Today's News

  • Ford case set for trial

    A trial date was set for the former head coach of the LaRue County high school and middle school girls basketball teams who is charged with first degree sexual abuse.

    Kelton “Simon” Ford, 48, of Horse Cave had a review of his case in LaRue County Circuit Court on Monday, March 6 with Chief Circuit Judge Charles C. Simms III presiding. Ford’s lawyer, Steve Romines, appeared in court for Ford who was not in attendance.

  • Manslaughter case continued

    The case is continuing for a LaRue County woman who is charged with manslaughter.

    Lovie P. Skaggs, 60, of Hodgenville appeared in LaRue County Circuit Court on Monday, March 6 for a review of her case. She is charged with second degree manslaughter and first degree criminal abuse.

    Skaggs appeared before Chief Circuit Judge Charles C. Simms III on Monday. Simms had previously order a psychiatric examination and opinion on Skaggs during her arraignment in August 2016 to determine her mental condition.

  • Buffalo man arrested for marijuana trafficking

    Local police made another marijuana trafficking arrest this past week in Buffalo.

    After receiving a tip of marijuana being sold at a residence on Greensburg Road in Buffalo, the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office responded to the residence of James D. Brown, 39, of Buffalo.

    Brown consented for deputies to search the house and allegedly stated that he had smoked a joint earlier that day.

  • A window to the past

    LaRue County is a community of people who are proud of their ancestry and cherish their history. However, LaRue Countians have more to tell about their history than they realize.

    Every moment that was captured with a camera and maybe seemed quite ordinary, is a window into the past. It could be some happy children eating some ice cream, a church picnic with young men and women all dapper in their Sunday best. It could even be a quirky uncle who was always covered in grease from working on vehicles.

  • Protecting beyond firefighting

    The Buffalo Fire Department is meeting the need of water search and rescue as they now have more equipment and trained people to rescue people from bodies of water and also search for possible bodies in the water.

  • To drink or not to drink



    All registered voters in the City of Hodgenville are allowed to sign the petition. The petition must be signed by a minimum of 25% of the number of votes received by voters in the City of Hodgenville in the last general election. 

    A petition is currently circulating around businesses in Hodgenville to petition for a wet-dry vote to determine if alcohol should be sold in city limits.

  • Former Buffalo Fire Chief indicted

    Former Buffalo Fire Chief Wendell Perkins was indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on February 20 for abuse of public trust less than $10,000.

    According to the indictment, Perkins committed the offense by using funds belonging to the Buffalo Fire Department to pay for automotive related expenditures for non-department vehicles. The indictment further reads that the allegations happened sometime between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2015 while Perkins was chief of the Buffalo Fire Department.

  • The sweetest sound

    A LaRue County girl has been on a medical journey that left her hearing a whole new way, even hearing some things for the first time.

    Katherine Whitlock, six year old daughter of Ron and Stephanie Whitlock, had surgery in November, 2016 that helped correct hearing loss detected months before her birthday.

    It began with a hearing test conducted at school that determined she had hearing loss and Katherine had also been tested when she was 3-years-old, which came back with good results.

  • “Sexting” ---Let’s talk about it

    LaRue County Schools will be hosting a workshop for parents and or guardians of any 6th – 12th grade LaRue County student(s), about the dangers of their children ‘sexting’.

    The session will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 9 in the LCHS auditorium. The facilitators of the event will be LaRue County High School Principal Denise Skaggs, Youth Service Center Coordinator Marsha Duncan, and LaRue County Middle School Counselor Kellie Sandidge.

  • Turner earns national award for volunteer service

    Biven Turner, a student at LaRue County Middle School, has been honored for his exemplary volunteer service with a Certificate of Excellence from The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, and with a President’s Volunteer Service Award granted by the program on behalf of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.