Local News

  • Love by a string

    Howard and Lucille Skaggs’ marriage that has lasted almost 75 years had its beginnings in a single piece of string hung over a door.

    The occasion was an Easter egg hunt in 1941. Howard and Lucille Bailey were neighbors who grew up near the Hart County community of Hammonsville. Both families’ children had met at a neighbor’s home for the egg hunt.

  • Making dreams come true

    On Friday, February 9, during the LaRue County High School Homecoming pep rally, TaVias Washington asked a girl to go to prom with him this year in front of the entire school. But she is not just any girl, she’s Kennedy Heath. TaVias and Kennedy have known each other since they both were in elementary school.

  • Goodlett sentenced to nine years

    The shocking child pornography saga of former LaRue County High School Principal Kyle Goodlett is close to an end.

    Goodlett was sentenced to nine years in prison in U.S. District Court on Thursday, February 8. His prison sentence will be followed by a ten year period of supervised release.

    Goodlett is currently being held at the Grayson County Detention Center where he is awaiting his prison assignment, which he will receive in the next 30 to 60 days.

  • Goodlett sentenced

    Former LaRue County High School Principal Kyle Goodlett was sentenced on Thursday, February 8 in United States District Court, by U.S. District Judge David J. Hale, to 108 months in prison, followed by a ten year period of supervised release, for sharing child pornography online and possessing child pornography.

  • Courier Journal Delivery Delayed - February 8, 2018

    Courtesy Notice:

    We have been informed by our sister newspaper, The News Enterprise, that issues concerning production of  today's  Courier Journal (Feb 8, 2018) will delay delivery of the publication until Friday.

    The Courier Journal reported electrical issues that prevented them from reaching the plant in Elizabethtown on time for today's delivery. 

    If you have any questions, please contact the News Enterprise directly at 270-505-1770.

  • Second half of the audit of LaRue County Fiscal Court

    State Auditor Mike Harmon has released the audit of the financial statement of the LaRue County Fiscal Court for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.

  • Education becomes the focus

    As the 2018 session moves into February, key House priorities are moving through the legislative process, and we recently passed multiple bills to enhance the quality of education in Kentucky.

  • February 2018 Bookmobile Schedule

    Feb 7 Learn & Grow


      Maxine Rd.

      Mill Rd

      New Jackson Hwy

    Feb 8 Preschool A.L.E.S

       LaRue Trace Apt

      Taylor Mills Apt.

      Lincoln Way

    Feb 12 LCMS

    Feb 13 LCHS

    Sunrise Manor

    Bulk Foods

    Carter Bro. Rd

    Feb 14 Kingdom Kids

    Senior Center


    Campbellsville Rd

    Feb15 Bullfrogs & Butterflies


  • Community Calendar - February 7, 2018


    Free income tax service

  • Senior Calendar - February 7, 2018

    Daily Activities

    The Senior Citizens Center in Hodgenville offers several activities daily from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. including a hot lunch (served at noon, on weekdays), nutritional education and exercise. Suggested meal donation is $2. Bingo is played 10 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For more information, call 270-358-4235.

    Senior Citizens Music