Local News

  • Fine lines: HES club promotes handwriting

    When asked what is the secret to writing in cursive, fourth grade student Kaylee Morrow didn’t hesitate. “Be smart and always use swirls!” 

    As the role of handwriting evolves in the increasingly electronic 21st century, a recent club at Hodgenville Elementary School has been giving students a chance to learn their letters. This fall, HES’s after-school cursive club offered 3-5th graders instruction and practice in penmanship in a fun setting.

  • Primary election - candidate filing update

    These are the new filings after our print deadline.


    LaRue County Judge/Executive


    Former LaRue County Judge/Executive Joe Pearman will face incumbent LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner in the 2018 Primary Election in May. Both of the candidates are democrats and no republicans filed to run for the seat.


    Magistrate District #4


  • EMS at Chamber luncheon
  • Community Calendar - January, 31, 2018


    Free income tax service

  • Senior Calendar - January 31, 2018

    Daily Activities

    The Senior Citizens Center in Hodgenville offers several activities daily from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. including a hot lunch (served at noon, on weekdays), nutritional education and exercise. Suggested meal donation is $2. Bingo is played 10 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For more information, call 270-358-4235.

    Senior Citizens Music

  • Fundraising Calendar - January 31, 2018

    Community Breakfast

    B.R. Young Masonic Lodge will host a community breakfast and open house at the Lodge located at 11 Lincoln Square from 8 to 10 a.m Saturday, February 3. A donation of $5 is suggested and all proceeds will go to building restoration. For more information call 270-324-3325.

    Benefit auction for Arnold Wease

  • Harmon releases audit of LaRue County Fiscal Court

    State Auditor Mike Harmon has released the audit of the financial statement of the LaRue County Fiscal Court for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016. The audit was released on Tuesday, January 30; state law requires annual audits of county fiscal courts.

    As part of the audit process, the auditor must comment on noncompliance with laws, regulations, contracts, and grants. The auditor must also comment on material weaknesses involving the internal control over financial operations and reporting.

    The audit contains the following comments:

  • LaRue County teen indicted for sodomy

    A LaRue County teenager was indicted for sodomy by the LaRue County Grand Jury on Monday, January 22.

    William L. Allender, 18, of Hodgenville was indicted for first degree sodomy. The alleged act occurred on November 26, 2017. According to the indictment, Allender engaged in deviate sexual intercourse with another person who was incapable of consent because they were “physically helpless.” No other information has been released at this time. His bail was set at $25,000 cash and he will be arraigned in LaRue County Circuit Court on Monday, February 5 at 10 a.m.

  • Few candidates file near deadline

    With the filing deadline ending this week, only two more candidates have filed for the 2018 May Primary election.

    As of publication time on Tuesday, Democrat Emily Ernst filed for LaRue County Circuit Clerk and is unopposed. Republican Matt Tucker filed for District #4 Constable and will run against Democrat Paul Massie.

  • Mega store means closure of local CPS

    Crop Production Services of Glendale, Hodgenville, and Upton will soon be combining efforts to serve farmers in the region when a new, state-of-the-art facility opens on U.S. 31W located between Sonora and Upton.

    The new facility will allow Crop Production Services to be more efficient in serving its customers from the “small hobby farmer to the largest grain farmer”, according to the news release.