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Today's News

  • Eight injured in crash

    Eight people were injured in a two vehicle collision in the southbound lanes of Lincoln Parkway on Sunday, December 24 (Christmas Eve).

    According to LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy, a vehicle was reportedly driving the wrong way as he was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of Lincoln Parkway near the LaRue/Hardin County line. As a result, two vehicle collided as they T-boned each other, resulting in one vehicle rolling over on its side. However, McCoy said the driver of the vehicle that was going the wrong way was not struck.

  • LCSO adds K-9 to force

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office recently added a new four-legged officer to their force.

    Ace, an almost two-year-old German shepherd, spent his first day patrolling the streets as a certified K-9 on Friday, December 15. Ace’s handler is LaRue County Deputy Sheriff Kevin Bennett.

    “I always dreamed of becoming a police officer and I also had a dream to be a K-9 officer,” Bennett said. “I worked with Russell (LaRue County Sheriff) and we made it happen. Ace will be a huge asset to our department and the community.”

  • Bingo coming to LaRue

    In 2018, there will be a new game in town. Starting on January 11, LaRue County Parks and Recreation is bringing bingo to Hodgenville to raise money for a new community park project. Organized by the Park and Recreation Board, bingo games will be held weekly on Thursdays at the Park and Recreation building with doors opening open at 6 p.m.

    According to Park and Recreation board member Jason Detre, the idea for a new park originated in October 2016. After months of board meetings and brainstorming, he said fundraising research led them to bingo.

  • Work release program could return to recycling center

    The Renaissance Recycling Center in Hodgenville is on schedule to possibly have their state inmate program reinstated in January 2018.

    Katherine Williams, Public Information Officer with the Kentucky Department of Corrections, said the state DOC has agreed to hold a training for staff at the recycling center. However, she said they have put staff on notice that if issues continue to occur they would consider pulling the inmate workers indefinitely. 

  • Alcohol vote to happen

    Registered voters in the City of Hodgenville are one step closer to being able to go to the polls for a special election next year to determine if alcohol should be sold in the city limits.

    After having a petition circulating around businesses in Hodgenville since August, 2017 to determine if alcohol could be sold in the city limits, the petition has been filed to bring it to the polls in a special election.

  • Honoring Theresa Howard
  • Grain Entrapment project

    Grain entrapments continue to be a significant and deadly danger at farming operations across the nation. Farmers enter grain storage bins and, if equipment is not secure, could find themselves quickly submerged.

    This past weekend a collaborative partnership between the KY Department of Agriculture Farm Safety Program, Dixie Firefighters Association, KCTCS State Fire/Rescue Training, The University of Kentucky, and the Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention, came together in LaRue County making available equipment used for these types of rescues.

  • Linking Logs to Lincoln’s time

    The whirr of a drill could be heard at Abraham Lincoln’s Boyhood Home at Knob Creek near Athertonville Monday as a team of students from the University of Tennessee took tiny core samples from the four walls of the site’s log cabin. Led by Dr. Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, a new study conducted by the university’s Geography Department will use dendrochronology—the science of dating tree rings—to determine the age of the cabin’s logs that could trace back to Abraham Lincoln’s lifetime.

  • Struggles of autism

    A LaRue County mother is hoping to raise more awareness about autism as she looks for possible avenues to help her autistic son.

    Jessica Helm of Hodgenville said her son Xander was like any other boy until one day when he was two-years-old; she took him to the doctor because she noticed something was not right.

    “I knew something was wrong and I told our doctor that something was wrong,” Jessica said. “They said it was a speech delay. I said no, it’s something more.”

  • Remembering “Red” Sanders

    People from LaRue County are continuing to mourn the loss of one of the most well respected educators and community leaders in LaRue County.

    Everett Glennie “E.G. Red” Sanders passed away on Monday, December 4. Sanders graduated valedictorian from Upton High School in 1943 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946. He worked in the LaRue County School system for more than four decades and started his long career in 1950 as a teacher and coach at Buffalo High School; he became principal of Hodgenville High School in 1954.