Local News

  • Grand jury to hear case against Rollin

    The case of a Hodgenville man accused of soliciting sex acts from an 11-year-old girl will be heard by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Timothy Allen Rollin, 37, was charged Nov. 5 with distribution of obscene matter, prohibited use of electronic communication system to procure minor/sex offense, two counts of failure to comply with sex offender registry and sex offender IM/chat/network.

    He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

    Kentucky State Trooper Brian Washer testified about the investigation in a preliminary hearing Nov. 12 in LaRue District Court.

  • Fundrai$ers

    Hodgenville Woman’s Club Holiday Home Tour and Tasting Party

    The Hodgenville Woman’s Club will have a holiday home tour and tasting party on Dec. 6.

    Heroes For Eli T-Shirts

    Heroes for Eli has T-shirts available for purchase, ranging in price from $12 to $20, depending on size. Orders should be submitted to heroesforeli@gmail.com. Payment must be received before any shirts can be ordered. Proceeds will offset the medical expenses of Eli Marcum. For more information, call Tabitha Williams at 270-763-2308.


  • Ragland honored at NAILE

    Dr. Kim Ragland of Danville received the Vision Award at the North American International Livestock Exposition on Nov. 13.

    Ragland, a native of Magnolia, is well known for her work with education, livestock agriculture, 4-H and the NAILE.

    She was presented the major leadership award at the mid-expo manager’s banquet in the Saddle & Sirloin Club. Harold Workman, vice chairman of the NAILE’s executive committee and co-founder of the expo, presented the award.

    Workman said Ragland is a prime example of leadership in agriculture.

  • PHOTO: One injured
  • School board considers make-up days

    The LaRue County Board of Education made the decision at their Nov. 17 meeting to accept a proposed 2015-16 school calendar.

    The calendar included two make-up days that would be used in the case of inclement weather or other cancellations. Those days are March 11 and May 6. Board member Price Smith suggested the board add two more days: Dec. 22 and 23.

    Smith said he felt the additional days would help keep the schools from having to go into the first week of June if the area has another winter like last year.

  • PHOTO: Warm Blessings donation
  • PHOTO: Checking messages
  • PHOTO: Open House winner
  • Ribbon-cutting held for bed and breakfast

    All the Way Plumb Bed and Breakfast is a new lodging option for visitors to the area.

    Owners Mike and Kaye Smith added four spare bedrooms on the second floor of their home located at 4213 Tanner Road – and a suite on the top floor.

    Mike, a former woodshop teacher at LaRue County High School, said the business’s name comes from a carpentry term. When something is “plumb,” it’s exactly where it needs to be. So, he said he and Kaye have always told each other “I love you all the way plumb.” The name evolved from there.

  • I-65 reduced to one lane

    Northbound I65 will be reduced to one lane beginning mid-day Monday from the Hart County Rest Area to just north of Munfordville (mp 59-65) for resurfacing of the right lane through the construction zone, according to Chris Jessie, public information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

    Delays are possible, especially Monday afternoon.

    This work is needed in order to repair several potholes through the section and should be complete by 6am central time on Tuesday.

    Southbound traffic flow should not be affected.