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Today's News

  • Plating Season: Caution advised on roads

    With spring in full force, farmers have begun preparing their fields for another growing season. As farmers begin moving equipment, drivers and farmers alike are urged to practice patience and common sense when sharing the road ways.

    This year in LaRue County there will be around 40,000 acres of grain crops planted, according to LaRue County Cooperative Extension Agricultural and Natural Resources agent Daniel Carpenter.

  • Concern over new wet/dry vote bill

    A bill recently passed to amend a law that may change the way LaRue County would vote for a local option election or wet/dry vote.

    House Bill 319, was signed by Governor Bevin on April 11, 2017 and places the cost of a wet/dry election on those petitioning if the election is held outside the normal election cycle.

  • It runs in the family

    A LaRue County home school student has been accepted into Western Kentucky University’s Gatton Academy and that alone is quite an achievement, but what makes Richard Pike unique is he is the second in his family to be accepted to the prestigious school. Pike’s older sister, Leslie, was accepted in to Gatton Academy in 2014.

  • Mt. Sherman Man charged with child sexual exploitation

    On April 20, 2017, at approximately 3:45 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Mark Nelson, 59, on charges related to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

     Nelson was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online.

  • Jaggers named head coach

    Josh Jaggers has been rehired as the new LaRue County Hawks varsity football head coach.

    Jaggers was announced as the new head coach on Tuesday, April 18 at the LaRue County High School auditorium in front of current players, school staff and others. 

  • Filling the paramedic shortage

    Mike Cottrell, LaRue County director of emergency medical services, is hopeful that Campbellsville University’s Brockman Center in Hodgenville might soon be a regional center for training Paramedics.

    Many departments across the state are facing a shortage of the trained medical professionals. Regional EMS directors from Hardin, LaRue, Washington, Marion, Nelson, Meade, and Jefferson counties discussed the shortage of paramedics at a meeting last week, according to Cottrell.

  • LaRue Co. familiar with Tornadoes

    Spring in LaRue County brings with it not only flowers and showers, but also severe storms and tornadoes.

    One powerful storm struck Hodgenville in the wee hours of Saturday morning, March 22, 1952. That twister first dropped down just southwest of town near Tanner Road, leaving behind a 150-yard wide path of destruction along a 2.7-mile trail into town. It raced up Kirkpatrick to the area where Rose Circle is now, leaped over some houses and then dropped to the ground again near the fairgrounds, destroying more houses and several fairgrounds buildings.

  • Tourism video filmed in Hodgenville

    The Kentucky Department of Tourism is filming an upcoming commercial and they chose Hodgenville as one of the locations to be featured in the commercial.

    Employees with the advertising agency Scoppechio were in Hodgenville on Wednesday, April 12 shooting footage for the commercial at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park and on the square in downtown Hodgenville. The Kentucky Department of Tourism hired Scoppechio to create the commercial.

  • Buying back lots discussed at Red Hill Cemetery

    The Red Hill Cemetery Commission discussed buying back lots from customers and adding new preparation and burial rights transfer fees at their quarterly meeting on Monday, April 10.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore said he has received requests from people interested in selling back their lots to the Red Hill Cemetery Commission. He said the lots were purchased several years ago by individuals and that their family members now want to be buried somewhere else.

  • School board discusses athletic insurance

    Several items were discussed and approved by the LaRue County School Board during the regular meeting on Monday, April 17. The hot topic item was the approval of student accident/athletic insurance.

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association eligibility rules state that participating schools must have medical insurance in place with coverage limits meeting their requirements and it’s the responsibility of each member school to ensure and certify that each student has insurance coverage throughout the year.