Local News

  • Feeding LaRue

    Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland located in Elizabethtown, KY is one of 200 Feeding America affiliated food banks in the United States. The regional center serves 42 counties in Kentucky including LaRue County. The program is designed to assist non-profit, 501 C3 programs such as food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, after school programs, or any program that feed people in need. The mission is to partner with and provide food for their programs.

  • Shoffner Sentenced


    Former LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner was sentenced in federal court on Tuesday, October 24 for embezzlement of funds.

    According to court documents, Shoffner will receive three years probation for one count of embezzlement of government funds. Shoffner is also required to pay $36,239 in restitution back to the LaRue County Government. He is also required to pay fines of $1,100 to the federal court system. The restitution payments have to be at least $200 a month over a period of 34 months.

  • Band of Hawks make it to state

    The LaRue County Band of Hawks soared through the semifinals and made it to their first state finals appearance since 2012 on Saturday, October 28.

    The Band of Hawks finished second out of 16 bands during the KMEA Class AA semifinals at Elizabethtown High School that same morning. Only the top four teams went on to perform at the KMEA state finals that night at Papa John’s Stadium in Louisville. LaRue County and North Hardin were the only two marching bands in the region to make it to the state finals.

  • Vietnam: the country, my mission
  • Heads Up: Hodgenville to be featured in penny documentary

    Cody McDowell was filling his car up with gas at the Lincoln General Store getting ready to drive back to college when a camera crew approached him with questions.

    “I was getting ready to head back to Louisville for school and was wearing a souvenir penny t-shirt we sell here at the store,” McDowell said. “They came up and asked ‘Do you have a minute?’ I said ‘It just so happens my family runs the store here.’ It was 7 p.m. on a Sunday and the birthplace was closed so they did an interview with me.”

  • Boil water advisory issued

    A boil water advisory has been issued by the Hodgenville Water Works for customers on Churchill Avenue, North and South Summit Avenue, Polley Avenue, Harmony Court, Vaughn Avenue, Cox Lane, Hill Street, Henley Hill and the Tanner Road area.

    The advisory was issued due to city water crews replacing a valve on a main water line.

    Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking. Bring water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using.

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  • Reunion Calendar - October 25, 2017

    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.

    Class of 1987 Reunion

  • Accidental Shooting

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office investigated an accidental shooting that occurred about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21.

    According to LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy, officials responded to a call for an accidental shooting from Bird Road near Mt. Sherman. Upon arrival, the victim, a LaRue County resident claimed he had dropped a .22 revolver, which had misfired, causing a self-inflicted wound in his upper left chest area.