Today's News

  • A mother to many

    When Mother’s Day comes, Laverne Smith can celebrate having been a mother to many more children than most women.

    The number is at 22 and growing, for Smith and her husband Gary are foster parents. The couple have two boys of their own, but have cared for 20 foster children and have adopted two of them.

    “The whole goal of being a foster parent is to keep and nurture the children until they can be reunited with their family,” said Laverne.

  • Goodlett federal trial delayed again

    The federal child pornography trial for former LaRue County High School Principal Kyle Goodlett has been delayed for a second time.

    The jury trial was originally scheduled for May 15 in U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky in Louisville. However, the trial has been postponed to August 8 in order to allow additional time for both parties to prepare for the trial because the forensic review of the evidence is still not complete by detectives with the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crimes Branch.

  • Johnson finishes diversion

    Former Hodgenville Police Chief and current Hodgenville City Council member Steve Johnson recently completed his diversion period for his charge of hindering prosecution.

    According to court documents, the charge of hindering prosecution was dismissed after Johnson completed his one year diversion period and had no new offenses during that time frame. The diversion was officially completed on April 17.

  • First LaRue County Hawk Walk
  • Blaze Radio comes to Hodgenville

    Hodgenville was chosen as a location for a nationally known online radio show on May 4. The Blaze Radio Network, owned by Glenn Beck, came to the Lincoln Museum to air a morning talk show, The Morning Blaze, hosted by Doc Thompson. The show mixes political commentary with humor and history. The Morning Blaze had been on a tour of Kentucky leading up to the Kentucky Derby and the Lincoln Museum was chosen because of Hogenville’s rich history and, of course, because it is the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln.

  • Electrical Fire at Crop Production Service

    An electrical fire was the cause for some commotion at Crop Production Services in Hodgenville on Thursday, May 4.

    The Hodgenville and LaRue County Fire Departments and Kentucky Utilities were called out to an electrical fire at CPS that began at the meter base for a tub mixer and loading conveyor. An electrical short was believed to have caused the fire; cause of the electrical short is unknown at this time. No injuries were reported

  • Skaggs named LCHS principal

    Interim Principal Denise Skaggs was recently named as the permanent principal of LaRue County High School.

    The LCHS site-based decision-making council selected Skaggs at the close of their meeting on Tuesday, April 25. Skaggs’ tenure as principal begins immediately.

  • Hwy 52 in Lyons Station CLOSED May 15-19

    Residents and travelers along highway 52 through Lyons Station will have to find an alternative route for the week of May 15-19 as crews work to bring the Lyons Station railroad crossing up to Federal Railway standards.

    “We’re doing a complete replacing of the crossing,” Kentucky Railway Museum Executive Director Greg Matthews said. “It will involve taking it down to the base and reinforcing the crossing, placing a water barrier, putting concrete inserts in place of the rubber mats and new stronger rails.”

  • Boyd sentenced to 78 months in prison

    A LaRue County man was sentenced to more than six years in prison for child pornography charges.

    Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson III sentenced Benjamin Boyd of Hodgenville on April 25 in United States District Court to 78 months in prison followed by ten years of supervised release.

    The Court further ordered Boyd to pay $65,000 in restitution to be divided between nine identified victims, whose names have not been released, after he plead guilty to receipt and possession of child pornography in February, 2017.

  • Man leads Officers on chase

    A routine traffic stop escalated quickly after a Loretto man led local police on a chase.

    According to the arrest citation, LaRue County Deputy Sheriff Nick Pruitt observed Marcus Huling, 41, of Loretto, disregarding a stop sign at Commerce Parkway and Lincoln Parkway in Hodgenville. Pruitt noted Huling was allegedly changing lanes erratically when he pulled him over.