Local News

  • Wood new district coordinator for LaRue Co. Conservation

    Paula McDowell-Wood is the new district coordinator for the LaRue County Conservation District.

    Wood started her new position on Monday, October 31. She graduated from LaRue County High School in 1985 and she served in the United States Navy for three years from 1988-1991. She was stationed at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

  • Veterans Day program at LCHS
  • Pearman Forest receives repairs, maintenence

    The walking trail at Pearman Forest in LaRue County has recently received several repairs and maintenance

    The trail is located in the LaRue County Environmental Education and Research Center on Leafdale Road in Hodgenville. LaRue County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner said the trail was in need of some work. He said they recently had the trail cleared and sprayed to kill the undergrowth and also replaced a rail on a bridge that was damaged after a limb had fallen on it.

  • Dreams really do come true

    You’re never too old for the Walt Disney World Resort and you may even bump into Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood along the way.

    Hodgenville residents Linda Wood and Margaret Downs from Signature HealthCARE of Sunrise Manor joined a group of more than 100 Signature HealthCARE elders and caregivers for an unforgettable trip to the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando on November 7-10, as a part of Signature HealthCARE’s Elder Vacation Program.

  • These Four Walls

    There is a building that has brought visitors from as far as Shepherdsville and Louisville when it housed Middleton and Marcum Store. Now, the same building brings in visitors from all over the world as part of the Lincoln Museum.

    “Dad, Morgan Marcum, had worked for G.O. Kirkpatrick for a while in his dry goods store as a clerk. G.O. had built the buildings in that corner after a fire,” John Marcum, Morgan and Virginia Marcum’s oldest son, explained.

  • Hornback joins the Alzheimer's Association National Board of Directors

    The Alzheimer’s Association announces the election of Paul Hornback of Hodgenville to its national Board of Directors.

    Hornback joins current board members in steering the strategic direction of the Association as it carries out its mission to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Hornback was elected to a two-year term of service.

  • 9-1-1 Chili Cook-off is Saturday

    A 911 chili cook-off event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. this Saturday, November 19 at Hodgenville City Hall.

    Chili is $5 a bowl and the price also includes a drink and dessert. Emergency responders and community members are making their own chili and having it judged at the event. The categories are best (hottest) 911 chili, judges choice and peoples’ choice.

    There will also be pictures with Santa at the event from 4 to 7 p.m. A digital file is $10 and a package of one 8x10 and two 5x7 is $25.

  • Attorney indicted for mishandling Hodgenville client's funds

    According to Kentucky State Police, 70-year-old Danny Butler, of Greensburg KY, was arrested Wednesday, November 9 at 10:12 AM EDT on Hyde Park Road in Campbellsville.

    Butler, a practicing attorney, was charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking and Theft by Failure to make required disposition over $10,000.00. The Hardin County grand jury returned the indictment after hearing evidence related to Butler’s mishandling of client funds and escrow accounts. The client has been identified as Wanda Brewer of Hodgenville.

  • LCHS put on Lockdown

    The LaRue County High School went on lockdown Thursday morning, November 3, for a random drug search by police.

    According to LCHS Interim Principal Denise Skaggs, the high school went on lockdown after Kentucky State Police troopers arrived to conduct a search with their canine units. She said the hallways, lockers and parking lots at the school were searched. After the search, she said the lockdown was lifted and everyone resumed their normal activities.

  • Hall-Gaddie Road to receive new bridge

    LaRue County Judge-executive Tommy Turner told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville November 7 that the county is accepting bids for the construction of a new Hall-Gaddie bridge. Bids will be accepted until 2 p.m. November 22.

    Turner said that although the bridge, located on Hall-Gaddie Road at the intersection of Brooks Road, is open, passable, and meets all state standards, it is in the worst condition of the county’s inventory of bridges.