Today's News

  • Harp Twins film video in LaRue

    Known as the Harp Twins, identical twins and professional harpists Camille and Kinnerly Kitt were in Hodgenville last week shooting a music video they will premiere at a free concert at Hodgenville’s Civic Center on November 7.

    “This is the first time we’ve actually debuted a video at a live performance,” Camille said.

  • Sign changes approved at city cemetery

    During their quarterly meeting on October 12, the Red Hill Cemetery Commission approved renovations that will make the cemetery signs more appealing and safer.

    The current cemetery signage was originally approved and purchased by the commission during the meeting in April. The signs cost around $8,200 and all commissioners approved the purchase of the signs except for Commissioner Mitchell Key.

  • Kennel ordinance adopted

    LaRue County Fiscal Court adopted an amendment making several changes to the county’s kennel ordinance as magistrates met at the courthouse in Hodgenville October 13.

  • Man arrested for assaulting police officer

    A local man was arrested last Friday on several charges including assaulting a police officer.

    According to Hodgenville Police reports, Officer Kenneth Thompson responded to a complaint about John L. Sheroon, 39, of Hodgenville being at a residence on East High Street and in the presence of someone who had an active DVO filed against him.

    Once Thompson arrived at the residence, he saw Sheroon standing on the front porch of the residence drinking a beer. Thompson also found a package that contained rolling papers and the remnants of several marijuana cigarettes.

  • Bed bugs increasing concern

    According to officials at the Lincoln Trail Health Department bed bugs are nearly impossible to track and report on because they aren’t spread like infectious disease. However, it was acknowledged that there has been an increase in bed bug occurrences.

  • South Central Kentucky Land Market is strong

    Local real estate pro Derek Fisher is a die-hard sportsman and blends his passion for land and wildlife with a career in land sales.

    Fisher specializes in hunting and farm land. He said that unfortunately, landowners sometimes don’t understand the outdoor opportunities that add value to property.

    “South Central KY has lots of opportunities for hunters and anglers,” said Fisher. “A lot of landowners don’t realize the true market value of their property when outdoor recreational opportunities are involved.”

  • Hershberger pleads guilty

    A local man, who was charged for sexually abusing three children, pled guilty in LaRue County Circuit Court on Friday, October 2.

    Abe L. Hershberger, 41, of Sonora was originally charged with three counts of an unlawful transaction with a minor, three counts of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of indecent exposure. According to police reports, the alleged acts occurred in LaRue County between January 1, 2013 and March 5, 2015.

  • Honor flight brings back memories

    A LaRue County veteran recalled his service during World War II after he traveled to Washington D.C. on September 26 to tour several war memorials as a part of the Honor Flight program.

  • LaRue schools ranked in top 10 percent

    Results of the state’s 2015 Unbridled Learning school accountability assessment show LaRue County Schools is ranked 18 out of 173 school districts in the state and ranked higher than all districts in the surrounding counties.

    “This latest round of test scores illustrates the tremendous efforts of LaRue County Schools students, teachers and staff,” Superintendent Sam Sanders said. “Our schools and our community should be very proud that our district continues to make gains and is among the top 10 percent of Kentucky school districts.”

  • Breast cancer tractor pull this weekend

    The 4th Annual Burger King Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor Pull will be held this Friday and Saturday, October 9-10.  The pull and fundraiser event will be held at the Hardin County Fairgrounds in Elizabethtown.