Today's News

  • Burglaries in Hodgenville

    The Hodgenville Police Department is currently working four residential burglary cases. The string of burglaries started on March 1.

    Hodgenville Police Chief Marcus Jackson stated, “Someone or some people are breaking in to people’s homes and piling up valuable items with the intent to steal.”

    Three of the four victims have stated that they had property stolen from them. HPD have found fingerprints at the crime scenes, and are currently investigating the burglaries.

  • Underwood’s first two months as LaRue Jailer

    Over two months have passed since Jamie Underwood took office as LaRue County Jailer at the start of 2019. Underwood won over former Jailer Johnny Cottrill during the 2018 General Election by a vote of 2,728 Underwood to 2,128 Cottrill. Underwood and his team have worked hard to make changes and start various new programs within the Jail.

    The first new program Underwood has initiated is the “female work program” where the female inmates get out of the Jail and clean the community. This is in addition to the inmates that are already helping within the community.

  • Unplugged

    The annual LaRue County Extension Expo will be held this Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the LaRue County High School gym in Hodgenville.

    This year’s theme is ‘unplugged’. The agents and staff at the Extension service are encouraging the community to ‘unplug’ from devices and reconnect with their family, friends, and community. A challenge for this promotion is available at the event, with prizes available for those that participate.

  • Challenge Grant benefits Museum

    The challenge has been made, and the community is being asked to accept the challenge to help support the longevity of a local non-profit organization, The Lincoln Museum. But time is running out.

  • This Week at the Capitol: March 4 - 7, 2019

    While issues of the day command much of the focus during sessions of the Kentucky General Assembly, lawmakers also find opportunities to plan ahead for issues expected to arise in the coming years.

    That was the case this week as lawmakers furthered preparations for Kentucky’s participation in the 2020 U.S. Census. A resolution that passed the House chamber urges local communities across Kentucky to establish Complete Count Committees to localize Census efforts with the goal of ensuring maximum response for the federal government’s population count.

  • ‘In God We Trust’ may be displayed at public schools soon

    Legislation to mandate the national motto “In God We Trust” be displayed prominently in every public school in Kentucky unanimously passed the Senate Education Committee on Monday.

    Rep.  Brandon Reed, R-Hodgenville, says his bill would require the motto to be displayed at every public elementary, middle and high school in Kentucky, starting with the 2019-2020 school year.

  • LG&E and KU reach agreement

    Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company have reached an agreement with the intervening parties to their rate review that will allow the companies to continue to invest in Kentucky while providing safe and reliable energy to their customers.

    The agreement and the rate review are still subject to the review and approval of the Kentucky Public Service Commission, who must also rule on the limited number of issues to which the parties could not reach agreement including the amount of the residential basic service charge. 

  • Senator Rand Paul nominates Gerald Ray Wimsett

    On March 7 U.S. Senator Rand Paul announced his nominations to the U.S. service academies. Among 37 other individuals, Gerald Ray Wimsett, from New Haven, was nominated to be appointed to the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

  • Superintendents against House Bill 205

    Four superintendents from LaRue and surrounding counties have spoken out against House Bill 205, stating it would take money away from their school districts.

    LaRue County School Superintendent David Raleigh is one of the four local superintendents to voice his opinion of the Bill. The superintendents collectively issued a news release opposing House Bill 205.

  • Special Called School Board Meeting

    The LaRue County Board of Education held a special called board meeting on Wednesday, March 6. The board meeting was originally called to be a working session, but was later changed to be a special called meeting so that the board would be able to vote on items on the agenda.