Local News

  • Lost in LaRue - August 26, 2015

    This week I got lost on the Rolling Fork River that winds through the countryside of LaRue, Nelson and Marion Counties. My husband wanted to take the kids on a canoe trip. So we recruited some help, Papaw John and Uncle Brian, and took the kids for a two-hour canoe trip. This was the first time for Samuel, our youngest son, to ride in a canoe. He threw a fit having to wear a life jacket. His fussiness soon subsided as the water and dappled light shining through the trees provided a calming effect on all of us.

  • Head on Collision on Old Elizabethtown Road
  • Local police departments join national crackdown

    The Hodgenville Police Department, the Larue County Sheriff’s Department and law enforcement agencies throughout the nation are participating in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign that started on August 21 and runs through September 7.

    According to a press release from the Hodgenville Police Department, the strong nationwide impaired driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events, and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb impaired driving.

  • Five indicted by grand jury

    Five people were recently indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury.

    Patricia Hernandez, 48,of Greensburg was indicted on one count of defrauding a secured creditor. Bail was set at $5,000 cash.

    Kyle W. Cundiff, 28, of Magnolia was indicted on one count of manufacturing methamphetamine. His bail was set at $25,000 cash.

  • Upton Council discusses property issues

    The Upton City Council discussed property issues of several different city residents at their monthly meeting on August 18.

    Clerk Ashley Walters said she had a stack of 16 properties in the city who were not in compliance with city ordinances because they were abandoned, had trash on the property, buildings pose an immediate danger, etc. The properties were located on Hill Street, Memory Lane, Walnut Street, Grayson Street, Riggs Street, Money Court, Magnolia Street, Booker Street and several others.

  • Fiscal Court discusses kennel ordinance

    Magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville August 25 voted to have first reading of an amended kennel ordinance at LaRue County Fiscal Court’s next meeting September 8.

    According to County Attorney Kyle Williamson, the revised ordinance will add two key changes.

    “A person requesting a license to operate a kennel must obtain a conditional use permit from planning and zoning and also must have the kennel site pass inspection by our county animal control officer before a license will be issued,” Williamson noted.

  • Concerns raised at fair board meeting

    LaRue County Fair Board and stockholders were called to a meeting on August 18.

    Items to be discussed were the purposes of Articles of Incorporation and discussion of current stock. No motions or decisions were made.

    Fair Board President, Steve Johnson, addressed the issue that the Fair’s Incorporated status had been deemed inactive due to lapse in paper work with Frankfort. All the proper paperwork has been filed and the Fair’s Articles of Corporation are now in good legal standing.

  • Wreck on Greensburg Road
  • Wreck on Bardstown Road - August 26
  • LaRue cities honored

    Three different cities and communities in LaRue County were recently selected on top ten lists for small towns by Only In Your State, an online polling website about cities and communities in each state.

    The City of Hodgenville was recently selected as one of the top ten most beautiful and charming small towns in Kentucky.