Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The heart of a queen

    Hundreds are expected to march in the annual Kentuckiana Heart Walk this Saturday and one local girl will be leading the pack.

    Charlotte Richey, 5, of Hodgenville has been named the queen of the Heart Walk and she will walk with the king, Luke Landry, 9, of Shepherdsville. The Heart Walk is the signature fundraising event for the American Heart Association as it promotes physical activity and heart healthy living in a family environment. The Heart Walk will take place at Waterfront Park in Louisville at 9 a.m.

  • City property taxes discussed

    The Hodgenville City Council passed the first reading of a tax ordinance that will keep the 2016 property tax rate the same.

    The ordinance called for the proposed rate to mirror last year’s rate of .133 per $100 assessed value on real property and tangible personal property. Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore said that the compensating rate would be .136 and that the four percent increase would be .141.

  • A look into New Haven's past

    If you have traveled in New Haven lately you may have noticed some new blue framed signs posted around town.

    The signs are part of the New Haven Community Development Committee’s latest project called New Haven Historical Perspective.

    Eleven signs feature historical photos placed through out New Haven on the side of streets and in front of places where a building or landmark had once existed. The photos are placed in a way that allows the viewer to compare the past with the present and see what ways the city has evolved through the years.