Local News

  • Bed bugs increasing concern

    According to officials at the Lincoln Trail Health Department bed bugs are nearly impossible to track and report on because they aren’t spread like infectious disease. However, it was acknowledged that there has been an increase in bed bug occurrences.

  • Man arrested for assaulting police officer

    A local man was arrested last Friday on several charges including assaulting a police officer.

    According to Hodgenville Police reports, Officer Kenneth Thompson responded to a complaint about John L. Sheroon, 39, of Hodgenville being at a residence on East High Street and in the presence of someone who had an active DVO filed against him.

    Once Thompson arrived at the residence, he saw Sheroon standing on the front porch of the residence drinking a beer. Thompson also found a package that contained rolling papers and the remnants of several marijuana cigarettes.

  • South Central Kentucky Land Market is strong

    Local real estate pro Derek Fisher is a die-hard sportsman and blends his passion for land and wildlife with a career in land sales.

    Fisher specializes in hunting and farm land. He said that unfortunately, landowners sometimes don’t understand the outdoor opportunities that add value to property.

    “South Central KY has lots of opportunities for hunters and anglers,” said Fisher. “A lot of landowners don’t realize the true market value of their property when outdoor recreational opportunities are involved.”

  • Kennel ordinance adopted

    LaRue County Fiscal Court adopted an amendment making several changes to the county’s kennel ordinance as magistrates met at the courthouse in Hodgenville October 13.

  • A story of hope

    In wake of all the buzz surrounding National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, one local breast cancer survivor is advocating frequent mammograms and checkups to help detect breast cancer in its early stages.

    Diane Akridge of Buffalo is a breast cancer survivor who has not only defeated the cancer once, but twice. Akridge said she first found out that she had breast cancer in 2005 and then she discovered it had returned in 2012.

  • Hodgenville receives 2013 audit

    The Hodgenville City Council heard the report on the city’s 2013 audit at their monthly meeting on Monday, October 12.

    Susan C. Mouser, a certified public accountant with Clauson, Mouser & Co., presented the audit for year ending June 30, 2013.

    The financial highlights of the audit showed an ending cash balance of $2.59 million, which Mouser said was a decrease of $182,000 from the previous year.

  • Sign changes approved at city cemetery

    During their quarterly meeting on October 12, the Red Hill Cemetery Commission approved renovations that will make the cemetery signs more appealing and safer.

    The current cemetery signage was originally approved and purchased by the commission during the meeting in April. The signs cost around $8,200 and all commissioners approved the purchase of the signs except for Commissioner Mitchell Key.

  • Harp Twins film video in LaRue

    Known as the Harp Twins, identical twins and professional harpists Camille and Kinnerly Kitt were in Hodgenville last week shooting a music video they will premiere at a free concert at Hodgenville’s Civic Center on November 7.

    “This is the first time we’ve actually debuted a video at a live performance,” Camille said.

  • Courthouse to receive facelift

    LaRue County’s courthouse and grounds will soon be getting a facelift, according to Judge-executive Tommy Turner.

    “With the courthouse right at 50 years old, we have some maintenance that needs to be done, plus some other additions and renovations are needed to comply with changing laws such as handicapped accessibility,” Turner said.

    To increase interest among local contractors, Turner divided the project into nine packages instead of one large bid.

  • 44th annual Lincoln Days Art Show and Elementary Art Show results


    Melanie Wells, Hodgenville, Ky, digital photograph entitled “Into The Mist”


    First: Joyce Lupresto, Elizabethtown, Ky, pastel entitled “Cutting On—Greenspace at Freeman Lake”

    Second: Wes Kendall, Louisville, Ky, oil entitled “Jack and Jill”

    Honorable Mention: Linda Cundiff, Finley, Ky, pastel entitled “Tulips Galore”

    Honorable Mention: John Clayton, Shelbyville, Ky, an acrylic entitled “Long Run In Autumn”