Local News

  • Encouraging adoption

    A Hodgenville man is encouraging adoption in honor of November being National Adoption Awareness month.

    Darrell Locke of Hodgenville and his wife Suesan adopted three of their children in 2005. Benjamin Locke was 8-years-old at the time and is now 19, Isaiah was 7 at the time and is now 18 and the youngest, Ricky, was 21-months-old at the time and is 13.

  • LaRue Co. Sheriff's Office audit released

    State Auditor Mike Harmon released the audit of the 2015 financial statement of LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy on Monday, November 28. State law requires the auditor to annually audit the accounts of each county sheriff.

    The audit was for the year ended of December 31, 2015 and the auditor noted no instances of noncompliance. The auditor also noted no matters involving internal control over financial reporting and its operation that were considered to be material weaknesses. The audit shows total receipts of $503,201 and total disbursements of $372,302.

  • KSP asking for assistance in death investigation

    Kentucky State Police Detectives are conducting a death investigation in Nelson County and they are asking for assistance from those who may have been traveling on the Bluegrass Parkway last Saturday morning, November 19.

  • Embry fails to appear in court

    A local woman who is charged with more than 100 counts of animal cruelty failed to appear in LaRue County District Court on Wednesday, November 16.

  • Awareness takes on a local focus

    In its 5th year, The Burger King Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor Pull event coordinators decided to designate a large portion of this year’s proceeds directly back into the local community.

    ‘Over the past four years, we have given 100% of our proceeds to the Susan G. Komen foundation and this year especially we thought it was time to bring some of the funds back here locally to support breast cancer patients right here in our local community,” said event coordinator Tim Hornback.

  • Change to school board election

    LaRue County School board member-elect Greg Cooper says he will not accept the position after it was revealed that he will not be allowed to take office since he has two relatives who are employees in the LaRue County School system.

    State law KRS. 160.180 states that “no person shall be eligible to membership on a board of education who has a relative employed by the school district.” The statute defines a relative as a father, mother, brother, sister, husband, wife, son, daughter, aunt, uncle son-in-law and daughter-in-law.

  • Injury accident caused by race car

    Two people were seriously injured in a two vehicle accident involving a race car November 19 around 6:30 p.m. on New Jackson Highway near South Fork Baptist Church.

    According to LaRue County Deputy Sheriff Doug Sherrard, a race car driven by Ronald Mansfield, 51, of Magnolia was travelling north on New Jackson Highway; he noted that the race car was not legal for roadway use.

  • School board discusses cell phone usage

    The LaRue County School Board discussed the use of cell phones in LaRue County Schools at their monthly meeting on Monday, November 21.

    The board heard a first reading of an amended telecommunication device policy that defined the rules of “possession and use” of telecommunication devices, including cell phones.

  • Memoirs from the Cornbread Mafia

    A member of the Cornbread Mafia recently published his memoirs and will hold a book signing in Hodgenville.

    Former Cornbread Mafia member Joe Keith Bickett recently had his book published entitled “The Origins of the Cornbread Mafia: A Memoir of Sorts.” In 1990, Bickett was convicted and sentenced in federal court of distribution of marijuana. He served 21 years in prison and was released in 2011. After being released from prison, Bickett started working as a law clerk/paralegal with the law office of Elmer J. George in Lebanon.

  • Reviewing Butler's cases

    A LaRue County woman who had her settlement fund mishandled by lawyer Danny Butler is encouraging other clients of his to review their cases.

    Wanda Brewer of Hodgenville learned of the arrest of Butler last Wednesday and was also made aware that he stole all of the $207,000 settlement in the 2010 wrongful death lawsuit of her son.

    Brewer said that she thought the case was still open and pending. She said that Butler had not returned her phone calls or messages for several months.