Local News

  • Baby Lincoln's marker will be donated to National Park

    A triangular piece of limestone has been donated to the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.
    The stone is believed to be the original grave marker for Thomas Lincoln Jr. – the younger brother of Abraham Lincoln. It will be unveiled at a Feb. 12 ceremony in the Visitor Center at the Park.
    Local Attorney Carl Howell Jr., a longtime collector of Lincoln memorabilia, came into possession of the marker in the 1970s. He displayed it at his family’s Nancy Lincoln Inn adjacent to the Park.

  • Judge reviews file in city hall case


    LaRue Circuit Judge Charles Simms III held an “in camera review” Monday of several documents involved in the investigation of Hodgenville City Hall.

    The judge is determining whether written, text and Internet communications of a “purely private nature” between Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk/Treasurer MaDonna Hornback will remain confidential.

    An in camera review is closed to the public and press and allows the judge to review documents in private to determine if they will be made public.

  • Two killed in crash

    Two LaRue County men died in a two-vehicle collision Jan. 29 outside Buffalo.
    Thomas Eugene “Blue” Underwood, 45, of Buffalo, was driving a 2006 Kia southbound on U.S. 61 near the LaRue County Country Club about 4 p.m. He apparently veered into the northbound lane. The Kia struck a northbound 2004 Dodge Caravan driven by Anthony Worner, 36, of Buffalo, head-on, according to LaRue County Sheriff Merle Edlin.

  • Learn how to ICE a cellphone

    Learn how to “ICE” a cellphone

    Load emergency contacts in a seniors’ phone with the letters ICE and the name such as “ICE Heather.”

    It’s a quick way for emergency responders to find contacts on a seniors’ phone.

    • Make sure the emergency contact agrees to be an ICE partner.

    • Include every phone number (home/cell/work) of the ICE partner.

    • ICE partners should know the seniors’ medical conditions, doctors’ names and medications they’re taking.

  • Crash claims two

    The LaRue County Sheriff's office and other emergency responders worked the scene of a two-vehicle crash about 4 p.m. at the intersection of Ky. 61 and Keith Road outside Buffalo.
    One fatality was confirmed at the scene. Family members said the deceased is Thomas "Blue" Underwood.

    The driver of the second vehicle, Anthony Worner, died at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

  • ‘This will cost us’ – Mayor Terry Cruse on pending state audit

    Hodgenville City Council voted to hire an attorney Monday during a special called meeting at City Hall.

  • Affidavit: Store manager’s complaint began investigation

    An affidavit that led to a year-long investigation of Hodgenville City Hall and numerous charges against Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk/Treasurer MaDonna Hornback was unsealed Monday by the court.

  • Scammers phish for bank card numbers

    Eight-to-10 local residents fell prey to an overseas “phishing” scam last week. They were tricked into revealing credit or debit card numbers or other personal information after being contacted by phone.

  • Clarification: City clerk requests clarification on officers’ wages

    Hodgenville City Clerk/Treasurer MaDonna Hornback requested a clarification on the city employee wages published last week.

    The amount published for city officers was a base rate paid by the City.

    Certified city officers (those who have completed the police academy) receive $1.49 per hour over the base hourly rate – or $3,100 annually – in incentive pay from the state.

    Officers also receive time-and-a-half for overtime on the incentive pay ($2.23 per hour extra for overtime). 

  • Child injured in crash

    A child was injured in a two-vehicle crash last week at the intersection of Ky. 84 and Oak Hill Road.