Local News

  • Linking Logs to Lincoln’s time

    The whirr of a drill could be heard at Abraham Lincoln’s Boyhood Home at Knob Creek near Athertonville Monday as a team of students from the University of Tennessee took tiny core samples from the four walls of the site’s log cabin. Led by Dr. Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, a new study conducted by the university’s Geography Department will use dendrochronology—the science of dating tree rings—to determine the age of the cabin’s logs that could trace back to Abraham Lincoln’s lifetime.

  • Struggles of autism

    A LaRue County mother is hoping to raise more awareness about autism as she looks for possible avenues to help her autistic son.

    Jessica Helm of Hodgenville said her son Xander was like any other boy until one day when he was two-years-old; she took him to the doctor because she noticed something was not right.

    “I knew something was wrong and I told our doctor that something was wrong,” Jessica said. “They said it was a speech delay. I said no, it’s something more.”

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  • Remembering “Red” Sanders

    People from LaRue County are continuing to mourn the loss of one of the most well respected educators and community leaders in LaRue County.

    Everett Glennie “E.G. Red” Sanders passed away on Monday, December 4. Sanders graduated valedictorian from Upton High School in 1943 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946. He worked in the LaRue County School system for more than four decades and started his long career in 1950 as a teacher and coach at Buffalo High School; he became principal of Hodgenville High School in 1954.

  • BEST or FAVORITE Christmas memory

    As the Christmas season approaches, many may find themselves in the hustle and bustle of the holiday, but we would like to ask our readers to stop for a moment and reflect on the season and share with us your BEST or FAVORITE Christmas memory.

  • News of Record - December 13, 2017


    Patricia G. Greenwell waived her case to be presented to the LaRue County Grand Jury. She is charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, two counts of first degree wanton endangerment and violations of conditions of release.

    Tristian Lane Bowen was arraigned for improper lane usage, failure to register transfer of motor vehicle and failure to maintain the required insurance.

  • Community News

    Horace Barbour passed away last Saturday at Hardin Memorial Hospital. The visitation and funeral were at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home with Reverend Billy Curle officiating. Burial was at Hubbard Cemetery.

    This past Sunday was a day of celebration at both Lane Lincoln and First Baptist. Lane Lincoln celebrated their 150th Church Anniversary and First Baptist had their Christmas Celebration Day.

    Carlos Cox was admitted to Hardin Memorial Hospital last week.

    Happy anniversary to Paul and Andalee Price who celebrated their anniversary last Wednesday.

  • Hodgenville News

    Thought for the week: Sometimes, there are things in our life that aren’t meant to stay. Sometimes, change may not be what we want. But sometimes change is exactly what we need. Change is a good thing.

  • Howard to retire

    Longtime LaRue County Extension Agent Theresa Howard will retire at the end of this month.

    Howard, who is currently the county extension agent for Family and Consumer Sciences Education, has worked at the LaRue County Extension Office for 31 years. Daniel Carpenter, County Extension Agent for Ag and Natural Resources Education, said that Howard has been a valuable asset to their office throughout the decades.