.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Hodgenville City Police offers tips for safe holiday

    With the holiday shopping season approaching, Hodgenville City Police are reminding shoppers to take extra care in protecting their valuables.
    Chief Steve Johnson offers these suggestions:
    • Park in a well lit area.
    • Do not leave packages or belongings in your vehicle in plain view. Store valuables and gifts in a locked trunk to deter crimes of easy opportunity.
    “People walk through parking lots stealing stuff out of (unsecured) cars,” Johnson said.

  • Several new additions at LaRue library

    The LaRue County Public Library has several new items.
    They include: Big Book of Baby Afghans; Steve Jobs: a biography by Walter Isaacson; Christmas on Nutcracker Court by Judy Duarte; Christmas Shoppe by Melody Carlson; Holiday in Stone Creek by Linda Lael Miller; Next Always by Nora Roberts; Priests Graveyard by Ted Dekker; Zero Day by David Baldacci; Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson; and V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton.
    For more information about the library programs or offerings, contact Dana Jolly at 358-3851.

  • LaRue County Reads needs volunteers

    Volunteer to tutor a child in reading for one-half hour each week at one of the local schools.
    Volunteers must attend a short training class.
    The next training will be 11:15 a.m. Dec. 1 at the Board of Education. Training will last about one hour.
    For more information or to register for the training, call Sarah Hornback at 358-8334 or 358-4111.

  • Robbery arrest provides lead in second case

    A Hodgenville man was charged with first-degree robbery Friday evening after he allegedly robbed a store clerk at knifepoint. The suspect, identified as 30-year-old Bradley Hovious, then walked outside the store where a Hodgenville City officer was waiting with handcuffs.
    About 10 p.m., a firefighter was purchasing gas from IGA Express on Lincoln Boulevard, according to Chief Steve Johnson. The firefighter, who preferred to remain anonymous, noticed a “suspicious-looking person hanging around the parking lot” and notified dispatch.

  • Santa's Helpers begin Christmas drive

    Ann “Snookie” Morrison and Santa’s Helpers are collecting toys for children of all ages for Christmas.
    They are in need of new and used toys and batteries to be given away.
    For pick up, call Morrison at 270-234-3313 or drop off items at Santa’s Shop at 760 Salem Lake Road, Hodgenville.
    Toys also may be dropped in the Santa’s Helper box at Dollar General Store, Lincoln National Bank, Bank of Buffalo, LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, Hodgenville Grill or Magnolia Mall.
     

  • Numerous crashes on Bardstown Road

    A LaRue County Sheriff’s Deputy was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital following a single vehicle accident on Bardstown Road, just past Forrest Hills, Monday.
    Deputy Brian Smith, 27, of Magnolia, was responding to a two-vehicle injury accident near the Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek just after 3 p.m. when he lost control of his cruiser. Wet pavement is thought to be a contributing factor.
    “According to a witness it appears he flipped end-over-end,” said Chief Deputy Russell McCoy.

  • 911 communications tower to be built at EMS office

    LaRue County Fiscal Court is currently accepting sealed bids for the purchase and installation of a self-supporting radio tower.
     “Although nothing is 100 percent, studies show the construction of this new tower will improve communication for emergency responders,” said LaRue County Emergency Management Director Chris Jackson.
    The tower, according to Jackson, would be constructed at a higher altitude than the one currently in use, resulting in increased performance of the communication system.

  • Dick Greenwell resigns from school board

    Dick Greenwell, vice chairman of the LaRue County School Board, resigned his seat at Monday’s school board meeting.
    Greenwell, who was in his third term as a board member, said he is leaving for “personal reasons.” He has served constituents in the fifth district which includes Hodgenville, Mount Sherman, Otter and Atilla since January 2003.
    “I appreciate his service as a board member,” said LaRue County Superintendent Sam Sanders.

  • Military couple finds 'sub' kind of love

    Although the U.S. Navy didn’t lift the ban on women serving on submarines until 2010, Helen Carroll, a resident at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Hodgenville, rode a sub through the Panama Canal in 1951.

  • HEYING LANE SHOOTING: INVESTIGATION CONTINUES

    Kentucky State Police confirm three people are dead and one is seriously injured after a Tuesday morning shooting in LaRue County.

    The shooting took place near the intersection of Hwy. 1517 and Heying Lane between Hodgenville and Sonora.

    LaRue County Deputy Coroner Brad Turner provided identities of the deceased: David Walker, 51, of Elizabethtown; Steve Bottoms, 55, of Radcliff; and Barbara Walker, 51.

    A fourth person, April M. Roberts, 32, of Elizabethtown, survived the shooting and is being treated in a Louisville hospital.