Local News

  • $1.6 Million Gift Creates Scholarship Opportunities

    The legacy of Harold and Cynthia Carter will go on through the many students who will benefit from their generous scholarship fund.

    Through their estate, the Carters’ made a $1.6 million gift, thought to be the largest single charitable gift in LaRue County history. The Carter’s estate sale in October 2016 featured a wide variety of antiques including granite ware, lamps, furniture, glassware and more.

  • Two indicted for jail contraband

    Two people were indicted on Monday, February 19 for promoting contraband into the LaRue County Detention Center.

    Lola E. Goodman, 44, of Elizabethtown and Justin D. Borders, 28, of Hodgenville were both indicted for complicity to first degree promoting contraband. Borders was also separately indicted for first degree persistent felony offender.

  • Students visit Hometown Teams
  • Public meeting scheduled for Knob Creek Tavern

    The National Park Service has planned a public meeting to share the schematic designs for new exhibits for the Lincoln Tavern at Knob Creek building, at the Boyhood Home Unit of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park. The meeting is open to the public and will be held in the theater room of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Visitor Center in Hodgenville from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday February 28, 2018.

  • Fiscal court receives financial update

    LaRue County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner and LaRue County Treasurer Olivia Reed shared financial updates with magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville on February 13.

    Responding to a recent state audit on the county’s receipts, disbursements, changes in fund balances and compliance with regulations, Turner stated he was proud of the audit’s showing the county’s strong financial condition.

  • Hodgenville Council approves audit

    The Hodgenville City Council approved their 2016 audit during their monthly council meeting on Monday, February 12.

    Auditor Susan Moser, with Clauson, Mouser and Company, presented the audit to the council. According to the audit, the city’s financial statements were all presented fairly and in accordance with accounting principals that are generally accepted by the United States of America.

  • News of record - February 21, 2018

    Court Briefs

    Nathan S. Bottoms was arraigned for receiving stolen property under $10,000, leaving the scene of an accident, complicity to third degree criminal trespassing and complicity to second degree criminal mischief.

    James Craig Rock was arraigned for public intoxication of controlled substance, first degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, third degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance not in a proper container and illegal possession of a legend drug.

  • Pearman appointed to Naval Academy

    Congressman Brett Guthrie announced on Monday, February 12, 2018 the appointment of a LaRue County High School, student William Pearman to the United States Naval Academy.

    “One of my greatest honors as a member of Congress is to nominate students like Will to our nation’s military academies,” said Guthrie. “I am thrilled to announce Will’s appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. Will is a strong student and a proven leader at his school. I know that should he choose to accept his appointment, he will serve our country admirably.”

  • 50th Anniversary of the NFMS Championship Tractor Pull

    Biggest Indoor Farm Machinery Show

    The Championship Tractor Pull is held in conjunction with the National Farm Machinery Show, the largest indoor farm show in the country. Each year more than 300,000 attendees from around the world explore the agricultural industry’s most comprehensive display of equipment, services and technology – more than 1.3 million square feet of exhibit space to be exact.

  • Books and Beyond

    A book lover from an early age, Charlotte Zirkle said she had never contemplated working as a librarian until this year when her aunt told her about a position at the LaRue County Public Library.

    When the opening came up, I thought ‘That sounds like fun’ and so far I’ve really enjoyed it,” Zirkle said. “When I tell people I work at the library a lot of them say ‘That was my dream job; I wish I could work at the library!’ and I realized ‘Wow, I’m getting to do everybody else’s dream job.’”