Today's News

  • Understanding CPR as pro-life

    In wake of a recent bill in the Kentucky General Assembly that would require Kentucky public high school students to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), one local couple is advocating the bill and also raising awareness for all heart related illnesses.

    Charlotte Richey, 4, of Hodgenville has a heart condition called catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, which is more commonly referred to as CPMVT.

  • Searching for a solution

    What was originally deemed as something to not worry about has now turned into a nightmare for one local family.

    Logan Williams, 3, of Radcliff was born with what is referred to as a “club foot” on his left foot, which is a deformity where a person’s foot is turned inward. Doctors originally said that the club foot would be an easy fix, but after four braces, 42 casts and six surgeries, the so-called easy fix turned into something far more difficult.

  • Child abuse trial continued for LaRue man

    A local man who is charged with child abuse will appear in LaRue County Circuit Court on June 27 at 9 a.m.

    Russell Underwood, 35, of Hodgenville was arrested for three counts of first degree criminal abuse of a child 12 or under after an incident that happened in February 2015. According to police reports, LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy responded with child services to a residence on 6360 Campbellsville Road in Hodgenville.

  • Konsei makes $2.9 million purchase

    The former Clayton Homes building in the LaRue County Industrial Park was recently purchased by Konsai USA for $2,900,000.

    According to the deed, the building and 27 acres was sold to Konsei by Terry Hinton, Katherine Hinton, Gary Hinton and Pamela Hinton of Elizabethtown.

  • Former Shopko building remains vacant

    Rumors are still circulating about a possible buyer of the former Shopko building located on West Main Street in Hodgenville.

    LaRue County Community and Economic Director Bob Sims said that a retail client had a purchase contract on the former Shopko property dating back to August 2015. However, he said the sale did not close and that the property is still available. The name of the retail company with the purchase contract was not released by Sims.

  • Local blood drive is Febrary 9

    Local volunteers and donors are gearing up for another blood drive which is held at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club every other month. The American Red Cross has declared an emergency need for blood and platelet donors with severe winter weather canceling more than 300 blood drives across 20 states resulting in more than 9500 donations uncollected.

    According to the American Red Cross, on average they must collect more than 17,000 pints of blood for patients at more than 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers across the United States.

  • Jonas slams LaRue

    Winter Storm Jonas caused problems in LaRue County last week after the storm system moved across Kentucky dumping several inches of snow throughout the county.

    According to the National Weather Service, the weather station in Hodgenville received 3.2 inches of snow last Wednesday and seven inches of snow last Friday.

  • New superintendent at Lincoln Birthplace

    Jay Grass has been named the new superintendent at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

    Grass grew up and graduated high school in Mishawaka, Indiana, near South Bend in the northern part of the state. “Having lived and worked in the western US for more than 20 years, I am excited to be back closer to home and family. Most of my extended family still resides in Indiana.” Grass said.

  • School Board holds elections

    The LaRue County School Board held their board elections and approved several bids at their monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 19.

    The board unanimously elected Joanna Hinton as board chair and Price Smith as vice-chair. The two board members switched roles as Hinton previously served as the vice-chair, while Smith served as the chair.

  • Bennett plead not guilty

    Curtis Bennett of Buffalo was arraigned in Marion County Circuit Court on Wednesday January 20. He pleaded not guilty to charges of video voyeurism and third degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    Bennett was arrested Wednesday January 6 and charged with video voyeurism and unlawful transaction with a minor in the third degree.

    An investigation conducted by the Sheriff’s Office found evidence of inappropriate activity with a female Marion County Public School student.