Local News

  • 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.’”

  • 4-H Calendar

    4-H Summer Camp

    4-H Camp registrations are now being accepted. 4-H Camp will be May 29 – June 1, 2018. Cost is $220 and is open to campers 9 to 14-years-old. The deposit to hold a campers spot is $110 with the balance due by May 1. Teen leader applications are also being accepted, the deadline for teen applications is April 13. For any questions, please call the Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

  • Fundraising Calendar


    Relay for Life Living Strong

     A Cruisin’ for a Cure Bike Event will be held Saturday, March 24 at First Baptist Church. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. and the race begins at 10 a.m. Advanced registration encouraged with all proceeds going to Relay for Life. For more details, contact Kathy Ross at 270-234-3309.

    Freedom Angels

  • Senior Calendar

    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

  • Library felting fun
  • United Way of Central Kentucky presents online tax filing tools

    United Way of Central Kentucky today announced a local initiative with MyFreeTaxes.com and H&R Block allowing most filers to complete their taxes in under one hour from the comfort of their home. With new enhanced features, MyFreeTaxes may be utilized by individuals and families earning $66,000 or less in 2017 to complete and file their returns for free.

  • Check your tax withholding

    You may have noticed an increase in your take-home pay recently due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by Congress in December. Now, you need to determine how that will affect you when it comes time to file taxes next year. The IRS has released a new withholding calculator to help you determine whether to change your withholding status on your W-4 to reflect these changes to the tax law.

    Everyone is encouraged to check their withholding status, but it is particularly important for the following individuals:

    - Two-income families.

  • LaRue County fiscal court briefs

    LaRue County road crews were out just past midnight on March 12 to get a jump on the snowstorm that blanketed the area with three to eight inches of snow.

    “The road crews got out about 12:30 a.m. and began plowing and treating roadways,” Tommy Turner, LaRue County Judge/Executive informed magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville March 13. “There were numerous limbs and some trees that fell as the snow was sticking to branches and was a heavy, wet snow. They did a good job and I’m unaware of any serious situations we had.”

  • News of Record - March 21, 2018


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

    The Yuda Revocable Trust to Adam Cole Newton and Sophie Camille Newton, property on Highway 357, $155,000.

    David L. and Rachelle L. Walsh and Ken Walsh to Warren Henry and Mary Elizabeth McCandless, property on Upton Road, $15,000.

    John Poteet to Donald A. Poteet and Dawn M. Poteet, property near Stiles Ford Road, FMV $100, no monetary consideration.