Local News

  • Decades of service

    Two local firefighters were recently honored for serving 40 years each on both the Hodgenville Fire Department and the LaRue County Fire Department.

    Mike “Stumpy” Mather and Charles “Chuck” Lee joined both fire departments the same night in June 1975.

  • Park fence damaged by drunk driver

    A section of the wooden fence at Creekfront Park on Tonieville Road in Hodgenville was damaged on Wednesday, August 5 after a drunk driver drove through the fence.

    According to police reports, Kenneth R. Brooks, 52, of Hodgenville, was involved in a hit and run accident in Elizabethtown and was spotted driving south on the Lincoln Parkway toward Hodgenville.

  • Four wrecks in 24 hours

    Local authorities are scratching their heads after four wrecks happened in the same area within a 24-hour period between Thursday, August 6 and Friday, August 7.

    LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy said the four accidents happened within a mile of each other on Hwy 210 near the LaRue/Green County Line. The worst of the accidents occurred on Friday, August 7 when Kentucky State Police Sergeant David Gibbs was killed in a two-vehicle accident.

  • Fiscal Court discusses dog ordinance

    LaRue County’s commercial and non-commercial dog kennel ordinance was the topic of discussion at the monthly fiscal court meeting on August 10.

    Magnolia resident Jane Embry attended the meeting to discuss concerns with the fiscal court about her kennel. Embry operates a special needs kennel for animals at her residence in Magnolia.

  • Juvenile involved in high-speed chase

    A juvenile led police on a high-speed chase Tuesday, August 4 that ended with a wreck on North Lincoln Boulevard in Hodgenville.

    According to police reports, the juvenile was driving a motorcycle when he ran a stop sign and almost caused a collision at the intersection of South Greensburg Street and Hwy 210 in Hodgenville. The juvenile fled on the motorcycle at a high rate of speed when officers attempted to make a traffic stop.

  • Spreading good news in Dominican Republic

    Hodgenville’s First Baptist Church put the Great Commission into action as several members recently returned from the church’s third mission trip to the Dominican Republic.

    “We’re one of several churches from Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Kentucky that send teams there,” said Dr. Paul Richey, senior pastor.

  • Wreck on Hwy 210
  • House fire on Bud’s Lake Road

    Firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire at the 300 block of Bud’s Lake Road August 5 at approximately 2:30 p.m. Magnolia and Buffalo fire departments responded as well as LaRue County EMS. The fire was fully evolved by the time fire fighters arrived on the scene. Authorities believe lightning to be the cause of the fire. The residence was unoccupied and no injuries were reported. 

  • KSP Trooper killed in crash identified


  • Hwy 210 Closed

    Breaking News - Hwy 210 is closed at the LaRue/Green County line following a fatality vehicle wreck  that occurred approxinately 7:40 am Friday morning.

    Official word is that a Kentucky State Trooper has been killed in the 2 car wreck.  The name of the trooper is not being released at this time. No word  on the condition of the person or persons involved in the second car.

    A detour is in effect via Kentucky 1192 and E. Bailey Rd. the Road will be closed up to 6 hours.