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Local News

  • Electric companies' request rate increase

    Residents of LaRue County could possibly receive a rate increase on their electric bills as the Louisville Gas and Electric, Kentucky Utilities, as well as Farmers Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation have recently filed a rate increase application with the Kentucky Public Service Commission.

  • Chamber announces new Executive Director

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has announced the official hiring of the next Executive Director following the resignation of Krista Levee in October. Levee served as Executive Director for the past four years, and left the position to pursue the Executive Directors position at the Elizabethtown Heritage Council.

  • Confusion surrounds Embry trial

    The charges of more than 100 counts of animal cruelty were originally dismissed for a LaRue County woman who was believed to be deceased, but was later discovered to be alive and a patient at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

  • Marijuana grow leads to sexual abuse arrest

    While officers were on the scene at 70 Kings Road near New Haven, after the discovery of an indoor marijuana grow in a LaRue County home, they also discovered a case of sexual abuse by a man with a female juvenile.

    Chad D. Emerson, 19, of Buffalo was arrested at the residence and charged with sexual abuse.

  • Large indoor marijuana grow found

    An ordinary follow-up by police at a LaRue County residence led to the discovery of a large indoor marijuana grow.

    Arrested at the residence were Jason L. Joiner, 38 and Allison R. Joiner, 37, both of New Haven.

    According to the arrest citation, officers with the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office responded to the residence last Thursday, December 1 on 70 Kings Road near New Haven for a juvenile pickup order. When officers approached the residence they smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the home.

  • Barn lost in fire
  • Glen Rice Christmas Concert is December 4

    Glen Rice and Friends concert series will hold a “Christmas Celebration” concert on Sunday, December 4 at the Hardin County Schools’ Performing Arts Center in Elizabethtown.

  • Jail log - November 30, 2016

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, November 21 to Monday, November 28

    Mark Allen Casey, 37, of Union City, Tennessee was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, reckless driving, first degree criminal mischief, failure to maintain required insurance and first degree wanton endangerment. He remains lodged in LCDC on bond.

    Troy Lynn Keeling, 43, of Georgetown, Indiana was charged with violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO. He was later released from LCDC on bond.

  • Eight indicted by grand jury

    Eight people were indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on November 21.

    Christy A. Burton, 36, of Hodgenville was indicted on counts of first degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Her bail was set at $9,500 cash.

    Detra L. Darst, 31, of Hodgenville was indicted on counts of first degree wanton endangerment, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and no registration plates. Her bail was set at $5,000 cash.

  • Light Up Hodgenville is this Friday

    The community is invited to participate in Light Up Hodgenville and the lighting of Creek Front Park displays this Friday, December 2 on the square in downtown Hodgenville.

    Many area businesses are staying open late Friday as part of the effort to increase awareness of ‘SHOPPING LOCAL’ this holiday season.

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hodgenville, along with many community volunteers, have joined together to present this kickoff to the Holiday season event.