Local News

  • Threat made at LCHS

    A lot of people were on high alert last week after an incident on Wednesday, January 24 when a LaRue County High School student reportedly made a threatening statement.

    According to a LaRue County Schools news release, the LCHS student reportedly made a threatening comment to another student in a side conversation during a class. After the class, a student who witnessed the exchange notified the teacher, who notified school leaders.

  • Safety precautions taken at schools

    In the wake of last week’s shooting at Marshall High School in Benton, Kentucky and rumors of a shooting at LaRue County High School, LaRue County Schools have taken steps to increase security by evaluating current safety precautions as well as potential future improvements.

    In the week following the events, LCS Director of Pupil Personnel Rip Collins said teachers have discussed safety with their students while school administrators have spoken with local law enforcement to discuss improvements.

  • Working with wood

    When LaRue County Library’s February Artist of the Month Dave McKellep was growing up in Clinton, Arkansas, he, like many small town Kentuckians, often got together with neighbors to play and sing gospel and country tunes.

    “We’d go to their house, or they would come to ours and we’d sit and jam,” said the Upton resident. “I remember ‘Wildwood Flower’ was the first song I learned to play on the guitar.”

  • Threat made at LCHS

    A lot of people were on high alert after an incident that happened on Wednesday, January 24 when a LaRue County High School student made a threatening statement.

    According to a LaRue County Schools news release, the LCHS student made a threatening statement at school on Wednesday, stemming from a conversation about the situation in Marshall County, and that school officials take such statements very seriously.

  • LCS employee arrested for sexual abuse

    An employee of the LaRue County School system was arrested for first degree sexual abuse at 9:25 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24.

    Joseph William Sweat, 35, of Elizabethtown was arrested by the Elizabethtown Police Department at their headquarters after he was brought in for questioning.

    According to the arrest citation, a mother reported the incident to EPD and brought her eight-year-old daughter to EPD headquarters. The daughter told her mother that Sweat, a family friend, had been touching her genitals and making her touch his genitals.

  • Community Calendar - January, 24, 2018


    LACE nominations

    The LaRue County Community Education (LACE) Advisory Council is accepting nominations for the 2018 Community Education Service Award and the Judy Cox Community Spirit award. Nominations must be received by March 31, 2018 and can be mailed to LaRue county community Education, 208 College Street, Hodgenville, KY 42748 or emailed to conniegoff@larue.kyschools.us. For more information contact Jean Mills at 270-358-9926.


    Living big with less stuff

  • Beginner sewing classes start soon

    A series of beginner’s sewing classes are being offered beginning on February 5.  The classes will be offered on Mondays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the LaRue County Extension Office.  The class is open to beginning sewers or those with no sewing experience, ages 9 to 18. 

  • Hodgenville News - January 24, 2018

    Thought for the week: Life is not about being rich, being popular, being highly educated or being perfect. It is about being real, being humble and being kind.

    Hope the nasty flu bug that is going around has run its course and that everyone is feeling better.

    The snow gone at last! I hope it stays this way for a long time.

    Congratulations to Chris Miller on being chosen as the January employee of the month for Nationwide Uniform.

  • Cold snap triggers spike in local energy use

    The unusually cold start to 2018 has resulted in higher than normal energy use by members of Nolin RECC and other utilities across the region.

    Nolin RECC is encouraging members to be aware of their energy use and take steps to help manage electric bills, which are also expected to be higher than usual as a result of increased usage.

  • News of Record - January 24, 2018


    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    Marjorie I. McAlister and Jakie J. McAlister to Aaron D. Butterworth and Patrick R. Burd, property on High Street, $45,000.

    James L. Furkin to John A Sohl Jr. and Tina M. Sohl, property in the Atilla community, $40,000.

    Estate of Virginia May Ramsey to Donald H. and Martha J. Cruse, property on Sonora Road in Sonora, $35,000