Today's News

  • LaRue County man killed in accident

    A local man was killed last Friday around 5:10 p.m. in a single vehicle accident on Wayne Ennis Road in Hodgenville.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department, Milburn “Sawdust” Childress, 79, of Hodgenville was traveling north on Wayne Ennis Road when he lost control of his vehicle, causing it to leave the roadway and strike a tree.

    Childress was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries.

  • Six indicted for organized crime

    Twelve people were recently indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury, including six people who were indicted for their involvement in a methamphetamine organized crime ring that involved LaRue County and two other counties.

    According to the indictments, the six people participated in an organized crime ring between August 2014 and September 2015. The indictments further state that those indicted were responsible for the distribution of crystal methamphetamine in LaRue, Nelson and Hardin Counties.

  • Woman dies in accident

    Two people were killed in two separate vehicle accidents on Friday, October 23.

    The first fatal accident happened last Friday at 8:55 a.m. on Hwy 1079 near Magnolia.

    According to police reports, Paula Webb, 61, of Munfordville was traveling north on Hwy 1079 when she lost control of her vehicle and crossed the center line, striking a Transit Authority of Central Kentucky bus driven by Debra Moseley, 38, of Hodgenville.

    Webb was pronounced dead at the scene by the LaRue County Coroner’s Office.

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  • Hodgenville ISO rating improved

    Citizens and business owners in Hodgenville could possibly see lower personal or commercial property insurance rates as a result of a recent improvement of the ISO rating for the city.

    According to reports from the Insurance Service Organization (ISO), the rating for Hodgenville improved from a 6 to a 3. The rating is classified based upon a 1-10 scale rating for fire protection with 1 representing the highest with an exemplary fire suppression program and 10 representing the lowest.

  • Police investigating hit and run

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department responded to a hit and run accident last Friday on Hwy 210 near Hodgenville.

    According to police reports, Deputy Sheriff Kevin Bennett responded to the accident on Hwy 210 near the Pleasant Church Road intersection. Once Bennett arrived, Christopher S. Goodman, 21, of Centerville, Indiana told Bennett he hydroplaned causing him to cross the center line and hit a brown/tan colored minivan. Goodman told Bennett that the van he struck had left the scene before officers arrived.

  • Johnson re-elected fair board president

    The LaRue County Fair Board selected their officers at a meeting on October 20.

    Steve Johnson was re-elected as president by the stockholders. Jamie Underwood was selected as vice-president and Sandy Bell was named the secretary/treasurer.

    The board also discussed recreating their bylaws, but no action was taken and the issue will be decided upon during a future meeting.

  • Knob Creek reopened

    Special to LaRue County Herald News

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park reopened the Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek on Saturday, October 17.

    The site will be open to visitors every day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will only be staffed by Park Rangers on Saturdays and Sundays during the month of October.

    The reopening of the site comes after a remodeling project that saw many improvements at the site including a new ADA-accessible restroom facility, new sidewalks, improved landscaping, and an expanded parking area.

  • Officials identify woman killed in crash

    The victim of a fatal accident has been identified.

    Officials say Paula Webb, 61, of Bonnieville was killed in a two vehicle accident on Hwy 1079 near Magnolia around 8:45 a.m. on Friday, October 23.

    Webb was pronounced dead at the scene by the LaRue County Coroner's Office. Another person, whose name has not been released, was transported to the hospital and the extent of their injuries is unknown.

    The road remained closed for several hours as crews reconstructed the accident.

  • HPD identify assault suspect

    The Hodgenville Police Department has identified an assault suspect who allegedly fled from police on October 22.

    According to police reports, officers responded to a domestic dispute around 11:50 a.m. in the parking lot at the American Legion building on South Lincoln Boulevard in Hodgenville. Authorities say the suspect reportedly assaulted the victim and fled the scene before officers arrived.