Local News

  • Walking Lincoln’s path

    Josh Kimble likes Abraham Lincoln. He is so impressed with the 16th president of the United States, he is walking from Hodgenville to Springfield, Ill., to honor him.

    Josh, 17, of Radcliff, started out Wednesday, July 1, from the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park on the first few miles of the journey.

    “I like Lincoln,” he said of the president. “And Mary Todd.”

    Josh, who has Down Syndrome, plans to complete the journey to raise awareness of people with many kinds of disabilities.

  • Beshear visits LaRue, talks to Hodgenville Rotary

    Andy Beshear, the Democratic candidate Kentucky’s Attorney General, told the Hodgenville Rotary Club meeting last week that if elected, he would fight for the safety and wellbeing of all Kentuckians.

    Beshear spoke at the meeting as a part of his statewide campaign for attorney general. Beshear was unopposed in the May primary and will face Republican Whitney Westerfield in November’s general election.

  • Judge to review Sanders’ appeal

    A review of submissions regarding the appeal of Samuel D. Sanders conviction on two charges was held in LaRue County Circuit Court on Monday.

    Judge Charles C. Simms, III continued the appeal process, acknowledging a statement of appeal and statement of facts filed by attorneys for Samuel D. Sanders.

    Sanders entered an Alford Plea in May for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs and speeding 15 miles per hour over the limit. He was arrested March 29, 2014.

  • Flood waters causing road closures and problems across LaRue County

    LaRue County continues under a flash flood warning until 2:30 AM Friday, July 4. Flash flooding in the area has caused multiple road closures and damages to local businesses and residences across Hodgenville and other parts of LaRue County. Officials are asking you not to venture out this evening and do not drive or walk into rising waters. Stay safe LaRue County

  • New booster seat law took effect June 24

    A new law went into effect on June 24, requiring children younger than eight-years-old and between 40 and 57 inches tall be secured in a booster seat.

    Booster seats are intended to lift the child up off the vehicle seat to improve the fit of the adult lap and shoulder seatbelt.

  • HPD gets a facelift

    The Hodgenville Police Department recently made several improvements in an effort to benefit their police officers and the community.

    Acting Chief Marcus Jackson said the department now has a physical address and new emblems on the outside of the police building so people can find the police department. He said they have also installed security cameras throughout the building.

  • Marriage equality is the law

    Same-sex marriage licenses can now be obtained at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office after the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalized same-sex marriage last Friday in all 50 states.

    LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter said no one has requested a same-sex marriage license in her office and no one has been issued a same-sex marriage license. She said they also haven’t received any calls about same-sex marriage licenses.

  • Sheriff seizes 40 pot plants

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department confiscated 40 marijuana plants Sunday at a residence on Tonieville Road in Hodgenville.

    According to police reports, a property owner on Tonieville Road was bush-hogging a field when he discovered several marijuana plants growing on his property.

    Once officers arrived, they found 40 marijuana plants that were growing on the property. Officers also noted that some of the marijuana plants were encased in chicken wire.

  • Hodgenville approves loan resolutions

    The Hodgenville City Council unanimously passed two resolutions at a special called meeting on Monday to apply for funding for their upcoming water and sewer projects.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny Devore said the two resolutions would allow the city to submit applications for loan funding for the water and sewer projects in the city.

    Devore said funding for the water loan was projected at $962,000 and that the funding for the sewer loan was projected at $970,000.

  • EMS to help pay for FD EMT training

    LaRue County’s emergency medical service will provide 13 scholarships to local fire department members so they can become certified emergency medical technicians.

    Mike Cottrell, LaRue’s EMS director, informed members of LaRue County Fiscal Court meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville June 23 that his department’s initiative is being done as a way of giving back to the firefighters what they give to the community.