Local News

  • Longstanding Meetings


    Hodgenville City Council

    Hodgenville City Council meets 7 p.m. the second Monday at Hodgenville Civic Center (city hall).

    Creative Corner

    The group meets the first Monday each month at 10 a.m. at the Buffalo Baptist Church Annex.

    LaRue County Board of Adjustments

    LaRue County Board of Adjustments meets 6 p.m. Monday, quarterly. Applications must be received in advance for meetings. Call Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning at 270-358-0830 for more information.

    LaRue County Board of Education

  • Burglary thwarted at Lincoln National in Bardstown

    Bardstown Police caught a suspected armed burglar hiding behind a Christmas tree early Monday at Lincoln National Bank.

    After responding to an active burglary alarm a little after 5 a.m., police found a silver Kia parked in the drive-through and broken glass, according to a press release from Bardstown Police.

  • BUSINESS- Smith honored by Nationwide

    Carol Rae Smith has been selected as the November Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since September 1969 and is under the supervision of Nellie Gaskin in the trouser department. She will receive an award for her service.

  • BIRTH-Rowe

    Kevin and Kristy Rowe of Buffalo are proud to announce the birth of a son, Brent Daniel Rowe.

    Brent Daniel was born at 4:10 a.m. Oct. 14, 2014, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    Grandparents are Bonnie Farmer of Buffalo, and the late Richard Underwood; and the late Georgia Rowe of Smith’s Grove.

    Brent Daniel was welcomed home by a brother, Dylan T. Rowe, 13.

  • Turkey Winners
  • ‘Cram the Cruiser’ feeds the hungry

    The Kentucky State Police kicked off its fifth annual ‘Cram the Cruiser’ food drive last week. Food collection sites have been established at all 16 posts throughout the state and at the agency’s headquarters location in Frankfort. The campaign extends through Dec. 16 and is designed to collect non-perishable food items for needy families.

    KSP spokesman Sgt. Michael Webb said the agency collected more than 124,000 pounds of food during the 2013 campaign.

  • Senior Activities

    Kentucky Public Retirees to meet

    Kentucky Public Retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter, will meet 11:30 a.m. Dec. 8 at Ryan’s, 1034 Executive Drive, Elizabethtown. Touch of Class will entertain with Christmas music.

    Senior Citizens music

    The LaRue County Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville, has music beginning at 6:30 p.m. every Saturday. Musicians and singers are welcome. For more information, call 270-358-4311 or e-mail Viola Riggs at viola47@windstream.net.


    Daily activities

  • Katy Cecil honored by the Louisville CVB

    A LaRue County woman was honored Nov. 14 by the Louisville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

    Katy Cecil, a LaRue County High School teacher and coach of the speech and debate program, was named an ambassador for working to bring the National NCFL Speech and Debate Tournament to Louisville in 2017.

  • Park closed for construction

    The Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek, part of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is now closed due to construction.

    No one except the contractors is allowed in the site during construction due to safety hazards and security. The park will notify the public when the site is reopened for public use.

    For more information on the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, visit the park’s website at: http://www.nps.gov/abli or the park Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LincolnBirthplaceNPS. 

  • Bardstown Christmas Tour of Homes is Dec. 13

    The annual Christmas Tour of Homes in Bardstown will be 2-9 p.m. Dec. 13 and features five historic homes (including the Wright-Talbott House which now houses the Women’s Civil War Museum), three modern homes, and the historic Federal Hill (My Old Kentucky Home).

    The tour is sponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Bardstown Visitor’s Center, Court Square, beginning Thanksgiving weekend. The day of the tour, tickets ($15) will be available at the Old Library Building, also on the Court Square.