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Today's News

  • Trial rescheduled again for Embry

    For the third time, a court trial has been rescheduled for a LaRue County woman who is charged with more than 100 counts of animal cruelty.

    Jane Embry of Magnolia was scheduled to have her trial in LaRue County District Court on June 27-28. However, it was ultimately postponed after Embry’s lawyer, Robert Fredrick Smith of Louisville, filed a motion to reschedule the trial for medical reasons and provided medical documentation to support the motion.

  • Cruising with friends

    Vacations are something most of us look forward to, even long for, but why?

  • Camaraderie through Quilting

    LaRue County Public Library will have a unique artist featured for the month of July. Unique because it isn’t a single artist but a group of locals who get together once a month and share their work. An opening reception, sponsored by Friends of the Library, will be held for The County Quilt Club on Thursday, July 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Library.

  • Cindy spins up a tornado

    A tornado was confirmed in LaRue County after the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy moved across the state on Friday, June 23.

    LaRue County Emergency Management Director, Dennis Wells, said that officials with the National Weather Service came with him to view the damage of the storm and they confirmed it was an EF-1 tornado on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, which is a tornado listed as having moderate damage and wind speeds from 86 to 110 mph. The scale rates tornadoes on a scale of wind speeds, damage caused and other data.

  • Shoffner pleads guilty

    Former LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner entered a guilty plea on Thursday, June 22 to a single count of embezzling almost $22,000 while in office.

    Shoffner, 58, of Hodgenville appeared in U.S. District Court where he admitted that he embezzled $21,901 in property tax receipts between November 2011 and April 2012. Shoffner was the LaRue County Sheriff during that time and was responsible for collecting and remitting franchise tax payments and property tax payments.

  • Eight arrested in theft ring

    Eight people were arrested on Friday, June 23 for drug and theft charges after officers with the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office followed up on reports of a stolen vehicle on Bird Road in Mt. Sherman.

  • Making learning fun, accessible

    CreekFront Park in Hodgenville now has an interactive trail designed to engage parents, grandparents and caregivers to help them turn everyday occasions into exciting learning activities.

  • Local business named franchisee of the year

    What started almost 25 years ago as Dobbs-Tyree Enterprises has been awarded the Hardee’s Corporation top honor as the Domestic Franchisee of the Year for a single unit.

    The late Elwyn Dobbs and his son in law Wayne Tyree, took their combined years of experience and knowledge from working in the corporate world of Hardee’s to form their partnership and started their single franchise, located in Hodgenville, KY.

  • LaRue County Bootleg Part II

    Few remember the dramatic and short life of Wild Bill Skaggs, but those who do remember him for his generosity, dashing looks and successful moonshine operation.

    National prohibition of alcohol began in 1920 as the “noble experiment” a way to reduce crime and corruption, solve social problems, reduce the tax burden created by prisons and poorhouses, and improve health and hygiene in America, according to the CATO Institute.

  • Hodgenville man indicted for rape

    The LaRue County Grand Jury returned 23 indictments on Monday, June 19 including one indictment for rape.

    William Patrick Williamson, 42, of Hodgenville was indicted on one count of first degree rape of a victim under 12-years-old. According to the indictment, the allegation happened sometime between December 1, 1997 and December 1, 1998 in LaRue County when Williamson committed the offense of first degree rape by engaging in forcible sexual intercourse with the victim who was under 12.