Local News

  • Boil water advisory issued


  • Missing elderly man found safe

    The Golden Alert issued for a missing LaRue County man has been cancelled after he was found safe.

    According to LaRue County Emergency Management Director Dennis Wells, a Golden Alert was issued on Wednesday, March 15 for Alco Warren, 88, of Buffalo who has dementia. Wells said Warren’s family told authorities they hadn’t seen him for several hours after he reportedly drove away from his home.

    Within an hour after the Golden Alert was issued, Wells said Warren was found safe by police in Glasgow and he was returned home.

  • Keeping things clean

    By the armful, bagful, and trunk full, Renaissance Recycling is fighting a continuous battle to make America clean again.

    “In 2006, the first year we recycled, we totaled 50 tons of cardboard, newsprint, magazines, slicks, and plastics,” recalled Jill Gray, LaRue County Solid Waste Coordinator. “In 2016 we totaled 317 tons, and that’s just from our recycling center site.”

    When she became coordinator in 2003, the contracted hauler was using dumpsters as recycling receptacles.

  • Sheriff's office cracks down on drugs

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office has been stepping up their investigative work and cracking down on drug complaints.

    In the past few months, LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy said his office has worked hard to follow up on nearly every complaint of drug trafficking they have received and it seems to be working.

  • Lincoln Parkway or Lincoln Speedway

    Two vehicles were involved in an alleged racing incident on Lincoln Parkway in Hodgenville with speeds reportedly reaching 96 mph on Saturday, March 11.

    According to Deputy Sheriff Kevin Bennett, he responded to a complaint about two vehicles that were reportedly racing on the Lincoln Parkway. Upon arrival, Bennett observed a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Stephanie R. Shofner, 40, of Campbellsville and a 1995 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Thomas P. Harper, 52, of Munfordville traveling at a high rate of speed.

  • LCS staff exposes 'sexting' dangers

    Several LaRue County Schools staff members took part in the Parent Workshop hosted by the LaRue County Schools Youth Service Center last Thursday. The workshop was for parents or guardians of any middle or high school student about the dangers of their children ‘sexting’.

  • Work-A-Thon raises over $27,000 for local youth group

    On March 11, 2017, the youth group of Hodgenville Pentecostal Church participated in their annual fundraiser part of a program called Work-A –Thon. The group was able to accomplish several different projects over the 8 hours that they worked. “We did yard work for two widows and one elderly couple. We also picked up trash along 10 miles of roadsides, and we did various yard work and maintenance for Red Hill Cemetery,” said Sarah Astor.

  • Hodgenville residents soon to have automatic withdrawal option for utilities

    The Hodgenville City Council voted on an agreement with a local bank to set up an automatic transaction option for customers that wish to have their utility bill automatically withdrawn from their bank account each month.

    All council members were present at the meeting and they unanimously agreed to partner with Lincoln National Bank to help with the processing of the withdrawals. For those who choose to have their city utility bill automatically withdrawn from their bank account, an additional $1 charge will be added to the bill.

  • Revitalizing Roanoke

    A Roanoke family is working to bring business back to their community in northern LaRue County.

    F & F Tack, Feed and Deli is now open in Roanoke offering customers a wide range of products from sandwiches to saddles as well as feed for livestock, goats, chickens and even man’s best friend.

  • Fiscal Court discusses banking services

    Members of LaRue County Fiscal Court authorized advertising banking services bids as magistrates met at the courthouse in Hodgenville on March 14.

    “Periodically, every five to seven years, we look at our services to make sure we get the most ‘bank’ for the bucks,” Judge-executive Tommy Turner told the court.

    Handing out draft copies of the bid proposal, he reviewed the criteria with magistrates and explained that awarding the bids will be based on a points system.