Local News

  • Trying to move on in life

    With several proposed felony voting rights and felony criminal expungement bills currently moving through the Kentucky General Assembly, one LaRue County man is hoping the bills become law so he can have a new start in life.

    Cedrick Powell, 28, of Hodgenville has a conviction of first degree possession of a controlled substance on his record, which is a class D felony.

  • Boy with a mission

    One LaRue county boy plans on loosing his blonde locks to help raise money for children’s cancer research.

    Richard Marshall is a six-year-old with a mission to fight cancer. This year he has built up the courage to join his dad in the annual St. Baldricks head shaving event to raise funds for children’s cancer research.

    The St. Baldrick’s head shaving Event will take place at the Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown on March 5 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.,

  • Man charged with attempted murder

    A LaRue County man is charged with attempted murder and fourth degree assault after his involvement in a family altercation at a residence on First Street in Elizabethtown on Sunday, February 28.

    According to the police citation, Raymond Aldean Harris, 40, of Hodgenville was at a residence with other family members around midnight on Sunday when a physical altercation occurred. Harris is charged with choking his nephew until the victim was reportedly gasping for air until he began to pass out.

  • Miss LaRue wins Miss Kentucky Teen

    Miss LaRue County recently accomplished another milestone in her pageant career after winning Miss Teen Kentucky.

    Lacey Graham, 19, of Elizabethtown was crowned Miss Teen Kentucky United States at the beauty pageant in Bowling Green on February 13. She graduated from Elizabethtown High School in 2014. She is currently a sophomore at Western Kentucky University where she is majoring in broadcast news with a minor in fashion merchandising.  Graham is also the granddaughter of Paul and Delphia O’Bryant of Hodgenville.

  • Senator Rand Paul visits LaRue

    A crowd of over 100 gathered for the LaRue County Republican Party’s Annual Chili Supper last Saturday at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club in Hodgenville. U.S. Senator Rand Paul was the keynote speaker at the event. Other speakers were Kentucky Auditor Harmon and Keith Rogers, who is the chief of staff to Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles. Fifth district state senate candidate Steve Meredith also spoke at the event as well as 24th district state representative candidates Brandon Reed and Rick Treitz.

  • Six indicted by grand jury

    Six people were indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on February 19.

    Clifford E. Aubrey, 52, of Buffalo was indicted on charges of second degree assault, first degree wanton endangerment, violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO and third degree terroristic threatening. His bail was set at $25,000 cash.

    Patrick Wesley R. Bandy, 26, of Pleasant Shade, Tennessee was indicted on a charge of third degree burglary. His bail was set at $9,500 cash only.

  • Genealogy Society opens new research room

    Civil War enthusiasts will have a place to bury themselves in research at the LaRue County Genealogy Society.

    Volunteers at the Genealogy Society have been working to organize a room dedicated to Civil War research after receiving several donations.

    “Several people have donated books from their libraries to make available to the public. Ed and Joyce Fischer from Anderson Indiana; Zelma and Davis Potts donated material and Darrell Helm donated as well,” said Beverly Heath, member and volunteer at the Genealogy Society.

  • Harmon releases audit of tax settlement for Russell McCoy

    State Auditor Mike Harmon recently released the audit of the sheriff’s settlement of the 2014 taxes for LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy.

    State law requires the auditor to annually audit the accounts of each county sheriff. In compliance with this law, the auditor issues two sheriff’s reports each year: one reporting on the audit of the sheriff’s tax account and the other reporting on the audit of the fee account used to operate the office.

  • News of Record - February 24, 2016

    Food inspections

    The following food sanitation inspections were conducted by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, 2101Lincoln Farm Rd., 98, Restroom door not self-closing.

    LaRue County Baseball Concession, 925 S. Lincoln Blvd., 98, no cover on women’s waste receptacle.

    LaRue County Softball Concession, 925 S. Lincoln Blvd., 97, no cover on women’s waste receptacle, paint chipping on wall in boy’s restroom.

  • Jail Log - February 24, 2016

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, February 15 to Monday, February 22.

    Matthew Raymond Coffman, 28, of Hodgenville was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, possession of a synthetic cannabinoid and drug paraphernalia. He was later released from LCDC on bond.