Today's News

  • LaRue Fiscal Court supports resolution to widen I-65

    Parts of Mount Tabor and Salem Church roads are recommended for asphalt resurfacing in the upcoming year, according to Patty Dunaway, chief district engineer with Kentucky’s Department of Highways District Four out of Elizabethtown.
    Dunaway told members of LaRue Fiscal Court meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville March 8 the recommendation covers 1.5 miles on KY 584 from Jess Able Road to KY 210, and 7.108 miles on KY 1832 from US 31E to KY 1607.

  • Free your closet from clutter

    Decluttering your closet is a liberating experience. Life begins to feel more manageable and your clothing and shoes are better suited to who you are now.
    If tackling all of the closets at once is to too daunting, set aside a firm two-hours each week and clear one room’s closet at a time. Start by getting four large boxes. Label them keep, throw out, donate and not sure.

  • COLUMN: Celebrate the power of newspapers

    Celebrate the Power of Newspapers is this year’s theme celebrating Newspaper in Education week, March 7-11.
    No matter how students access newspapers – on the Web, through an app, in an electronic edition or in print, they learn about an ever widening range of subjects. Newspapers not only bring academic subjects to life, but also deepen learning by grounding in real-world experiences. The power of newspapers lies in their ability to help students develop into literate, well-rounded, successful citizens.

  • Man faces numerous charges after traffic stop

    Brian Hutcherson, 21, of Hodgenville, was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, aggravated, second offense; fleeing or evading officers; second-degree criminal mischief; leaving the scene of an accident; improper start from parked position; disregarding stop sign; and failure to illuminate headlamps.
    LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst filed the charges March 6.
    Hutcherson was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under $9,500 bond. He will be arraigned March 9 in LaRue District Court.

  • Five charged with vandalism at Salem Lake

    Four adults and a juvenile were charged with criminal trespass and criminal mischief after driving all-terrain vehicles at Salem Lake.
    Emily Petty of Sonora; Travis Puryear of Hodgenville; Cassandra D. Sherman of Elizabethtown; and Brandon Dawson of Elizabethtown, all 18, allegedly drove the ATVs around the lake area about 10 p.m., leaving ruts in “an area the size of a football field.” They were lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center.
    The juvenile was released to his mother.

  • Alleged 'skillet-tosser' indicted by grand jury

    A Greensburg man, accused of entering a White City home and throwing an iron skillet at the homeowner, was indicted on one count of second-degree burglary Feb. 21 by a LaRue County grand jury.
    According to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy, Hobart Darren Cruse, 41, of Hodgenville Road, “came at” the homeowner with a knife before throwing the heavy skillet. After a brief confrontation with the homeowner, Cruse fled, according to McCoy.

  • Couple charged with trafficking in marijuana

    Two people were charged March 2 with trafficking in marijuana while a third was charged with tampering with physical evidence.
    According to court records, Hodgenville City Police received an anonymous tip about a large quantity of marijuana in a Shawnee Drive apartment. The tenant gave permission for police to search the residence.
    Officer Robby Brownfield reported finding a green leafy substance on a dresser and two pill bottles of marijuana seeds. He found a set of electronic scales in a top dresser drawer, hidden in a Conway Twitty CD case.

  • College Street crash injures one

    A Hodgenville man is facing charges after he was involved in a single-vehicle crash on College Street.
    Jason Milby, 36, of Campbellsville Road, told officers he did not recall the events leading up to the wreck which occurred just before noon. The pickup truck he was driving crashed into a utility pole, snapping it near the base. Crews from Kentucky Utilities, Windstream and Comcast spent several hours repairing the damaged lines.
    “There was lots of damage,” Acting Police Chief Steve Johnson said.

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  • Grand jury hands down several indictments

    Several people were indicted Feb. 21 by a LaRue County grand jury.
    They include:
    Mychal Alexander Clairmont, 20, of Hodgenville, was charged with third-degree burglary; operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and or drugs, under 21 years of age; failure to illuminate head lamps and possession of alcoholic beverage by a minor.
    He is accused of entering Affordable Tires & Batteries in Hodgenville with intent to commit a crime and driving under the influence.
    The alleged crimes occurred Oct. 18, 2010.