Local News

  • Zombie Outbreak in New Haven

    A zombie outbreak is expected in New Haven when zombie enthusiasts will trek through New Haven in De Zombie Walk on October 15.

    De Zombie Walk was created as a way for locals to have some fun while raising some money for a good cause.

    “Me and my business partner started talking about it a little while back and we wanted something to do for the people around town especially the younger crowd,” said Kay Inman, Co-owner of K’ La’s Café in New Haven. “Being a big walking Dead fan I thought, why not?”

  • 5th Annual Breast Cancer Tractor Pull event to be held this weekend

    Five years ago, it started with a dream, and now with proceeds of $96,982 donated to Breast Cancer Research the past four year, event coordinators suggest this years event is on target to be even better.

    “It’s a wonderful feeling you get being part of such a worthy cause”, says Helen Cecil, who is also a breast cancer survivor, and part of the event team.

  • Fall forest fire hazard season now underway

    The Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) is again preparing for an active wildfire season.

    State law restricts open burning within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland between the daylight hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. during the Fall and Spring forest fire hazard seasons, which run from October 1 to December 15 and from February 15 to April 30.

  • Vadalism reported at Hodgenville Rite Aid

    Local police are currently investigating a reported burglary last weekend at Rite Aid Pharmacy in Hodgenville.

    According to Hodgenville Police Chief Marcus Jackson, someone removed a window from the drive-thru lane at Rite Aid sometime last Friday night or early Saturday morning. He said nothing has been reported stolen from the store at this point.

    Jackson said there is no description of the suspect or suspects. He said it is also not known if they were in a vehicle or not.

  • Detre appointed to Planning and Zoning board

    LaRue County Fiscal court, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville September 27, appointed John Detre to Planning and Zoning’s Board of Adjustments and LaRue County Library’s Board of Trustees.

    Both terms expire June 30, 2020, as does the term of Paul Lassanske who was reappointed to the Board of Adjustments.

  • Organized crime suspects accept plea deal

    Several people who were reportedly involved in a methamphetamine organized crime ring have accepted plea deals.

  • Parents arrested, endangering minors

    Two Hodgenville parents were arrested for endangering the welfare of a minor on Monday, October 3 after police discovered five children in a home with inhumane conditions.

    According to the Hodgenville Police Department, Christopher Adkins, 39, and Christy Jordan, 40, were arrested after officers discovered five children living at the home in conditions that their arrest citations stated “were not fit for anyone to live in.”

  • Taking a stand against breast cancer

    Rachael Cecil, who was diagnosed with breast cancer (stage two invasive ductal carcinoma) in November 2015, has two words of advice to anyone being tested: time is of the essence and stand your ground in regards to getting what you want to be done.

    Until her diagnosis, the 42-year-old school teacher who lives in Buffalo had been having mammograms for six years with no signs of cancer.

    “In July, 2015, I discovered a lump in my left breast,” she shared.

  • Ford sexual abuse arraignment postponed

    The first degree sexual abuse arraignment for the former head coach of the LaRue County high school and middle school girls basketball teams was postponed.

    Kelton “Simon” Ford, 48, of Horse Cave was scheduled to be arraigned in LaRue County Circuit Court on Monday, October 3. However, according to Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Whitney Meredith, the case was continued to Monday, October 17 because of scheduling issues with attorneys.

  • Lincoln Days showcases best of LaRue

    A cool gray mist hung in the air last Saturday morning at the opening of the 45th annual Lincoln Days Celebration, but the dreary weather didn’t stop Lincoln enthusiasts and festival goers from coming out to enjoy the celebration.

    “I was thrilled with the turnout Saturday,” said Lincoln Days president Sarah Quesenberry, “With the weather forecast we were afraid it would turn people away, but after about eleven o’clock it got really busy. Vendors said they did really busy. Vendors said they did really well on Saturday.”