Local News

  • Accident causes power outage

    The electric was out for several hours for some residents in Magnolia while KU repaired an electric pole and power lines after a vehicle accident last Saturday, January 14.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, a Chevy Silverado truck driven by Ben Perkins, 19, of Hodgenville was traveling north on Mill Road when he reportedly lost control of the vehicle in a curve, causing him to hit a fence and strike an electric pole.

  • Job description reviewed for Red Hill Cemetery

    The Red Hill Cemetery Commission reviewed an employee’s job description at their quarterly meeting on Monday, January 9.

    The commission, which is made up of the Hodgenville City Council, reviewed the job description for a sexton, which is the office of the person or persons who are in charge of a cemetery.

  • School board approves HCC contract

    The LaRue County School Board passed a motion to pass a new communications contract with Heartland Communications Consultants during their special called board meeting on Wednesday, January 11.

    The contract was for the 2016-2017 school year with a $2,450 per month retainer fee, which was an increase from the $2,000 a month for the 2015-2016 school year. The issue was discussed and tabled during the December school board meeting.

  • Cruse receives ExCEL award

    Teachers, students, elected officials, family and friends came together on Wednesday, January 11 at LaRue County High School to celebrate the 2017 LaRue County ExCEL award recipient, Houston Cruse, an LCHS teacher who through his positive impact has helped students rise to unexpected levels of achievement.

    The WHAS11 and LG&E-KU Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership Award recognizes and rewards the contributions of public schools and the teaching profession to the development and well-being of young people and the community.

  • Embry charges reinstated

    After having her charges dropped in court because she was believed to be deceased, Jane Embry of Magnolia has now had her charges reinstated.

    As a result of the confusion, Embry’s case was reviewed in LaRue County District Court on Wednesday, January 11. Embry was in court that morning while other cases were being reviewed, but she was not present when her case was reviewed. Embry’s lawyer, Robert Fredrick Smith of Louisville, was also not present in court.

  • Historic tool wielded by Roosevelt

    For years, local Lincoln historian Carl Howell, Jr., has owned the original signed speech President Theodore Roosevelt gave on February 12, 1909, when he dedicated the laying of the cornerstone for the construction of the memorial building housing the symbolic cabin birthplace of Abraham Lincoln.

    This year, another bit of history related to that occasion was brought to LaRue County when Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park displayed in a temporary exhibit the silver trowel Roosevelt used when applying mortar to the cornerstone.

  • Chamber to host Winter Gala

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 1st ever Winter Gala in February.

    The event will feature a buffet, live music, dancing, and the proceeds from this event will benefit qualifying LaRue County High School students the cost of tickets to this year’s LaRue County High School Prom.

  • Cold snap, snow cause problems

    Snow brought school closures and slick road conditions to LaRue County last week with snowfall totals averaging one to two inches in some areas by Friday, January 6.

    LaRue County Schools were closed last Thursday and Friday due to unfavorable road conditions. The bitter cold caused water line breaks for the city and LaRue County High School.

    Freezing water lines

    The City of Hodgenville battled bitter cold as a water main broke in front of Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery on Greensburg Street in Hodgenville last Friday night.

  • Goodlett receives federal indictment

    The ongoing child pornography case of a former LaRue County High School principal has now reached the federal level.

    Stephen Kyle Goodlett was indicted by a federal grand jury last Wednesday, January 4, 2017, on one count of transportation of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. The indictment is a result of a federal complaint that was filed on December 19, 2016.

  • New City Council meets

    There were new faces in several seats during the Hodgenville City Council meeting on Monday, January 9.

    The only incumbents were Sharon Hornback, Larry Davis and Bonni Clark. New members were former Hodgenville council member Jim Phelps, former Hodgeville Police Chief Steve Johnson and Lisa Reidner. Those former members that are no longer on the council were Donald Costello, Woodie Handley and Mitchell Key.