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Today's News

  • Historic home burns on Greensburg

    A house fire erupted Monday afternoon at 206 Greensburg Street in Hodgenville. The large blue frame house was quickly swallowed by the flames, despite efforts by several fire departments.

    Roger Bird’s historic house – known for its split rail fence in front and its wide, shady porch – was destroyed.

    Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks said the fire began at the back of the house. He’s unsure what started the blaze.

    Bird was at home when the fire began. He is staying with relatives, according to Sparks.

  • Officers equipped with new body cams

    An investment in new body cameras will help preserve evidence gathered by Hodgenville City Police.

    Police Chief Steve Johnson told City Council last week that the Taser cameras cost more than the previous models – but are sturdaier and more efficient.

    Chief Johnson said the cameras are to be removed and placed in a charger at the end of each officer’s shift. The camera’s contents will download to the computer where the officer or court officials can review them.

  • The Legacy Lives on

    1954 was a busy year in LaRue County.

    President Dwight D. Eisenhower visited the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park, placed a wreath at the foot of the seated Lincoln statue and dined at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club where he requested seconds of – and the recipe for – the sumptious cheese pudding.

    An up-and-coming Everett G. Sanders was named principal of Hodgenville High School. Sanders was later hired to be superintendent of schools – a position he held for decades.

  • Work continues on I-65, expect delays

    Motorists traveling along Interstate 65 south of Elizabethtown (Mile Point 82) will experience short southbound delays for the next several nights as construction crews reduce the interstate to one lane and begin setting temporary barrier wall in preparation for widening. As barrier wall is set along the inside lane, crews will be paving the outside shoulder. When complete, traffic will be pushed to the outer lane and shoulder for the next several months as median work takes place.

  • KSP auditor continues digging in Cruse case

    The trial date for former Hodgenville mayor Terry L. Cruse and former city clerk MaDonna Hornback has been set for Nov. 10 in Nelson County.

    LaRue Circuit Judge Charles Simms III moved the case after hearing requests from prosecutors and defense attorneys alike, citing pretrial publicity.

    Cruse and Hornback have pleaded not guilty to numerous charges of abuse of public trust and theft by unlawful taking. Cruse also is charged with violating campaign laws and two counts of second-degree forgery.

  • Hornback retiring from adult education

    LaRue County Adult Education Director Sarah Hornback is moving on. The longtime county servant is stepping down from her position to spend more time with her family and due to dwindling grant funds.

    She said she’s glad to have worked in this county for so long.

  • Extension Service plans 'Taste of LaRue'

    Taste of LaRue County & Fall Market Day

     

    Coming this month is a chance to see what local producers have for the fall harvest season. On Thursday, Sept. 25 at the LaRue County Extension office we will have outside vendors for a Fall Market from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop by and support our local producers who will have fresh produce, locally raised meats, seasonal flowers, and other handmade food items.

  • Free admission to Lincoln Museum

    Free admission at Lincoln Museum

    The Lincoln Museum, Hodgenville, is offering free admission – with a ticket – on Sept. 27, in conjunction with the Smithsonian. To download up to two free tickets, visit http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/. Click on the Ticket Information page. Fill out the form and you will be emailed instruction on downloading your ticket.

  • GED practice for free

    Some things in life are free.

    Anyone, whether they are enrolled in the program or not, can take the GED Practice Test for free from Sept. 22 to Oct. 3 at the LaRue County Adult Education Center.

    According to information on its website, GED Ready has the same look and feel as the real GED test, and gives students firsthand experience answering computer-based test questions written and developed by the test’s creators.

  • Woman, child in hospital following crash on George Lee

    A Mount Sherman woman and her son were seriously injured Saturday in a single vehicle crash.

    Rhiannon Mott, 36, was driving a Pontiac Grand Am north on George Lee Road just before 7 p.m. when she lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree, according to LaRue County Deputy Robbie Brownfield.

    Mott and her 13-year-old son were trapped in the vehicle for 40 minutes while crews from Buffalo, Magnolia and LaRue County worked to extricate them. Two LaRue County ambulances were at the scene.