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  • A presidential conversation

    Imagine sitting in on the conversation between three presidents from different eras; all staying in the same place and congregating at the same breakfast table. Owners of All the Way Plumb Bed and Breakfast, Mike and Kay Smith had that experience, though they weren’t the actual presidents, it was pretty close.

  • Boil water advisory lifted

    The boil water advisory has been lifted for residents who live on Forresta Court in Hodgenville.

  • Missing man found safe

    UPDATE - Casey Cain was found safe in Hardin County. We will update you when we have more information.

    Local police are searching for a missing Hardin County man.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, a missing person report has been filed in their office for Casey Cain, 30, of Elizabethtown. He was last seen in LaRue County on Tuesday, July 12 at a residence on Weldon Loop Road in Upton.

  • Boil water advisory issued

    The City of Hodgenville has issued a boil water advisory for residents on Forresta Court. The advisory was issued because of a fire hydrant installation. All residents who live on Forresta Court are advised to boil all water used for drinking and cooking until further notice.

  • A Monumental idea
  • Kids in hot cars are a deadly combination

    With the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicting that most of the U.S. will face well above average temperatures this summer, the Kentucky State Police is warning parents and caregivers about the fatal dangers posed by leaving children in hot cars.

    “Heat stroke is the leading cause of non-crash related deaths for children ages 14 and younger,” says Sergeant Michael Webb. “Your car can become an oven very quickly, reaching temperatures of 125 degrees in minutes even with the windows cracked.”

  • Black Bear spotted in LaRue

    A black bear has recently been spotted in LaRue County. In the last several weeks authorities have had reports in surrounding counties of a black bear being seen in fields and near residential areas.

    LaRue County residents have reported a black bear as close as their back yard in the past two weeks.

    “We were on our patio last Friday night eating supper when we saw a black bear come out of the field, right there behind our house,” said Kristy Stillwell.

  • Storms cause multiple problems

    Several storm systems wreacked havoc on LaRue County last week resulting in flooding, downed trees and a power outage.

    The Kentucky Mesonet Station on Leafdale Road in Hodgenville recorded a total of almost seven inches of rain for LaRue County last week between Sunday, July 3 and Saturday, July 9. The majority of the rain came during the night of Sunday, July 3 and the morning of Monday, July 4 as LaRue County received a total of 4.78 inches of rain. However, other people throughout the county have reported higher rain totals.

  • Centennial Celebration this weekend

    A centennial celebration will be held this weekend for the 100 year anniversary of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

    The park will be open this Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. The Lincoln Museum in downtown Hodgenville will be open this Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek will also be open this Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Former LCHS teacher writes novel

    A former LCHS teacher is hoping her novel shows God’s love and forgiveness as people read her novel.

    Debbie Taylor of Upton is a retired teacher that taught at LaRue County High School from 2004 to 2010. She recently had her first book published by WestBow Press entitled “Hart of Roundstone.”