Local News

  • Judge to review Sanders’ appeal

    A review of submissions regarding the appeal of Samuel D. Sanders conviction on two charges was held in LaRue County Circuit Court on Monday.

    Judge Charles C. Simms, III continued the appeal process, acknowledging a statement of appeal and statement of facts filed by attorneys for Samuel D. Sanders.

    Sanders entered an Alford Plea in May for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs and speeding 15 miles per hour over the limit. He was arrested March 29, 2014.

  • Flood waters causing road closures and problems across LaRue County

    LaRue County continues under a flash flood warning until 2:30 AM Friday, July 4. Flash flooding in the area has caused multiple road closures and damages to local businesses and residences across Hodgenville and other parts of LaRue County. Officials are asking you not to venture out this evening and do not drive or walk into rising waters. Stay safe LaRue County

  • Reception held for Anderson
  • Lincoln lovers: don’t wait until October to enjoy history

    Lincoln Days takes place each October in LaRue County. However, Lincoln Lovers do not have to wait until autumn for maintenance doses of the 16th president.

    According to Iris LaRue, director of the Lincoln Museum in Hodgenville, there are many local and nearby destinations to keep history buffs steeped in the aura of the great man.

    “They are backyard treasures,” she said. “They are available all the time.”

    Lincoln Museum

  • Former LaRue teacher to lead Scott County HS band

    A former LaRue County band director will lead the Scott County High School Band, Scott County Schools officials announced.

    Greg Stepp, who also served for nine years as assistant SCHS band director under Director Tom Brawner, was tapped this week to move into director’s position after Brawner’s contract was not renewed this spring.

    “Building upon the strong tradition established, I am excited to be the one selected to teach and lead the great students of this great program into the future,” Stepp said.

  • Bridgewater Scouts hold dedication for Union soldier

    The Bridgewater Scouts SVR Company and the A Company of the First Capital Guards will host a monument dedication 11 a.m., July 4, for a Union soldier who was murdered by Confederate guerilla soldiers in 1864.

    Corporal Thomas Crady served with the Union in the 26th Kentucky infantry.

    The ceremony will be at the Castleman Cemetery, which is located near the intersection of Hwy 1832 and Hwy 1607 in Hodgenville.

  • Early Childhood Council gets $7k

    Governor Steve Beshear announced last week that nearly $1 million in grants have been awarded to 55 Community Early Childhood Councils (CECCs) covering 84 Kentucky counties to promote school readiness for children. LaRue County received $7,000 in this funding cycle as part of the governor’s continuing commitment to improving care and education for Kentucky’s youngest citizens.

  • Tree branch falls on house
  • New booster seat law took effect June 24

    A new law went into effect on June 24, requiring children younger than eight-years-old and between 40 and 57 inches tall be secured in a booster seat.

    Booster seats are intended to lift the child up off the vehicle seat to improve the fit of the adult lap and shoulder seatbelt.

  • HPD gets a facelift

    The Hodgenville Police Department recently made several improvements in an effort to benefit their police officers and the community.

    Acting Chief Marcus Jackson said the department now has a physical address and new emblems on the outside of the police building so people can find the police department. He said they have also installed security cameras throughout the building.