Today's News

  • Upton council approves construction of park sidewalks

    The City of Upton agreed to pave their walking trail during their monthly council meeting on Tuesday, September 15.

    The council approved a quote of $19,400 from Priddy Concrete to pave the existing walking trail at the city park on College Street next to the community center. Councilmember Amanda Beumel Patterson said the existing dirt trail had been “washed out” and had deep ruts in it, which was dangerous to people walking on the trail.

  • Upton Days is this weekend

    The annual Upton Days festival is Friday, September 18 through Sunday, September 20. The following is a schedule for the event.

    Friday, September 18

    6 -7 p.m. Dessert, Salsa, and Canning drop-off at the Community Center

    6-6:30 p.m. Pre-registration for 5K Run/Walk. Proceeds donated to the Kimberly Curren’s Family

    7:30-8 p.m. Canning winners announced. Dessert Auction with proceeds donated to Crusade for Children

    8 -11 p.m. Miles Apart Band, sponsored by West Point Bank— Admission Charge

  • City reimbursed for Hornback salary

    In the monthly meeting of the Hodgenville City Council held Monday evening, Mayor Kenny DeVore told the council that the city recently received a check for $108,998.40 for the unauthorized overpayment of wages of former Hodgenville City Clerk Madonna Hornback. According to current city clerk Toni Burton, the city received the funds from their bonding company, Cincinnati Insurance Companies.

  • Man behind the pictures

    Several generations of LaRue County athletes and students are able to reminisce about past memories because of the pictures taken by one man.

    Terry Sandidge of Buffalo has been taking pictures of LaRue County athletes and students for more than three decades. Throughout the years, Sandidge has taken a wide variety of pictures at school events, sports practices, sports games and other venues.

    Sandidge started taking pictures during the 1981-1982 school year, while he was the principal of the former Buffalo Elementary School.

  • Howell releases new book

    LaRue County attorney, noted Lincoln scholar and historian, and vintage postcard collector Carl Howell in his latest book, Kentucky in the early 1900s: A Postcard Tribute, has produced a full-color 200-page volume that offers readers a written and pictorial look at Kentucky as it was over 100 years ago.

  • Ethics commission holds meeting

    The newly re-established Hodgenville ethics commission held their first meeting on Tuesday, September 8.

    State law requires the City of Hodgenville to have an ethics ordinance in place to define standards expected in elected and appointed officials. The City first appointed an ethics commission in 1994, but former Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse did not make appointments to the commission during his tenure (2007-2014), making the commission nonexistent.

  • Benningfield sentenced

    The mother of a missing Magnolia teenager was recently sentenced in court.

    Jessica R. Benningfield, 34, of Hodgenville was sentenced to 12 months in jail in LaRue County District Court on Wednesday, September 9. The sentence is a result of an incident involving Benningfield’s 16-year-old daughter, Chamberlyn Benningfield, who was originally reported as a missing person on August 20. The juvenile was later found by police at Benningfield’s residence on August 27.

  • Underwood case sent to grand jury

    A LaRue County man who was arrested for reportedly kidnapping an adult after a vehicle accident recently had his case handed over to the grand jury.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department, Michael Underwood, 46, of Magnolia was involved in a two vehicle accident on Tuesday, September 1 near the intersection of Hwy 470 and Hwy 916 in Hodgenville.

  • Jail Log - September 16, 2015

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, September 7 to Monday, September 14.

    Susan M. Fix, 39, of Garfield was charged with flagrant non-support and persistent felony offender. She remains lodged in LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.

  • LaRue Water District honored

    The LaRue County Water District was honored with a prestigious award at the 36th Annual Kentucky Rural Water Association Conference and Exhibition on August 24 through the 26 in Lexington at the Hyatt Hotel and Lexington Center.