Local News

  • SCRTC Candidates Nominated

    South Central Rural Telephone Cooperative’s nominating committee met August 20, 2015 at its Headquarters Office in Glasgow with the following candidates being nominated for the office of Trustee in two districts.

    Nominated in District IV (consisting of Center, Edmonton & Summer Shade Exchanges) was Ronnie R. Tucker, Incumbent Trustee.

    Nominated in District VII (consisting of Buffalo & Magnolia Exchanges) were Joel Dixon, Incumbent Trustee, Michael Cottrell, Randy Murray and Robert E. Thompson.

  • Overdose awareness event a success

    An event for international overdose awareness was held Monday evening at Creek front Park in Hodgenville. Event coordinator Vicky Dawley’s daughter died of an overdose November 1, 2014. The event was held to provide an opportunity for everyone to reflect on practical ways to prevent overdose in our community. Dawley stated that overdose is preventable and knowing the real facts about drugs and knowing what to do when you see someone overdose can save lives.

  • Missing LaRue teen found safe

    A LaRue County teenager who had been missing for almost a week has been found safe.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’ Russell McCoy, Chamberlyn Nicole Benningfield, 16, of Magnolia was located and recovered by officers in his department on August 27.

    When officers located Benningfield, McCoy said she was in the custody of her mother Jessica R. Benningfield, 34, of Hodgenville. He said Jessica Benningfield did not have custody of her daughter and that other charges are pending.

  • Signature HealthCARE owes back taxes

    Signature HealthCARE of Sunrise Manor in Hodgenville owes more than $400,000 in back taxes from the past three years.

    According to LaRue County PVA Scotty Lee, the large sum is a result of a bond discrepancy issue when Signature HealthCARE assumed operation of Sunrise Manor in 2011, after Sunrise Manor new facility on North Lincoln Boulevard in Hodgenville was completed. Lee said there was also a tax-exempt discrepancy when the LaRue County Geriatric Center, who was tax exempt, merged with Sunrise Manor in 2012.

  • School Board approves tax rate

    The LaRue County School Board approved the compensating tax rate for the 2015-2016 school year at a special called board meeting on August 27.

    A large crowd attended the tax hearing before the meeting. However, no one from the crowd had any questions or discussion.

  • Santa’s Helpers seeks donations and volunteers

    A popular LaRue County program that helps needy families each Christmas is asking for volunteers and donations.

    Santa’s Helpers provides toys, clothing and food to LaRue County families who are in need each Christmas. Program coordinator Ann “Snookie” Morrison said she is now collecting donations of toys, clothes and batteries at her home at 760 Salem Lake Road in Hodgenville.

  • Lincoln Jamboree plans 61st

    The famous Lincoln Jamboree in Hodgenville will have a special 61st anniversary show on Saturday, September 12.

    Owner and emcee Joel Ray Sprowls said that he has an “unforgettable and incredible” lineup for the special anniversary show. He said the headliner for the show will be renowned entertainer Donnie Lee Strickland.

    “Donnie is an entertainer in Branson, Missouri and we are excited to have him here,” Sprowls said. “He has performed throughout the country and does a lot of TV shows too. It’s going to be great.”

  • Jail Log - September 2, 2015

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, August 24 to Monday, August 31.

    Amanda M Atwood, 35, of Greensburg was charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place. She was later released from LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was the Hodgenville Police Department.

    Jessica R. Benningfield, 34, of Hodgenville was charged with contempt of court libel/slander. She remains lodged in LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.

  • News of Record - September 2, 2015

    Property Transfers

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

    Timothy T. Houts to David A. Burba and Lorrie T. Burba, property in Upton, $36,354.

    George Gilpin on behalf of Mary Elizabeth Gilpin as Successor Trustee to Kenneth Young Skaggs and Ruby L. Skaggs, property in Hodgenville, $75,900.

    Joseph R. Cox and Deborah J. Cox to James A. LaRue and Iris. S. LaRue, property in Hodgenville, $45,000.

  • Missing LaRue County teenager found safe

    A 16-year-old LaRue County teenager who had been missing since August 20 has been found safe.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’ Russell McCoy, Chamberlyn Nicole Benningfield of Magnolia has been located and recovered by officers in his department.

    McCoy said they followed up on every lead they received from social media posts, phone calls, texts, etc. He said they received a tip this morning about her whereabouts and that all the information came together to help them locate her.