Local News

  • Harp Twins performing Nov. 7

    Known as the Harp Twins, identical twins and professional harpists Camille and Kinnerly Kitt will be performing at 7 p.m., this Saturday, November 7, in a free concert at Hodgenville’s Civic Center.

    The duo recently visited Hodgenville, and filmed a music video at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, that will premiere during the concert event this weekend.

  • HDP announces Hangin' with Heros

    The City of Hodgenville and the Hodgenville Police Department recently launched a program where children can shop with police officers during the holiday season.

    The Hangin with Heroes program will provide clothing, toys and other necessities to needy children during the holiday season. The children will also be able to shop with police officers from the Hodgenville Police Department. The program is for LaRue County children only and each child is anonymously referred by the staff of LaRue County Schools.

  • Kolley enters guilty plea

    A Hardin County woman who was charged with her connection to a reported homicide in Buffalo in 2011, pled guilty in LaRue County Circuit Court on Monday, November 2.

  • ACE Hardware coming to LaRue

    A national hardware retail store will be opening in Hodgenville and adding approximately a dozen jobs in LaRue County.

    Houchens Industries will be opening an ACE Hardware store in the Lincoln Plaza shopping center on Shawnee Drive in Hodgenville.

    According to a news release, Houchens Industries recently added Ace Hardware to its family of retailers, which also includes IGA and several other businesses.

  • New road possibilities discussed

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet held a public meeting at First Baptist Church in Hodgenville last Tuesday to discuss the possibility of improving or creating new roadways in LaRue County.

    KYTC and the Lincoln Trail Area Development District is currently conducting a study to identify a more reliable and safer connection between Hodgenville and I-65. Engineering firm Parsons Brinckerhoff are assisting with the study.

    The area of focus in the study is a triangle along I-65, Hwy 84 and Hwy 61 (Lincoln Parkway) in LaRue and Hardin Counties.

  • Criminal syndicate members arraigned

    Five people who were allegedly involved in an organized crime ring appeared in LaRue County Circuit Court on Monday, November 2 and one of their accomplices failed to appear in court.

  • Police investigating hit and run

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department responded to a hit and run accident last Friday on Hwy 210 near Hodgenville.

    According to police reports, Deputy Sheriff Kevin Bennett responded to the accident on Hwy 210 near the Pleasant Church Road intersection. Once Bennett arrived, Christopher S. Goodman, 21, of Centerville, Indiana told Bennett he hydroplaned causing him to cross the center line and hit a brown/tan colored minivan. Goodman told Bennett that the van he struck had left the scene before officers arrived.

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor Pull Check Presentation
  • Johnson re-elected fair board president

    The LaRue County Fair Board selected their officers at a meeting on October 20.

    Steve Johnson was re-elected as president by the stockholders. Jamie Underwood was selected as vice-president and Sandy Bell was named the secretary/treasurer.

    The board also discussed recreating their bylaws, but no action was taken and the issue will be decided upon during a future meeting.

  • Six indicted for organized crime

    Twelve people were recently indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury, including six people who were indicted for their involvement in a methamphetamine organized crime ring that involved LaRue County and two other counties.

    According to the indictments, the six people participated in an organized crime ring between August 2014 and September 2015. The indictments further state that those indicted were responsible for the distribution of crystal methamphetamine in LaRue, Nelson and Hardin Counties.