Today's News

  • Bennett arrested again

    A LaRue County man was recently indicted for 13 felony counts of unlawful interactions with minors in Marion County.

  • Gas station demolished for cleanup

    A landmark gas station on the corner of North Greensburg Street and East Main Street in Hodgenville was recently demolished so crews could prepare for an environmental clean-up.

    LaRue County Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray said she requested the state Division of Waste Management place the former gas station as a priority for environmental cleanup because the ground was found to be contaminated.

  • Primary election is May 17

    LaRue County voters will head to the polls next Tuesday to cast their vote for several national and state offices.

    The 2016 primary election will be held next Tuesday, May 17 with polls opening at 6 a.m. and closing at 6 p.m.

  • Bivens appointed to State Fair Board

    Governor Matt Bevin announced on May 10, 2016 new members to serve on the Kentucky State Fair Board.

    The Fair Board oversees operations for the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, located at the Kentucky State Fairgrounds, and the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC), located in downtown Louisville. Total economic impact from these venues is more than $482.3 million annually. In August KICC will undergo a 2-year, $180 million renovation, which will potentially bring an additional $53 million in annual economic impact to the downtown area.

  • Baking some smiles

    One LaRue county girl and her family have ‘baked’ up a way to surprise residents at Sunrise Manor with a Mother’s day treat.

    Josie Garris, daughter of Eric and Summer Garris, got the idea to make cookies for Sunrise Manor from her grandmother, Raymonda Jaggers.

    “My grandma thought it would be nice for me to start a project to help people,” Garris said.

  • School board discuses how to meet needs with available funds

    In a working session following a special meeting May 3 at its office in Hodgenville, LaRue County Board of Education members wrestled with the problem of trying to meet district and school needs with available funds.

    Among those needs discussed was the cost of maintaining and updating the Digital Learning (laptops) Initiative in which every student has access to a computer.

  • Running for Jaden

    As an exhausted Cara Hill approached the finish line of the Kentucky Derby Mini Marathon, she had one person on her mind and that person was Jaden.

    Jaden McBride, 8, of Hodgenville has cerebral palsy, which is a group of neurological disorders that appear in infancy or early childhood and permanently affect body movement, muscle coordination, and balance. Cara Hill has been McBride’s own personal assistant at Hodgenville Elementary School during the 2015-2016 school year.

  • Man arrested for suspected heroin possession

    A man was arrested for suspected heroin possession after police made a traffic stop on Hwy 210 near Hodgenville.

    Arrested at the scene was Daniel C. Vanmeter, 28, of Louisville.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, Vanmeter was traveling southbound on Lincoln Parkway when officers clocked him traveling 75 MPH in a 55 MPH zone. Officers also noticed Vanmeter was swerving on the roadway.

  • First reading of amended ordinance heard

    Aside from approving the April 11 meeting minutes and the monthly financial statements, the Hodgenville City Council heard the first reading of an amended ordinance relating to occupation, trade and professional licenses.

  • Decline of the dairy farm

    Since the 1970s LaRue County has seen a steady decline in dairy farms. LaRue county once had 150 dairy farms. A number of factors have contributed to their demise and now LaRue county is left with only a couple of dairy farms.

    Gordon McDowell began working for Kentucky Artificial Breeders Association, KABA, when he got out of high school in 1957. He and his family also had their own dairy farm.

    “When I started working for the KABA, that’s when people first started using Artificial Insemination, associated with select sires.” McDowell said,