Today's News

  • Several indicted by LaRue grand jury

    Several people were indicted April 21 by a LaRue County grand jury.
    Jason Gabriel Brangers (1977) of Hodgenville, was charged with two counts of theft by deception and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.
    He is accused of obtaining property of another by passing checks in the amounts of $1,650 and $850 from a closed account. The alleged offenses occurred in November 2013.
    Bail was set at $5,000 cash only upon condition of dusk-to-dawn curfew, no violation of the penal code and no communication with employees of Lincoln National Bank.

  • Woman charged with possession of marijuana

    A Hodgenville woman was charged May 9 with possession of marijuana and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.
    Kristel Jankowski, 40, was involved in an argument with a family member and officers were dispatched to her home, according to Deputy Russell McCoy.
    The family member said the argument involved a “large quantity of marijuana” and brought out a sandwich-size plastic bowl full of weed and paraphernalia.
    Jankowski was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center and will be arraigned Wednesday in LaRue District Court.

  • Civil suit settled out of court

     A civil trial scheduled for April 28 was averted when the parties settled the case through mediation.

    Brandenburg Telephone Company filed a civil suit last year in an attempt to recoup expenses related to damage to a transformer.

    The suit named Timothy Yoder of Clarkson, Kevin Wilson of Falls of Rough and J.B. Hunt Transport.

    BTC claimed Yoder was operating Wilson’s log truck in a negligent manner on Nov. 7, 2011, near the intersection of Ky. 84 and U.S. 31-E. 

  • Prosecutors request details about City's informant

     Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse is facing legal battles on two fronts: He has been indicted of abuse of public trust for alleged misuse of the city’s gas card by a LaRue County grand jury. And, he has been accused of several violations of the city’s ethics ordinance including nepotism, giving himself unauthorized raises and using city funds as his own.

  • Dobson working in Uganda through Krochet Kids

     As an all-star cheerleader for eight years, Sydney Dobson applied to the University of Kentucky because it was her dream to make the nation’s best cheerleading team. It was the only school she applied to.

    Dobson, a 2011 LaRue County High school graduate, didn’t make the team, but that’s where her perseverance and attitude took over. One of her first moves was to join the Student Activities Board. It was also through SAB that the next chapter of her story unfolded.

  • Church Calendar - May 14, 2014

      Old Mount Sherman Cemetery accepting donations

    Old Mount Sherman Cemetery is accepting donations for upkeep. Mail checks to Dale Warren, 3624 Sand Ridge Road, Magnolia, KY 42757 or call him at 270-528-4142.


  • Fundrai$ers - May 14, 2014

     Relay for Life

    LaRue County’s Relay for Life will begin 6 p.m. May 16 at Hodgenville Elementary School.



    The American Legion is sponsoring a poker run May 17 to benefit LaRue County High School Project Graduation. Registration begins at 10 a.m.


    Concessions at car cruise-in

  • Council holds first reading of sewer ordinance

     Hodgenville City Council held first reading Monday of a sewer use ordinance.

    The 47-page policy was prepared by the Kentucky Rural Water Association at the direction of the Division of Water, according to Mayor Terry Cruse. Each city is required to have regulations dealing with the sewer system.

    City Clerk MaDonna Hornback read a condensed version of the ordinance that had been prepared by City Attorney Mary Gaines Locke.

  • New truck terminal opens at Upton

     Midwest Logistics Systems, based in Celina, Ohio, has located a new terminal on Weldon Loop in Upton, according to LaRue County Community and Economic Development Director Bob Sims. The terminal will be at Exit 76 on Interstate-65 in the former Sullivan Auto Sales building.

  • Juveniles to be charged with burglarizing church

    Two juveniles are being charged with burglarizing Barren Run Baptist Church.
    LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy responded to a complaint of a broken window at the church on May 5. He learned that three boys had walked away from TLC, a facility that houses state agency children placed through the Cabinet for Families and Children, that day.
    Two of the boys had broken a window at the church and “went in and got a two-liter bottle of pop and left,” said McCoy. They allegedly returned to TLC afterwards. No further damage was discovered inside the church.