Local News

  • LCHS seniors Hawk Walk
  • Absentee voting underway

    Absentee voting is now underway for the May 22 Primary Election.

    To be qualified to vote by mail-in absentee ballot, a voter must be:

    - Advanced in age, disabled, or ill

    - Military personnel, their Dependents, or Overseas Citizens

    - A student who temporarily resides outside the county

    - Temporarily residing outside of Kentucky and who maintains eligibility to vote in Kentucky, such as a “snowbird”

    - Incarcerated, but not yet convicted of a crime

  • Deputy returns to duty

    The LaRue County Deputy Sheriff that was involved in a shooting last month recently returned to duty.

    According to LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy, Deputy Sheriff Kevin Bennett returned to duty last week. Bennett was placed on paid administrative leave after he shot Jason Shafer, 35, of Eliza­beth­town, following a 20 minute vehicle pursuit after he attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The incident occurred on April 18, 2018.

  • LCGS War Relics

    The LaRue County Genealogy Society has recently received a very generous donation of various pieces of Civil and Revolutionary war memorabilia and artifacts. This donation was provided by Ed and Joyce Fisher. This is not the first time, however, they have donated to the LCGS. In the past they have donated various books and documents.

  • Fiscal Court Meeting

    LaRue County Fiscal Court designated two courtrooms and a jury room for community use during its April 23 meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    County Judge/executive Tommy Turner said these areas have been utilized for political party meetings, boy scouts, girl scouts, a church group and others. 

  • Embry Taken To HMH

    The hearing scheduled for Tuesday, April 24, 2018 for the ongoing case involving Jane Embry has once again been continued.

  • Who's Your Uncle
  • Cat in the Courthouse

    If cats really did have nine lives, Miss Kitty would be on her fifth seeing that the average life span of a cat is only five years, and Miss Kitty is twenty-four. But Miss Kitty is no average cat. Nearly 20 years ago this feline took up residence in LaRue County’s own courthouse. But when it comes to Miss Kitty, she raises more questions than the Gunsmoke star herself, some of which only she knows the answer.

  • HMH and Baptist Health Enter Purchase Agreement

    Hardin Memorial Hospital (HMH) and Baptist Health announced Tuesday, May 1, 2018, they are entering into a $361.4 million asset purchase agreement through which Baptist Health would acquire HMH, subject to a vote of the HMH Board of Trustees and appropriate regulatory approvals.

  • New Details About Shooting

    On the April 18, 2018 the KSP Post 4 received a notification of an officer involved shooting.

    At approximately 3:08 p.m. a vehicle pursuit that began in the Buffalo community occurred. According to KSP Trooper Scotty Sharp, Post 4 Public Affairs Officer, LaRue County Sheriff Deputy Kevin Bennett observed Jason Shafer, 35 years of age from Elizabethtown, operating a 2008 Chevrolet pickup truck. Deputy Bennett had knowledge that Mr. Shafer had outstanding warrants for his arrest.