Local News

  • KPS warns warmer weather poses danger for children

    Temperatures are on the rise this week and the Kentucky State Police is warning parents not to leave a child alone in a hot car.

    It may seem like common sense, but every year law enforcement agencies answer calls about unattended children in vehicles. KidsandCars.org reports that 39 children died in the U.S. during 2016 from vehicular heat stroke with 11 deaths already in 2017.

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  • Statewide overdose deaths increase

    Many Kentuckians are worried about the increasing number of statewide overdose deaths last year.

    The 2016 state overdose report was released last week and it showed an increase in statewide increase of overdose deaths with a strong mix of the drugs fentanyl, heroin and prescription pills. According to the report released by the Kentucky Office of Drug Policy on June 26, there was a total of 1,404 fatal overdoses in the state in 2016, which was a 7.4 percent increase from the 1,248 overdose deaths in 2015.

  • High Speed Chase

    A LaRue County male led police on a high speed motorcycle chase on Sunday, July 2 that started in Hodgenville and ended in Magnolia.

    According to the arrest citation, Hodgenville Police Officer Kenneth Thompson observed a motorcycle cross over into his lane on North Lincoln Boulevard in Hodgenville and reportedly almost hit him head-on. The driver of the motorcycle was later identified as Derek J. Meredith, 26, of Magnolia. When Thompsonattempted to initiate a traffic stop with his lights and siren, Meredith sped up and also ran a stop sign as he crossed Lincoln Parkway.

  • Trial rescheduled again for Embry

    For the third time, a court trial has been rescheduled for a LaRue County woman who is charged with more than 100 counts of animal cruelty.

    Jane Embry of Magnolia was scheduled to have her trial in LaRue County District Court on June 27-28. However, it was ultimately postponed after Embry’s lawyer, Robert Fredrick Smith of Louisville, filed a motion to reschedule the trial for medical reasons and provided medical documentation to support the motion.

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  • Camaraderie through Quilting

    LaRue County Public Library will have a unique artist featured for the month of July. Unique because it isn’t a single artist but a group of locals who get together once a month and share their work. An opening reception, sponsored by Friends of the Library, will be held for The County Quilt Club on Thursday, July 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Library.

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  • Shoffner pleads guilty

    Former LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner entered a guilty plea on Thursday, June 22 to a single count of embezzling almost $22,000 while in office.

    Shoffner, 58, of Hodgenville appeared in U.S. District Court where he admitted that he embezzled $21,901 in property tax receipts between November 2011 and April 2012. Shoffner was the LaRue County Sheriff during that time and was responsible for collecting and remitting franchise tax payments and property tax payments.

  • Cindy spins up a tornado

    A tornado was confirmed in LaRue County after the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy moved across the state on Friday, June 23.

    LaRue County Emergency Management Director, Dennis Wells, said that officials with the National Weather Service came with him to view the damage of the storm and they confirmed it was an EF-1 tornado on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, which is a tornado listed as having moderate damage and wind speeds from 86 to 110 mph. The scale rates tornadoes on a scale of wind speeds, damage caused and other data.