Today's News

  • Man arrested for meth trafficking

    A Hodgenville man was arrested for meth and marijuana trafficking last Thursday, October 6 after being pulled over by police for speeding.

    Dakota R. Taylor, 20, of Hodgenville was pulled over for speeding 24 mph over the speed limit. According to LaRue County Sheriff’s Deputy, Nick Pruitt, Taylor was observed traveling 79 mph in a 55 mph zone and was not wearing a seatbelt.

  • Helping others cope with Alzheimer's

    A LaRue County author who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s is helping others cope with the disease through his writing.

    Paul Hornback of Hodgenville had a book signing last Thursday at the LaRue County Public Library for his recently published book “God Still Remembers Me: Devotions for facing Alzheimer’s Disease with Faith.” The book is the second edition to the first book he wrote with the same title in 2013.

  • Short agenda at city meetings

    It was a light agenda for both the Red Hill Cemetery Commission and Hodgenville City Council meetings on Monday.

    The Red Hill Cemetery Commission, which is made up of the Hodgenville City Council, met first at city hall. No action was taken during the meeting except for the approval of the July meeting minutes.

  • Parents arrested, endangering minors

    Two Hodgenville parents were arrested for endangering the welfare of a minor on Monday, October 3 after police discovered five children in a home with inhumane conditions.

    According to the Hodgenville Police Department, Christopher Adkins, 39, and Christy Jordan, 40, were arrested after officers discovered five children living at the home in conditions that their arrest citations stated “were not fit for anyone to live in.”

  • Taking a stand against breast cancer

    Rachael Cecil, who was diagnosed with breast cancer (stage two invasive ductal carcinoma) in November 2015, has two words of advice to anyone being tested: time is of the essence and stand your ground in regards to getting what you want to be done.

    Until her diagnosis, the 42-year-old school teacher who lives in Buffalo had been having mammograms for six years with no signs of cancer.

    “In July, 2015, I discovered a lump in my left breast,” she shared.

  • Lincoln Days showcases best of LaRue

    A cool gray mist hung in the air last Saturday morning at the opening of the 45th annual Lincoln Days Celebration, but the dreary weather didn’t stop Lincoln enthusiasts and festival goers from coming out to enjoy the celebration.

    “I was thrilled with the turnout Saturday,” said Lincoln Days president Sarah Quesenberry, “With the weather forecast we were afraid it would turn people away, but after about eleven o’clock it got really busy. Vendors said they did really busy. Vendors said they did really well on Saturday.”

  • Ford sexual abuse arraignment postponed

    The first degree sexual abuse arraignment for the former head coach of the LaRue County high school and middle school girls basketball teams was postponed.

    Kelton “Simon” Ford, 48, of Horse Cave was scheduled to be arraigned in LaRue County Circuit Court on Monday, October 3. However, according to Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Whitney Meredith, the case was continued to Monday, October 17 because of scheduling issues with attorneys.

  • LaRue Co. Ranks 8 out of 173 districts

    LaRue County Schools is the eighth highest performing of Kentucky’s 173 school districts and ranks higher than any district in the region, according to data from the Unbridled Learning Assessment and Accountability System.

    “Our scores have reflected a high level of student achievement for several years, and our mindset in LaRue County is continuous improvement. To rank eighth in the state is an incredible accomplishment for our students and our dedicated teachers and staff,” said superintendent Sam Sanders.

  • Zombie Outbreak in New Haven

    A zombie outbreak is expected in New Haven when zombie enthusiasts will trek through New Haven in De Zombie Walk on October 15.

    De Zombie Walk was created as a way for locals to have some fun while raising some money for a good cause.

    “Me and my business partner started talking about it a little while back and we wanted something to do for the people around town especially the younger crowd,” said Kay Inman, Co-owner of K’ La’s Café in New Haven. “Being a big walking Dead fan I thought, why not?”

  • Organized crime suspects accept plea deal

    Several people who were reportedly involved in a methamphetamine organized crime ring have accepted plea deals.