Local News

  • Sheriff’s audit referred to Attorney General

    The State Auditor released last week the remainder of audits from the LaRue County Sheriff’s office between 2011 and Feb. 28, 2013.

    Audits for the period of April 16, 2011 to April 15, 2012, and March 1, 2013 to April 15, 2013, were released last month by the Auditor of Public Accounts.

    Stephenie Hoelscher, a spokesperson for the state auditor’s office said a certified public accountant was contracted to do the audit – and it is not unusual for a CPA to do the work.

  • Grand jury to hear more charges

    The felony charges of former Hodgenville mayor Terry L. Cruse and former city clerk/treasurer MaDonna Hornback continue to plod through the court system.

    Circuit Judge Charles Simms III, who is overseeing the cases, is determined to resolve them soon. The trial is set to begin Feb. 23 in Nelson County.

  • Calorie counts could be costly to consumers

    In an effort to combat obesity, the Food and Drug Administration issued a new regulation that would require all chain restaurants, theaters, amusement parks and grocery delis to disclose calorie contents of the food they offer to patrons, which could lead to increased prices on food consumed at these establishments.

  • ‘Shoeper Bowl’ goal is to collect 6,000 pairs of shoes

    Dewayne Gibson, pastor of Parkway Baptist Church, is looking ahead to an exciting Shoeper Bowl as well as Super Bowl Feb. 1.

    Shoeper Bowl is the name for a drive, sponsored by Sports Reach and Audience One, to collect 6,000 pairs of shoes for distribution in countries where Sports Reach ministers. Feb. 1 is the culmination date.

  • Fire Run

    No fire

    Hodgenville Fire Department responded to a report of a possible explosion and structure fire at 10 p.m. Jan. 10 on Miami Court. The homeowner later reported a shelf had fallen off the wall.

  • House damaged by utility room fire

    The home of Edna Mae Owens was damaged Jan. 15 by a fire that began in a utility room.

    Hodgenville, LaRue, Buffalo and Magnolia firefighters were dispatched to a brick house on North Summit Avenue about 8:20 p.m.

    Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks said the utility room – containing washer, dryer and electric panel – was reached by going outside the main house. The room was extensively damaged; however, the main house escaped most of the smoke and water damage.

    “There was some damage in the kitchen area,” said Sparks.

  • New gear on the way for city firefighters

    When Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks and other volunteer firefighters for the city responded to a house fire last week, they were wearing “borrowed” gear from LaRue County. Although he has been chief since 2011, “LCFD” is lettered on the back of his jacket.

    That could be a thing of the past as City Council has agreed to invest in purchasing turnout gear for the department. Nine sets of turnout gear – which includes helmet, gloves, pants and boots – will cost $23,341. Five air packs will boost the total to $36,341.

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  • Band of Hawks plan 60th reunion

     January 23 will mark not only this year’s LaRue County High School’s basketball homecoming, but also the 60th anniversary reunion of the LaRue County Band of Hawks.

    Price Smith, a former Band of Hawks tuba player, current board of education member, and LaRue County Farm Bureau agency manager, is coordinating the reunion with the band’s executive committee members Jerry Lawler, president; Michael Zahrndt, first vice president; Amy Litton, second vice president; Rhonda Smith, treasurer; and Andrea Ross, secretary.

  • UPDATE: LIFTED BOIL WATER ADVISORY: Water line break on Miami Court


    The boil water advisory was lifted at 2:45 p.m. Friday.


    Thursday: City of Hodgenville workers are dealing with a water line break on Miami Court. There is some disruption of service to that area.

    A boil water advisory has been issued. For more information, call City Hall at 270-358-3832.