Local News

  • LaRue County man killed in accident

    A local man was killed last Friday around 5:10 p.m. in a single vehicle accident on Wayne Ennis Road in Hodgenville.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department, Milburn “Sawdust” Childress, 79, of Hodgenville was traveling north on Wayne Ennis Road when he lost control of his vehicle, causing it to leave the roadway and strike a tree.

    Childress was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries.

  • Hodgenville ISO rating improved

    Citizens and business owners in Hodgenville could possibly see lower personal or commercial property insurance rates as a result of a recent improvement of the ISO rating for the city.

    According to reports from the Insurance Service Organization (ISO), the rating for Hodgenville improved from a 6 to a 3. The rating is classified based upon a 1-10 scale rating for fire protection with 1 representing the highest with an exemplary fire suppression program and 10 representing the lowest.

  • Officials identify woman killed in crash

    The victim of a fatal accident has been identified.

    Officials say Paula Webb, 61, of Bonnieville was killed in a two vehicle accident on Hwy 1079 near Magnolia around 8:45 a.m. on Friday, October 23.

    Webb was pronounced dead at the scene by the LaRue County Coroner's Office. Another person, whose name has not been released, was transported to the hospital and the extent of their injuries is unknown.

    The road remained closed for several hours as crews reconstructed the accident.

  • Fatal accident on Hwy 1079 near Magnolia - Road Reopened

    As of 4 pm Friday, Hwy 1079  near Magnolia has been cleared and is reopened to local traffic.

    Authorities closed the road  throughout the day as crews reconstructed a fatal accident that happened around 8:45 a.m. Friday morning.

    Authorities say two vehicles were involved in the accident and one person was pronounced dead at the scene. Another person was transported to the hospital and the extent of their injuries is unknown.

  • Breaking News - Hwy 1079 near Magnolia closed

    A fatal wreck involving 2 vehicles has closed Hwy 1079 near Magnolia, KY . Our staff is on the scene and will update our readers as more information becomes available. Please avoid this area allowing Emergency personnel the opportunity to work the scene. 

  • HPD identify assault suspect

    The Hodgenville Police Department has identified an assault suspect who allegedly fled from police on October 22.

    According to police reports, officers responded to a domestic dispute around 11:50 a.m. in the parking lot at the American Legion building on South Lincoln Boulevard in Hodgenville. Authorities say the suspect reportedly assaulted the victim and fled the scene before officers arrived.

  • For this LaRue student, it might as well be Latin

    Rural Kentucky is nowhere more peaceful and pastoral than LaRue County, the land where Abraham Lincoln was born and trod as a boy. It’s where, famously, he studied by candlelight and started on the road to becoming one of our most learned and scholarly of presidents.

    It’s in these quiet environs that Jim and Diane Ronkainen live among the rolling acres and it’s where their six children, beginning with the eldest, Millie, are homeschooled.

  • School board approves purchase of buses

    The LaRue County School Board approved the purchase of two new school buses during their monthly meeting on October 19.

    Phil Fulkerson, LaRue County Schools director of transportation and maintenance, presented a report to the board about the school buses. The report showed that 1997 model 52 passenger special needs equipped bus had 276,599 miles on it and that a 1996 model 66 passenger bus had 195,533 miles on it. The two buses are currently being used as spares and Fulkerson recommended that both buses be sold as surplus property.

  • Food inspections - October 21, 2015

    Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, 717 N. Lincoln Blvd., Mar. 11, 97, soap not dispensing at the hand sink, ceiling vents on first line has dust.

    The Sweet Shoppe. 100 S. Lincoln Blvd., Feb. 11, 98, Thermometer missing in top freezer.

    The Sweet Shoppe II, 2533 Lincoln Farm Rd., Mar. 24, 100.

    Y Not Stop, 2202 Greensburg Rd., Buffalo, Mar. 21, 93, retail, milk stored on floor of walk-in cooler, wood shelving in storage room not smooth; May 26, 96, food service, follow-up, thermometer missing in hot/cold unit, no test strips at 3-compartment sink.

  • Jail Log - October 21, 2015

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, October 12 to Monday, October 19.

    Jodi L. Brown, 39, of Hodgenville was charged with reckless driving, failure to register transfer of motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. He remains lodged in LCDC on bond. The arresting agency was the Hodgenville Police Department.

    Harold L. Clark, 52, of Magnolia was charged with fourth degree assault. He was later released from LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was the Kentucky State Police.