Today's News

  • Confusion surrounds Embry trial

    The charges of more than 100 counts of animal cruelty were originally dismissed for a LaRue County woman who was believed to be deceased, but was later discovered to be alive and a patient at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

  • Marijuana grow leads to sexual abuse arrest

    While officers were on the scene at 70 Kings Road near New Haven, after the discovery of an indoor marijuana grow in a LaRue County home, they also discovered a case of sexual abuse by a man with a female juvenile.

    Chad D. Emerson, 19, of Buffalo was arrested at the residence and charged with sexual abuse.

  • Large indoor marijuana grow found

    An ordinary follow-up by police at a LaRue County residence led to the discovery of a large indoor marijuana grow.

    Arrested at the residence were Jason L. Joiner, 38 and Allison R. Joiner, 37, both of New Haven.

    According to the arrest citation, officers with the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office responded to the residence last Thursday, December 1 on 70 Kings Road near New Haven for a juvenile pickup order. When officers approached the residence they smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the home.

  • Race raises $2400 for ALS

    Hundreds of big wheel enthusiasts lined Cissal Hill as 40 racers made their way down the menacing hill with rock overhangs on one side and sharp ravines on the other.

    This year marks the sixth year for the race and the second year it benefited the ALS Association in honor of it’s biggest fan, Ed Faulkner who passed away this year after battling ALS.

  • Giving dignity to the deceased

    Members of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church have placed a bench to memorialize and pay tribute to the unknown people who are buried in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

    Those unknown people were once residents of the County Farm, which was also known as the Pauper’s House or Poor House. Residents who died while living on the County Farm were often buried in either St. Jochin Cemetery or Pleasant Grove Baptist Cemetery, depending upon whether they were Catholic or Protestant.

  • DUI crash, Upton service station damaged

    The owner at Wheeler's Service Center in Upton was nearly hit by a car and the service building suffered damage after a DUI driver crashed his vehicle in the garage bay last Saturday, November 26 around 11 a.m.

    According to the arrest citation, LaRue County Sheriff deputies were dispatched to the wreck at Wheeler's Service Center on North Walnut Street and they observed that a 2015 Chevy Malibu had crashed into one of the garage bays at the service station. The vehicle was driven by Matthew Allen Casey, 37, of Union City, Tennessee.

  • Encouraging adoption

    A Hodgenville man is encouraging adoption in honor of November being National Adoption Awareness month.

    Darrell Locke of Hodgenville and his wife Suesan adopted three of their children in 2005. Benjamin Locke was 8-years-old at the time and is now 19, Isaiah was 7 at the time and is now 18 and the youngest, Ricky, was 21-months-old at the time and is 13.

  • Emergency responders requesting address markers

    LaRue County emergency responders are asking homeowners in the county to purchase address markers so they can improve their run times and help those in emergency situations.

    The LaRue County Fire Department is selling 6”x18” inch aluminum address signs that also include reflective vinyl to help see the sign at night. The sign is doubles sided and can include up to five numbers to help emergency responders identify addresses. The signs can also be made either vertical or horizontal.

  • LaRue Co. Sheriff's Office audit released

    State Auditor Mike Harmon released the audit of the 2015 financial statement of LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy on Monday, November 28. State law requires the auditor to annually audit the accounts of each county sheriff.

    The audit was for the year ended of December 31, 2015 and the auditor noted no instances of noncompliance. The auditor also noted no matters involving internal control over financial reporting and its operation that were considered to be material weaknesses. The audit shows total receipts of $503,201 and total disbursements of $372,302.

  • Light Up Hodgenville is this Friday

    The community is invited to participate in Light Up Hodgenville and the lighting of Creek Front Park displays this Friday, December 2 on the square in downtown Hodgenville.

    Many area businesses are staying open late Friday as part of the effort to increase awareness of ‘SHOPPING LOCAL’ this holiday season.

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hodgenville, along with many community volunteers, have joined together to present this kickoff to the Holiday season event.