Today's News

  • Having fun with history

    The LaRue County Public LIbrary will have a reception for a Kentucky author and living historian, at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Full time Baptist Pastor and living historian, Geoff Baggett, has written several novels based on his own ancestors in the Revolutionary War.

  • Dedication, memorial honoring unmarked graves

    Some all but forgotten and once lowliest citizens of LaRue County have been remembered and honored with a granite bench marking the area in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery where paupers were buried without any no headstones. A dedication ceremony was held at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church on May 28, 2017, that included an opening prayer, comments from LaRue County Judge Executive Tommy Turner, Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore and Penny Burd, who spearheaded the project of placing the bench.

  • Vehicle break-ins reported in Buffalo

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a rash of vehicle break-ins in Buffalo.

    According to LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy, three vehicles have reportedly been broken into in the area of Ferrill Hill Road and Alvin Brooks Road in Buffalo sometime during the late night of Tuesday, May 23 and early morning of Wednesday, May 24. He said the break-ins all happened in unlocked vehicles that were parked in driveways of different residences in the area.

  • Bennett pleads guilty to sexual offenses

    By Stevie Lowery
    Landmark News Service


    A LaRue County man and former Marion County Schools teacher recently pled guilty to several sex offenses in Marion County Circuit Court.

    Curtis Bennett pled guilty to three counts of possession/viewing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. He also pled guilty to three counts of unlawful use of electronic means originating or received to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities.

  • Fiscal court approves water line resolution

    LaRue County Fiscal Court magistrates approved a resolution releasing funds for the George Lee Road water line extension project as they met at the courthouse in Hodgenville May 23.

    The funds, released to the Green River Valley Water District from the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, will allow work to begin as soon as possible, according to Tommy Turner, LaRue County judge-executive.

    “These are grant funds we receive and, in turn, allow Green River Valley Water District to access them for the construction project,” he explained.

  • Former deputy jailer indicted

    A former LaRue County Deputy Jailer was recently indicted by the Hardin County Grand Jury on drug charges.

  • Sparks: dedicated servant

    Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks, 55, passed away Wednesday, May 17 at his home on West Maple Avenue in Hodgenville.

    Hodgenville Mayor Ken DeVore said the sudden and unexpected loss of Sparks has left a large void in the community.

  • Former LaRue Co. Sheriff pleads guilty to embezzling money

    Former LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner pled guilty in United States District Court on Thursday, June 22 before United States District Judge David J. Hale, to a felony information charging him with a single count of embezzling money, that was under his care and custody, and belonged to LaRue County, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • To the Old: Don't Quit, Finish Well

    By Jonathan Carl
    Guest Columnist

    Because of my relative youthfulness (37), I can be tempted not to directly address my elders. But God has much to say to them in the Scriptures. I’ve recently been encouraged and inspired by the sweet example of Juanita Cruse, who after a long and difficult life, finished life by dying well and going to meet her Savior with eager expectation. Here are some truths to the elderly from observation and from Psalm 71.

  • Needed: Good Fathers

    Have you heard the old expression, “Better late than never.”  Fathers, please accept my congratulations and prayers for your recent Fathers Day.  I hope you had a good day and the days since then and in the future will be days of blessing for you.

    Let me acknowledge some things before we look at some statistics.  I realize there are some one-parent homes that are doing the best they can, and the mother is to be commended where there is no father present.