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  • Jail Log - January 6, 2016

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, December 21 to Monday, December 27.

    Ryan T. Banks, 23, of Hodgenville was charged with no operators license and failure to wear seat belts. He was later released from LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was the Hodgenville Police Department.

    Karen Dudley, 47, of Campbellsville was charged with failure to report change in order to receive benefits. She remains lodged in LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Property insurance could be lower in LaRue for 2016

    Business owners and citizens in LaRue County could possibly see lower personal or commercial property insurance rates as a result of a recent improvement of the ISO rating for several fire departments throughout the county.

    According to reports from the Insurance Service Organization (ISO), LaRue County Fire Department, Magnolia Fire Department and the Buffalo Fire Department were all classified with a 5 rating, which was an improved rating for each department. Hodgenville Fire Department also improved its rating from a 6 to a 3.

  • Massive search Thursday

    A LaRue County man has now been missing for more than three weeks as crews continue to search for him.

    Michael Key, 31, of Hodgenville was last seen by a local farmer on Wayne Ennis Road in Howardstown on Sunday, December 13. LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy said the farmer reported seeing Key sitting in a lawn chair, next to his parked vehicle, on a gravel bar in the Rolling Fork River near Wayne Ennis Road.

  • Wild West Hunt

    What ended in November with Mill Road resident Charles Bale taking both a mule deer and elk on a hunt out West began months earlier in LaRue County.

    “Donnie Baney and I applied for a third-season mule deer tag for a hunt in Colorado back in February,” said Bale, a retired LaRue County school teacher and an avid hunter. “With my preference points, my tag was pretty much assured while Donnie beat the odds because he had no points.”

  • Wanted man in New Haven area captured

    The Nelson County Sheriff’s Department recently captured a man who was considered armed and dangerous.

    According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department, Stephen Halsey, 57, was wanted for a parole violation and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Halsey has a lengthy criminal history that includes assault, burglary, rape and arson.

    Halsey was spotted on a trail cam on December 30 around the 1700 block of Icetown Road in New Haven.

  • Creekfront Park remains closed

    Creekfront Park in Hodgenville remains closed as a result of flooding.

    During the heavy rains between December 22 and 26, Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore said the park was completely flooded and that the Christmas at Creekfront decorations were completely underwater. According to the National Weather Service, Hodgenville received 5.56 inches of rain between December 22 and 26, with the largest amount of rain coming on Christmas Eve with 2.34 inches of rainfall reported.

  • Creekfront Park closed

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore said Creekfront Park is closed until further notice as a result of the heavy rains this past week.

    According to the National Weather Service, Hodgenville has received 5.56 inches of rain since Tuesday, December 22. The largest amount of rainfall came last Thursday on Christmas Eve with 2.34 inches of rainfall.

  • Rescuers still searching for missing man

    Search crews are still looking for a man who has been reported missing for more than two weeks.

    According to LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy, Michael Key, 31, of Hodgenville was last seen on Wayne Ennis Road in Howardstown on Sunday, December 13. McCoy said a local farmer reported that he saw Key on December 13 sitting in a lawn chair, next to his parked vehicle, on a gravel bar in the Rolling Fork River near Wayne Ennis Road.

  • Bringing Christmas to LaRue

    The Santa’s Helpers program brought Christmas to hundreds of LaRue County children on Christmas Eve last Thursday.

  • Local businesses attempt to deter card thefts

    Local police are encouraging businesses to take steps to help decrease skimming thefts.

    In the last few months, many people have reported that their credit and debit cards have had suspicious charges made to their accounts.

    Hodgenville Police Department Sergeant James Richardson said people have reported suspected charges on their checking and credit card accounts in and around Louisville and southern Indiana.