Local News

  • Barn revival coming to Magnolia

    Outdoor revivals used to be a fairly common event, however, they don’t happen as often as they once did. Dying out, perhaps, as air conditioning became popular and the need for an open air space was no longer a necessity to host the large crowds gathering for revival.

    For one week, a retired preacher will host one of these unique outdoor spiritual events in his 60 by 70 foot barn located at 3141 Sand Ridge Road in Magnolia.

  • House fire

    A home on McDowell Road that is owned by Mike Zahrndt, sustained major damage when it caught on fire May 31.

    According to LaRue County Fire Chief Jason Sadler, Zahrndt’s wife and oldest son were on the back porch of the home when the fire started in the bedroom. He said the oldest son was able to get his three-year-old brother out of the home.

    Zahrndt’s wife filled up a mixing bowl in the bathroom to attempt to put the fire out in the bedroom, but flames had already spread too much.

  • Ford case continued

    The sexual abuse case for the former head coach of the LaRue County High School and Middle School girls’ basketball teams has been continued.

  • City utility line work begins

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore is asking for motorists to be cautious of crews working on the various utility line projects in city limits.

    DeVore said crews will be replacing water lines on South Lincoln Boulevard starting sometime this week or the beginning of next week, depending on the weather. He said a lot of heavy equipment will be using the nearby roadways as they work on the projects.

  • The art of showing at the fair

    What began as a favor to a friend in the early 1980s has resulted in two generations of Danny and Phyllis Gentry’s family showing beef cattle at county and state fairs.

    “A person who didn’t have children needed a young man to show cattle for him,” explained Phyllis Gentry whose Gentry Farms is located on Blanton Road just outside of New Haven. “Our son, John, who was about 10 or 11 at the time, agreed to show the man’s cattle.”

    The young boy liked showing so well that he soon asked his parents for his own show heifer.

  • LaRue Relay raises over $52,000

    The 2017 LaRue County Relay for Life was held on the square in downtown Hodgenville on Saturday, June 3.

    The annual event is the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society as it is held in more than 5,200 communities in 27 different countries.

    The LaRue County Relay for Life started out with a survivor ceremony lap, caregiver lap and team laps. The event also featured live concerts, cake auction, games and a luminary ceremony.

  • Preserving Lincoln’s Birthplace

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park is undergoing several maintenance projects to make sure it preserves the park for visitors for years to come.

    ALBNHP Superintendent Jay Grass said the project includes work on the memorial building steps, visitor center building, bathrooms at the visitor center and sidewalks throughout the park.

  • 2017 Mother of the Year

    The 2017 LaRue County Mother of the Year is Brittney Carl of Hodgenville. She is married to Jonathan Carl and they have three daughters: Sophia, Lydia and Alia. Love for children led this family to cherish all their daughters, one of which was adopted from China. Their family also plans to support a teenager through the Foster parent program.

    Britteny grew up in theRineyville area and is a graduate of Campbellsville University and Nova Southeastern University.

  • First Friday was a success

    “How nice to walk from store to store greeting neighbors and friends along the way, all while collecting scrumptious cookies during our first ever cookie walk”, said Chamber Executive Director Sandy Kidd. All proceeds, $156, from the cookie walk benefitted the LaRue County Relay for Life, which made the event even sweeter! Delicious food was available for purchase from Awesome Events and Rick’s Grill on Wheels.

  • Nelson Baptist hold math incentive in Hodgenville

    Several businesses in Hodgenville were stops for a Math Lab Incentive for Nelson County Baptist School students last month.

    The eighteen math students were accompanied by their math tutor, Teresa Gilbert of Hodgenville, for their Math Lab Incentive on May 2. The students ranged from third through seventh grades and Gilbert said they had worked all school year to earn the opportunity to participate in the Math Lab Incentive.