Today's News

  • Federal suit filed in fatal shooting


  • The family cow was an important part of local history

    In 1779, according to an article in the local newspaper dated 1894, a group of five settlers were led from Boonesboro by Daniel Boone to a spot in LaRue County then known as Cave Spring near Middle Creek, now known as Roanoke. Some sources refer to the location as the Union Church area.

    There they built a small fort around the spring and then Boone, accompanied by men named Cartwright and Neal, returned to Boonesboro to bring back the families of the five men. Left to hold the fort and their claim on the land were three men named Walters, Hart and Dunn.

  • Volunteer Orientation for Susan G. Komen of Louisville

     There will be a Volunteer Orientation event on Saturday, June 15 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m., for Susan G. Komen of Louisville. During this event you will learn how to become more involved in your community. The event will be held at Hodgenville City Hall, 200 S. Lincoln Blvd. Hodgenville. For more information or to RSVP you may call Kristen at 502-495-7824 or email volunteer@komenlouisville.org

  • Dr. Berry remembered as a 'man of faith'

    Dr. Donald “Don” Lee Berry of Hodgenville passed away on June 7, after battling cancer for nine months.

    Dr. Berry had an active veterinary practice in LaRue County for more than 30 years.

    Before opening the LaRue County Animal Clinic in 1976, he graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine with a degree in veterinary science, and completed his undergrad at the University of Kentucky.

    He began his practice working with both large and small animals. He decided to work with only small animals in 2000.

  • New Hope man dies in mowing accident

    A 74-year-old New Hope man died Friday afternoon in a mowing accident when his lawn tractor overturned.

    Nelson County Deputy Coroner Brian Papenfuss said the accident occurred about 5 p.m. on Coon Hollow Road.

    Marvin S. Saunders was mowing his yard and got too close to a creek on his property, when he lost control of the machine and it rolled over, trapping him upside down beneath it. The deputy said the man apparently died of asphyxiation from the weight of the tractor pressing against his diaphragm. The cause of death was given as trauma.

  • Fair begins this weekend with horse and western show

    The 106th LaRue County Fair begins Friday, June 14 – several weeks earlier than usual – with the saddlebred horse show.

    Saturday, June 15, is the all new Western Night and Cowboy Sports featuring David Davis with his trick horses and the Kentucky Cowboy Mounted Shooters.

    Davis and his black and white overo horses appear at cowboy church services, horse shows, rodeos and training clinics, according to fair board member and show manager Tom Smith.

  • New Haven man sentenced to four weekends after ‘fleeing and evading’

     A New Haven man charged last June with numerous counts has been ordered to serve four weekends in jail.

  • LaRue County collects more than $19,000 for Crusade for Children

     Collection efforts for the annual WHAS Crusade for Children brought in a total of $6,001,342. LaRue County contributed $19,967.37.

  • Courthouse Cat takes two-week vacation

    Local feline celebrity, Miss Kitty, “The Courthouse Cat” caused quite a stir when she disappeared from her home at the courthouse for almost two weeks.

  • Fire at Sunrise Manor: 'Quick thinking' averted tragedy

    A wing, consisting of four rooms, was evacuated at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home Sunday evening after an overhead light caught fire in a patient’s room.

    Just before 11 p.m., Hodgenville Fire Department was dispatched to the second floor of the nursing home on a suspected electrical fire. A caller said there was “fire in the ceiling” and the “lights are on fire.”

    Fire Chief Wally Sparks said the staff already had put out the flames using a fire extinguisher by the time firefighters arrived.