Today's News

  • COLUMN: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter stakes out the movies

     I celebrated my birthday over the weekend.

  • PHOTO: Campbellsville University offers summer classes

     Campbellsville University’s Don Cheatham, left, instructor in education and computer information systems, talks with Brandon Burns of Columbia, Yvonne Fay of Hodgenville, and Stephanie Matthews of Alvaton during a summer education class. 

  • PHOTO: Water tank grows in Attilla

     An elevated water tank is being built on Attilla Road. It’s part of a $1.5 million waterworks improvement project proposed by LaRue County Water District No. 1 and approved by the Public Service Commission. The tank will increase water supply and improve water pressure.         

  • Family hosts Thunder Over Dangerfield Road

     Willard and Portia Price are hosting a community-wide celebration for Independence Day: Thunder Over Dangerfield Road.

  • Teen charged in break-ins

    A teenager was charged last week with five burglaries, according to Hodgenville City Police.
    The juvenile is accused of breaking in a concession stand at LaRue County High School on May 21, June 1, 5 and 7, and taking candy bars and soft drinks, said Police Chief Steve Johnson.
    He is accused of breaking in the Alternative School on June 3 and removing one of the school’s computers. His image was captured on a surveillance camera.
    The juvenile allegedly confessed to the break-ins, Johnson said.
    The matter will be handled in juvenile court.

  • Grand Jury indicts four in June

    Several people were indicted June 18 by a LaRue County grand jury. They are:

    Jetto Dye (1983) of Hodgenville was indicted on one count of attempted first-degree rape (victim under 12); attempted murder; kidnapping; first-degree sexual abuse; and resisting arrest. The alleged offenses occurred on June 2 and 3. Bail was set at $500,000 cash. He is ordered to remain drug and alcohol free and observe a dusk-to-dawn curfew.
    Kentucky State Police investigated.
    Arraignment is set for July 2 in LaRue Circuit Court.

  • Recycling Center re-opens following accident

    LaRue County’s Renaissance Recycling center is fully operational again after a forklift accident last month demolished the structure’s aluminum garage door. The center, at 290 E. Water St., temporarily relied on an off-site drop-off box, while the door was being repaired. A new door was replaced at the center June 14.
    LaRue County Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray said the accident didn’t greatly disrupt services.
    Insurance covered the costs of the new door, said Gray, who could not immediately estimate total damages.

  • Third person nabbed in burglary

    A third person has been charged in connection with a burglary that allegedly occurred in April.
    Robert Luis Grant, 34, of Leitchfield, was charged with second-degree burglary by Kentucky State Police and arraigned June 20 in LaRue District Court.
    The warrant was served to Grant in the Grayson County Detention Center where he was being held on misdemeanor charges.

  • Reunions – June 27, 2012

    Little league reunion rescheduled for July 6
    There will be a reunion of all men who played in the inaugural year of Little League (1956) 7 p.m., July 6 at LaRue County Park and Recreation. For more information, call Ed Lewis at 769-8290.

    The Wheeler reunion will begin at noon July 8 at the LaRue County Sportsman’s Club in Hodgenville. Friends and family are invited. Bring a covered dish. For more information, call Judy Cash at 217-463-9780.

  • FUNDRAI$ERS - JUNE 27, 2012

    Kicking Cancer Kickball Tournament
    The “Kicking Cancer” kickball tournament will be June 30 at LaRue County Park and Recreation. Entry fee is $50 per team of 10 players. Youth division is 6th-12th grade; adult coed division is age 18 and must have minimum of three female players per team. Trophies awarded to two top teams. For more information or to register, contact Paul Newell at 270-696-0053 or lcprmanager@yahoo.com.

    Middle Creek assisting with family’s funeral expenses