Local News

  • Lost in LaRue - December 30, 2015

    With the holidays and weather I haven’t been able to get out and adventure around LaRue County like I want to. Seems like one would need a good rain jacket and a pair of waders, maybe even a raft, to go anywhere right now. I’ll get out and take road trips again, the impulse to travel will overtake me and I may randomly have to pack up the kids and just hit the road for a few hours; it’s also a good way to make sure my youngest gets his nap.

  • Sheriff’s Office audit released

    State auditor Adam Edelen has released the audit of the financial statements of the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014.

    The audit showed the county had total receipts of $354,050 and total disbursements of $232,780.

  • Johnson retires from HPD

    Former Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson recently retired from the Hodgenville Police Department.

    After graduating from LaRue County High School in 1971, Johnson said he started working with the LaRue County Ambulance Service. Then in 1977, former HPD Chief C.M. Davenport asked him to work as a part-time police officer.

  • Jail Log - December 30, 2015

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, December 21 to Monday, December 27.

    Derrick Bowen, 30, of Hodgenville was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment. He remains lodged in LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.

    Doyle Clements, 64, of Campbellsville was charged with theft by deception including cold checks under $10,000 and knowingly exploit adult by person greater than $300. He was later released from LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was the Kentucky State Police.

  • 70 years of faithful service

    3,640 and counting. That describes the approximate number of consecutive times that a LaRue County man has attended Sunday School.

    Ed Fultz, 73, of Hodgenville has attended Sunday School for more than 70 years at Nolynn Baptist Church. He said he started when he was three-years-old when his mother Carrie Alice Hart took him.

  • Local Mark Twain impersonator to perform at State Theatre

    Mark Twain impersonator Curtis O’Dell of Hodgenville will perform at the State Theatre in Elizabethtown on Friday, January 8 at 7 p.m.

    Odell said he started impersonating Mark Twain in April 2015 after several people said he looked like the well-known American author and humorist. He said his impersonation includes him dressed in a white suit with a rocking chair, a pipe and other props associated with Mark Twain.

  • Fiscal Court adopts kennel ordinance

    LaRue County magistrates adopted an amended kennel ordinance at their meeting at the county courthouse in Hodgenville December 22 that delineates the exemption of service animals in the criteria for what legally constitutes a kennel.

    Before Judge-executive Tommy Turner gave second reading to the ordinance, the magistrates briefly discussed exemption choices.

    “In my opinion, a service dog is still an animal, should count as an animal, and as such, shouldn’t be exempted,” noted Ricky Whitlock, second district magistrate.

  • Pedestrian hit by vehicle

    A local man was injured last Tuesday after being hit by a vehicle on Cissal Hill Road in New Haven.

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