Today's News

  • Red Hill Cemetery Commission meets

    The Red Hill Cemetery Commission met for their quarterly meeting on Monday, January 11.

    No action was taken at the meeting but several updates on the cemetery were given by Hodgenville Mayor Kenny Devore.

    Devore said cemetery worker Tim Robertson had “got everything cleaned up for the winter” at the cemetery. He said they also put up a new fence at the back of the cemetery that cost around $600.

  • No sign of missing man

    A massive search for a missing LaRue County man turned up empty last Thursday.

    Search crews met at a vacant business on Hwy 84 in Howardstown to search for Michael Key, 31, of Hodgenville who has been missing for more than five weeks.

    LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy said several people searched the area around the Rolling Fork River on foot and horseback last Thursday. He said they searched from the area of the river between Howardstown to the Blanton Road Bridge near New Haven.

  • Ward wins ExCEL Award

    A fourth grade teacher at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School was publicly honored and presented with the 2016 ExCEL award during a ceremony in the ALES gymnasium January 6.

  • Man arrested for video voyeurism

    A LaRue County man, Curtis M. Bennett, was arrested last Wednesday and charged with video voyeurism and unlawful transaction with a minor in the third degree.

    According to a media release from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, an investigation conducted by the Sheriff’s Office found evidence of inappropriate activity with a female Marion County Public School student.

  • Wilmoth is the new BFD chief

    Buffalo Fire Department has a new fire chief.

    Troy Wilmoth, 38, of Buffalo was appointed as chief and replaces former chief Wendell Perkins. Wilmoth officially took over as chief on January 1.

    Wilmoth has been a member of the Buffalo Fire Department for 19 years. During his tenure with BFD, Wilmoth served as a sergeant for one year, lieutenant for two years, captain for four years and an assistant chief for two years.

  • Heating assistance available

    LaRue county has had a relatively mild winter, but winter isn’t over yet and with temperatures recently dropping below normal, many low-income families may be in need of assistance with their heating.

    Central Kentucky Community Action office in Hodgenville is now assisting low-income families with the LI-HEAP CRISIS Program.

    According to the Kentucky Cabinet for Families and Children LIHEAP is a federally-funded program to help eligible low income households meet their home heating and/or cooling needs.

  • LCHS basketball JV and freshman results - February 3, 2016

    Boys JV

    The LCHS Hawks JV team had no games this past week and they are now 4-3 on the season. Their next game is at home on Thursday, February 9 at 6 p.m. against Nelson County.


    Boys Freshman

    The LCHS freshman Hawks lost to John Hardin last Thursday 57-44 and they are 3-3 on the season. Their next game is away on Thursday, February 4 at 6 p.m. against Marion County.


    LaRue County 57       John Hardin 44

  • Bennett resigns from Marion Co. High School

    A LaRue County man has officially resigned from Marion County High School where he was a teacher and band director since 2011.

    Curtis Bennett, 33, was arrested on January 6, and charged with video voyeurism and unlawful transaction with a minor after an investigation by Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

    From the Lebanon Enterprise:

  • Stephen Brown releases new book

    A former Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park employee recently released his second book about the Underground Railroad entitled “A Promise Moon.”

    The Civil War era book is based on a true story about a slave woman who uses the Underground Railroad to find freedom. Author Stephen Brown of Louisville worked as an education specialist at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park for four years from 2006 to 2010.

  • Man arrested for stealing bourbon barrel heads

    A Nelson County man was arrested last Thursday for stealing over two hundred bourbon barrel heads from a sawmill warehouse in LaRue County.

    Arrested at the scene was Robert D. Rowlett, 23, of New Haven.

    According to police reports, the LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy and Deputy Sheriff Brian Smith were contacted by the New Haven Police Department about a man stealing 225 bourbon barrel heads from a warehouse in Athertonville. Officers also noted that the bourbon barrel heads were worth $20 a piece for a total of $4,500.