Local News

  • Lost in LaRue - March 15, 2017

    Spring is my favorite time to drive around, but it isn’t to see the budding trees and beautiful spring flowers. I like to drive around during spring because a particular flower gives an idea of what homesteads dotted the landscape and are no longer standing as a testament to the people who lived there. If you haven’t guessed what I’m talking about, it’s daffodils.

  • LaRue County native earns distinguished award

    Nolin RECC’s Anthony Huff is the 2016 recipient of the Gene Yates Cooperative Spirit Award.

    According to Nolin RECC Communications Manager Patsy Whitehead, Huff is from LaRue County and he graduated from LaRue County High School in 2008. She said he was also voted the “Most Dependable” by his classmates during his senior year.

    Huff is a line technician and has been employed at the cooperative for six years. This award is considered one of the highest personal achievements a Nolin employee can obtain.

  • PTO asks for Box Tops from community

    While visiting local grocery stores, LaRue Countians may notice a tall black box placed near the door with a sign that reads “Box Tops.”

    The Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization has placed Box Top collection boxes at Houchens IGA and Save-A-Lot grocery stores in Hodgenville.

  • A window to the past

    LaRue County is a community of people who are proud of their ancestry and cherish their history. However, LaRue Countians have more to tell about their history than they realize.

    Every moment that was captured with a camera and maybe seemed quite ordinary, is a window into the past. It could be some happy children eating some ice cream, a church picnic with young men and women all dapper in their Sunday best. It could even be a quirky uncle who was always covered in grease from working on vehicles.

  • Dinky Gowen to perform at LCHS

    LaRue County Illusionist Dinky Gowen will perform at the LaRue County High School auditorium at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 11.

    Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Children 5-years-old and under are free. The show will benefit the Hodgenville Lions Club local eyeglasses fundraiser. The eyeglass program provides eye care, eye glasses and eye treatments to those in need in the community.

  • State road blacktopping approved by LaRue County fiscal court

    The LaRue County Fiscal Court, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville February 28, approved Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District Four’s recommendations for resurfacing three county roads in 2017-18.

    Paul Sanders, chief District Four engineer, recommended KY 584 be paved from KY 61 to Jesse Abell Road, a distance of 2.030 miles; KY 1079, from US 31E to KY 357, 2.625 miles; and KY 916 from KY 470 to KY 210, 5.047 miles.

    LaRue County Judge-executive Tommy Turner said the court’s approval will be sent to the state for further consideration.

  • Reed appointed to justice, public safety, judiciary committee

    Representative Brandon Reed of Hodgenville was recently appointed to the House Budget Review Subcommittee on Justice, Public Safety, and Judiciary.

    The subcommittee is charged with matters pertaining to budget allocations relating to the judicial system and public safety. The subcommittee reports to the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee, which is responsible for drafting the executive budget.

  • Ford case set for trial

    A trial date was set for the former head coach of the LaRue County high school and middle school girls basketball teams who is charged with first degree sexual abuse.

    Kelton “Simon” Ford, 48, of Horse Cave had a review of his case in LaRue County Circuit Court on Monday, March 6 with Chief Circuit Judge Charles C. Simms III presiding. Ford’s lawyer, Steve Romines, appeared in court for Ford who was not in attendance.

  • Trial rescheduled for Embry

    After having her trial canceled because she was believed to be deceased, a bench trial has been rescheduled for a LaRue County woman who is charged with more than 100 counts of animal cruelty.

    Jane Embry of Magnolia appeared in LaRue County District Court on Wednesday, March 1 for a pretrial conference. Embry’s lawyer, Robert Fredrick Smith of Louisville, was also present with District Judge C. Derek Reed presiding. The jury trial has been rescheduled for June 29 and 30 in LaRue County District Court with Reed presiding.

  • Federal trial delayed for Goodlett

    The child pornography federal trial for former LaRue County High School Principal Kyle Goodeltt has been delayed due to the large amount of evidence in the case.

    Goodlett appeared for a status conference on Monday, March 6 in U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky in Louisville. During the conference, Assistant U.S. Attorney Spencer McKiness told U.S. District Judge David Hale that a forensic review of the evidence was not complete at this time.