Local News

  • PVA asking people to check for unclaimed property

    The LaRue County PVA office is asking everyone in LaRue County to check and see if they have unclaimed property in the state.

    LaRue County PVA Scotty Lee said that 1,835 LaRue County residents have $223,786.51 in unclaimed property. With 14,193 citizens in the county. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, approximately one out of seven LaRue Countians have unclaimed property.

  • Local musician to tour with well-known quartet

    Most kids utter common responses when asked what they want to be when they grow up such as a policeman, firefighter, or doctor.

    Blake Whitlock, however, the son of Ricky and Deborah Whitlock who live on Leafdale Road in Hodgenville, had a much less common response.

    “He was barely into his teens when I asked him what he wanted to be, and he said, ‘Dad, I’m going to be a bass singer in a quartet,’” Ricky Whitlock remembered.

  • A family of service

    One LaRue County family had three siblings who each served their country in a different military branch.

    The Back family consists of Adrian G. Back Jr. who served in the Navy, Otis Kent Back who served in the Air Force and Ursa Linn Back Coleman who served in the Army.

  • Local pastor recalls military career

    South Fork Baptist Church Pastor Jonathan Carl was in his senior year at West Point Military Academy on that sky-blue clear September 11th morning in 2001 when terrorists flew passenger planes into the Twin Towers in New York City.

    “We could see the smoke from where we were,” Carl recalled.

    That morning’s event produced lasting effects on the graduating cadets as Carl said most requested infantry or armor assignments as they entered active duty.

  • POW recalls memories of WWII

    Though 71 years have passed since the sound of gunfire and screams of the wounded shattered the silence of that hot August morning in southern France, those memories sometimes flash back in hauntingly realistic fashion to Verner Miller of Hodgenville.

    A 20-year-old Army rifleman with the 141st Infantry’s 36th Division, Private First Class Miller, who had grown up near White City, was among several soldiers on August 24, 1944, in an advance squad crossing a road into an open field when the Germans opened up with machine gun and rifle fire from hidden positions.

  • Harp Twins perform

    Hodgenville Civic Center was host to approximately 500 people last Saturday, November 6, for a free concert by the Harp Twins. Camille and Kennerly Kitt are the world’s only professional identical twin Harp Duo.

    The Harp Twins perform internationally on both acoustic concert grand harps and modern electric harps, which was their choice of instrument Saturday evening.

  • Council approves reading of ethics ordinance

    The Hodgenville City Council approved the first reading of an amended ethics ordinance during their monthly council meeting on Monday, November 9.

    The 25 page ordinance includes 46 separate sections that establish a code of ethical conduct for the officers and employees of the city and city agencies. Clerk Toni Burton said the ordinance needed to be amended as a result of some typos and wording issues in the existing ordinance.

    Mayor Kenny DeVore said the proposed amended ethics ordinance is a model ordinance based on the Kentucky League of Cities plan.

  • Police warning people of increasing scams

    Local police are asking LaRue Countians to be aware of the increasing number of scams and frauds from con artists during the holiday season.

    LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy said his office is receiving a high volume of complaints from people receiving a wide variety of scams. He said the volume of scam related phone calls usually increases during the holiday season because of the amount of money people spend during this time of the year.

  • Republicans carry LaRue

    Many LaRue County voters went to the polls last Tuesday to cast their votes in the 2015 fall general election.

    The republican candidates won every race in LaRue County. Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin carried the county with 2,009 votes compared to Democrat Jack Conway who received 1,214 votes and independent Drew Curtis who got 137.

    Republican secretary of state candidate Stephen L. Knipper was the highest vote getter in LaRue over incumbent Allison Lundergan Grimes 1,858 to 1,481 votes.

  • Army Corps of Engineers waives day-use fees at certain Ky. recreation areas on Veterans Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at certain USACE-operated recreation areas on Veterans Day, November 11. Within the Louisville District, lakes in the Green River Basin and Carr Creek Lake, all in Kentucky, are participating: