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Today's News

  • Thrills on the Hill: 2017 Cissal Hill Big Wheel Race

    Hundreds of people lined the length of Cissal Hill in Northern LaRue County Sunday, tilting their heads to listen for the sound of tires whirring down the steep grade. Now in its seventh year, the Cissal Hill Big Wheel Race saw record numbers come out to cheer, compete—and sometimes crash for a good cause.

    The idea for the event originated when friends Levi Wooldridge and Jason Newton first saw circus racing on a television show.

  • Gravesites discovered in LaRue County

    Carolyn and David Drake are trying to solve a mystery that has kept them searching for answers for over a year.

    The enigma centers around a cemetery on their farm on the Munfordville Road near Tanner that up until last fall they thought was most likely a small family burial plot with perhaps nine graves of people who died long ago.

    Within the past year, however, as the Drakes examined the plot more carefully, the number of grave sites has grown to at least 104 and maybe closer to 200 or perhaps 300.

  • Leaving LaRue: Local Amish family to move

    Mose Yoder leans back in a handmade rocking chair while his wife Emma gazes out the window, looking over the life they’ve built here in LaRue County. Outside the white farmhouse with blue trim, a black and gray dog runs across the driveway to where a black buggy waits in the barn.

  • A heart for others

    When Charlotte Richey hears about the upcoming HeartChase Event, her eyes light up.

  • Home Alone

    A LaRue County woman was indicted after she reportedly left a child home alone during the night without any adult supervision.

    Sylvia M. Showalters, 67, of Hodgenville was indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on Monday, November 20, 2017 for one count of first degree wanton endangerment and endangering the welfare of a minor.

  • Fatality on Hwy 210

    Police are continuing to investigate a fatal accident that claimed the life of a LaRue County woman as the driver responsible for the accident has yet to be officially identified.

    According to a news release from the Kentucky State Police, officers responded to a two vehicle fatal collision at 9:57 p.m. on Saturday, November 18 at the intersection of Hwy 210 (Campbellsville Road) and Borders Curve Loop.

  • Sanders officially retires

    LaRue County Superintendent Sam Sanders submitted a letter officially announcing his retirement to the LaRue County School Board during their monthly meeting on Monday, November 20. The board also had a lengthy discussion about looking into the possibilities of building a new P.E. gymnasium at the high school and renovating the high school football stadium.

    Sanders has worked in the LaRue County School system for 31 years and has been the superintendent for 16 years. His contract will end on June 30, 2018.

  • Groundbreaking scheduled for new library

    The LaRue County Public Library will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 4 p.m. on Monday, December 4 at the construction site of their new facility at 215 Lincoln Drive in Hodgenville.

    Dana Jolly, Director of the LaRue County Public Library, said they are excited about the ceremony as it puts the library one step closer in the process of moving into their new facility.

  • Suspects identified in recycling contraband case

    A LaRue County Detention Center inmate and a Montgomery County woman have been summoned to court after the woman reportedly attempted to give the inmate contraband while he was on work release.

  • Remembering JFK

    Fifty-four years ago today (November 22, 1963) in the streets of Dallas, Texas, a gunman ended the life of President John F. Kennedy in an assassination that burned lasting memories into the minds of Americans of where they were and what they were doing when they heard the awful news.

    Betsy Tucker

    Betsy Tucker, who lives in Hamilton Acres in Hodgenville, was a student at Western Kentucky State College (now Western Kentucky University) when she learned of the assassination upon returning to her dormitory from a Friday afternoon class.