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  • ALBNHP Volunteer Spotlight - A visit that feels like home

    For people coming to LaRue County from all over the United States and the world, to visit the place where Abraham Lincoln was born is something that rangers and volunteers at the park see every day.

    Each one of those visitors has a story and a reason they are visiting Abraham Lincoln’s Birthplace. For park volunteer Joe Jolly, those visitor’s stories are one of the best parts about volunteering at the park.

  • Federal trial date set for Goodlett

    Former LaRue County High School Principal, Stephen Kyle Goodlett, entered a not guilty plea to federal child pornography charges during his arraignment on Thursday, January 26 in U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky in Louisville.

    According to Stephanie Collins, Public Affairs Officer with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Goodlett appeared before Judge Colin H. Lindsey and entered a not guilty plea to the federal indictment of one count of transportation of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

  • Hodgenville man faces charges in two counties after incident

    A Hodgenville man was charged in Hardin and LaRue counties after a late Saturday night incident that started in a Hawkins Drive home in Elizabethtown and ended in a DUI arrest in LaRue County.

    Robert Thompson, 56, is charged with first-degree burglary after Elizabethtown police say he broke into a home in the 800 block of Hawkins Drive and began waving a handgun, frightening two females who were on a couch in the home, according to an arrest citation. The women reportedly began screaming and attempted to get the gun away from Thompson.

  • Communicare moving to former nursing home building

    Communicare in Hodgenville is moving a larger facility in order to serve more people.

    The organization is moving into a part of the former Sunrise Manor Nursing Home on Phillips Lane in Hodgenville. Kristy McGrew, Marketing and PR Officer for Communicare, said they are leasing a portion of the building from the Family Worship Center, which owns the building. The company will only be using the left wing of the building, which is approximately 7,400 square feet. McGrew said parking and space were the primary reasons for moving to the property.

  • Howell receives rare auctioneer opportunity

    A LaRue County man is receiving a rare opportunity after winning an auctioneering contest at the Kentucky Cattleman’s Convention on Saturday, January 13.

    Tyler Howell, 21, of Hodgenville won the Auctioneers Contest and as a result he will have the opportunity to auction the first cattle sold at the Bluegrass Stockyards in Lexington once construction is completed. The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association also awarded Howell with a trip to observe the World’s Auctioneering Competition held in Billings, Montana this June.

  • Four vehicle accident on Greensburg Road
  • Lost in LaRue - February 1, 2017

    There are two types of drivers; type one feels the need to fill up their gas tank the minute they hit the half mark. Type two “knows” their vehicle and often plays a dangerous game of letting the gauge lean on the edge of E. I am, of course, type two which doesn’t always go hand-in-hand with the fact that I am prone to turn down random roads and go 15 miles out of my way to break the monotony of the morning commute. In the 15 years that I’ve been driving nothing has changed, but I’ve been lucky. I haven’t found myself stranded yet.

  • Goodlett pleads not guilty to federal charges

    Former LaRue County High School Principal, Stephen Kyle Goodlett, entered a not guilty plea to federal child pornography charges during his arraignment on Thursday, January 26 in U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky in Louisville.

    According to Stephanie Collins, Public Affairs Officer with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Goodlett appeared before Judge Colin H. Lindsey Thursday morning and entered a not guilty plea to the federal indictment of one count of transportation of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

  • ALBNHP Volunteer Spotlight - A first rate first impression

    Thousands of people from all walks of life, every state and numerous countries make their way to Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace to walk the hallowed ground of the Great Emancipator. The first place they usually stop is the Visitor’s Center at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park and there to greet them with a friendly smile is Lila Hicks of Buffalo.

    Hicks volunteers at the Park two days a week and has since March 2015. Hicks went to college at UK and has a degree in history, which she said made volunteering at the park a perfect fit.

  • Fiscal Court revisits sign ordinance

    Paul Lassanske, chairman of the Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Commission, urged magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville on January 10 to reconsider passing a signage ordinance pertaining to the viewshed area.

    Last month, in a 3-2 vote, LaRue County Fiscal Court refused to approve second reading of an ordinance restricting commercial signs placed in the viewshed area along Lincoln Parkway, U.S. 31-E between Hodgenville and Bardstown, and U.S. 61 from Hodgenville to Lincoln’s birthplace.