Today's News

  • Lt. Gov visits LaRue

    Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton visited LaRue County last week and shared her unique life story that led her to become the first African-American in Kentucky to be elected to a statewide office and the third African-American woman to serve as lieutenant governor of any U.S. state.

    Hampton was the guest speaker at the Hodgenville Rotary Club on Thursday, October 19. Hampton started by sharing her story of the struggles her and her family faced when she was growing up in Detroit during the 1960s.

  • Rocket Man

    Mavrick Cook wanted to do something big for his art class project this year, and he reached new heights with the finished product.

    The LaRue County High School senior created a 10-foot tall papier mache rocket for Monique Hanna’s art class.

    “I’ve always been interested in space. Last year, I built a NASA astronaut named Atom, and I had wanted to build him a rocket to travel in, too, but I never got around to it,” he explained. “I challenged myself to build it this year.”

  • LCS responds to lawsuit

    The LaRue County School District has answered a federal lawsuit that was filed against them by several former LaRue County High School students.

    Five former LaRue County High School students filed a federal lawsuit in September against the LaRue County School District and Goodlett. Three other former LCHS students have joined as plaintiffs since the original filing. The students are all female and are now adults, but were minors and students between 2012 and 2016 when Goodlett was employed at LCHS.

  • Goodlett federal trial delayed

    After having his state trial delayed last week, former LaRue County High School Principal Kyle Goodlett has now had his federal trial delayed.

    Goodlett was scheduled to have a sentencing hearing on Friday, October 20 in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky in Louisville at 10 a.m. However, U.S. District Judge David J. Hale signed an order resetting the sentencing hearing for November 9, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in the same court. No reason was given for the postponement.

  • Embry Trial Rescheduled for 2018

    After having her trial rescheduled three times, the jury trial for a LaRue County woman’s animal cruelty case is now back on the docket for next year.

    Jane Embry of Magnolia is charged with more than 100 counts of animal cruelty. She appeared for a review of her case in LaRue County District Court on Wednesday, October 18. District Judge C. Derek Reed scheduled her jury trial for February, 16, 2018 in the same court.

  • Butler in Jail


    A local attorney, who was indicted for mishandling client funds, turned himself in to the LaRue County Detention Center last week.

    Danny Perkins Butler was indicted on Monday, October 16 for two counts of theft by deception over $10,000 and less than $100,000. Both counts are class C felonies.

    Butler remained at large for several days as police were searching for him. Butler turned himself in to the LaRue County Detention Center at around 2 a.m. on Thursday, October 19.

  • Two arrested in antique robbery

    Two individuals have been charged with second-degree burglary of a Hodgenville home.

    According to LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy, the two individuals broke into a residence on Carter Brothers Road on October 7. He said the owner, who was temporarily living in Hardin County at the time, returned to find the house had been broken into. McCoy said the owner reported hundreds of items stolen, including 80 antique quilts; the estimated value of the stolen items is over $20,000.

  • Marching on to Semi-finals

     The LaRue County Marching Band of Hawks will perform at the KMEA Class AA Semi-Finals this Saturday, October 28 in Elizabethtown, after earning the second highest score (84.25) in the Kentucky Music Educators Class AA West Quarterfinals in Owensboro, KY on Saturday, October 21. They were one of only two bands to earn a Distinguished Rating out of the eleven bands that performed that day.

  • Kentucky Virtual Library: For students, professionals, and the average Joe

    If someone asked me what Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) is, it would be a hard question to answer. I could say it’s a free resource offered by our library. That’s true, but this would be inadequate to explain the scope and depth of KYVL. That is what I will attempt to explain to you in this article because, once I do, you will more than likely find something useful to you personally.

  • Scan building lung cancer awareness

    For LaRue County resident Warren McCandless, getting a low-dose CT scan for lung cancer through Hardin Memorial Health brought a bit of relief.

    McCandless, 65, who said he has smoked for about 50 years, said as a smoker there always is the fear of developing lung cancer. But, thanks to the low-dose scan, he discovered he didn’t have lung cancer.

    McCandless said he picked up smoking when he was younger because it was the “cool thing” to do.