Local News

  • Concerns raised over medicare proposal

    Many Medicare beneficiaries in LaRue County are concerned with proposed changes to Medicare’s coverage for lower limb amputees.

    On July 10 a Draft from the Local Coverage Determination (The proposed LCD DL33787) for Lower Limb Prostheses was released from the Contractors Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractors (DME MAC). An LCD is not legislation nor formal regulation, it is a clarification of what benefits Medicare will cover in a particular area of medicine and how they will pay for those benefits.

  • CEP program a success in LaRue Schools

    Thanks to a program known as the Community Eligibility Provision, students at all four LaRue County public schools can receive free breakfast and lunch.

    According to DeeAnne Sanders, district coordinator of nutrition, early results from this school year show that the numbers eating school meals are definitely up at LaRue County’s middle and high schools, and about the same as last year at the two elementary schools, Abraham Lincoln and Hodgenville.

    “However, district enrollment is also down this year,” Sanders added.

  • Lincoln Boyhood Home nears completion

    The reconstruction at the Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home in Knob Creek is expected to be completed in the fall.

    The reconstruction project began in October of 2014 with the purpose of remodeling the previous restroom and reconstructing the previous water and septic sewer systems, which according to National Park officials, was outdated as it ran from a contaminated water source and was not built to handle the sort of customer traffic the park is expecting to have in the future.

  • Trooper killed in crash

    A Kentucky State Police trooper was killed in a two vehicle accident around 7:30 a.m. last Friday, August 7 on Hwy 210 near the LaRue/Green County line.

    According to state police reports, KSP Sergeant David Gibbs, 42, of Campbellsville was traveling westbound on Hwy 210 when he lost control of his police cruiser in a “sharp and rain soaked curve.” Gibbs cruiser traveled into the oncoming lane and struck another vehicle driven by Patrick Judd, 63, of Louisville. The weather was considered the contributing factor in the accident.

  • State database lists lost horses

    Kentuckians whose horses have gone missing can search for them on the Internet using a new database created by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

    The state veterinarian’s office has launched a Stray or Abandoned Equine Database where people can browse listings of horses that have been found and are being kept and cared for until their owners can claim them.

  • Columbus ship relicas to land in Lousiville

    The Pinta and the Nina, replicas of Columbus’ Ships, will open in Louisville on Friday, August 28. The ships will be docked at Waterfront Park until their departure on Tuesday, September 8.

    The Nina was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools.  Archaeology Magazine called the ship the “most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.”

  • Decades of service

    Two local firefighters were recently honored for serving 40 years each on both the Hodgenville Fire Department and the LaRue County Fire Department.

    Mike “Stumpy” Mather and Charles “Chuck” Lee joined both fire departments the same night in June 1975.

  • Park fence damaged by drunk driver

    A section of the wooden fence at Creekfront Park on Tonieville Road in Hodgenville was damaged on Wednesday, August 5 after a drunk driver drove through the fence.

    According to police reports, Kenneth R. Brooks, 52, of Hodgenville, was involved in a hit and run accident in Elizabethtown and was spotted driving south on the Lincoln Parkway toward Hodgenville.

  • Four wrecks in 24 hours

    Local authorities are scratching their heads after four wrecks happened in the same area within a 24-hour period between Thursday, August 6 and Friday, August 7.

    LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy said the four accidents happened within a mile of each other on Hwy 210 near the LaRue/Green County Line. The worst of the accidents occurred on Friday, August 7 when Kentucky State Police Sergeant David Gibbs was killed in a two-vehicle accident.

  • Fiscal Court discusses dog ordinance

    LaRue County’s commercial and non-commercial dog kennel ordinance was the topic of discussion at the monthly fiscal court meeting on August 10.

    Magnolia resident Jane Embry attended the meeting to discuss concerns with the fiscal court about her kennel. Embry operates a special needs kennel for animals at her residence in Magnolia.