Today's News

  • Civil Rights March turns 50 today

    Today is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, remembered most for the "I have a Dream" speech by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated less than five years later, after winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Why does the speech "exert such a potent hold on people around the world and across the generations?" asks Michoko Kakutani of The New York Times.

  • Buffalo Village Post Office holds grand opening

    Representatives from the U.S. Postal Service held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday for the Buffalo Village Post Office.

    The VPO is located at Y Not Stop, 2202 Greensburg Road.

    Todd Morris, owner of the convenience store, agreed to place the post office boxes at Y Not Stop after Buffalo Post Office was closed on July 5 due to a brown recluse spider infestation.

    The VPO will continue to operate even after the regular post office re-opens, said Roland Moore, VPO coordinator for the Kentuckiana district.

  • Missing man's body found on Nelsonville Road

    Police found the body of Matt Young of Nelson County off an embankment on Nelsonville Road Monday night.

    Nelson County Sheriff Stephen Campbell said a missing person report was filed over the weekend, which prompted officers to “ping” Young’s cell phone and track its position with nearby cell phone towers, which led police to his body.

    Campbell said Young was a passenger in a car with another man, one became angry with the other and Young got out of the vehicle.

  • Hodgenville man compensated in discrimination suit

    The former owner of a Raywick bar has agreed to $10,000 payment to settle a discrimination complaint stemming from an April 5, 2012 incident.

    Susan Riggle, the former owner of Susie’s Bottoms Up, agreed to make the payment to Naquan Thurman, a patron who was denied entrance to the bar because of his race. The payment was part of a conciliation agreement that the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights approved at its Aug. 15 meeting in Louisville.

  • Small town con artists or big time scams?

    Hodgenville is famous for being the home of “Honest Abe” Lincoln.

    That legacy leads many to view our small town as homey, filled with genuine, caring folks going out of their way to help each other. Much of that is true.

    But to others, it may be the perfect place to launch a scam.

    “Why would anyone pretend to be living in Hodgenville?” wondered Crystal Richards (not her real name), a West Virginia woman, who thought she had made a love connection with one of the town’s long-time residents.

  • One-day farmers market planned

    The LaRue County Farmers Market did not open this summer due to low interest by producers.

    However, several farmers from LaRue and neighboring counties have committed to an Ag Market Day on Thursday, Aug. 29. The event, sponsored by the LaRue County Extension Service, will offer several free activities along with the chance to purchase fresh produce.

    “A lot of vendors couldn’t commit to a weekly farmers market,” said Extension Agent David Harrison. “We wanted to have an alternative.”

  • Health department burglarized

    Hodgenville City Police are investigating a break-in that occurred over the weekend at LaRue County Health Department.

    Police Chief Steve Johnson said two doors were broken and an unspecified amount of cash was taken.

    Officer Brandon Casey is assisting with the investigation.

    If you have information about the break-in, call HCP at 270-358-3013.

  • Around this town
  • Jobless rate drops in LaRue

    Unemployment rates increased in 88 Kentucky counties between June 2012 and June 2013, while 26 county rates fell and six stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s rate dropped from 7.7 percent to 7.5 percent from June 2012 to June 2013. Of a 7,050 person workforce, 6,521 were employed.

  • Citizens Union Bank released from consent order

    Citizens Union Bank, which has been under the scrutiny of state and federal banking regulators because of problem loans since 2010, has been cleared to move forward.

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the state Department of Financial Institutions in Frankfort terminated a consent order imposed upon CUB in January 2010.