Local News

  • Fiber optic internet coming to LaRue

    A state program will soon be completed that will bring the highest speed of Internet to LaRue County and every other county in Kentucky.

    KentuckyWired is an open access broadband network that will bring fiber-optic lines to LaRue County, which provides a faster internet connection than other types of internet including DSL, cable and satellite. The KentuckyWired program is overseen by the Kentucky Communications Network Authority.

  • Domestic violence ends in vehicle wreck

    Police and emergency personnel responded to an incident that started out as a domestic abuse argument and ended up with a short vehicle chase/wreck as the husband rear-ended his wife’s vehicle.

    Authorities said Donald Poteet, 51, of Hodgenville got into a verbal argument with his wife, who is the victim in the case and her name was not released, at their home on Stiles Ford Road in Hodgenville. Moments later, the wife left the home in an attempt to get away from Poteet, but he got in another vehicle to chase after her.

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  • Dealing with tariffs

    With all the recent news about tariffs and the effects it will have on Americans, one LaRue County farmer is in Washington D.C. this week to share the story of soybean farmers and how the tariffs will have an affect on them.

    Caleb Ragland of Magnolia is a ninth generation farmer and he is also a member of the American Soybean Association board of directors.

  • Bomb threat at LaRue County Fairgrounds

    Tensions were high in Hodgenville around 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 5 when emergency personnel responded to an alleged bomb threat at the LaRue County Fairgrounds that ended up being a false alarm.

  • Welcome to the USA

    Several people became legal citizens of the United States last week at the birthplace of one of the greatest presidents.

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park hosted their first ever Naturalization Ceremony on Thursday, June 28. ALBNHP Superintendent Jay Grass said 15 people from eleven different countries became citizens at the ceremony.

  • Paula’s Hot Biscuit receives state award

    Local businesses that supply not only a great product, but also amazing customer service are few and far between. What’s even more rare is when the service a local business provides goes beyond its walls to affect the lives of others within their community.

  • Police chase ends in shooting

    For two Tuesdays in a row, there was another police chase in LaRue County. However, the chase last week ended with an officer involved shooting.

    According to the Kentucky State Police, troopers first noticed a vehicle speeding on a roadway in Hardin County around 1 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26. When troopers attempted a traffic stop, the driver fled.

    The driver then led police on a three county chase as troopers pursued the driver from Hardin to LaRue County and then northern Hart County before it ended on Pine Ridge Road near Bonnieville.

  • 100th Birthday

    William L. Wilson of Linwood will celebrate his 100th Birthday on July 5. A reception was held in his honor Saturday, June 30, 2018, in the fellowship hall of Magnolia Baptist Church.

    Mr. Wilson was born on July 5, 1918. An Army Veteran, Mr. Wilson served during WWII in the Philippines. He is a deacon emeritus at Magnolia Baptist Church and has served as a Sunday School teacher most of his adult life. He is the church’s oldest member.

  • Police search for Assault Suspect

    The Hodgenville Police Department are asking for assistance from the public in locating James Hoback, 33 of New Haven.

    According to HPD reports, officer responded to a domestic assault around 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26. 2018 that was reportedly taking place in a vehicle on South Lincoln Boulevard near McDonalds in Hodgenville.