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Today's News

  • One injured in accident on Lincoln Parkway at Tanner Road
  • New decision on Sanders case

    The Kentucky Court of Appeals released their opinion last Thursday, December 22 in the request from LaRue County Schools Superintendent Sam Sanders to suppress evidence in his DUI case.

    The state court of appeals affirmed the original opinion of the LaRue County Circuit Court, denying Sanders motion to suppress evidence in his DUI case. The three judge panel of the state court of appeals was made up of judges Laurance VanMeter, Janet Stumbo and Denise Clayton.

  • Christmas Eve Santa Run

    Christmas is all about giving, no one knows this better than the dedicated volunteers that work tirelessly in the months and weeks leading up to Christmas Eve when the Santa Bus, Rudolph as it is now called, makes its way across LaRue County to deliver donated toys, food baskets and clothing to those in need during the holidays. Cool wet weather didn’t stop them from making their 50th Christmas Eve run stopping in Magnolia, Buffalo and Hodgenville to bring Christmas cheer to hundreds of LaRue County families.

  • School board seat to remain vacant

    After having a candidate elected that could not take office due to having close relatives working in the school system, the second district of the LaRue County School Board will likely not have a board member representing them until the spring of 2017.

  • Teaching top talent

    Anna Ronkainen, a 16-year-old piano student of Hodgenville music teacher Diana Aubrey, will be the accompanist for Graciella Sedano, the Kentucky Music Teachers Association state woodwind champion, as she enters national competition in January.

    “Anna has been taking lessons from me for the past seven or eight years,” said Aubrey who has a studio on Walters Avenue in Hodgenville. “She has grown as a performer and has learned a lot working with another student and teacher.”

  • These Four Walls - History of the Hazle building

    If Abraham Lincoln’s presidential statue in Hodgenville could only see and speak from his armchair view, he could say a lot about the history of the Hazle Building directly in line of sight from Abe’s eyes.

    Over the years, the building has been the site of a livery stable, saloon, bus stop, hotel, restaurant, draft board office, savings and loans, and law offices.

  • Fiscal court purchases animal control truck

    At a special called meeting December 21, LaRue County Fiscal Court approved the purchase of a replacement animal control truck.

    Tommy Turner, judge-executive, stated that the current truck had gotten in bad condition and another one needed to be purchased as soon as possible to prohibit an interruption in services.

    He told magistrates a used one has been found in Missouri. After presenting photos and information on the vehicle, Turner recommended that it be purchased for $6500 which the magistrates approved unanimously.

  • 13 indicted by grand jury

    The LaRue County Grand Jury handed down a large number of indictments in December as they indicted 13 people on Monday, December 19.

    The indictments were for a large range of charges including sexual abuse, drugs thefts, promoting contraband and others. All thirteen will be arraigned in LaRue County Circuit Court on January 9, 2017.

    Jeffrey Aubrey, 28, of Hodgenville was indicted on single counts of first degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication. His bail was set at $5,000 cash.

  • Goodlett pleads not guilty

    Former LaRue County High School Principal, Stephen Kyle Goodlett, entered a not guilty plea to child pornography charges during his arraignment in Hardin County Circuit Court on Tuesday, December 20.

    Goodlett plead not guilty to 60 counts of possession of a matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and three counts of distribution of a sexual performance by a minor.

  • Boyd faces charges of child porn

    A LaRue County man is scheduled to appear in federal court next month on child pornography charges.

    Benjamin Boyd of Hodgenville is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky in Louisville, at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, January 30, 2017. Senior District Judge Charles R. Simpson III will be presiding.

    Boyd was originally indicted by a federal grand jury on July 6, 2016 for two counts of child pornography transported in interstate commerce by means including a computer and one count of knowingly possessing child pornography.