Local News

  • Heating assistance available

    LaRue county has had a relatively mild winter, but winter isn’t over yet and with temperatures recently dropping below normal, many low-income families may be in need of assistance with their heating.

    Central Kentucky Community Action office in Hodgenville is now assisting low-income families with the LI-HEAP CRISIS Program.

    According to the Kentucky Cabinet for Families and Children LIHEAP is a federally-funded program to help eligible low income households meet their home heating and/or cooling needs.

  • Wilmoth is the new BFD chief

    Buffalo Fire Department has a new fire chief.

    Troy Wilmoth, 38, of Buffalo was appointed as chief and replaces former chief Wendell Perkins. Wilmoth officially took over as chief on January 1.

    Wilmoth has been a member of the Buffalo Fire Department for 19 years. During his tenure with BFD, Wilmoth served as a sergeant for one year, lieutenant for two years, captain for four years and an assistant chief for two years.

  • Fatal crash in LaRue County

    A single vehicle fatal crash has southbound I-65 blocked near mile point 77 and exit 81, just south of Sonora in LaRue County.

    According to a news release from the Kentucky transportation Cabinet, the investigation and cleanup of the accident will take two to three hours.  Motorists are encouraged to use the Western Kentucky Parkway, at exit 91, if traveling to Bowling Green. Local I-65 commuters are urged to use US 31W or US 31E.   

  • Breaking News - Boil water advisory lifted


  • Property insurance could be lower in LaRue for 2016

    Business owners and citizens in LaRue County could possibly see lower personal or commercial property insurance rates as a result of a recent improvement of the ISO rating for several fire departments throughout the county.

    According to reports from the Insurance Service Organization (ISO), LaRue County Fire Department, Magnolia Fire Department and the Buffalo Fire Department were all classified with a 5 rating, which was an improved rating for each department. Hodgenville Fire Department also improved its rating from a 6 to a 3.

  • Massive search Thursday

    A LaRue County man has now been missing for more than three weeks as crews continue to search for him.

    Michael Key, 31, of Hodgenville was last seen by a local farmer on Wayne Ennis Road in Howardstown on Sunday, December 13. LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy said the farmer reported seeing Key sitting in a lawn chair, next to his parked vehicle, on a gravel bar in the Rolling Fork River near Wayne Ennis Road.

  • Wild West Hunt

    What ended in November with Mill Road resident Charles Bale taking both a mule deer and elk on a hunt out West began months earlier in LaRue County.

    “Donnie Baney and I applied for a third-season mule deer tag for a hunt in Colorado back in February,” said Bale, a retired LaRue County school teacher and an avid hunter. “With my preference points, my tag was pretty much assured while Donnie beat the odds because he had no points.”

  • Wanted man in New Haven area captured

    The Nelson County Sheriff’s Department recently captured a man who was considered armed and dangerous.

    According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department, Stephen Halsey, 57, was wanted for a parole violation and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Halsey has a lengthy criminal history that includes assault, burglary, rape and arson.

    Halsey was spotted on a trail cam on December 30 around the 1700 block of Icetown Road in New Haven.

  • Creekfront Park remains closed

    Creekfront Park in Hodgenville remains closed as a result of flooding.

    During the heavy rains between December 22 and 26, Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore said the park was completely flooded and that the Christmas at Creekfront decorations were completely underwater. According to the National Weather Service, Hodgenville received 5.56 inches of rain between December 22 and 26, with the largest amount of rain coming on Christmas Eve with 2.34 inches of rainfall reported.

  • Creekfront Park closed

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore said Creekfront Park is closed until further notice as a result of the heavy rains this past week.

    According to the National Weather Service, Hodgenville has received 5.56 inches of rain since Tuesday, December 22. The largest amount of rainfall came last Thursday on Christmas Eve with 2.34 inches of rainfall.