Local News

  • School nurse program discussed

    The use of the three school nurses in LaRue County Schools was a topic that was heavily debated during the monthly school board meeting on Monday, May 16.

    LaRue County Schools Director of Pupil Personnel Rip Collins presented three different proposals for the school nurse program after he said they were informed by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department that there would be significant changes from their current model as LTDHD will no longer supply the nurses, meaning the nurses would have to become employees of LaRue County Schools.

  • New Haven School principal resigns

    New Haven School Principal Shelley Badgett announced her resignation last week as she recently accepted a position as director of special education/exceptional children for Marion County Schools.

    Badgett’s last day as principal will be June 30, 2016 and she will officially start her new position for Marion County Schools on July 1, 2016.

  • A Christian “Selfie” now available

    It’s a digital age, scroll through Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or Twitter feeds and you’ll find a myriad of self-made photos, selfies, of people from all walks of life.

    Jamie Walters, of Hodgenville, has written a book that she calls her ‘selfie.’ A Christian “Selfie’”A Pastor’s Wife’s Honest Look at her Relationship with God takes the reader through the authors life, her walk with God and the ebb and flow that comes from the struggle of being a Christian in a busy world.

  • Childress accepts plea deal

    A LaRue County man has accepted a plea deal for leaving the scene of an accident and failure to render aid following an ATV incident that occurred in October 2014.

    Matthew Kyle Childress, 31, of Buffalo was initially charged with first degree assault, leaving the scene of an accident without failure to render aid/assist with serious physical injury, leaving the scene of an accident and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

  • Fiscal court discusses Mesonet payment

    The LaRue County Fiscal Court tabled the payment of $5,000 to Western Kentucky University for support and operation of the Kentucky Mesonet weather station site that is located at the LaRue County Environmental and Research Center on Leafdale Road in Hodgenville.

    During their meeting last Tuesday when the magistrates were examining the current county bills, Magistrate Ricky Whitlock questioned the $5,000 payment for the Mesonet weather reporting station.

  • Remembering the fallen
  • Students compete in Special Olympics

    The LaRue County High School had their first team ever in the Region 4 Special Olympic games last weekend.

    The games took place at St. Xavier High School in Louisville last Saturday. Four LCHS students and six Hodgenville Elementary School students competed in the event. The games also included a parade of athletes before the races.

  • Hodgenville passes amended license ordinance

    During a special called meeting last Tuesday, the City of Hodgenville passed the second reading of an amended ordinance relating to occupational, trade and professional licenses.

    All council members voted in favor of the ordinance with the exception of councilmember Woodie Handley who was not present at the meeting.

    The annual business license fee is $50. For the occupation license, the fee is 3/4 percent (.75%) of all salaries, wages, commissions and other compensation and net profits earned in the city for work done or services performed in the city.

  • Circle of Friends Relay Team Holds the Record

    Regina Childress, the captain of the Circle of Friends Relay for Life Team from Nationwide Uniform, has seen many Relay for Life events including the venue of the Relay itself. LaRue County’s first several Relays were held at the LCHS football field, then with the new track surface, the ceremony was moved to Hodgenville Elementary School for a few years, and in recent years the event has transitioned to the town square of Hodgenville.

  • Jail log - May 18, 2016

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, May 9 to Monday, May 16.

    Raymond Alden Harris II, 40, of Elizabethtown was arrested for a court ordered appearance. He remains lodged in LCDC.

    Monty Dale Hart Jr., 37, of Oneida, Tennessee was arrested for a court ordered appearance. He remains lodged in LCDC.

    Adam Matthews, 28, of Hodgenville was charged with violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO. He was later released from LCDC on bond.