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Today's News

  • Lieutenant Colonel John Todd Shipp retires

     All good things must come to an end, and for Lieutenant Colonel John Todd Shipp, it was time. Shipp departs the United States Army and United States Army Reserves with more than 29 years of service to his country.

  • Hodgenville man charged with murder after wreck

     A Hodgenville man charged with two counts of murder after he struck and killed an Elizabethtown couple last August appeared Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Heather Stroutman, public defender for Earl D. Richardson, 46, made a motion to receive medical records of Richardson and copies of the accident, reconstruction and autopsy reports from the prosecution.

    Judge Ken Howard sustained the motion and ordered the documents be submitted by May 20.

  • Sonora man pleads guilty to unlawful imprisonment

     A Sonora man accused of kidnapping a woman and her 3-year-old son pleaded guilty and was formally sentenced Tuesday to amended charges in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Allen W. Riggs, 25, pleaded guilty in three cases to two counts of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, theft by unlawful taking – automobile, second-degree assault, fourth-degree assault and complicity to promote contraband.

    Riggs was sentenced to 10 years to run concurrently. He will serve five years. Five years of the sentence is probated.

  • DeVary wins scholarship

    The recipient of the 2014 LaRue County Homemaker $400 Scholarship is Kyle DeVary. He is from Hodgenville and will be graduating from LaRue County High School this year. He is the local Chapter President of FFA and serves as the Lincoln Trail Region Reporter. He is a member of KY Cattlemen’s Association.  Kyle was on LCHS soccer and football teams and volunteers as a coach for youth league soccer, little league baseball and is an active member of his church youth group.

    He plans to attend Western Kentucky University and study agriculture business.

  • PHOTO: Survivor dinner

    The third annual Relay for Life Survivor Dinner was held last week at First Baptist Church Hodgenville. Abraham Lincoln Elementary School's Jr. Beta was well represented at the dinner as table waiters and servers. Pictured from left to right are Zoe Van Riper, Tristen Locke, Emmi Clline, Biven Turner, Chandler Walters, Tara Goodwin, Dalton Milliken and Brittany Serrano.

  • Forum: Two Democrats running for county attorney

     Tuesday’s candidate forum drew about 150 spectators to the LaRue County Courthouse.

  • Democratic Woman's Club plans more candidate forums

    The LaRue County Democratic Woman’s Club will hold a forum for Democratic candidates 7 p.m. March 31 at Upton City Hall.
    Phinis Hundley will serve as moderator.
    Democratic candidates who have opposition in the primary election were invited to take their show on the road to six locations in the county as a convenience for voters.
    “Our elections are not just about Hodgenville,” said Celia McDonald, LCDWC president. “Every voter and every vote should count equally.”

  • LaRue native works on PTSD legislation

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder has been called “The Invisible Wound.”
    Though the physical scars of PTSD may not be seen, its effect cuts deeply into the psyche of the person suffering from it.
    The disorder develops after a terrifying ordeal that involved physical harm or the threat of physical harm. The person who develops PTSD may have been the one who was harmed, or may have witnessed a harmful event that happened to loved ones or strangers.    

  • PVA candidates field questions at forum

    Two LaRue County natives are competing for the position of property valuation administrator or PVA.
    Chad Puyear and Scotty Lee, both Democrats, passed a general knowledge test required by the state in order to run for the office.
    Both have been active in the community.
    Puyear has worked at Herb Jones Chevrolet for 21 years, being general manager the last six. He said it would give him a “lot of pride” to be in office in LaRue County.’

  • Forum: Three vie for judge/executive

    About 100 people attended the March 20 candidate forum featuring candidates for judge executive, property valuation administrator, and the two Republican candidates for state representative. LaRue District Judge C. Derek Reed moderated the event which was held in the LaRue County Courthouse and sponsored by the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce and LaRue County Farm Bureau.
    Three Democrats are competing for the office of judge/executive.