Today's Features

  • What began for Sonya Hill as an endeavor to inspire her two children to enjoy reading turned into a novel set in Hodgenville. 

  • As a part of our community’s preparation for LaRue County’s Relay for Life event on May 11-12 at Hodgenville Elementary School, the local Relay for Life Committee is recognizing individual cancer survivors and some of the volunteers. This week, some of the children who volunteer for Relay are featured.

    With the LaRue County Relay for Life less than one month away, the 12 local teams are busily fundraising to meet the county goal of $50,000. However, often overshadowed are the many youth who are involved in the community effort.

  •  Cody Warren helped his daughter, 3-year-old Kaylee Mae, glue a tail on an Easter bunny cutout during Thursday’s Wee Time preschool program at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. About 30 children attended the final session of the school year but they were joined by several other students in the KHIC (Kindergarten Here I Come) program.

  •  Spring cleaning season has arrived and for many Kentuckians it means burning unwanted debris. The Kentucky Division for Air Quality reminds you to learn before you burn. Illegal burning could result in fines of up to $25,000 per day per violation.

  • Michelle Murphy of Hardin Memorial Hospital was the featured speaker at Thursday’s Hodgenville Rotary Club meeting. She spoke on the expansion of the hospital in the community and the effects of Obamacare on the hospital.

  •  Obtaining, treating, and distributing water is an energy-intensive process. On average, Kentuckians use 100 to 150 gallons of water per person per day. By decreasing the amount of water we use, we can also save energy, and reduce utility costs. The following tips are simple, inexpensive ways to save water in the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room.


    • Scrape, rather than rinse, dishes before putting into the dishwasher.

  • By Jessica Davis
    LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Director

    Wow, this year's annual golf scramble was one of the biggest scrambles that we have ever held. And we could not have done it without the support of so many businesses and volunteers.

    First, we would like to thank the golfers who participated. There were 16 teams which created a lot of excitement and challenge. We hope they will all come out again next year.

  • Easter.

    How do you define the word? 

    As Christians we believe in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, but it seems as though Easter has started to become a more non-sectarian festival like Halloween or Valentine's Day. It’s not confined to any specific religion.

    The idea of an egg-laying rabbit came to the United States in the 1700s.

  •  The South Fork Area Homemakers met March 20 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    The meeting was called to order by President Billie Shahayda. Present were 16 members: Virginia Allen, Delores Bale, Janice Bowen, Julie Devore, Exie Elliott, Ann Flanders, Emogene Gardner, Mary Lois Hornback, Clovis Johnson, Norma Jean McDonald, Martha Owen, Mary Lou Owen, Shahayda, Linda Simmons, Della Thomas and Patsy Thomas.

  • One of the fondest memories of my childhood is that of my entire family sitting down almost every evening for a nice meal together. It was a great opportunity for us to talk about the day's events and stay connected with each other. For most families these days it is hard to make time for family meals for many reasons. But the benefits of sharing a meal together are tremendous for both parents and kids.