Today's News

  • 2015 General Election is Nov. 3

    LaRue County voters will have several decisions to make in statewide races when they go to the polls.

    The 2015 fall general election will be held on Tuesday, November 3 with polls opening at 6 a.m. and closing at 6 p.m.

    All LaRue County voters will find races for governor and lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, auditor, treasurer and commissioner of agriculture.

  • Man leads police on high speed chase

    A Bullitt County man was arrested on Monday, October 19 after leading police on a high speed chase that ended near downtown Hodgenville.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department, the incident started in Taylor County when Ryan Miller, 29, of Shepherdsville stole a vehicle in the parking lot of a NAPA Auto Parts store in Campbellsville. Miller then traveled west on Hwy 210 toward Hodgenville from Campbellsville.

  • Finding strength

    While working as a videographer for WBKO Television in Bowling Green, KY, Evelyn Kirkpatrick had the opportunity to film a news series that followed three different Breast Cancer patients on their journey.  What she learned while filming the series left a profound effect on her and helped her draw the strength she needed to face her own breast cancer fight.

  • Officer involved in wreck
  • School Board approves RFP for energy savings

    The LaRue County School Board approved a request for proposal (RFP) for guaranteed energy savings during a special called meeting on Tuesday, October 13.

  • School board approves purchase of buses

    The LaRue County School Board approved the purchase of two new school buses during their monthly meeting on October 19.

    Phil Fulkerson, LaRue County Schools director of transportation and maintenance, presented a report to the board about the school buses. The report showed that 1997 model 52 passenger special needs equipped bus had 276,599 miles on it and that a 1996 model 66 passenger bus had 195,533 miles on it. The two buses are currently being used as spares and Fulkerson recommended that both buses be sold as surplus property.

  • Men arrested after flashing beer to police

    Two people were arrested in a bizarre incident last Thursday that started when one man held up a beer bottle in front of police while riding in a vehicle on Howardstown Road in New Haven.

  • Courthouse to receive facelift

    LaRue County’s courthouse and grounds will soon be getting a facelift, according to Judge-executive Tommy Turner.

    “With the courthouse right at 50 years old, we have some maintenance that needs to be done, plus some other additions and renovations are needed to comply with changing laws such as handicapped accessibility,” Turner said.

    To increase interest among local contractors, Turner divided the project into nine packages instead of one large bid.

  • A story of hope

    In wake of all the buzz surrounding National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, one local breast cancer survivor is advocating frequent mammograms and checkups to help detect breast cancer in its early stages.

    Diane Akridge of Buffalo is a breast cancer survivor who has not only defeated the cancer once, but twice. Akridge said she first found out that she had breast cancer in 2005 and then she discovered it had returned in 2012.

  • Hodgenville receives 2013 audit

    The Hodgenville City Council heard the report on the city’s 2013 audit at their monthly meeting on Monday, October 12.

    Susan C. Mouser, a certified public accountant with Clauson, Mouser & Co., presented the audit for year ending June 30, 2013.

    The financial highlights of the audit showed an ending cash balance of $2.59 million, which Mouser said was a decrease of $182,000 from the previous year.