Today's News

  • ENGAGEMENT: Ashley Payne and Chris Miller

    Ashley Payne and Chris Miller, both of Hodgenville, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Melissa and Louie Payne of Hodgenville. She graduated from LaRue County High School in 2008, and is the co-owner and kitchen manager of Arrowhead Archery and BBQ.

    The prospective groom is the son of Janet and Tom Miller of Hodgenville. He is a 2004 graduate of Central Hardin High School. He works as an EMT with Hardin County EMS and is an active firefighter for Sonora Fire Department. 

  • Friends recall fallen firefighter Jonathan French

     When Jonathan Upton was looking for a mentor after joining the Glendale Volunteer Fire Department, he found one in Jonathan French.

     “Whenever I had a question, he would answer it to his best,” Upton wrote in an email. “He was one heck of a firefighter. If you had a question about firefighting, he was the man to ask.”

    Upton and French became friends about three years ago. Volunteering for the fire department was at the heart of that bond.

    “He loved firefighting,” Upton said.

  • Glendale firefighter dies while fighting vehicle fire

    A Glendale firefighter lost his life early Wednesday when he was struck by a tractor trailer on Interstate 65.

    The Glendale Volunteer Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire at 2:54 a.m. at the 87-mile marker in the southbound lane.  

    At 3:28 a.m., Kentucky State Police Post 4 received a call concerning an accident involving a tractor trailer and a fire truck at the same location.

  • Jessie Lee Cates: Celebrate Country

    A small town waitress – with a heart of gold and a ton of talent – has dreams of making it big in Nashville.

    It sounds like the plot of a feel-good movie – and it’s a very close description of a story playing out in Hodgenville.

  • City workers reclaim property

    A reported burglary at the LaRue County Fairgrounds over the weekend has led to the recovery of numerous items belonging to the City of Hodgenville.

    Police Chief Steve Johnson said he received a call late Saturday from MaDonna Hornback – fair board treasurer and former city clerk – that several items were taken from buildings at the fairgrounds. LaRue County Fair Board President – and ousted mayor of Hodgenville – Terry Cruse spoke with a city officer, Terry Grunden, about the same incident, according to Johnson.

  • County’s 911 service restored after lightning strike, cellphone problems persist

    LaRue County’s 911 service is slowly being returned to its original status after a lightning strike on July 26 knocked out the system.

    The service was out of commission for “24 hours and 58 minutes,” according to 911 Coordinator Nathan Hall.

    The system went down at 11:17 July 26 in a shower of sparks. The dispatcher on duty escaped injury – but wouldn’t have been as lucky if he had been touching a metal object, said Hall. Technicians were contacted but their response time was delayed due to inclement weather.

  • Public Record for the week of August 6


    The following marriage licenses have been issued in LaRue County.

    Eulane Chaney Arthur, 52, and John Thomas Gardner, 53, both of Hodgenville

    Jodi Lynn Gaw, 25, and Gary Andrew Carney, 27, both of Buffalo

    Brystal Jordan Dennis, 24, and James Darren Jared II, 25, both of Hodgenville

    Judy Lynne Bottoms, 45, of Hodgenville, and Gary Lee Chaffin, 39, of Cecilia

    Elizabeth Scott Ross, 49, of Elizabethtown, and Carl Alton Elliott, 53, of Shelbyville, Tennessee

  • Satan distracts from our spiritual life

    There is a devil. Jesus says in John 8:44, “You are of your father, the devil .…” Since Jesus does not lie, we know that there is an evil one called the devil or Satan.

    Satan had been working overtime in the church at Corinth. Paul tells the Corinthians they must be vigilant and be alert against their adversary, since Satan’s advantage is based upon one being ignorant of his schemes or methods.

  • LaRue County Fair Results

    4-H/FFA Dairy Show

    Showmanship – Novice (under 8 years) - Avery Bivens - Blue; Cyrus Bivens - Blue; Braxton Thomas - Blue

    Showmanship – Senior (14 +years) - Jessica Walters - Blue; Blake Brown - Blue

    4-H/FFA Sheep Show

    Showmanship- Novice (under 8 years) - Emily Sallee - Blue

    Showmanship- Superintendent (under 12 years) - Abigail Sallee - Blue

    Open Market Lamb Show Results

  • Community News


    John Smith

    Alice Lee Thomas was admitted to Hardin Memorial Hospital and released on Saturday.

    John Smith, Rev. Jerry Wilkinson and Rosalyn Wilkinson attended the 149th Annual General Association of Kentucky Baptist at the Hilton Hotel, Lexington.

    The Barbour/Thompson/Jordan family reunion convened Saturday at the Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    Last Sunday was the anniversary and annual homecoming at Pleasant Union Baptist Church, Campbellsville.