Local News

  • Sunrise Volunteers - March 9, 2016

    The old Sunrise Manor opened in 1967. Almost immediately after opening, people from the community wanted to be involved in helping residents have a better quality of life. Sons and daughters, brothers and sisters of residents at first. However, as time went on people that just wanted to help those less fortunate than themselves also helped.

  • Farm safety event this Friday

    A farm safety event will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 11 at Elizabethtown Community College.

    The event is entitled “Smarter Safety: Life After Tragedy” and it will feature speakers Gary Rock of Hodgenville, Jack Trumbo of Simpsonville and Anna Ellis of Eddyville. All three people have suffered serious injuries from farm or other work related equipment.

  • Sanders suit against city still pending

    The civil suit filed by a Hodgenville woman against city officials is still pending.

    DeeAnne Sanders is seeking damages against the City of Hodgenville, former Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson and other unknown defendants.

    The complaint stems from the March 29, 2014, arrest of her husband, Samuel Sanders, who is the superintendent of LaRue County Schools. He was charged with DUI while driving a school-owned vehicle when he was pulled over by a Hodgenville Police officer within yards of his residence.

  • City replaces deteriorating water lines
  • Lincoln’s Birthday 5K a success

    The first ever Lincoln’s Birthday 5K event was a huge success as more than 100 runners registered for the event.

    Lincoln’s Birthday 5K was held last Saturday at the Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. Race coordinator Misty Bivens said they had 111 people register for the event and that 89 showed up for the race despite the rain and other inclement weather.

    “I was hopeful early on that we would have 50 people sign up, but with over 100, it was a great show of support for ALES,” Bivens said.

  • Fiscal court discusses state budget

    Governor Matt Bevin’s proposed biennium budget could cost Kentucky counties hundreds of thousands of dollars, LaRue County Judge-executive Tommy Turner told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville February 23.

    Turner said a great percentage of the funds cut from the counties will go toward restoring huge deficits in the Kentucky Employees’ and Kentucky Teachers’ retirement systems.

  • Jail Log - March 9, 2016

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, February 29 to Monday, March 7.

    John-Tyler Lee Allen, 19, of Magnolia was charged with fourth degree assault, drug paraphernalia and possession of synthetic drugs. He remains lodged in LCDC on bond.

    Darryl D. Burton, 33, of Raleigh, North Carolina was charged with abandonment of a vehicle on a public road, first degree wanton endangerment, first degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, first degree indecent exposure, third degree assault, third degree criminal mischief and second degree burglary.

  • Cruz wins Caucus in LaRue

    Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz carried in LaRue County during the first ever Kentucky Republican Presidential caucus last Saturday.

    Cruz had a total of 275 votes (37.41 percent) compared to Donald Trump’s 264 votes (35.92 percent), giving Cruz the win by a mere 11 votes (1.49 percent.) Florida Senator Marco Rubio followed with 110 votes (14.97 percent), Ohio Governor John Kasich with 76 votes (10.34 percent) and Ben Carson with 3 votes (.41 percent).

  • Diner receives award

    One LaRue county restaurant received an exciting surprise in January that would put their little diner on the map.

    Reed and Angie Smith, owners of 224 Farmhouse Diner, have been honored with the Kentucky Pork Producers Restaurant of the year award.

  • Relay for Life’s Egg Huntin’ 5K is March 19

    The annual local Relay for Life 5K has taken on a new name and a new look, but the mission is still the same- to raise money for the county’s local Relay.

    Race Coordinator Kayla Shoemaker said her First Baptist Church team, known as Living Strong, decided to partner their run with the church’s annual Easter egg hunt thinking it would be a good opportunity for families. The event is called Easter Eggstravaganza and promises to be a fun-filled day.