Local News

  • EMS seeks assistance from fiscal court

    Finding Emergency Medical Services with only two of its fleet of four ambulances in running condition in late August, EMS Director Mike Cottrell sought some quick help from LaRue County Fiscal Court.

    “When Mike called and said two ambulances were out of commission, I knew we needed to find another as soon as possible,” Tommy Turner, LaRue County judge-executive, told members of fiscal court meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville September 8.

  • National program for families and the classroom

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace invites all fourth grade students to visit the park as part of the White House’s new Every Kid in a Park program.

    Fourth grade students can go to www.everykidinapark.gov to complete an activity and obtain a free annual entry pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks.

  • Jail Log - September 9, 2015

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, August 31 to Monday, September 7.

    Clifford Aubrey Jr., 52, of Buffalo was charged with two counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $500. He was later released from LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was the LaRue County Sherriff’s Department.

  • Accident leads to kidnapping

    A LaRue County man was arrested for kidnapping an adult after police officers responded to a bizarre vehicle accident in LaRue County on Tuesday, September 1.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department, officers responded to a two-vehicle accident near the intersection of Hwy 470 and Hwy 916 in Hodgenville. LaRue County dispatch informed officers that a vehicle involved left the scene of the accident. Officers later learned that Michael Underwood, 46, of Magnolia was driving the vehicle that left the scene.

  • Harrison celebrates 40th

    The LaRue County extension agent for agriculture and natural resources celebrated his 40th year as an agent on Tuesday, September 1.

    David Harrison has been an agriculture extension agent for LaRue County since 1980 and he also served as an agent for Hardin County from 1975 to 1980. He graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1971 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in animal science and he graduated from Michigan State University in 1975 with a master’s degree in dairy science.

  • Mother of missing teen arrested

    The mother of a missing LaRue County teenager has been arrested.

    Jessica R. Benningfield, 34, of Hodgenville was arrested on a warrant for custodial interference on Tuesday, September 1.

  • Sawmill discussed by BOA

    The Land of Lincoln Board of Adjustments met on August 31 and discussed the status of a sawmill operation that has been heavily debated since February 2014.

    The sawmill operation of Amish resident Mose Yoder was the topic of discussion during several BOA meetings in 2014. The sawmill is located on Sonora Road and the BOA heard numerous complaints from residents about fumes, hours of operation, mud, noise, sawdust being close to a stream, traffic, large trucks backing into the lot, and the height of the logs stacked on the lot.

  • Soil conservation district has new office

    Finishing touches are being put on LaRue County Soil Conservation District’s new office at 306 West Main in Hodgenville.

    “The inside is done except for some housekeeping and the parking lot is being graveled, so we should be looking at hosting an open house sometime this fall,” predicted Michelle Patrick, district coordinator.

    The office, with 2,180 square feet, is one of 121 such districts in Kentucky. It moved to its new location in April after being housed in the Farm Bureau building on North Lincoln Boulevard for several years.

  • SCRTC Trustee Election ballots mailed

    All members of South Central Rural Telephone Cooperative are advised that the ballots for the South Central Rural Telephone Cooperative Trustee Election for District VII are set to be mailed today, September 9, 2015. This district includes the Buffalo and Magnolia exchanges 324 and 325.

    All ballots must be signed by the SCRTC member and dated. All ballots must be returned by mail and postmarked no later than September 19, 2015.

    Members with questions concerning the ballot or the election can call 270-651-2163.

  • Lost in LaRue - September 2, 2015