Local News

  • Bluegrass Pipeline awards community grants

    In the first cycle of the Bluegrass Pipeline Community Grant Program, 17 organizations in Kentucky have received $136,000 in grants to fund projects in counties traversed by the pipeline project. 

  • Downtown crash

    Hodgenville City Police, the LaRue County Sheriff’s office and LaRue County Emergency Medical Services responded to a two-vehicle accident on Jan. 13. Debra Cobb, 49, of Elizabethtown, was at the intersection of West High Street and Lincoln Boulevard when she pulled out into the path of Emma Benningfield, 80, of Hodgenville. Benningfield complained of pain due to the seatbelt. Benningfield refused medical transport. 

  • Chris Estes adds ‘author’ to resume

    Being successful in life can be as easy as having an “apple a day, especially if that means ingesting the material found in former LaRue County teacher Chris Estes’ newly published ebook, “The A.P.P.L.E. Principle.”

  • ‘All’ indictments are expedited

    The felony indictments of Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback for alleged misuse of the city’s gas card continue to make headlines across the state.

  • ‘Lucky Layla’ a moo-ving success story

    Every business searching for success looks for its niche in a specific market where it can sell an attractive product with few competitors.

  • Weather closes court, schools, park

    Bitter cold greeted LaRue Countians Monday as they prepared to leave for work.

  • Barn fire

     A barn owned by J.J. Childress burned to the ground about 5 p.m. Jan. 2. A tractor is believed to have caught fire inside the structure on Mount Sherman Road. Magnolia and Buffalo Fire Departments responded to the scene. Some hay that was stored inside the barn also was destroyed.

  • One injured in crash

    Jessica Campbell, 22, of Elizabethtown, was injured Jan. 2 when she lost control of the 2005 Ford Ranger pickup she was driving north on Old Elizabethtown Road. The pickup, owned by Gipe Automotive, ran off the right side of the roadway and struck an embankment, according to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy. It appeared to have rolled three times and came to rest right side up. She was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS. Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson assisted with traffic control.

  • Deer 1, van and pole, 0

    A Hornback Plumbing van suffered extensive damage when it struck a utility pole Dec. 31.

    Richard Walker, 37, was driving the 2007 work van on Salem Lake Road when a deer ran into his path, according to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy. Walker swerved to avoid hitting the deer and ran off the right side of the roadway, striking the pole. 

    The pole was broken “about 10-feet-up,” said McCoy.

    Walker and the deer were not injured. 

  • Farewell, Ruthies

    On Jan. 2, Hodgenville said good-bye to a long-time cherished restaurant, Ruthie’s Lincoln Freeze.  Estes Excavating tore the building down just after the New Year but the memories will live on for many who loved to eat and hang out there. Above, owner Ronnie Chelf took pictures of the demolition process.