Today's News

  • 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.

  • Eight indicted by grand jury

    Eight people were indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on November 21.

    Christy A. Burton, 36, of Hodgenville was indicted on counts of first degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Her bail was set at $9,500 cash.

    Detra L. Darst, 31, of Hodgenville was indicted on counts of first degree wanton endangerment, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and no registration plates. Her bail was set at $5,000 cash.

  • Injury accident caused by race car

    Two people were seriously injured in a two vehicle accident involving a race car November 19 around 6:30 p.m. on New Jackson Highway near South Fork Baptist Church.

    According to LaRue County Deputy Sheriff Doug Sherrard, a race car driven by Ronald Mansfield, 51, of Magnolia was travelling north on New Jackson Highway; he noted that the race car was not legal for roadway use.

  • Change to school board election

    LaRue County School board member-elect Greg Cooper says he will not accept the position after it was revealed that he will not be allowed to take office since he has two relatives who are employees in the LaRue County School system.

    State law KRS. 160.180 states that “no person shall be eligible to membership on a board of education who has a relative employed by the school district.” The statute defines a relative as a father, mother, brother, sister, husband, wife, son, daughter, aunt, uncle son-in-law and daughter-in-law.

  • School board discusses cell phone usage

    The LaRue County School Board discussed the use of cell phones in LaRue County Schools at their monthly meeting on Monday, November 21.

    The board heard a first reading of an amended telecommunication device policy that defined the rules of “possession and use” of telecommunication devices, including cell phones.