Local News

  • Preparing for Lincoln Days

    Newly-cleaned statues on the square; a new quilt block in the park; hundreds of crayon-colored Abe Lincolns in downtown storefront windows. If you haven’t noticed, Lincoln Days is right around the corner. As Hodgenville prepares for its annual Fall festival, old traditions return as the town prepares for new memories in the making.

    Going into the weekend, here are a few things to know to help visitors prepare for the 2017 Lincoln Days festival.


  • Fall forest fire hazard season

    The Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) is preparing for an active wildfire season. Each year, there are nearly 1,500 wildfires in the state of Kentucky, based on a 10-year average.

    Last fall, the division responded to 520 fires that burned 52,216 acres with a timber value loss of $20,642,663. The majority of the fires occurred in November.

    Wildfires in Kentucky cause damage to homes, private property, trees and landscapes. More importantly, lives are placed at risk. Not only the lives of people where the wildfires occur but also the lives of the firefighters.

  • Hodgenville Bicentennial book cover to be released

    The cover to a book that will chronicle the 200 year history of the City of Hodgenville will be released during the Lincoln Days festival on October 7-8.

  • 2017 Lincoln Days schedule

    Saturday, October 7, 2017

    7–9:30 a.m.

    Traditional Country Breakfast –

    Hodgenville Woman’s Club

    8 a.m.

    National Anthem,

    My Old Kentucky Home

    9 a.m.–1 p.m

    Antique Tractor Show – CreekFront Park

    10 a.m.

    Quilt Show – Christian Church

    Art Show – Community Room

    10:30 a.m.

    Pioneer Games – CreekFront Park

    Little Abe & Sarah Contests – Main Stage

  • Fiscal court discusses after-hours payment

    A question over whether or not to deny payment to a county employee for work done on a county van after working hours at his home resulted in a split vote by magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville September 26.

    The discussion involved county mechanic Wilburn Creason, Jr., charging $650 for repairing the transmission on a county-owned jail van at his home in Mt. Sherman.

    “Why would you pay a county employee extra after hours to fix a jail van?” Ricky Whitlock, second district magistrate, asked.

  • Ag Awareness Day at LCHS

    “How many of you ride four wheelers?” A roomful of hands went up when speaker Todd Bivens asked the question. “How many have ridden on the roads?” In an auditorium filled with middle school students, a few hands remained raised. According to Bivens, between 2002 and 2004, the number of ATV-related deaths grew faster in the state of KY than in any other state—which is why talks like his and school safety awareness events are important.

  • News of Record - October 4, 2017


    Probable cause was established in the case against Matthew Travis Atherton and his case will be passed on the LaRue County Grand Jury. He is charged with third degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking between $500 and $10,000.

  • Magnolia Bank celebrates new construction site with luncheon
  • Magnolia Bank celebrates new construction site with luncheon
  • Hodgenville takes compensating rate on property taxes

    The Hodgenville City Council unanimously approved the compensating rate for their 2017 property taxes during a special called meeting on Thursday, September 28.

    The council heard the first reading of the ordinance to take the compensating rate on Monday, September 11. All council members were present at the special called meeting on September 28, except for council member Lisa Reidner.