Today's News

  • City Council and water district sign agreement

     Hodgenville City Council entered into an agreement Feb. 13 with LaRue County Water District No. 1 to purchase water at wholesale prices. The resolution was made to update a 1979 contract.

    In other business:

    Fire Chief Wally Sparks reported three runs in January:

    • As escort for Amber Thurman’s funeral procession

    • False alarm at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home

    • Report that individuals were cooking food in a barrel on Lincoln Boulevard.

  • Fundraiser Calendar - Feb. 22, 2012

     Barbecue luncheon

  • Chamber of Commerce gearing up for tourist season

     As the economy continues to show signs of recovery, the LaRue County Chamber and its members are looking ahead to the 2012 tourist season with great enthusiasm.

  • Cheer on!

     Kudos to our LaRue County High School Cheerleaders for going where no local squad has gone before: The National High School Cheerleading Championship. They earned the right to attend the competition and raised funds for the trip to Florida where they challenged top squads from across the nation. They took 13th. But more importantly, they’re proving that hard work, attitude and an ability to look great while doing some amazing gymnastic stunts can pay off big dividends. 

  • Man faces charges after motorcycle crash

     A Louisville man is facing charges after allegedly crashing a motorcycle while fleeing an officer.

  • No news on new school board member

     According to LaRue County Superintendent Sam Sanders, interviews took place last Friday to name an interim board member to fill the vacant seat on the school board. 

  • Court BRIEFS - Feb. 22, 2012

     Failed to appear

  • Mount Sherman man reports theft of toolbox

     The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a recent theft in Mount Sherman that occurred the night of Feb. 13 or 14. 

    According to Deputy Russell McCoy, someone came onto the property of Floyd Evans and removed a large toolbox from his truck. The box contained Craftsman’s tools valued at $1,200. Other items were also taken bringing the totaled valued items to $1,500. 

    If anyone has any information regarding this theft call the sheriff’s department at 270-358-3120.

  • Friends, family recall Virgil Pearman

     Virgil Pearman was best known for his work as a homebuilder and his service in Kentucky’s General Assembly. But those closest to him recalled the late legislator as putting family first.

  • Magnolia loses power after van strikes cable

    A single vehicle accident caused a brief power outage near Magnolia last Wednesday.
    Tyler Staples, 20, of Upton Talley Road was driving a 1999 Plymouth minivan owned by Katherine Sallee, southbound on Highway 357 near the intersection of Bud’s Lake Road and Munfordville Road when he lost control of the vehicle, according to LaRue County Sheriff’s Deputy Russell McCoy.
    The van ran off the southbound side of the roadway up an embankment before crossing over and striking a brace cable for a power line.