Today's News

  • Wild election in LaRue

    With all the other races decided by large margins in LaRue County, the race for the democrat candidate for state Senate District 5 came down to a difference of 103 votes.

    Democrat Ricky Alvey narrowly beat Democrat Leslie Stith 878 (53.12%) to 775 (46.88%) votes. However, Stith was the overall winner in the district with 5,470 (52.29%) to 4,990 (47.71%) votes. In the 2016 General Election in November, Stith will face Republican Steve Meredith, who was unopposed in the Primary Election.

  • LCHS graduation is Friday

    The graduation ceremony for the 57th graduating class of LaRue County High School will be held May 27 at 8 p.m. at the LaRue County High School in Hodgenville.

    Some 153 seniors are expected to receive their diplomas during the commencement exercises. The ceremony is scheduled to take place at the LCHS football field and the gates will not open until 6 p.m.

    LCHS Principal Kyle Goodlett said the event will be moved into the high school gymnasium in case of bad weather.

  • No decision made for transgender guidelines

    LaRue County Schools are still undecided about whether they will comply with recent federal guidelines concerning transgender students’ rights in schools.

    LaRue County Schools Superintendent Sam Sanders said all of the guidelines are currently under review and that more information will be issued before the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year. As of right now, LaRue County Schools have taken no action to change any policies relating to the transgender guidelines.

  • Seven indicted by Grand Jury

    Seven people were indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on Monday, May 16.

  • “Click It or Ticket” campaign is underway

    Local police are participating in a national Click It or Ticket campaign aimed to increase the use of seat belts.

    According to a news release from the Hodgenville Police Department, the campaign started last week and it will run until Sunday, June 5.

    The Hodgenville Police Department, LaRue County Sheriff’s Office and the Kentucky State Police will conduct safety checkpoints in Hodgenville and throughout LaRue County. Police will be looking for any seatbelt or child restraint violations and officers will be out during the day and night.

  • Gone fishing

    One day, while Frank and Bob were out fishing, a funeral procession passed over the bridge above them. As the hearse rolled by, Bob took off his hat and placed it over his heart. He held it there until the procession passed.

    Frank, noticing the respect Bob paid, uttered, “Gee Bob, I didn’t know you had it in you!”

    Bob reverently nodded his head and replied, “It’s the least I could do. After all I was married to her for 30 years.”

  • Bizarre chase ends in LaRue

    An alleged suicidal man lead police on a high speed chase from Summersville to Buffalo last Wednesday.

    According to the arrest citation, Kentucky State Police troopers began their pursuit of a silver Pontiac Vibe in Summersville. The vehicle was driven by Dewayne Trevillian, 29, of Bowling Green. The pursuit reached speeds over 100 mph. Officers also received information that Trevillian was suicidal and possibly armed with a gun.

  • A Christian “Selfie” now available

    It’s a digital age, scroll through Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or Twitter feeds and you’ll find a myriad of self-made photos, selfies, of people from all walks of life.

    Jamie Walters, of Hodgenville, has written a book that she calls her ‘selfie.’ A Christian “Selfie’”A Pastor’s Wife’s Honest Look at her Relationship with God takes the reader through the authors life, her walk with God and the ebb and flow that comes from the struggle of being a Christian in a busy world.

  • Childress accepts plea deal

    A LaRue County man has accepted a plea deal for leaving the scene of an accident and failure to render aid following an ATV incident that occurred in October 2014.

    Matthew Kyle Childress, 31, of Buffalo was initially charged with first degree assault, leaving the scene of an accident without failure to render aid/assist with serious physical injury, leaving the scene of an accident and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

  • New Haven School principal resigns

    New Haven School Principal Shelley Badgett announced her resignation last week as she recently accepted a position as director of special education/exceptional children for Marion County Schools.

    Badgett’s last day as principal will be June 30, 2016 and she will officially start her new position for Marion County Schools on July 1, 2016.