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Local News

  • Cindy spins up a tornado

    A tornado was confirmed in LaRue County after the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy moved across the state on Friday, June 23.

    LaRue County Emergency Management Director, Dennis Wells, said that officials with the National Weather Service came with him to view the damage of the storm and they confirmed it was an EF-1 tornado on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, which is a tornado listed as having moderate damage and wind speeds from 86 to 110 mph. The scale rates tornadoes on a scale of wind speeds, damage caused and other data.

  • Eight arrested in theft ring

    Eight people were arrested on Friday, June 23 for drug and theft charges after officers with the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office followed up on reports of a stolen vehicle on Bird Road in Mt. Sherman.

  • Local business named franchisee of the year

    What started almost 25 years ago as Dobbs-Tyree Enterprises has been awarded the Hardee’s Corporation top honor as the Domestic Franchisee of the Year for a single unit.

    The late Elwyn Dobbs and his son in law Wayne Tyree, took their combined years of experience and knowledge from working in the corporate world of Hardee’s to form their partnership and started their single franchise, located in Hodgenville, KY.

  • Campbellsville University to present ‘Shrek the Musical’

    Campbellsville University’s Theater Department, Town Hall Productions and Sunlit Moments Photography will present “Shrek the Musical” June 30-July 4 in Russ Mobley Theater, 114 University Drive, Campbellsville.

    The play will be performed Friday, June 30; Saturday, July 1 and Monday, July 3, all at 7 p.m.; Sunday, July 2 at 2:30 p.m. and Monday, July 4 at 6 p.m.

    A synopsis of the play, according to Broadway.com, follows:

  • Map the meal gap shows the real picture

    While we may not like to admit it, hunger is everywhere, in every single community, including LaRue County.

    While the economy has been improving, food insecurity and poverty remain higher than before the Great Recession of 2008 began. And while food insecurity rates have declined, the millions of people still facing hunger could be falling further behind.

  • Firefighters respond to field fire

    LaRue County Fire and Rescue were called out to the scene of a field fire on Harned-McCubbins Road on Monday, June 26, around 4:30 p.m. Approximately 3 acres were burned with no structural damage or injuries reported. Buffalo Fire Department and Hodgenville Fire Department also assisted in extinguishing the fire. 

  • Making learning fun, accessible

    CreekFront Park in Hodgenville now has an interactive trail designed to engage parents, grandparents and caregivers to help them turn everyday occasions into exciting learning activities.

  • New deputies in LaRue
  • News of Record: Marriages

    The following marriage license have been issued in LaRue County.

    Nina Nicole Finch, 35, and Joshua Thomas Wheeler, 33, both of Upton.

    Aaron Dwayne Butterworth, 35, and Jenee Rae Burd, 33, both of Buffalo.

    Amanda Lorraine Ford, 33, and Christopher Leo Hite, Jr., 36, both of Hodgenville.

    Shannon Gilbert Ray, 45, of Hodgenville and Aleshia Gayle New, 32, of Vine Grove.

    Pamela Fay Skaggs, 53, and Willie Edward Humphrey, 59, both of Magnolia.

  • News of Record: Property transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    Lile James West aka Lile J. West and Peggy West to David W. Cundiff and Barbara J. Cundiff, property in White City, $25,000.

    Bomar Lee Chaudoin and Carolyn Jean Chaudoin to Monica L. Underwood, lot one of Bomar and Carol Chaudoin Subdivision, $16,775.

    Bomar Lee Chaudoin and Carolyn Jean Chaudoin to Bomar Lee Chaudoin and Carolyn Jean Chaudoin, lot 2 of Bomar and Carol Chaudoin Subdivision, FMV $15,000.