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Today's News

  • New coaches named to replace Ford

    LaRue County Middle School assistant principal James Slaven has been named head coach of the LCHS Lady Hawks varsity basketball team.

    Slaven replaces Kelton “Simon” Ford who resigned on Monday, September 19 after he was indicted for first degree sexual abuse. Ford was arrested last Tuesday and he was released on a $5,000 cash bond from LaRue County Detention Center on the same day. His arraignment is scheduled for Monday, October 3 in LaRue County Circuit Court at 9 a.m.

  • Lincoln Day this weekend

    The 45th annual Lincoln Days Celebration is upon us with a schedule full of activities and entertainment there is sure to be something for everyone.

    The Lincoln Days theme this year, 100 Years of Memories, is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park.

    “Whether it’s making new memories or reflecting on past memories of the park and of Lincoln Days; this year is all about memories,” Lincoln Days President Sarah Quesenberry said.

  • New Halloween attraction in LaRue

    Thrill seekers will no longer have to travel outside of LaRue County for some safe and fun Halloween Horror.

    LaRue County Fairgrounds Haunted Barn will be opening Friday, September 30 at dark. Visitors can make their way through the haunted barn and there will also be a hay ride.

  • Fire fee listed on tax bills

    LaRue County residents that are part of the Sonora Fire Department district will notice something different about their property tax bills this year.

    Sonora Fire Chief Robert Wethington said the residents that are in their district in LaRue County will have the option to pay an annual $35 subscriber fee. Residents have the choice to not pay the fee, but Wethington said if those who don’t pay have a fire or other emergency requiring their services, they would receive a run bill starting at $500 or more depending on the type of emergency.

  • Coach indicted for sexual abuse

    The former head coach of the LaRue County high school and middle school girls basketball teams resigned on Monday after he was indicted for first degree sexual abuse.

    Kelton “Simon” Ford, 48, of Horse Cave was indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on Monday for first degree sexual abuse as a result of an ongoing investigation by the Kentucky State Police since September 7. According to the indictment, Ford engaged in sexual contact with a female juvenile by the use of forcible compulsion on September 7.

  • Saving lives through education

    LaRue County’s very own Dale Dobson has been traveling the state this week educating people about farm safety in honor of Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky.

    Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles signed a proclamation last week declaring September 18-24 as Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky to promote safety on the farm. In the fall, Quarles said that message extends to Kentucky roadways, where motorists often encounter farm machinery moving from one field to another during the harvest season.

  • Man pleads guilty to child abuse

    A local man plead guilty to child abuse in LaRue County Circuit Court last Friday, September 16.

    Russell Underwood, 35, of Hodgenville was originally charged with three counts of first degree criminal abuse of a child 12 and under after an incident that happened in February 2015. According to police reports, LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy initially responded to the residence with child services. Once they arrived, McCoy observed Underwood and four other children in the home that ranged in ages from 1 to 12 years-old.

  • Hodgenville keeps same tax rate

    Residents in the City of Hodgenville will be paying the same property tax rates in 2016 as they did in 2015.

    The Hodgenville City Council passed the second reading of a tax ordinance that will keep the 2016 property tax rate the same. There was no discussion on the second reading. Council members Mitchell Key, Larry Davis, Woodie Handley and Sharon Hornback all voted in favor of the ordinance. Council members Bonnie Clark and Donald Costello were absent at the meeting.

  • These Four Walls - The Lynn Hotel

    If the old expression, “If only walls could talk,” were to come true, the walls where Lincoln National Bank is in Hodgenville could speak volumes.

    The storied building site, on the square’s northeast side, has housed many businesses since the town was established on February 9, 1818 (according to a 1920 history of the town by O.M. Mather).

  • Hemp harvested in LaRue

    The first harvest of industrial hemp in LaRue County since WWII has been a learning experience for farmers involved. The hemp grown in LaRue was grown for grain to be sold in an organic market. With there being little known about growing hemp for grain in Kentucky, LaRue County hemp growers all agree they were on quite the learning curve this year.