Today's News

  • Man arrested for violating wife’s grave

    Joshua Wolford, 32, of Buffalo was recently arrested for violating his late wife’s grave by digging up the urn which housed her ashes. His late wife, Chasidy Wolford, was found deceased at the scene of a house fire that occurred at 618 S. Otter Creek Road in Buffalo on Wednesday June 12.

  • Seven indicted in July

    Seven individuals were indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on July 15, 2019, including several indictments involving stolen property, and one case involving the abuse of a child. All crimes listed below are alleged until proven guilty.

  • 4-H Fair and Pageants slated for August 1-3

    What began over 100 years ago continues the first week of August, as the 112th year of the LaRue County Fair will take place, but in a scaled back fashion.

    The LaRue County 4-H Council along with the newly elected stockholders board of the LaRue County Fair has combined forces to make the standing tradition of the fair a reality.

  • Tenny Turbans: More than just a hat

    Sometimes a great idea pops into the mind as quickly as the oft-cited light bulb turning on.

    Such a notion came to Karen Ward while she was making a head covering for her then two-year-old daughter, Tenley.

    “Tenley was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Philadelphia Like on December 14, 2018,” Ward recalled.  “Our world(hers, husband Justin’s, and younger daughter Adley) as we knew it would never be the same.”

  • First Phase of KentuckyWired Project

    Gov. Matt Bevin and Congressman Hal Rogers recently announced a major milestone achievement for the Commonwealth’s high-speed fiber optic network – KentuckyWired.

    The first portion of the network, known as Ring 1A, is now complete and includes Louisville, Lexington and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky. Additionally, a key backbone segment from Lexington to Somerset has also been completed, allowing for expansion of the network into Eastern Kentucky as the project moves into the next phase.

  • AGstravaganza Returns for the 7th Year

    Faith-Family-Farms and Food return to historic downtown Hodgenville on August 10. Now in its 7th year, AGstravaganza continues to draw the community together, celebrating the agriculture sector of our county and state.

    What began in August of 2013 and repeated in 2014 with Farm Tour Stops, a Trade Show, a meal and a concert featuring country music singer J.D. Shelburne, has continued to grow year after year.

  • City discusses alcohol and fairgrounds water bill


    At the monthly city council meeting, the council discussed changes being made to the alcohol policy, the fairgrounds water bill, and gave an update on the city’s annexation project.

  • New 911 Director announced at Fiscal Court

    LaRue County Judge Executive Tommy Turner introduced Troy Williams as the county’s interim 911 coordinator at the July 9 fiscal court meeting in the courthouse at Hodgenville.

    Williams, who was also hired as deputy emergency management director, has served as a dispatcher in LaRue County since February, 2013. Prior to that he was a dispatcher in Hardin County, starting work there in 2005.

  • Summer Reading and Feeding program

    If numbers are a good indicator of success, then this year’s summer feeding program certainly qualifies.

    “In June we served 4,499 meals,” said Stephanie Utley, LaRue County Schools nutrition coordinator, who directs the program that provides free lunches for people 18 and under at five locations along a mobile route in LaRue County. 

    Additionally, she and Assistant Superintendent Amanda Reed came up with the idea of having teachers read to the students, most of whom are of elementary age, while they eat their meals.

  • 112th LaRue County Fair Will Be a Reality

    The LaRue County 4-H Council along with the newly elected stockholders board of the LaRue County Fair is combining forces to make the standing tradition of the fair a reality for the 112th year.

    Along many obstacles and through a pile of unknowns, the most important thing that the groups were concerned with was ‘the kids’ of LaRue County having the opportunity to exhibit, show and compete in contest and pageants in order to have the opportunity to showcase their talents at the state level. There is also an opportunity for adults to participate as well.