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Today's Features

  •  Shoe collection

       A shoe collection is taking place at the First Baptist Church to raise funds for a medical service dog for Xander Helm. Each pair of shoes collected will equal $10 in the fundraiser. The shoes will be cleaned, repaired, repurposed and used around the world. The collection totes are located in the front and back foyers of the church located at 730 Tonieville Road in Hodgenville. For more information call 270-358-3193.

    Charity Truck and Tractor Pull

  • Thought for the week: One. One tree can start a forest, one smile can lift a soul, one word can frame the goal, one candle can wipe out darkness, one laugh can conquer gloom, one hope can raise your spirits and one life can make the difference; be that one today.

    Happy 88th birthday wishes to my sweet momma, Cathy LaFollette, who will celebrate her birthday on the 13th. She loves receiving birthday cards in the mail. Send them to 131 Underwood Ave, Hodgenville KY 42748.

    Welcome to David Raleigh as new LaRue County Schools Superintendent.  

  • The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park is hosting a National Jr. Ranger Day event at the park on April 21. The park is located at 2995 Lincoln Farm Road in Hodgenville.

    The event will give kids the opportunity to earn a new Jr. Ranger patch. This year’s theme is Fire Safety. The park will have an NPS wildland firefighter and the Hodgenville Fire Department, with a truck, on site from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to teach kids about different types of fires and fire safety.

  • S’mores Fudge

    1 1/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips

    2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk 

    1 1/3 cups miniature marshmallows, divided

    1 tsp vanilla

    2 graham crackers, broken into small pieces 

    In large saucepan over low heat, combine chocolate chips and milk. Stir constantly until melted. Remove from heat, cool 2 minutes, add half of marshmallows and vanilla. Mix well. Pour into buttered 8x8 inch pan. Top with remaining marshmallows and graham crackers pieces. Cover and chill 3 hours. 

  • Plowshares Farm invites the community to join in a prayerful walk through their farm on Sunday, April 22. “This is a simple and intentional celebration of our common home and our common destiny, stopping occasionally to stand in silent reverence of the life surrounding us, sharing dreams and visions of a better world, recommitting our lives to the creation of such a world,” says Bob Ernst. “As Earth once again passes through the vernal equinox and spring comes to life on the farm, we gather to celebrate our shared humanity.”

  • Darren and Tabitha French and Sonya French – Foster will host a 50th Wedding Anniversary reception in honor of Ronnie and Jean French. It will be held Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 2-4PM at the Community Room in Hodgenville (on the square).

    Jean is the daughter of the late Allen and Louise Cooper. She is the retired owner and operator of LaFrench Custom Wedding Cakes.

    Ronnie is the son of the late Bradley Jr. and Maxine French, and he is retired from Civil Service. Both Ronnie and Jean are known for Frenches’  Strawberries.