Local News

  • Hodgenville receives 2013 audit

    The Hodgenville City Council heard the report on the city’s 2013 audit at their monthly meeting on Monday, October 12.

    Susan C. Mouser, a certified public accountant with Clauson, Mouser & Co., presented the audit for year ending June 30, 2013.

    The financial highlights of the audit showed an ending cash balance of $2.59 million, which Mouser said was a decrease of $182,000 from the previous year.

  • Sign changes approved at city cemetery

    During their quarterly meeting on October 12, the Red Hill Cemetery Commission approved renovations that will make the cemetery signs more appealing and safer.

    The current cemetery signage was originally approved and purchased by the commission during the meeting in April. The signs cost around $8,200 and all commissioners approved the purchase of the signs except for Commissioner Mitchell Key.

  • Harp Twins film video in LaRue

    Known as the Harp Twins, identical twins and professional harpists Camille and Kinnerly Kitt were in Hodgenville last week shooting a music video they will premiere at a free concert at Hodgenville’s Civic Center on November 7.

    “This is the first time we’ve actually debuted a video at a live performance,” Camille said.

  • Courthouse to receive facelift

    LaRue County’s courthouse and grounds will soon be getting a facelift, according to Judge-executive Tommy Turner.

    “With the courthouse right at 50 years old, we have some maintenance that needs to be done, plus some other additions and renovations are needed to comply with changing laws such as handicapped accessibility,” Turner said.

    To increase interest among local contractors, Turner divided the project into nine packages instead of one large bid.

  • Magnolia Bank to aquire new location

    Ron Sanders, President and CEO of Magnolia Bank with its main office in Magnolia, KY and David M. Bowling, CEO of Citizens Union Bank of Shelbyville, Inc., with its main office located in Shelbyville, KY are pleased to announce that they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Magnolia Bank will acquire the LaRue County KY branch of Citizens Union Bank of Shelbyville.

  • Thompson elected to SCRTC board

    The results of the mail ballot trustee election were announced at the annual meeting of the South Central RTC at the Cave City Convention Center in Cave City on October 1. Robert E. Thompson was declared winner in District VII (Magnolia and Buffalo Exchanges). Candidates were Incumbent Trustee Joel Dixon, Mike Cottrell, Randy Murray and Robert E. Thompson, with Dixon receiving 162 votes, Cottrell 102 votes, Murray 165 votes and Thompson 179 votes.

  • Hershberger pleads guilty

    A local man, who was charged for sexually abusing three children, pled guilty in LaRue County Circuit Court on Friday, October 2.

    Abe L. Hershberger, 41, of Sonora was originally charged with three counts of an unlawful transaction with a minor, three counts of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of indecent exposure. According to police reports, the alleged acts occurred in LaRue County between January 1, 2013 and March 5, 2015.

  • Hornback crowned homecoming queen
  • LaRue schools ranked in top 10 percent

    Results of the state’s 2015 Unbridled Learning school accountability assessment show LaRue County Schools is ranked 18 out of 173 school districts in the state and ranked higher than all districts in the surrounding counties.

    “This latest round of test scores illustrates the tremendous efforts of LaRue County Schools students, teachers and staff,” Superintendent Sam Sanders said. “Our schools and our community should be very proud that our district continues to make gains and is among the top 10 percent of Kentucky school districts.”

  • Breast cancer tractor pull this weekend

    The 4th Annual Burger King Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor Pull will be held this Friday and Saturday, October 9-10.  The pull and fundraiser event will be held at the Hardin County Fairgrounds in Elizabethtown.