Today's News

  • Hershberger in court

    A Sonora man who is charged with sexually abusing three children appeared in LaRue County Circuit Court on Monday.

    Abe Hershberger, 41, is charged with three counts of unlawful transaction with a minor, three counts of first degree sexual abuse and one count of indecent exposure. According to police reports, the charges stem from allegations made through social services. The alleged acts occurred between January 1, 2013, and March 3, 2015, in LaRue County.

  • AGstravaganza a huge success

    Thousands of people came out to the third annual AGstravaganza event Wednesday, July 29 through Saturday, August 1.

    Agstravaganza was held by the LaRue County Farm Bureau Board at the LaRue County Fairgrounds in Hodgenville. Boardmember Ryan Bivens said that they estimated around 2,000 people came out to AGstravaganza during the four day period.

    “We had around 1,000 people come through the gate for the KTPA tractor pull,” Bivens said. “As far as we can tell, our numbers are way up from last year. We are extremely happy with the turnout.”

  • Genealogical society revamping Civil War history

    The LaRue County Genealogy Society is looking to increase interest in the Civil War historical sites in the county,

    Vice-President Beverly Heath said there were several Civil War skirmishes in the county and some of the churches in the county were used as hospitals during the war. Most notably, she said there was a training camp for Union soldiers in LaRue County called Camp Wickliffe.

  • Flooded businesses reopening

    The city park and several other flooded businesses in Hodgenville have reopened or are planning to reopen in the near future after the city received more than five inches of rain in three hours on July 3.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny Devore said everything is open to the public at Creekside Park except the playground. Devore said contractors are scheduled to re-mulch the playground on Thursday, August 6 and that it will be reopened as soon as the work is completed. However, Devore said the time frame could be postponed for inclement weather.

  • KYTC makes road upgrades

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has recently made several road and traffic improvements in LaRue County.

    According to KYTC Public Information Officer Chris Jessie, state highway crews recently extended the shoulder near the intersection of Lincoln Parkway (Hwy 1618) and South Lincoln Boulevard (Hwy 31E). He said the improvements also include a defined left, thru and right turning lanes.

  • Teachers offer best advice

    When Mitzi Allen and Daniel Beams met for the first time last week, both instantly found a common bond, though from different perspectives.

    Beams, from Taylor County, entered his first year of teaching as the band director at LaRue County Middle School this week. Allen retired in June after 30 years as an elementary teacher in the LaRue County School System.

    A Campbellsville University graduate, Beams acknowledged having some anxiety.

  • Unemployment rates lower in LaRue

    According to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, unemployment rates in LaRue County fell from 6.6 percent in June 2014 to 5.3 percent in June 2015.

    Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 3.7 percent. It was followed by Fayette, Owen and Shelby counties, 4.1 percent each; Boone, Oldham and Scott counties, 4.2 percent; Spencer County, 4.3 percent; and Anderson, Campbell and Jessamine counties, 4.4 percent each.

  • KSP encourages citizens to download mobile app

    Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer announced a new mobile smartphone app today that will change the way KSP interacts with the public. The app is available in both the Apple© and Google Play© stores free of charge and allows citizens to report criminal activity, access forms and submit confidential tips in multiple formats.  The application is titled ‘KSPOLICE’ and is available for iPhone, iPad and Android phone users.

  • Johnson not guilty

    Former Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson was found not guilty of official misconduct during his jury trial July 27 in LaRue County District Court.

    The charge was related to an incident involving a police cruiser “dash-cam” video of the March 29, 2014, arrest of LaRue County Schools Superintendent Sam Sanders, who was charged that night with driving while intoxicated. The video had been released by Johnson the next day, March 30.

  • Sanders appeal denied

    The previous ruling on the DUI case for LaRue County Schools Superintendent Sam Sanders was upheld July 27 by the LaRue County Circuit Court.

    Sanders’ attorney, Doug Hubbard, originally filed an appeal in LaRue Circuit Court in an attempt to suppress evidence gained through a police “dash-cam” video of his March 29, 2014, DUI arrest. The Circuit Court affirmed that the matter remanded for the trial court for proceedings was consistent with the opinion and order for Sanders.