Local News

  • Gentle Hearts moves to new location

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on September 23 to celebrate the new location of Gentle Hearts Home Care on 621 Tanner Road in Hodgenville.

    Owner Victoria Soto opened Gentle Hearts and Home Care in February 2014 at the original location on 2841 Greensburg Road in Buffalo. The business provides home services to veterans, senior citizens and disabled adults. Those services include grocery shopping, bathing, housekeeping and more.

  • Fiscal court approves job training contract

    The LaRue County Fiscal Court approved a job training contract to aid new and expanding businesses at their monthly meeting on September 22.

    The job training contract is with Heartland Communications. LaRue County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner explained that the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act is part of a federal and state economic and development effort. Turner said the cost for the contract will be paid by the Lincoln Trail Workforce Board.

    “This contract is for procurement of vendors to manage WIOA,” said Turner.

  • News of Record, September 30, 2015

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    Randall E. Tackett and Lillian M. Tackett to Isabella M. Paar and Stephen N. Paar, property near Hodgenville, $375,000.

    Gordon Board to Gary Lohden and Evelyn Lohden, property tract in Tuner Subdivision, $28,000.

    Greenman Handyman, LLC to Jason Milby, property in Ovesen Heights, $82,000.

    David A. Lee, Jr. and Amanda Lee to Stephen K. Clyde and Sue Ann Clyde, property in Buffalo, $38,000.

  • Living through Luke 14

    A ministry event honoring disabled people was held at the LaRue County Fairgrounds last Saturday, September 26.

    The Luke 14 Hodgenville event featured a county fair theme that included carnival games, face painting, a petting zoo, hayrides and other activities. The event was held exclusively for disabled people and their families or caretakers.

  • Railsplitting Honored

    The grand marshals at this year’s Lincoln Days Parade are national champions many times over in a sport that Abraham Lincoln, had he been alive today, would certainly have loved to watch, if not join.

    In railsplitting, men take 10-foot oak logs with an end as big as a five-gallon bucket and in only minutes, using a sledge hammer, ax, wedges and wooden gluts, reduce those logs to eight fairly even-sized rails.

  • Preparing for Lincoln Days

    Hodgenville has been buzzing with activity this past week as local businesses, people and organizations have been preparing for the annual Lincoln Days festival this weekend.

    The festival is Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4. Lincoln Days President Rob Thurman said a lot of people have been working for several weeks to prepare for the festival.

  • Lincoln Days Schedule


    7 –9:30 a.m. Traditional Country Breakfast, Hodgenville Woman’s Club

    8:25 a.m. National Anthem

    8:30 a.m. Eddie Black, Main Stage

    9 a.m. Lincoln Oratory Contest, Lincoln Museum Community Room

    9 a.m. Main Stage Performances, Grateful Heart, Jeremy Bell, Terry Milby, Al Elliott, Jeff Knoop

    10 a.m. Little Abe & Sarah Contests, Main Stage

    10 a.m.–  4 p.m. Quilt Show, Christian Church; Art Show, Lincoln Museum Community Room

  • Clarification - September 23, 2015

    In an article about indictments in the August 26 edition of the LaRue County Herald News, Pamela Hernandez, 40, of Hodgenville was incorrectly identified as Patricia Hernandez, 48, of Greensburg who was indicted on one count of defrauding a secured creditor.

  • Bluegrass Rendezvous bike ride goes through LaRue

    An annual bicycle ride for wounded, injured and ill soldiers came through LaRue County enroute to Fort Campbell.

    The third annual Bluegrass Rendezvous started in Fort Knox on the morning of Thursday, September 17 and ended on Friday, September 18 at Fort Campbell. Approximately 50 veterans and active military members from the Fort Knox and Fort Campbell warrior translation battalions rode in the two day event.

  • Additions to Lincoln Days


    Puppet Show returns to Lincoln Days.

    Lincoln Days is pleased to announce that a crowd-pleasing favorite activity is returning to the festival.

    HPC Kidz Church Ministry will be presenting a puppet show at CreekFront Park, October 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Performances will be on the half-hour. Come ready for a good Ole’ Western Roundup. HPC Pastor David Webb and Kidz Church Directors, Bro. Don and Debbie Woolett invite everyone to visit their booth for a family-friendly show.

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