Local News

  • School board increases average daily attendance funding

    The LaRue County Board of Education, meeting in LaRue County High School’s media center August 21, approved an additional $15 per average daily attendance in discretionary money to district schools, bringing the total allocation to $45, the same as last year.

    Superintendent of Schools Sam Sanders noted that the board had earlier allocated $30. He said he was waiting to see the district’s financial situation before allotting the remainder.

  • Goodlett enters guilty plea

    Former LaRue County High School Principal Kyle Goodlett entered a guilty plea to child pornography charges on Tuesday, August 15 in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky in Louisville.

    If convicted, Goodlett faces no less than five years in prison and no more than 40 years. Further, Goodlett could be fined up to $500,000 and serve a period of supervised release of at least five years and up to and including a lifetime period of supervised release.

  • From baseball player to an administrator

    The new administrator and CEO of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home has an interesting past as he once pursued a career in Major League Baseball.

  • Experiencing the eclipse

    People could be seen staring up at the sky with special solar eclipse viewers throughout LaRue County on Monday afternoon as they experienced an almost total eclipse.

    Experts said that LaRue County experienced between 97 and 98 percent of the sun being covered by the moon. The moon started to eclipse the sun in LaRue County around 1 p.m., with peak coverage occurring around 2:28 p.m. and the eclipse completely ending around 4 p.m.

  • Lincoln Motel demolished

    Last week, crews neared completion on the demolition and clearing of debris of the Lincoln Memorial Motel, a structure that has stood adjacent to Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace since the mid 1950’s.

    “My parents (Eugene and Prudence Whitlow) and grandparents (Hardy and Nellie Whitlow) bought it from H.R. Tharp in 1957,” recalled Faye Whitlow Nicholas, the current owner.” “I think they probably bought the motel because of Daddy’s fascination with travel.”

  • Biggest car dealer in LaRue

    Ronald Dale Nunn just might be the biggest car dealer in LaRue and surrounding counties. That is, if one is talking about Hot Wheels.

    “I figure I have around 60,000 Hot Wheels,” said the Buffalo resident who is a former deputy sheriff and current LaRue County magistrate.

    Nunn’s love affair with the brand of built-to-scale die-cast toy cars introduced by American toy maker Mattel in 1968 began after his son Greg lost interest in them.

  • News of record - August 16, 2017

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    Connie Sue Milby and Charles G. Milby to Jesse Williams and Amanda N. Williams, lot 2 of Glenn and Connie Milby 2017 Division, $164,905.

    Joy M. Cox aka Joy Cox and Michael G. Cox aka Michael Cox to Neal T. Price and Laura E. Price, property on Bailey Road, $215,000.

  • Police plan checkpoints

    Local police are gearing up for the 2017 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, running from August 16 through September 4. The Hodgenville Police Department is scheduling checkpoints to coincide with this effort. The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office plans to participate in the checkpoints as well.

    The checkpoints will be conducted during evening and nighttime hours from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the following locations: KY 210/KY 1618, Lincoln Parkway/Lincoln Farm Road, KY 210/KY470, KY 210/County Road 2761 and US31E/KY84.

  • Increase in stolen vehicles

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office has arrested several people for stolen vehicles this month.

    Mark J. Hale, 55 was charged with third degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking between $500 and $10,000, second degree criminal trespassing, operating a vehicle with an expired license and failure to produce an insurance card.

  • Webpage details LCS tax levy options, funding needs

    LaRue County Schools announced today that community members can access new information about district tax rates and funding needs online.

    The LaRue County Board of Education is expected to vote on the 2017 proposed tax rates after a public hearing set for 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 31 in the LaRue County High School library.

    “Our goal is to provide LaRue County taxpayers with straightforward information about the proposed tax rates as well as the funding needs of our schools,” superintendent Sam Sanders said.