Local News

  • From phone exchanges to smartphones

    The phone history of the Hodgenville Exchange

    In 1968, a successful Virginia Slims cigarette television commercial depicting the progress of women’s fashion made famous the line, “You’ve come a long way, Baby!”

    The same line could be used to describe the evolution of the telephone. The device Alexander Graham Bell first patented in 1876 has changed remarkably from its creation as an instrument for simple voice communication to today’s ever-increasing uses that are limited only by the imagination of application designers.

  • Hatmaker resigns

    The head coach for the LaRue County High School varsity football team recently stepped down after accepting another job in Alabama.

    Tony Hatmaker resigned as head coach Friday, March 24 after accepting a position as a defensive coordinator for Pinson Valley High School in Birmingham, Alabama.

    LCHS Athletic Director David Dawson said the LaRue County head coaching job was posted on Monday, March 27 and there are not any candidates to speak of at this time.

  • Magnolia Fire dept. gets state funding cut

    The Kentucky Department of Local Government announced on Monday, March 27 that state funding was temporarily withheld for Magnolia Fire and Rescue.

    According to the news release, Magnolia Fire and Rescue is in violation of state law for failure to comply with the reporting requirements of KRS. 65A. 020, which outlines the duties of Department for Local Government relating to forms, reporting and online access and failure to submit the information.

  • Goodlett state trial set

    Former LaRue County High School Principal Kyle Goodlett had his state child pornography trial set for October.

    Goodlett appeared in Hardin County Circuit Court on Tuesday, March 21 for a pretrial conference. His trial was set in Hardin County Circuit Court on October 23 at 9 a.m. and another pretrial conference was set for October 10 at 1:15 p.m. in the same court.

  • Memorial Building Stairs to close at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHP

    A construction project has been scheduled to repair the stairs leading up to the Memorial Building at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park in Hodgenville.

    According to Stacey Humphreys, Chief of Interpretation and Resource Management at ALBNHP, the drain installation is set to begin the week of April 3. Due to this project, the memorial stairs will be closed from April 3 to May 26.

  • Jolly goes old school

    While surfing through some television channels in the 1980s, LaRue County resident Joe Jolly happened across a Kentucky Educational Channel program that sparked an interest which led him to a hobby he enjoys to this day.

    “The program was the ‘Woodwright’s Shop’ with Roy Underhill who repaired stuff using hand tools instead of power tools,” said Jolly who lives between Buffalo and Mt. Sherman off Highway 61. “As I watched it, I said to myself, ‘I think I would like to do that.’”

  • News of record - March 29, 2017

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    Mildred Diane Shadowens, administratrix of the estate of Paul E. Shadowens to Jared A. Smith and Michelle L. Smith, property on Weldon Loop, $280,000.

    John W. Cooney and Elizabeth L. Cooney and Constance Marie Meyer to Phillip D. Lamb, tract one of the John and Elizabeth Cooney Agricultural Division, $145,000.

  • Jail log - March 29, 2017

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Friday, March 17 to Friday, March 24, 2017

    Brianna R. Abney, 20, of Salvisa was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, two counts of first degree possession of a controlled substance, second degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. She was later released from LCDC.

  • LaRue County Fiscal Court notes

    Magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville March 28 concurred with Planning and Zoning’s approval of three tracts of land in the county: seven and one-half acres at 155 Jones Street in Buffalo owned by Tracey Childress, from R1A to R1B; one acre at 70 Brown Road, Hodgenville, owned by Bobby Shoffner, A1 to R1A; and four-tenths of an acre at 1983 Campbellsville Road, Hodgenville, Bruce and Shelia Arnette owners, A1 to R1A.

    Mike Cottrell, director of emergency medical services, reported 143 ambulance runs in February.

  • 2nd Annual benefit pull this weekend

    The 2nd annual pull for Ronnie and Mike is this Saturday, April 1 at the LaRue County Fairgrounds in Hodgenville.

    The event is held in memory of LaRue Countians Ronnie Chaudion and Mike Coffey who were lifelong truck and tractor pullers. There will also be a memorial balloon launch during the pull to remember them and other pullers who have passed away.