Today's News

  • Experience life saving techniques

    LaRue County emergency medical personnel gave a demonstration of a life-saving mechanical cardio-pulmonary-resuscitation machine to magistrates at the regular meeting of the LaRue County Fiscal Court at the courthouse in Hodgenville July 26.

    EMS Director Mike Cottrell explained that the $8,600 machine could spell the difference in life and death for a patient in cardiac arrest, especially when the ambulance response team might be short on personnel.

  • We're praying for you, LaRue

    Members from churches across LaRue County have organized an on campus prayer meeting at schools in the county before the students first day of school this week.

    The “We’re Praying for you, LaRue” prayer meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2 at the LaRue County Schools Central Office on College Street in Hodgenville.

  • 2018 Distinguished Young Woman

    This Saturday, in a program beginning at 7 p.m. in LaRue County High School’s auditorium, six LaRue County High School seniors will be seeking the title as the 2018 LaRue County Distinguished Young Woman.

    This year’s participants are Elena Cecil, Marisa Cecil, Jessi O’Bryan, Rachel Sheffer, Madison Eads, and Alexia Trumbo.

  • Bennett faces civil complaints

    By Stevie Lowery
    Landmark News Service


    Curtis Bennett of Hodgenville, who was a former Marion County High School teacher and band director, is facing two civil lawsuits regarding two former female students.

  • Former deputy jailer pleads guilty to drug charges

    A former LaRue County Deputy Jailer entered a guilty plea to several drug charges and was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday, July 26 in Hardin County Circuit Court.

    Bradley Russell, 43, of Hodgenville pleaded guilty to complicity to first degree trafficking in controlled substance (more than two grams of heroin), complicity to first degree trafficking in controlled substance of hydrocodone (greater than ten dosage units) and complicity to first degree trafficking in controlled substance of oxycodone (greater than ten dosage units.)

  • Second police chase for one man

    The old saying history repeats itself is certainly true for one LaRue County man when he found himself in a police chase for the second time in a little over a year.

  • Karbec leaving LaRue

    A lot of movement is being made in the LaRue County Industrial Park as one company is moving out of the park and another existing company is planning to expand into their space.

    Karbec is currently moving out of their facilities in the park and they plan on moving to another location on Budco Lane in Elizabethtown. Their projected last day in the LaRue County Industrial Park is August 1.

  • Taking agriculture to whirling heights

    Though it’s not unusual to see military helicopters flying in this area, smaller ones skimming over farmers’ corn fields have drawn quite a bit of attention lately.

    Steve Berry, one of the LaRue County farmers who had a chopper spray his corn fields off Goodin Williams Road and 1607 last week, said he went through the local Southern States dealer to have his corn sprayed.

  • Practice makes perfect

    The LaRue County Public Library will host a reception for the August featured artist, John ‘Tommy” Gardner, at 5:30 p.m. on August 3.

    The featured artist is part of an ongoing program that highlights the work of local artist and authors.

    Gardner, owner and operator of Gardner’s Body Shop in Hodgenville, has been painting vehicles his whole life. However, it wasn’t until 2002 when he decided to try painting canvas as a hobby. He didn’t take any art classes in high school and thought he would try something new.

  • Shopko building to be auctioned online

    The former Shopko building on West Main Street in Hodgenville will be sold through an online auction next month.

    The Auction Management Corporation of Atlanta and Don Erler Real Estate and Auction of Louisville recently announced that the former Shopko building and property will be auctioned online only with a bid deadline of Wednesday, August 9 at 1 p.m. ET. The building and property will be sold to the highest bidder at the time of the deadline, regardless of price.