Local News

  • Drug overdose awareness event scheduled

    A local event for International Drug Overdose Awareness day will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31 at Hodgenville City Hall.

    The Hodgenville Police Department is working together with Vicki Dawley, who organized the first overdose awareness event last year which was held at CreekFront Park.

    Dawley said thousands of people die from a drug overdose every year. She said some survive but suffer a permanent injury, which has a devastating impact on their families and friends.

  • Boil water advisory lifted

    UPDATE - The boil water advisory has been lifted for all of Hodgenville. 


    A boil water advisory has been issued for all Hodgenville Water Works customers. According to city officials a random sample indicated some bacterial growth.

    According to an official release from the City of Hodgenville, fecal coliform bacteria were found in the water supply on August 19, 2016. These bacteria can back you sick, and are a particular concern for people with weakened immune systems. 

  • Lost in LaRue - August 17, 2016

    There was no way I could even think about taking a walk on July 28, it was a rainy morning that turned into a drizzling afternoon. In attempt to refocus my eyes on some natural surroundings I went for a drive.

    Road trips in the rain aren’t as dreary as they sound, you just have to have the right music, for me it was the Gallier Brothers album On the Wing. It’s a lovely instrumental tract that features one of my favorite instruments, the Dulcimer. With the right music I was ready for some amazing photos.

  • Whalin named Distinguished Young Woman

    LaRue County’s Symone Whalin and Hardin County’s Erin Gibson were named Distinguished Young Women during a program held at LaRue County High School’s auditorium Saturday evening.

    “Symone won the highest score in self-expression, interview, and scholastics,” said Denise Skaggs, LaRue County program chairperson. The contestants were judged in those three areas plus fitness and talent.

  • Hodgenville discusses hunting, interlocal agreements

    The City of Hodgenville discussed several items of business at their monthly city council meeting on August 8, including hunting in the city limits and their current interlocal agreements with the LaRue County government.

  • School board approves GESC payments

    It was a slim agenda at the monthly LaRue County School Board meeting Monday night as the board approved several Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract (GESC) payments and the second reading of the special education policy and procedures.

    The board unanimously approved the payments of $92,261 to Harshaw Trane, $1,278,939.60 to Trane U.S. Inc and $416,080 to Trane U.S. Inc.

  • Bees may stay for several more weeks

    It doesn’t appear much is happening with the swarm of bees that has taken up residence in a hollow cedar tree at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

    Beekeeper, Gene Englert, had begun the process to extract the swarm from the tree without harming the bees or the tree in June. One of the first steps in the removal process was placing a board over the hole in the tree to prevent the bees from coming and going from multiple places. However the bees have made a new hole in the tree, complicating the removal process.

  • State auditors examine BFD

    Kentucky Auditor Mike Harmon’s Office recently released their results of a special examination of alleged misuse of public funds by the department’s former Buffalo fire department chief Wendell Perkins.

  • Woman seriously injured in accident
  • Eight file for Hodgenville city council

    The filing deadline for local city council and school board races ended last Tuesday with a crowded field of eight for the Hodgenville City Council race that includes four incumbents, a former council member a former police chief and two local business owners.

    Incumbents who filed for reelection were Larry Davis, Sharon Hornback, Bonnie Clark and Mitchell Key. Davis, Hornback and Key are all filing for their second term. Clark is filing for her fifth term.