Today's News

  • Hodgenville teen involved in high speed chase

    A Hodgenville teenager is facing seven felony charges after leading police in a reported stolen vehicle on a chase Tuesday, July 2 that started in Elizabethtown with speeds reaching in excess of 120 mph.

    The pursuit didn’t end until the car stopped running.

    Joseph Daugherty, 19, told Elizabethtown police officers after he was arrested he had taken methamphetamine, marijuana and other drugs, according to an arrest citation. The citation also claims he admitted stealing the 2012 black Honda Civic in Hodgenville.

  • BBB’s July hot topics

    Take a look at BBB’s hot topics for July 2019!

    1. BBB has received reports of scammers posing as employees of legitimate companies. These individuals use look-alike contracts from the real company and even include the BBB seal. Ask to see identification or call the business directly to make sure you are dealing with a real representative.

  • Class of 2019

    The nominees have been selected and interviews are underway; the LaRue County 20 Under 30 class of 2019 is taking shape.

    Over the next few weeks we will be interviewing the selected nominees, and putting the finishing touches on the 2019 LaRue County 20 Under 30 special section. We are sure you will love to read all about the winners. We have asked that they keep their identities a secret until they are revealed in August.

  • KY State Police Offer More Information About New Concealed Carry Law

    The Kentucky State Police is offering more information on the new law that took effect June 28, 2019, allowing citizens of Kentucky to no longer be required to have a license to carry a concealed deadly weapon in the Commonwealth.

  • State Fair Discount Tickets and Parking Now Available

     The Kentucky State Fair is around the corner with the 10 day event kickoff Thursday August 15 and continuing through Sunday, August 25.

    Located at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY, the Kentucky State Fair is home to amusement rides, agriculture rides and exhibits. Talent and pageant shows and concerts are among many opportunities available to fair goers.

  • Department of Revenue Sets State Property Tax Rate For 2019: Remains the same as last year at 12.2 Cents

    The Kentucky Department of Revenue has released the 2019 State Real Property Tax Rate, which is 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value.

  • Prevented Plant Crop Reporting Deadline Extended

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is extending the prevented plant crop reporting deadline for Kentucky producers affected by spring flooding and excessive moisture.

    Producers in all counties now have until July 15, 2019, to report acres they intended to plant this spring but could not due to weather conditions. The new deadline coincides with the July 15, 2019, FSA crop acreage reporting deadline that is already in place.

  • Daylight Savings could be history

    You may never have to “Spring Forward” or “Fall Backward” again. The practice of setting our clocks an hour forward in spring and an hour back in fall is being challenged by Representative Bart Rowland of Tompkinsville and Representative Brandon Reed of Hodgenville. The measure, BR 181, would make Daylight Saving Time (DST) permanent throughout the commonwealth, but only if Congress first passes a federal law allowing states to observe daylight saving time year-round.

  • Kentucky Court of Appeals assigns judges to decide Hardin Memorial Health/Baptist Health Sale Appeal

    Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) announced on Friday, June 28, that the Kentucky Court of Appeals has assigned a three-judge panel to rule on Dr. Larry Hall’s appeal challenging the Hardin Circuit Court’s opinion allowing the sale of the assets of HMH to Baptist Health. 

    The Court of Appeals will likely hear the appeal in October and may issue a ruling within 60 days thereafter.

  • Firework Safety Tips

    1.  Sorry Kids, Adults Only

    Fireworks are great family fun and entertainment, but they do burn very hot and are intended to be handled only by adults

    Never let children handle, play with or light any fireworks

    2.  Follow the Laws: Use Common Sense

    Follow your local and state laws regarding the possession and use of fireworks, and use good common sense at all times in handling fireworks