Local News

  • Lincoln replica cabin being repaired

    Restoration work started Wednesday to safeguard the 1930s replica of Abraham Lincoln’s boyhood home at Knob Creek near Athertonville.

    The decaying cabin has been closed to visitors since the National Parks Service took over the site in 2001. The cabin, nearby tavern and 228 acres were purchased from private landowners through local, state and federal grants.

    Preservationists aim to stabilize the cabin and make it more accessible to visitors.

  • White City voting precinct moved to courthouse

    Two polling places have been moved for the general election Nov. 4.

    The 636 people who are registered voters in the White City precinct will vote at the LaRue County courthouse in the courtroom, County Clerk Linda Carter said.

    Milby’s Store, which has been the polling place for many years, is no longer available, she said. There are no other buildings that are handicapped-accessible in that area.

    Hodgenville West, the area that encompasses Lincoln Hills, Tonieville, Carter Brothers Road and Hamilton Acres, will be moved to Hodgenville City Hall.

  • Incumbents carry local races

    Hodgenville voters returned five of six incumbents to the City Council for another term Tuesday.

    Bonni L. Clark, who retired after 27 years working in City Hall, won the other council spot in the muncipal election.

    Rita Williams was the top votegetter in the race. Also re-elected were Jim Phelps, Otis Smith, Wally Sparks and Eudell Stearman.

  • Secretary of State embraces technology for election

    Secretary of State Trey Grayson announced Monday that his office will be utilizing various techniques to communicate important messages on Election Day and to monitor the election.

    Grayson and his Deputy Assistant Secretary of State will be using “Twitter” to communicate to voters important information that occurs on election day. Their Twitter accounts also are tied to other popular social sites such as Facebook.com.

  • Band of Hawks rank fourth in state championshp contest

    The LaRue County Band of Hawks qualified for the finals Saturday at the State Marching Band Contest and finished fourth overall in Class AAA..

    LaRue's score of 85.05 earned the fourth-place spot in the field of 16 in semifinal round early Saturday at Meade County High School to earn a chance to perform on the championship stage Saturday evening at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville.

  • Turnout heavy for today's election

    Election Day has arrived and LaRue County  showed up.

    Four precincts gathered in the first floor of the LaRue County Courthouse report steady business with occasional lines in the morning and around the lunch hour. Meanwhile, voters have been lined outside of Hodgenville City Hall all day where the Hodgenville West precinct votes.

    Polls are open until 6 p.m. People in line at 6 will be allowed to vote.

    While much of the attention focuses on the presidential race, several local positions also will be decided today.

  • Registered voters up 17 percent here

    The number of registered voters in LaRue County increased 1.7 percent during the past year, according to County Clerk Linda Carter. Totals show 166 more voters than in 2007.

    As of Sept. 15, 9,978 people are registered to vote in the Nov. 4 general election. At this time last year, 9,812 were registered.

    Carter said 6,678 people are registered Demo­crats, compared to 6,640 last year; 2,823 are Republicans, compared to 2,731 last year; 477 registered as “other,” compared to 441 last year.

    Of that number, 5,149 voters are female; 4,829 are male.

  • Whooping cough has not reached LaRue schools

    The Lincoln Trail District Health Department issued a public health advisory Oct. 22 after children in three Elizabethtown-area schools and two daycare facilities were diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. Letters were sent to parents of children who may have been exposed to the bacteria.

    No cases have been reported in LaRue County, according to school oficials.

  • School Board approves personnel changes

    The following personnel changes were approved by the LaRue County School Board Oct. 20.

    Accepted recommendation for:

    •Extended employment of David Noe as LCMS detention monitor.

    •Employment of Robin E. Milburn as substitute bus driver.

    •Employment of Judy Lewis as speech therapist.

    •Employment of Hannah White, Emily Kessinger, Kirsta Jackson and Tara Warren as student tutors for ESS at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    •Employment of Garry Ross as Adult Education Instructor.

  • Free help for dealing with diabetes

    By Robert Villamueva

    Landmark News Service

    While area residents are preparing to elect a president, area health representatives are telling them: “Elect to Take Care of Your Diabetes!”

    That sentiment is the theme for the Diabetes Expo being held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.. The event is sponsored by Lincoln Trail District Health Department, the Hardin and LaRue County Diabetes Coalition and Hardin Memorial Hospital and is free and open to the public.