Today's News

  • Local police departments join national crackdown

    The Hodgenville Police Department, the Larue County Sheriff’s Department and law enforcement agencies throughout the nation are participating in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign that started on August 21 and runs through September 7.

    According to a press release from the Hodgenville Police Department, the strong nationwide impaired driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events, and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb impaired driving.

  • Head on Collision on Old Elizabethtown Road
  • Lack of road signs questioned

    A retired Kentucky Attorney General’s Office employee is questioning the lack of road signage at a curve on Hwy 210 that claimed the life of Kentucky State Police Sergeant David Gibbs on August 7.

    Since his retirement, Gerard Gerhard of Lexington, has dedicated his time to traveling to sites of vehicle accidents across the state and advocating for more road signage along curves on state highways.

  • Guthrie holds meet and greet

    A large crowd attended a meet and greet event with U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie on August 12 at Paula’s Hot Biscuit in Hodgenville.

    The event was a part of “Conversations with your Congressman” where Guthrie is traveling through all 21 counties in his district. Those in attendance at the event were allowed to casually talk to Guthrie and have the opportunity to ask him questions.

    Guthrie said those in attendance talked to him about several topics they had concerns with including education, banking, tax reform, etc.

  • Lincoln Boyhood Home nears completion

    The reconstruction at the Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home in Knob Creek is expected to be completed in the fall.

    The reconstruction project began in October of 2014 with the purpose of remodeling the previous restroom and reconstructing the previous water and septic sewer systems, which according to National Park officials, was outdated as it ran from a contaminated water source and was not built to handle the sort of customer traffic the park is expecting to have in the future.

  • CEP program a success in LaRue Schools

    Thanks to a program known as the Community Eligibility Provision, students at all four LaRue County public schools can receive free breakfast and lunch.

    According to DeeAnne Sanders, district coordinator of nutrition, early results from this school year show that the numbers eating school meals are definitely up at LaRue County’s middle and high schools, and about the same as last year at the two elementary schools, Abraham Lincoln and Hodgenville.

    “However, district enrollment is also down this year,” Sanders added.

  • Concerns raised over medicare proposal

    Many Medicare beneficiaries in LaRue County are concerned with proposed changes to Medicare’s coverage for lower limb amputees.

    On July 10 a Draft from the Local Coverage Determination (The proposed LCD DL33787) for Lower Limb Prostheses was released from the Contractors Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractors (DME MAC). An LCD is not legislation nor formal regulation, it is a clarification of what benefits Medicare will cover in a particular area of medicine and how they will pay for those benefits.

  • Jail Log - August 19, 2015

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, August 10 to Monday, August 17.

    Tristian L. Bowen, 18, of Sonora was charged with speeding, vehicle a nuisance, failure to maintain insurance, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol under 21 and possession of open alcoholic beverage in motor vehicle. He was later released from LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was the Kentucky State Police.

  • Paula is back in biscuits
  • LaRue cities honored

    Three different cities and communities in LaRue County were recently selected on top ten lists for small towns by Only In Your State, an online polling website about cities and communities in each state.

    The City of Hodgenville was recently selected as one of the top ten most beautiful and charming small towns in Kentucky.