Local News

  • Abe on the Air
  • Changes coming to state “Call Before You Dig” law

    Beginning July 14, the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will investigate excavation damage to natural gas or hazardous liquid lines to determine whether it was caused by violations of Kentucky’s call-before-you-dig law.

    Under a change to the law that takes effect July 14, the PSC will be able to impose financial penalties if violations are uncovered.

    PSC Chairman Michael Schmitt said that the stepped-up enforcement of the call-before-you-dig statutes and regulations reflects a greater emphasis nationally and at the state level on pipeline safety.

  • News of Record - June 13, 2018

    Court Briefs

    Curtis R. Beeler was arraigned for possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Emily Rose Beismer was arraigned for careless driving and failure to maintain required insurance.

    Kyle A. Bowlds was arraigned for no operators/moped license and inadequate silencer.

    Grace Elizabeth Carr was arraigned for 4th degree domestic violence and there were no visible injuries.

  • Never, ever givin up hope

    Volunteers are revving up for the 21st LaRue County Relay for Life event that is just around the corner on Saturday, June 16, 2018.

    With several changes being made this year, the Relay for Life committee is busier than ever preparing and rallying for the organization. This year, the event will take place at Creekfront Park in Hodgenville from 2 p.m. to midnight.

  • First Friday
  • Friends Of The Library

    The LaRue County Friends of the Library recently received an America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation from a LaRue County farmer.

    LaRue County farmer Dennis and Janet Cruse directed $2,500 to the Friends of the Library as part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

  • Learning the New Tax Laws

    Tax season has come and gone, however, the new tax laws give you something to think about for your future tax endeavors.

    With the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 having been signed into law, here are some things you should be thinking about for next tax season according to Robert Fishbein, vice president and corporate counsel, Prudential Financial Inc.

    The new tax law was generally effective starting in 2018 meaning your 2017 income taxes were largely unaffected. Most benefits will be reaped this coming 2019 tax season.

  • Semi wreck

    The heavy rains and storms were the cause of a semi-truck driver making too sharp of a turn at the intersection of Greensburg Street and Stiles Ford Road. Authorities said the driver had a full load of crude-oil and the right-side of the tanker trailer ended up in a steep ditch. A large wrecker had to come to the scene to lift the full tanker trailer of crude oil safely back onto the roadway. Greensburg Road was closed for approximately two hours while crews worked on removing the tanker trailer from the ditch. No one was injured in the accident.

  • News of Record - June 6, 2018

    Court Briefs

    Johnny E. Daugherty was arraigned for two count of alcohol intoxication in a public place, drinking alcohol in a public place, and second-degree disorderly conduct.

    Christopher Mercer was arraigned for fourth degree assault.

    Russell Mercer was arraigned for fourth degree assault.

    Marissa McKinley Bastian was arraigned for speeding 15 mph over the speed limit, and failure to notify address change to department of transportation.

  • LaRue County Clerk’s fee account audit released

    State Auditor Mike Harmon recently released the audit of the 2017 financial statement of LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter. State law requires the auditor to conduct annual audits of county clerks and sheriffs.