Local News

  • ACE Hardware coming to LaRue

    A national hardware retail store will be opening in Hodgenville and adding approximately a dozen jobs in LaRue County.

    Houchens Industries will be opening an ACE Hardware store in the Lincoln Plaza shopping center on Shawnee Drive in Hodgenville.

    According to a news release, Houchens Industries recently added Ace Hardware to its family of retailers, which also includes IGA and several other businesses.

  • New road possibilities discussed

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet held a public meeting at First Baptist Church in Hodgenville last Tuesday to discuss the possibility of improving or creating new roadways in LaRue County.

    KYTC and the Lincoln Trail Area Development District is currently conducting a study to identify a more reliable and safer connection between Hodgenville and I-65. Engineering firm Parsons Brinckerhoff are assisting with the study.

    The area of focus in the study is a triangle along I-65, Hwy 84 and Hwy 61 (Lincoln Parkway) in LaRue and Hardin Counties.

  • Criminal syndicate members arraigned

    Five people who were allegedly involved in an organized crime ring appeared in LaRue County Circuit Court on Monday, November 2 and one of their accomplices failed to appear in court.

  • Police investigating hit and run

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department responded to a hit and run accident last Friday on Hwy 210 near Hodgenville.

    According to police reports, Deputy Sheriff Kevin Bennett responded to the accident on Hwy 210 near the Pleasant Church Road intersection. Once Bennett arrived, Christopher S. Goodman, 21, of Centerville, Indiana told Bennett he hydroplaned causing him to cross the center line and hit a brown/tan colored minivan. Goodman told Bennett that the van he struck had left the scene before officers arrived.

  • MAM Candy wins Best of Show

    A Hodgenville candy store won a prestigious award at the Kentucky Proud Incredible Food show in Lexington last Saturday.

    MAM Candy took home the “Best of Show in Sweets.” The candy shop sells a wide variety of homemade candies including chocolates, bon-bons, bourbon balls, caramels, pulled cream candy, candy apples and much more. Everything in the store is homemade and contains no additives or preservatives.

    Owner Rooney Gray said she was “beyond thrilled” to receive the award.

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor Pull Check Presentation
  • Jail Log

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, October 19 to Monday, October 26.

    Lisa C. Bishop, 49, of Campbellsville was arrested on a bench warrant. She remains lodged in LCDC on bond.

    Daniel Blevins, 35, of Richmond was charged with flagrant non support and receiving stolen property under $10,000. He remains lodged in LCDC on bond.

  • News of Record, October 28, 2015

    Property Transfers

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

    Quitclaim deed, Timothy J. Lowman to Leslie S. Lowman, lot 28 of and in Four Angels Subdivision.

    Bryan Eastridge and Teri Eastridge to Harold D. Webb and Sherry Webb, tracts 33 and 34 of Ray Brothers Agricultural Division 4, $59,000.

    Danny Colquitt and Nancy Colquitt to Larry L. Huff and Mary K. Huff, property on Mt. Sherman-Magnolia Hwy, $108,000.

  • Johnson re-elected fair board president

    The LaRue County Fair Board selected their officers at a meeting on October 20.

    Steve Johnson was re-elected as president by the stockholders. Jamie Underwood was selected as vice-president and Sandy Bell was named the secretary/treasurer.

    The board also discussed recreating their bylaws, but no action was taken and the issue will be decided upon during a future meeting.

  • Six indicted for organized crime

    Twelve people were recently indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury, including six people who were indicted for their involvement in a methamphetamine organized crime ring that involved LaRue County and two other counties.

    According to the indictments, the six people participated in an organized crime ring between August 2014 and September 2015. The indictments further state that those indicted were responsible for the distribution of crystal methamphetamine in LaRue, Nelson and Hardin Counties.