Today's News

  • Poisonous 'plume' heads down Ohio River

    The lengthy plume of the chemical known as 4-MCHM is making its way down the Ohio River with its leading edge expected to be near Louisville early Friday morning. Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection officials say tests show the levels of the chemical are below the threshold established as a threat to public health by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • Man charged with tractor theft

     A Hodgenville man was charged Jan. 14 with numerous counts – including theft of a tractor.

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 received a call about 4:38 p.m. Jan. 14 about a man running down U.S. 62 in Stephensburg, according to Trooper Jeff Gregory.

    “The caller stated that the man said that someone was chasing him,” said Gregory in a release.

    Troopers were dispatched to the area but were unable to locate the man.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks fall to Lady Bulldogs

     LaRue County’s Lady Hawks lost a close game Jan. 14 to the John Hardin Lady Bulldogs.

    Despite being short three players and having four foul out, John Hardin did enough damage from beyond the arc to hold off the Lady Hawks, 73-70.

    The Bulldogs made 6-of-12 from beyond the arc in the second half against LaRue County’s 2-3 zone after hitting 3-of-14 in the first half.

    LaRue County junior guard Alexis Brewer had a game-high 27 points.

  • City Clerk files complaint with Labor Cabinet

    Hodgenville City Clerk MaDonna Hornback stunned city council members Monday with the news that she has filed a complaint with the Kentucky Labor Cabinet.

  • Mayor, city clerk plead innocent to charges

    Hodgenville Mayor Terry L. Cruse and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback pleaded not guilty at their arraignment Tuesday in LaRue Circuit Court.

    The two were charged with numerous felonies last month following a six-month long investigation by Kentucky State Police.

    Cruse and Hornback are accused of unlawfully using the City’s fuel credit card, and claiming expenses for use of their private vehicles at a higher rate than allowed by the state.

    Cruse is also accused of campaign violations stemming from his campaign for LaRue County sheriff.

  • Ashley ‘gained her wings’

    Eleven-year-old Ashley Long lost her battle with cancer Jan. 8.

  • Horse rescued from frozen pond

    A ladder, a lasso and an ax – and a lot of patience – were used to rescue a horse from a frozen pond Jan. 7.

  • TLC teens found after five-hour search

    Several agencies were out in force on one of the coldest nights in several years as they combed the Maxine area for two missing teenagers.

  • Distinguished Young Woman

    Brigitte Skaggs, LaRue County’s Distinguished Young Woman contestant, traveled to Lexington Sunday to prepare for preliminary judging.

  • Miss Kentucky County Fair

    Patricia Ann Gibson, the daughter of Roger and Melanie Wells of Hodgenville, will compete, along with about 88 other young women, at the 2014 Miss Kentucky County Fair Pageant in Louisville this weekend.

    The contest is one of the highlights of the Kentucky Association of Fairs and Horse Shows Inc.’s annual convention and trade show. The 58th annual event is held at the grand ballroom at the Galt House Hotel.

    Gibson was crowned Miss LaRue County Fair and Most Photogenic last June.