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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Lincoln’s (not so) General Store: featured in magazine

    When stopping in at Lincoln’s General Store in Hodgenville, it’s not uncommon to spot customers with cameras snapping pictures of Lincoln souvenirs or bottles of Ski cola. It’s a scene that store owner Regina McDowell loves to see.

    “I like seeing the tourists walking around taking pictures,” McDowell said. “I think that’s so cool because that makes me feel like this place is picture worthy to them.”

  • Fiscal court refinances jail

    LaRue County Fiscal Court heard Judge-executive Tommy Turner give first reading of an ordinance that he said will save the county some $91,000 in interest on an outstanding construction lease for a 2000-01 jail addition.

  • Sonora gas station robbed

    The Kentucky State Police are currently investigating a robbery at the Five Star gas station in Sonora on Sunday, November 19.

    According to Jeff Gregory, KSP Public Affairs Officer, a white male entered the gas station at 3:46 a.m. He was brandishing a black handgun while demanding cash and merchandise.

    The male is described as having white hair, blue eyes and a distinctive deep voice. He was wearing a gray hoodie type jacket and tan military style boots.

  • Woman grabs police officer’s firearm in fight

    Officer also injured in altercation

    A bizarre situation escalated quickly as an Upton woman attempted to grab a police officer’s firearm during an altercation on Sunday, November 12 around 3 a.m.

    According to the arrest citation, a Hodgenville Police officer responded to a call at a residence on Lincoln Farm Road in Hodgenville after receiving reports of an intoxicated woman outside the home. The woman was later identified as Tamatha Ren Woods, 44, of Upton.