Today's News

  • East Kentucky Power substation to 'improve reliabilty' in Roanoke

    East Kentucky Power Cooperative is planning to build a substation in the Roanoke area.
    The company held an open house Oct. 27 at Valley Creek Church in Elizabethtown to answer questions from property owners.
    The substation will be located on Gray Road. The new 69,000-kilovolt distribution line leading in and out of the substation will cover a half-mile wide corridor that would extend about five miles, according to Nick Comer, a spokesperson for EKPC. The distribution line would run into another line that is parallel to the Bluegrass Parkway.


    Cameron Dawson was named to the All-Region Golf Team. Only six players for Region 5 were selected. The postseason award was announced by the Kentucky Golf Coaches Association.

  • Trick or Treat on the Square Costume Contest Winners
  • Fiscal court: EMS passes state inspection

    LaRue County Emergency Medical Services Director Mike Cottrell told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Oct. 28 that his department passed a state inspection Oct. 7 without a single deficiency.

    “It was their new inspection that lasted three and one-half hours,” Cottrell said. “I don’t think they left a file unopened.”

    He reported 182 ambulance runs in September.

    The court approved his recommendation that Mark Vertrees of Upton be changed from part to full-time EMT.

  • Superintendent’s trial date doesn’t stick

    The court case of LaRue County Schools Superintendent Samuel D. Sanders hit a snag Friday when attorneys attempted to agree on a trial date.

    Sanders, who was charged with DUI and speeding on March 29, pleaded not guilty in LaRue District Court. A special judge and prosecutor were appointed to the case.

  • ECTC holding seminar series

    The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Social and Behavioral Sciences Division presents a series of seminars in conjunction with ECTC’s 50th Anniversary. All of the seminars will be held at 6 p.m. in room 212 of the Regional Postsecondary Center. The first seminar, “Mushroom Cloud to Demon Sheep: 50 Years of Negative Campaign Ads,” will be led by Dr. Damien Picariello, political science teacher, on Nov. 5.

  • New Haven man pleads guilty to embezzling from monastery

     The former accountant for the Abbey of Gethsemani admitted to embezzling more than $1 million from the monastery and agreed to serve a 20-year prison sentence Friday.

    John Hutchins entered into a plea agreement, in which he pleaded guilty to more than 100 embezzlement charges stemming from a months-long investigation that revealed that Hutchins and his wife, Carrie, used the monastery’s funds to purchase cars, trips, televisions and several other items during a timeframe that spanned more than five years.

  • Community Calendar - Nov. 5, 2014


    Santa’s Helpers Toy Drive

    Santa’s Helpers are collecting new and used toys and batteries for the 48th annual Santa Run on Dec. 24. Donations are accepted at Santa’s Workshop, 760 Salem Lake Road, Hodgenville – or a volunteer will pick up the items. For more information or to volunteer, call Ann “Snookie” Morrison at 270-234-3313.


    Dance at Senior Center

  • Clerk receives grant to preserve records

    LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter has received a grant totaling $9,208 from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives to preserve and manage local government records. KDLA is an agency of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    Thirty-eight grants have been awarded for a total of $562,463 from fiscal year 2015 Local Records Grant Program funds.

  • SCRTC holds annual meeting

    South Central RTC’s annual meeting was held at the Cave City Convention Center Oct. 2 with a large crowd in attendance. Entertainment was provided by The Family Bluegrass Band.

    Incumbent Trustee Ralph J. Thompson in District I (Bonnieville and Munfordville) and Incumbent Trustee Jerry Polson in District III (Hiseville and Cave City) were both declared re-elected trustees since there was no opposition.