Local News

  • School tax increases four percent

    The LaRue County School Board held a special called meeting regarding a proposed general fund tax levy on Thursday, August 31. A public hearing was held prior to the meeting.

    School board members Farrah Pruitt, Joanna Hinton, Dawn Conner and Price Smith unanimously approved the four percent property tax rate increase following a lengthy discussion and comments from the public. Board member Paul Handley was not present for the meeting.

  • The art gypsy of Hodgenville

    The featured artist at the LaRue County Public Library for the month of September is Amber Gardner.

    The library will feature water color paintings and leather materials made by Gardner, including belts, purses, bracelets and more. Gardner’s art can be seen in the library throughout the entire month of September.

  • LaRue County events rescheduled due to Hurricane Harvey

    The remnants of Hurricane Harvey are expected to roll through LaRue County later this week and it is already causing several event changes in the county.

    Friday, September 1 event changes

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce has cancelled their First Friday event and it has been rescheduled for Friday, September 29.

    The LCHS Hawks varsity football game has been rescheduled to Thursday, August 31 at home against Thomas Nelson. Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m.

  • Library to take compensating tax rate

    LaRue County magistrates, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville August 22, heard Sarah Graff with the LaRue County Public Library say the Library Board will take the compensating tax rate for 2017-18 which means it will not be seeking an increase and revenue will be approximately the same as last year.

  • Safe digging starts with contacting Kentucky 811

    Keeping our families, friends, neighbors and community safe starts with having the right knowledge and tools, and knowing how to use them. That’s why National Safe Digging Day reminds consumers about Kentucky 811.

  • Governor Bevin launches campaign as part of the Don’t Let Them Die initiative

    Governor Matt Bevin’s office has been placing painted rocks around Kentucky this month in order to raise awareness for Kentucky’s opioid epidemic and the “Don’t Let Them Die” (DLTD) initiative. 

  • Clean Audit for LaRue County Sheriff’s Office

    State Auditor Mike Harmon recently released the audit of the 2016 financial statement of LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy.

    The auditor noted no instances of noncompliance. The auditor also noted no matters involving internal control over financial reporting and its operation that were considered to be material weaknesses.

  • Laha’s and Lincoln Birthplace Park recognized at the KY State Fair

    For the first time in Kentucky Living’s history, the commonwealth’s largest circulated magazine announced its ‘Best in Kentucky’ winners during a live awards show at the Kentucky State Fair.

    Award winners from LaRue County were Laha’s Red Castle Hamburgers – Hodgenville (Hamburger – 1st place) and Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park – Hodgenville (Historical Landmark/Museum - Hall of Fame).

  • Charges expected in large fight

    Local police responded to a large fight that occurred in the parking lot of the Circle K convenience store in Hodgenville on Friday, August 25.

    According to Hodgenville Police Sergeant James Richardson, officers responded to the fight around midnight. He said six people were involved and that two of them were juveniles. One of the people was treated by LaRue County EMS at the scene but they refused further medical treatment.

  • Rainbow at the Square