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Today's News

  • WIC assisting families for 40 years

    Julie Percifull, the local health nurse at the LaRue County Health Department wants to get the word out about the Women, Infants and Children program or WIC.

    WIC is available for pregnant women, infants and children under the age of 5 who meet the income guidelines.

    WIC has been helping families get proper nutrition for 40 years.

    At the end of April, there were 376 people getting benefits from the service in LaRue County alone.

  • Somerset couple injured in head-on crash

    Two people were injured Saturday morning in a head-on crash just outside city limits.

    Nicholas Baker, 18, of Campbellsville was driving a 1999 Pontiac Sunfire southbound on Ky. 1618 about 10 a.m., when he lost control of his vehicle, according to LaRue County Deputy Doug Sherrard.

  • Woman injured in 3-vehicle crash

    A Hodgenville woman was injured Friday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Lincoln Parkway and Lincoln Boulevard.

    Amber Joiner, 30, of Hodgenville was driving a 2000 Pontiac Sunfire north on Lincoln Farm Road.

    Witnesses said it appeared Joiner ran a red light, said investigating officer, Sgt. Marcus Jackson of Hodgenville City Police. Joiner told Jackson the light was green.

  • Fiscal Court: CodeRed will provide notifications in case of emergency

    LaRue County Fiscal Court has approved a three-year agreement with Emergency Communications Network for CodeRed, a system that will allow notifications, such as severe weather or chemical spills affecting roadways, to instantly be relayed through email, text messages, and home or cell phones.

    Magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville June 24 heard Judge-executive Tommy Turner say that more than 80 Kentucky Counties have the coverage.

  • Glendale Children's Home sells at auction

    Ron Biddle of Carlisle traveled more than 200 miles to look at Glen Dale Children’s Home one final time Saturday as the property was being sold at auction.

    The property that once housed troubled and orphaned children and closed five years ago included more than 272 acres and 13 decaying structures broken up into 10 tracts sold Saturday for more than $1.77 million, including buyer’s premium. The sale averaged more than $5,900 an acre.

  • LCHS shines in top-40 at National Speech Tournament

    The LaRue County High School Speech and Debate team spent the second week in June competing at the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA, formerly NFL) National Speech Tournament to wrap up their 2013-14 speech season.

    Even though graduation had already occurred at LCHS, 2014 graduates Curtis Milby, Elijah Thomas, and Joey Gearon gave up a week of their summer before beginning college to represent LCHS at this final competition of their high school careers. Junior Brian Anderson also attended the national tournament.

  • Women recants tale of assault, imprisonment during hearing

    A woman who accused her boyfriend of assault and unlawful imprisonment in May, recanted her story Wednesday during a preliminary hearing in LaRue District Court.

    James Franklin, 27, was arrested and booked in the LaRue County Detention Center on June 4 on charges of second-degree assault, first-degree unlawful imprisonment and third-degree terroristic threatening, after Janelle Bass reported an attack to Kentucky State Police and the LaRue County Attorney.

  • Police Chief charged with hindering prosecution of mayor

    Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson was served Saturday evening with a summons to court. He is accused of first-degree criminal misconduct and hindering prosecution, both misdemeanors.

    Fellow City Officer Eddie Dockery told investigators that Johnson warned former mayor Terry Cruse, who was facing criminal charges, that Kentucky State Police were looking for him and advised him to “lay low.”

  • Teen charged with murder

    A Hodgenville teen has been charged with the murder of a Rowan County man.

    Anthony Tyrell “Rell” Paysen, 19, was arrested Thursday, June 26, in Hodgenville, by Kentucky State Police. He was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center and will be transported to the Rowan County jail.

    Also charged with the June 22 murder of Bo Otis, 20, of Morehead, are Marcus Stewart, 19, Jaque Abrams, 19, and Julius “Jubee” Kolowitz, 20, all of Elizabethtown, and Demario Powell, 18, of Morehead.

  • Goodtime Cruisers

    The Goodtime Cruisers’ classic car cruise-ins are in full swing this summer. Dozens of cars and several hundred people line the streets in downtown Hodgenville.

    There is plenty of music and food – and friends.

    The event is held on the third Saturday of each month through October, starting at about 4 p.m. on Lincoln Square.

    Many of the shops on the square remain open during that time.