Today's News

  • First Goodtime Cruisers car show of the season a success
  • The story behind the car

    When Ronnie Johnson of Cecila retired five years ago, he was looking for a new hobby that he and his wife Wanda could do together. The soul searching led them to purchasing a 1972 Dodge Swinger.

    “I was ready to retire and we wanted to find something for us to do together that was good clean fun, so we bought the car and started going to car shows,” Johnson said. “We have been going to shows for five years now throughout the region. There is no rowdiness at car shows, which is what we like.”

  • Functional art show opens

    In celebration of their first year at a storefront in Hodgenville Amber Gardner, owner of Art Gypsy is hosting a Functional Group Art Show featuring eight local artisans. Their opening day was Saturday April 16. Gardner said they had a good turn out and already sold many items.

    Featured artwork includes wearable art, pottery, unique industrial lamps with USB ports, hand-spun yarn, turned wood bowls and hand-crafted furniture. Artists featured are Luna Ortiz, Kat Jordan, Sharon Farris, Robert Gardner, Debi Fields, Brenda Heaton, Cardin Loop and Amber Gardner.

  • Embry to appear in court

    A local who is charged with 100 counts of cruelty to animals is scheduled to appear in LaRue County District Court on Wednesday, April 20.

    Jane Embry, 57, of Magnolia will appear in court for her pretrial conference on Wednesday. She entered a not-guilty plea during her arraignment in December.

  • Fiscal court purchases lot

    LaRue County Fiscal Court, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville April 12, approved the purchase of a residential lot which initially will be used for overflow parking.

    The property is located at the corner of Bennett and High streets across from the courthouse.

    “The lot was assessed at $14,000 but the owners, Byron and Angie Pitchford, were willing to sell it to the county for $7,200,” LaRue Judge-executive Tommy Turner told magistrates. “It’s really two back-to-back residential lots.”

  • Search turns up empty

    Nothing was found during the search for a missing LaRue County man as volunteers braved the cold to search the Rolling Fork River.

    Search Coordinator Troy Wilmoth said there was a low turnout for the search for Michael Key, 31, of Hodgenville and that they didn’t find any signs of Key in the river or the area surrounding the river. Key was reported as missing on December 16, 2015 when his vehicle was found parked on a gravel bar in the Rolling Fork River near Wayne Ennis Road.

  • Helping others in need

    Driven by a desire to help others, a LaRue County Elementary School student has started a neighborhood project to collect items and supplies for people who are staying at a domestic violence shelter.

    Shelby Cooper, 11, of Hodgenville is a fifth grader at Hodgenville Elementary School who recently started a neighborhood project to collect items that were needed at SpringHaven domestic violence center in Elizabethtown. SpringHaven is a non-profit agency for victims of domestic violence and they serve eight counties, including LaRue County.

  • Goodtime Cruisers begins this weekend

    The Goodtime Cruisers club brings back their classic car show or ‘cruise-in’ to downtown Hodgenville this coming Saturday, April 16.

    The club hosts the event every third Saturday of each month, April through October, closing the streets surrounding the historical square with over 100 cars participating.

  • Program provides critical patient information for first responders

    Dennis Wells, Director of LaRue County Emergency Management is encouraging residents to take part in The Yellow Dot Program that is now available in LaRue County.

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety has introduced the Yellow Dot Program. The program alerts first responders at crash scenes of critical medical information that could save a person’s life. The Yellow Dot Program began over 10 years ago and is now available for all Kentucky Citizens, and is being made locally available for those that would like to participate.

  • Students learn about the life of a Marine recruit

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary students were visited by a Marine who recently graduated from Parris Island.

    Harley Keller, daughter of Dr. Michael Keller and Jackie Keller and a recent graduate from Marine boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina, came to visit the school while on leave.

    The students have been writing to Marines at Parris Island boot camp. The letters have offered a ray of hope in a often grueling and exhausting environment. Many of the Marine recruits do not receive support from their family while in training camp.