Today's News

  • Women recants tale of assault, imprisonment during hearing

    A woman who accused her boyfriend of assault and unlawful imprisonment in May, recanted her story Wednesday during a preliminary hearing in LaRue District Court.

    James Franklin, 27, was arrested and booked in the LaRue County Detention Center on June 4 on charges of second-degree assault, first-degree unlawful imprisonment and third-degree terroristic threatening, after Janelle Bass reported an attack to Kentucky State Police and the LaRue County Attorney.

  • Police Chief charged with hindering prosecution of mayor

    Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson was served Saturday evening with a summons to court. He is accused of first-degree criminal misconduct and hindering prosecution, both misdemeanors.

    Fellow City Officer Eddie Dockery told investigators that Johnson warned former mayor Terry Cruse, who was facing criminal charges, that Kentucky State Police were looking for him and advised him to “lay low.”

  • Teen charged with murder

    A Hodgenville teen has been charged with the murder of a Rowan County man.

    Anthony Tyrell “Rell” Paysen, 19, was arrested Thursday, June 26, in Hodgenville, by Kentucky State Police. He was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center and will be transported to the Rowan County jail.

    Also charged with the June 22 murder of Bo Otis, 20, of Morehead, are Marcus Stewart, 19, Jaque Abrams, 19, and Julius “Jubee” Kolowitz, 20, all of Elizabethtown, and Demario Powell, 18, of Morehead.

  • Goodtime Cruisers

    The Goodtime Cruisers’ classic car cruise-ins are in full swing this summer. Dozens of cars and several hundred people line the streets in downtown Hodgenville.

    There is plenty of music and food – and friends.

    The event is held on the third Saturday of each month through October, starting at about 4 p.m. on Lincoln Square.

    Many of the shops on the square remain open during that time.

  • Graduated driver license course available online

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet last week announced an online version of the Graduated Driver License course for teaching safe driving techniques to beginning drivers.

    The online program represents a fourth option for completing the course, which is required before a learner’s permit can be replaced with an unrestricted driver’s license.

    Until now, three options were available:

  • State Property Tax Rate Unchanged for 2014

     The Kentucky Department of Revenue has set the 2014 State Real Property Tax Rate at 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value. Kentucky Revised Statute 132.020 requires the Department of Revenue to set the real property rate no later than July 1 of each year.

  • School Personnel Changes

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations on June 16.

    Employment of:

  • School Calendar - July 2


    First day of school

    The first day of school for students is Aug. 6. Fall break is Oct. 6-10.


    Office closed

    The HES front office will be closed through July 4.

    Student registration

  • Camp Invention is contagious, learning fun at ALES

    Thomas Edison is quoted as saying, “To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”

    Participants at Camp Invention starting at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School next week take this message to heart as they find creative ways, using common everyday materials, to solve problems that are presented to them.

    The great thing about finding solutions, according to veteran camp director and retired teacher Kathy Ross, is the campers have a blast.

  • Airman Whitney Jones: Wearing the uniform every day

    RAF FAIRFORD, England – While deployed here at RAF Fairford, airmen from throughout Air Force Global Strike Command maintain focus on the mission using the four Air Force pillars of resiliency.

    Mental and spiritual resiliency, two of the four Air Force pillars of resiliency, is what motivates and empowers Senior Airman Whitney Jones to overcome her life obstacles.

    Jones, a defender with the 509th Security Forces Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., said that when life throws challenges at her, she recites the Philippians 4:13 biblical verse.