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  • 65th Anniversary:Randell and Shirley Johnson

    Randell and Shirley Johnson

    Randell and Shirley Johnson will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on February 17, 2018. They have three children, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Randell retired from General Electric after more than 35 years of service. He had a 15-year career in real estate. Shirley also worked at General Electric. They were married on Randell’s birthday by the Reverend Manley Towles in Jonesville. In 1982, they moved from Louisville back home to the Walters family farm near Magnolia where they currently reside.  

  • Birth: Owen Thomas Gardner

    Owen Thomas Gardner

    Harper Anne and Hayden Jane Gardner announce the birth of their brother Owen Thomas Gardner.

    Owen was born on January 11, 2018 at 9:45 p.m. at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. He weighed 9 pounds and 4 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Proud parents are Jarred and Ashley Gardner of Hodgenville. Maternal grandparents are George and Sheryl Sadler of Sonora.

  • 2018 LCHS Homecoming
  • Hometown Teams exhibit final days


    Open through February 24, 2018

    Thursday: 4 to 8 p.m.

    Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Sunday: 3 to 5 p.m.

    The exhibit will be open on Monday, February 19 (President’s Day) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Located in the Community Room in downtown

    Hodgenville, no admission fee.    

  • From Hodgen’s Mill to Hodgenville: city celebrates bicentennial

    For LaRue County residents, each February comes with a sense of pride as we commemorate the birth and birthplace of Abraham Lincoln. This year brings not just one, but three historical dates to celebrate including Lincoln’s birthday and Hodgenville’s bicentennial as well as LaRue County 175th anniversary. To honor this historical trifecta, the 2018 Lincoln Luncheon will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday February 18 at the Woman’s Club in downtown Hodgenville and will feature a keynote speaker as well as local award presentations.

  • Love by a string

    Howard and Lucille Skaggs’ marriage that has lasted almost 75 years had its beginnings in a single piece of string hung over a door.

    The occasion was an Easter egg hunt in 1941. Howard and Lucille Bailey were neighbors who grew up near the Hart County community of Hammonsville. Both families’ children had met at a neighbor’s home for the egg hunt.

  • Making dreams come true

    On Friday, February 9, during the LaRue County High School Homecoming pep rally, TaVias Washington asked a girl to go to prom with him this year in front of the entire school. But she is not just any girl, she’s Kennedy Heath. TaVias and Kennedy have known each other since they both were in elementary school.

  • Goodlett sentenced to nine years

    The shocking child pornography saga of former LaRue County High School Principal Kyle Goodlett is close to an end.

    Goodlett was sentenced to nine years in prison in U.S. District Court on Thursday, February 8. His prison sentence will be followed by a ten year period of supervised release.

    Goodlett is currently being held at the Grayson County Detention Center where he is awaiting his prison assignment, which he will receive in the next 30 to 60 days.

  • Goodlett sentenced

    Former LaRue County High School Principal Kyle Goodlett was sentenced on Thursday, February 8 in United States District Court, by U.S. District Judge David J. Hale, to 108 months in prison, followed by a ten year period of supervised release, for sharing child pornography online and possessing child pornography.

  • Courier Journal Delivery Delayed - February 8, 2018

    Courtesy Notice:

    We have been informed by our sister newspaper, The News Enterprise, that issues concerning production of  today's  Courier Journal (Feb 8, 2018) will delay delivery of the publication until Friday.

    The Courier Journal reported electrical issues that prevented them from reaching the plant in Elizabethtown on time for today's delivery. 

    If you have any questions, please contact the News Enterprise directly at 270-505-1770.