Local News

  • New program to help utilize dead deer

    A countywide program to reuse deer killed in vehicle accidents will begin next week in LaRue County.

    As a result of a higher volume of deer related accidents this year in LaRue County, Hodgenville Police Sergeant James Richardson said he and another county employee came up with an idea to create a program where people could reuse the dead deer for meat.

  • Jail Log - December 9, 2015

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, November 16 to Monday, November 23.

    Jacob Aaron Byers, 23, of Elizabethtown was arrested for a court ordered appearance. He remains lodged in LCDC.

    Brittany Deihs, 34, of Hardinsburg was arrested on a court ordered appearance. She remains lodged in LCDC.

  • Accident on 31E
  • Leaving memories to make new ones

    As Ray and Yvonne McDowell looked through the paneled windows of their living room across the large field and little creek between them and Campbellsville Road about six miles from Hodgenville, they talked about their decision to move from the place they have called home for almost half a century.

    “I’m comfortable with the decision to move,” said Ray, who has farmed his 25 acres on the side while working 32 and half years for the post office, retiring in 1992.

  • Lost in LaRue - December 9, 2015
  • LaRue Co. KFB honored at annual meeting

    The LaRue County Farm Bureau and its members were recognized and received several awards during the 96th annual Kentucky Farm Bureau meeting in Louisville last weekend.

    LaRue County Farm Bureau was recognized for its outstanding membership and program achievement in 2015. The award honors county Farm Bureau offices who meet the company’s profitability requirements and whose insurance policy growth meets or exceeds its annual growth goal.

  • Police warn of card thefts

    Local police are warning LaRue County residents about debit and credit card frauds that they believe might be in connection with a device referred to as a skimmer.

    According to the Hodgenville Police Department, they have recently received several reports from LaRue Countians of debit and credit card fraud. HPD Sergeant James Richardson said people have reported suspected charges on their checking and credit card accounts in and around Louisville and southern Indiana.

  • Preparing for winter storms

    The highway departments in LaRue County are making preparations on how to treat the roadways this winter.

    Crews with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in LaRue County are making preparations in order to treat approximately 190 miles of state highways in the county. KYTC Public Information Officer Chris Jessie said that equals about 398 lane miles.

    “Road miles are the distance of each road. However, a plow can only plow one lane at a time, which is why the actual lane miles is a higher number,” Jessie said.

  • Hwy 31E reopened

    Hwy 31E near Athertonville has been cleared and reopened as of 4 p.m. Authorities closed the roadway due to an accident involving a semi-truck and traffic in both directions was detoured on Hancock Lane during the time Hwy 31E was closed. Officials said the driver of the semi-truck was attempting to turn onto Hwy 31E from Blanton Road when the rear tires of the semi-trailer dropped off the roadway. No one was injured in the accident.

  • Road Closure

    Approximately 12:40 p.m. - authorities report Hwy 31E and Athertonville road is closed in both directions due to a semi-truck accident. We will keep you posted when the road re-opens.