Today's News

  • Man hospitalized after crash

     A Hodgenville man escaped serious injury Monday afternoon after the 2012 Ford Escape he was driving went through an intersection and into a ditch.

    Ross E. Reed, 73, appeared to have “a medical issue” as he was driving, said Acting Police Chief Marcus Jackson. 

    A witness said Reed’s head was down as the vehicle rolled into the intersection at Lincoln Boulevard and Lincoln Parkway. The Escape suffered some damage as it struck a sign. No other vehicles were damaged.

  • House-Webb speaks to Women's Connection

     The Elizabethtown Area Christian Women’s Connection held a luncheon March 9 at Stone Hearth Restaurant. About 50 women from Elizabethtown, Radcliff, Hodgenville, Vine Grove, Cecilia, and Leitchfield attended. Joni House-Webb, president of the Lincoln Trail Master Gardeners Association, spoke about container gardening.

  • Church Calendar - March 18, 2015

     Gospel singing at Buffalo Baptist

    Buffalo Baptist Church will hold a gospel singing 6 p.m. March 22. Performers are Mark Ramsey, Ron Benningfield, Glen Rice, Tim Shockley, Amy Loyall and Terry Sandidge.


    Middle Creek Baptist Church Great Giveaway

    Middle Creek Baptist Church is holding its annual “Great Giveaway” 7 p.m. March 22-25. Bro. Johnny Spray will speak. Nightly giveaways including a flat screen TV on Wednesday. 


  • Library hosts Prime Time Family Reading

     The wonder in a child’s eyes as he hears a story for the first time.  

    An opportunity to talk about the story afterward.  

    Sharing the experience of reading and discussion with a parent in a group setting.

    This environment is part of Prime Time Family Reading Time, a six-week interactive program coming to the LaRue County Public Library starting on March 24.  

  • Sheriff's office investigates burned vehicle

    A family on Atilla Road in Taylor County reported this vehicle stolen early March 9. On March 10, it was discovered, burned, on Spring Loop Road off Ky. 210. The LaRue County Sheriff’s office is investigating. If you have information, call Deputy Robby Brownfield at 270-358-3120. The Taylor County Sheriff’s office investigated the initial theft as the residence is in Taylor County.

  • Hodgenville man graduates from drug court

    The atmosphere was positive and supportive Thursday as four participants of Nelson County’s Drug Court were graduated from the program.
    “I like myself today; before, I didn’t like myself too much,” said one graduate as he received his certificate and addressed the room of former and current participants, family members, and supporters of the program.
    Drug Court — an alternative to jail time for drug-related crimes — was established in Nelson County in 2008.

  • Tennis Results - March 18, 2015


    March 16

    LaRue County 1, Central Hardin, 4


    Daniel McMillen (CH) def. John Michael Lawler (LC), 3-6, 2-6

    Cole Constant (LC) def. Will Bybee (CH), 6-2, 4-6, 10-4

    Cole Riney (CH) def. Samuel Lewis (LC), 6-8, 6-3, 8-10

    Josh Petzinger (CH) def. Sean Smith (LC), 4-8


    Jacob Kerr/Trevin Cox (CH) def. Alex Best/Preston Howell (LC), 3-6, 7-6, 5-10

    Josh Kerr/Conner Elmore (CH) def. Jake Gardner/Rylee Greenwell (LC), 0-6, 0-6

  • PHOTO: Gilbert and Costello
  • Community Calendar - March 18, 2015

    Boyhood Home closed
    The Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek, part of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is now closed due to construction. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/abli.

    Extension Expo
    The Extension Expo will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 21 in the LaRue County High School gym. Call the Extension office at 270-358-3401 for more information.

    Art Guild hosting a demonstration

  • Just Ask: City Hall sets new hours

    I read in last week’s newspaper that City Hall  will be closing at 4:30 p.m.
    Will they be taking comments from the public before they change the closing time?

    No. City Council voted unanimously to start closing the office at 4:30 p.m. effective April 1.
    The next council meeting is 7 p.m. April 13. Call City Hall in advance at 270-358-3832 if you want to be added to the agenda.
    Why didn’t you run the answer to the online poll question last week?