Local News

  • Piecing together history at Lincoln Days

    Rainy weather might have put a damper on Lincoln Days, but it didn’t stop the celebration of the annual festival that had a theme centered around piecing history together.

    Booths throughout the streets of downtown Hodgenville and floats in the parade had quilts hanging to represent the theme of “Pieces of history. Lasting legacies: The threads of tradition.”

  • Closer to God

    With October being National Breast Cancer awareness month, a LaRue County resident shared how her battle with breast cancer brought her closer to God and her family.

    Sally Lewis of Hodgenville said she first discovered a lump on her breast on April 1, 2012.

  • Hunting Ginseng

    Like most hunters, when Mark Skaggs enters the woods, he’s continually looking for the big one to bring home.

    But, unlike the majority of sportsmen, his weapon is neither a rifle nor a crossbow. It, instead, is an automobile tire tool, for with it he can get to the root of his prey—ginseng root, that is.

    Skaggs, who lives on Pleasant Ridge Church Road near Mt. Sherman, has hunted ginseng for 42 of his 54 years.

  • 'Not my dumpster'

    A large audience packed the Hodgenville City Council meeting on Monday, October 9 as several city business owners/operators attended the meeting to express their concerns about a proposed ordinance regulating the use of dumpsters within city limits.

    After hearing the first reading of the proposed dumpster ordinance at their monthly meeting in September, the council was scheduled to vote on a second reading of the dumpster ordinance at Monday’s October meeting.

  • Fundraising Calndar - October 4, 2017

    Cheerleading BBQ dinner

    The LCHS Cheerleaders will be hosting their annual BBQ Chicken dinner Sunday October 22. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from any cheerleader, parent or coach. For more info please contact Danielle VanderMolen 270-307-4342 or Angela Miller 270-268-3163

  • Reunion Calendar - October 4, 2017

    Gibson-Miller Family Reunion

       The Gibson-Milby Family Reunion will be held on Saturday, October 14 in the fellowship hall at Mt. Moriah Church in Mt. Sherman. The reunion will begin at 11 a.m. with a potluck meal at noon. For more information call 270-324-3186.

    Class of 1968 Reunion

    LCHS Class of 1968 will have a planning meeting at 5 p.m. on November 6 at Hardee’s Restaurant in Hodgenville. Please come to help with our reunion. For questions call Lynn (McCubbin) Claycomb 270-268-0075 or Judy (Groves) Greenwell at 502-262-7967.

  • Senior Calendar - October 4, 2017

    Memory Cafe

    The Memory Café is a monthly social group for people with memory loss and their loved ones. The next meeting will take place October 10 from 2p.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Hodgenville United Methodist Church. Registration requested, call 1-800-272-3900 or sign up online at communityresourcefinder.org.

    Sunrise Manor Revival

    Sunrise Manor Nursing Home will host a revival on October 11-13 at 7 p.m. nightly. The speakers will be David Miller, Steve Priddy and Billy Curle.

    Senior Citizens music

  • Community Calendar - October 4, 2017


    Monthly knitting class

    There will be a Monthly Knitting Class at the LaRue County Extension Office at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville on the first Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m. Instructor is Master Clothing Volunteer- Judy Greenwell. Open to adults and teens, no registration required. First class is October 2. For more information call 270-358-3401.


    Library Closings

  • Lincoln Days Dinner

    The LaRue County GOP held their annual Lincoln Dinner at Decades Restaurant in Magnolia on Saturday, September 30. Kentucky State Senator Steve Meredith, State Representative Brandon Reed, 2nd District Republican Party of Kentucky Chair Laura LaRue and Senator Mitch McConnell’s Field Representative Will Clark spoke of matters concerning the State of Kentucky, both locally and nationally.  

  • Kentucky Knitwits