Today's News

  • Trial date set for Christopher Gribbins

     Christopher Gribbins, 46, has pled not guilty to a murder charge in connection with the death of David Litsey Jr., 22, of Lebanon. Gribbins entered his plea Dec. 6 in Marion Circuit Court.

    Litsey was shot around 1:21 a.m. Nov. 9 outside of the Raywick Bar and Grill, which Gribbins owns. After the shooting, Litsey was transported to Spring View Hospital, where he later died as a result of his injuries.

  • City Council votes to refinance bond

     Hodgenville City Council voted to refinance a bond through Kentucky Rural Water Finance Corporation that will save the City about $12,000 on the life of a loan.

    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse told the Council Dec. 10 that $1.249 million was borrowed in 2004 through an amended assistance agreement.

    The bond has been paid down to about $750,000, according to City Clerk MaDonna Hornback.

    In other business:

    • City Council held second reading of an amendment to the Planning and Zoning ordinance.

  • BIRTH: Daniel and Sara welcome Danilyn Skaggs

     Daniel Skaggs and Sara Davis of Hodgenville announce the birth of a daughter, Danilyn Aras Skaggs.

    Danilyn was born Nov. 17, 2012, at Flaget Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds 10 ounces and was 20-inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are the late Chuck and Sandra Davis. Her paternal grandparents are Sue and Donnie “Cuz” Waggoner of Hodgenville and Teresa Skaggs of Big Clifty and the late Danny Skaggs.

    Great grandmothers are Laverne Skaggs and Barbara Payne of Hodgenville. 

  • JUST ASK: Warning siren

     Why doesn’t the siren sound at noon like it used to?




    E-911 Coordinator Chris Jackson said the Hodgenville weather siren stopped working a couple weeks ago.

    “We have contacted the repair service to have it repaired,” he said.

  • Public input sought on Cox's Creek pollution

     The Division of Water’s recent study on E. coli pollution in the Cox’s Creek Watershed is not intended as a precursor to state regulatory action, but rather an educational tool for residents of the area to be more aware of how they contribute to water quality and be more involved in improving it.

    Scarlett Stapleton, an environmental scientist who is an author of the report, said Monday the state encourages the creation of local water watch groups and can provide technical support for a watershed plan, but the report does not require a plan.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks lose to North

     With scouts in Hodgenville on Dec. 11 from three NCAA Division-I schools and one NAIA program looking for future stars, the area’s top prep girls’ player of the present gave them plenty of reasons to consider her.

    North Hardin senior forward Chanel Roberts, the reigning Area Player of the Year, had game-highs in points (28) and rebounds (15) and three assists as the visiting Lady Trojans ended the LaRue County Lady Hawks’ unbeaten start, 62-48.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks lose to North

    LaRue County’s little man kept the Hawks in the game Dec. 11, while the North Hardin Trojans’ big man kept them undefeated.

    Tyler Landry, North Hardin’s 6-foot-6 senior center, posted yet another double to help the visiting Trojans overcome a huge night from LaRue County senior point guard Kelton Ford in a 60-51 win over their 5th Region rival.

  • COURT Briefs - 12-19-12

     Civil suit dismissed

    The civil suit John Revels vs. William Bewley was dismissed Nov. 16 in LaRue Circuit Court.


    Charge dismissed

    A charge of custodial interference against Michael R. Freman (1952) was dismissed with prejudice Dec. 3 in LaRue Circuit Court. The charge may not be re-filed. The parties agreed upon a stipulation of probable cause.


    Guilty plea

  • PHOTO: Eudell appreciated

     Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse, left, presented retiring City Council member Eudell Stearman with a plaque of appreciation Monday night. Stearman, a long-time council member decided against running for another term.

  • PHOTO: City Council members sworn in

    Hodgenville City Council members were sworn in to two-year terms Monday night. Front from left, Bonni Clark, Glenda Wathen; back, James Phelps Jr., Alex LaRue, Kenny DeVore and Woodie Handley.