRue County Deputy Jailer entered a guilty plea to several drug charges and was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday, July 26 in Hardin County Circuit Court.

    Bradley Russell, 43, of Hodgenville pleaded guilty to complicity to first degree trafficking in controlled substance (more than two grams of heroin), complicity to first degree trafficking in controlled substance of hydrocodone (greater than ten dosage units) and complicity to first degree trafficking in controlled substance of oxycodone (greater than ten dosage units.)

  • 2018 Distinguished Young Woman

    This Saturday, in a program beginning at 7 p.m. in LaRue County High School’s auditorium, six LaRue County High School seniors will be seeking the title as the 2018 LaRue County Distinguished Young Woman.

    This year’s participants are Elena Cecil, Marisa Cecil, Jessi O’Bryan, Rachel Sheffer, Madison Eads, and Alexia Trumbo.