Local News

  • Winners of the free Christmas ham giveaway
  • Stephen Brown releases new book

    A former Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park employee recently released his second book about the Underground Railroad entitled “A Promise Moon.”

    The Civil War era book is based on a true story about a slave woman who uses the Underground Railroad to find freedom. Author Stephen Brown of Louisville worked as an education specialist at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park for four years from 2006 to 2010.

  • Understanding CPR as pro-life

    In wake of a recent bill in the Kentucky General Assembly that would require Kentucky public high school students to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), one local couple is advocating the bill and also raising awareness for all heart related illnesses.

    Charlotte Richey, 4, of Hodgenville has a heart condition called catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, which is more commonly referred to as CPMVT.

  • Searching for a solution

    What was originally deemed as something to not worry about has now turned into a nightmare for one local family.

    Logan Williams, 3, of Radcliff was born with what is referred to as a “club foot” on his left foot, which is a deformity where a person’s foot is turned inward. Doctors originally said that the club foot would be an easy fix, but after four braces, 42 casts and six surgeries, the so-called easy fix turned into something far more difficult.

  • Accident lead to DUI arrest

    A Green County woman was arrested for DUI after she wrecked her vehicle in Magnolia last Thursday. Authorities say Anita “Suzie” Ford, 52, of Summersville was traveling on Hwy 31 E when she attempted to turn on to Hornback Lane and missed the roadway. Hornback was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident and she was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital and her condition was unknown. She is charged with DUI and reckless driving.

  • Winter storm discussed at Fiscal Court meeting

    All LaRue County Fiscal Court magistrates expressed their gratitude to county road crews and farmers for their effort in clearing the roads of snow during last week’s storms.

    “I guess I got 60 calls for help, and you got to every one of them,” Ronald Dale Nunn, second district magistrate told Assistant County Road Supervisor David Wood as the court met yesterday at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace to host special birthday events

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace will host several special events to mark the 207th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln.

    The special events will take place on February 12, which is Lincoln’s birthday. All events are free and open to the public.

  • Jonas slams LaRue

    Winter Storm Jonas caused problems in LaRue County last week after the storm system moved across Kentucky dumping several inches of snow throughout the county.

    According to the National Weather Service, the weather station in Hodgenville received 3.2 inches of snow last Wednesday and seven inches of snow last Friday.

  • New superintendent at Lincoln Birthplace

    Jay Grass has been named the new superintendent at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

    Grass grew up and graduated high school in Mishawaka, Indiana, near South Bend in the northern part of the state. “Having lived and worked in the western US for more than 20 years, I am excited to be back closer to home and family. Most of my extended family still resides in Indiana.” Grass said.

  • Motorists strongly urged to stay off the roads tonight

    Despite the best efforts of road crews to clear and treat snow-covered roadways, motorists are still encouraged to stay off the roads tonight as the threat of refreezing increases.

    According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, road conditions are expected to worsen as temperatures fall to near zero tonight, especially in high elevation areas. Driving conditions will be slick and treacherous throughout the state.