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Today's Features

  • Saint Joachim Catholic Church Cemetery, one of the oldest cemeteries in LaRue County, is about a mile east of White City on Howardstown Road.

    The church was established about 1850 by Father Thomas A. Mulhall Sr., the son of Thomas Kempis Mulhall Sr., who emigrated from Ireland in the early 1800’s.

    Thomas A. Mulhall Sr. built a log cabin church in the White City area that was not far from where the cemetery is located.

    The church was once referred to as Mulhall Chapel. It burned a couple of decades later.  

  • Despite his many family ties in Kentucky, Thomas Lincoln was a wanderer. First settling in Elizabethtown with his new bride, he became restless and moved to the Sinking Spring Farm in LaRue County. In 1809, he bought land on Knob Creek, only a few miles east of Sinking Spring.

    After a land dispute in 1816, he again packed up and set off for Indiana with wife Nancy, daughter Sarah, and son Abraham, leaving behind only two small cabins which quickly fell to ruin.

  • Nancy Belle Raine moved to White City with her husband Roy, on Feb. 7, 1953.

    Raine said there are many things she remembers about the small community that reflect its rich past.

    The old location of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, a long-standing congregation of White City, was said to have served as a hospital during the Civil War.

    Roy Raines’ brother, Walter, served as the caretaker of Pleasant Grove cemetery for a number of years, and mentioned the tale of the church converting to a temporary hospital for wounded soldiers.

  • A one-room schoolhouse with the original chalkboard still inside, sits off to the side of a yard on Raine Road.

    Bright green leaves from nearby trees and long shoots of grass have grown up around the bare boards, that were once painted a crisp white.

    Odds and ends fill the inside where student chairs and desks once sat.
    A single light bulb hangs down from the darkened paneled ceiling –the only internal addition.

  • Pleasant Grove Baptist Church was established 161 years ago on Sept. 11, 1852, nine years before the start of the Civil War.

    In the church history it is recorded that a group of believers met in the middle of a cluster of sycamore trees, which is how the church got its name.

    The original church building was built of logs in 1853, but was replaced with a new building dedicated on May 5, 1897.

  • The small community of White City is about five miles outside of Hodgenville on Bardstown Road. It was established sometime in the 1800’s as an unincorporated community.

    It was registered in the U.S. Department of the Interior’s geographical database on Sept. 20, 1979.

    According to Robert M. Rennick, author of Kentucky Place Names, White City was given its name from a man who visited the area.

  • LaRue County High School Soccer Coach Derek Bell and Tammy Bell would like to announce the arrival of their first grandchild, Tamryn Jolene.

    Mother Amanda Dobson gave birth to a future Lady Hawk at 11:33 a.m. Sept. 14, 2013, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Tamryn Jolene weighed 6 pounds 6 ounces and was 18 inches long.

  • James, Kacey and big brother Jaden, 5, McBride, announce the birth of Jaxen Kenden McBride.

    Jaxen Kenden was born at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville. He weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Henry And Theresa Warren of Hodgenville.

    Paternal grandparents are Jerry and Brenda McBride of Buffalo.

  • Erik and Myra Scott of Elizabethtown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Taylor Scott, to Jay Eastridge, son of Pat and Donetta Eastridge of Sonora.

    The bride-to-be is a 2012 graduate of Western Kentucky University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in nursing. She is a registered nurse in the newborn nursery at Hardin Memorial Hospital.