Today's News

  • Police Pursuit in LaRue and Hardin Counties involved Hodgenville Woman

    A Hodgenville woman was arrested Friday afternoon after a Thursday evening police pursuit in LaRue and Hardin Counties.

    According to the warrant, Kelsi Walling, 27, of Hodgenville, was being pursued around 8:40 p.m. Thursday from LaRue County by the Hodgenville Police Department. When the chase reached East Dixie Highway, Hodgenville police were assisted by the Elizabethtown Police Department.

  • A Tour with the Masons

    In 1843 LaRue County was officially formed. One year later, the Masons opened the B. R. Young Lodge in downtown Hodgenville. This August marks the 175th Anniversary of Hodgenville’s lodge. To celebrate, the Masons invited the public to visit the historical building on August 17.

  • Fiscal Court Meeting

    Salary Schedule

    During the Fiscal Court meeting held on Tuesday, August 13, Judge Executive Tommy Turner proposed a 3 percent pay increase for county government employees.

    “The increase will not effect elected officials, such as myself,” said Turner, “it’s for any of those that have a salary schedule, such as the road department. They will get either the salary schedule increase or the 3 percent increase, whichever is greater.”

  • Faith, Family, Farms, and Food

    In it’s 7th year, AGstravaganza continues to draw the community together, celebrating the agriculture sector of LaRue County.

    Held on the square in historic downtown Hodgenville last Saturday, August 10, over 475 community members joined together for a sold out ticketed event with appetizers and a meal provided by local producers, cooks and chefs.

  • Meet the Masons

    The B.R. Young Lodge in Hodgenville is celebrating its 175th anniversary by inviting the community to come tour the building, ask a few questions, and get to know the Masons on August 17.

    “The conspiracy theories on TV that are circulating around Masonry are laughable if you know the truth,” said Paul Withington who acts as Treasurer and Building Superintendent for the lodge. While not as secretive as they were in the past, the Masons still use mysterious rituals, handshakes, and symbols that are misconstrued due to the spread of misinformation.

  • LCS proposes 2019 tax rates

    New information about school district tax rates and funding needs is now available on LaRue County Schools’ website, the district announced this week.

    The LaRue County Board of Education is expected to vote on the 2019 proposed tax rates after a public hearing set for 7 p.m. on August 28 in the LaRue County High School media center.

  • LaRue Goes to the State Fair

    The Kentucky State Fair runs August 15-25 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY, and businesses, FFA, 4-H, and other LaRue Countians will be taking part in the largest indoor fair in America.

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce will feature all things LaRue in the Pride of the Counties exhibit in the South Wing. Abraham Lincoln will make appearances at the booth throughout the ten-day event, and fair goers can take their picture with the Lincoln cutout every day during the fair.

  • Brandon Reed Awarded Mental Health Legislative Champion Award

    Representative Brandon Reed of Hodgenville has been awarded the Mental Health Legislative Champion award from Mental Health America, a community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness.

  • Seven Ways to Save at the Kentucky State Fair

    Discount tickets, special promotions and more.

     The Kentucky State Fair runs Aug. 15-25 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. It’s the Commonwealth’s largest summertime attraction – and America’s largest indoor fair. The celebration’s popularity draws approximately 600,000 visitors for the once-a-year opportunity to experience fair food, music, animals, exhibits, entertainment and more.

     The Kentucky State Fair offers money-saving discounts; promotions and programs to ensure all residents are able to enjoy the festivities.

  • Hodgenville residents indicted in Hardin Grand Jury

    Three area men were indicted by a Hardin County grand jury last week for reportedly robbing a man at gunpoint in May.

    Talik Anderson, 21, of Hodgenville, Nicholas Garrett, 20, of Vine Grove and Paysor Casey, 19, of Radcliff were indicted for complicity to commit a May 31 robbery, a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, if convicted.

    Anderson and Garrett remain in the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of $10,000 cash bonds. Casey was released June 14 on a $10,000 unsecured bond.