Local News

  • Lincoln lovers: don’t wait until October to enjoy history

    Lincoln Days takes place each October in LaRue County. However, Lincoln Lovers do not have to wait until autumn for maintenance doses of the 16th president.

    According to Iris LaRue, director of the Lincoln Museum in Hodgenville, there are many local and nearby destinations to keep history buffs steeped in the aura of the great man.

    “They are backyard treasures,” she said. “They are available all the time.”

    Lincoln Museum

  • Reception held for Anderson
  • Tree branch falls on house
  • Bridgewater Scouts hold dedication for Union soldier

    The Bridgewater Scouts SVR Company and the A Company of the First Capital Guards will host a monument dedication 11 a.m., July 4, for a Union soldier who was murdered by Confederate guerilla soldiers in 1864.

    Corporal Thomas Crady served with the Union in the 26th Kentucky infantry.

    The ceremony will be at the Castleman Cemetery, which is located near the intersection of Hwy 1832 and Hwy 1607 in Hodgenville.

  • Early Childhood Council gets $7k

    Governor Steve Beshear announced last week that nearly $1 million in grants have been awarded to 55 Community Early Childhood Councils (CECCs) covering 84 Kentucky counties to promote school readiness for children. LaRue County received $7,000 in this funding cycle as part of the governor’s continuing commitment to improving care and education for Kentucky’s youngest citizens.

  • Former LaRue teacher to lead Scott County HS band

    A former LaRue County band director will lead the Scott County High School Band, Scott County Schools officials announced.

    Greg Stepp, who also served for nine years as assistant SCHS band director under Director Tom Brawner, was tapped this week to move into director’s position after Brawner’s contract was not renewed this spring.

    “Building upon the strong tradition established, I am excited to be the one selected to teach and lead the great students of this great program into the future,” Stepp said.

  • Lincoln Parkway Fatality
  • News of Record, July 29 2015

    Property Transfers

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

    Tim L. Aulbach and Teresa D. Aulbach to Gary L. Rice and Brigitte V. Rice, tract 5 of Tim Aulbach property $25.000.

    Charles W. Robinson and Anneliese Robinson to Phyllisteen W. Caulk and James Paul Caulk, property on road from Hibernia to Attilla, $73,000.

    Barney Horton and Betty Horton to Dean Hornback and Kelly Hornback, tract 3 of John Howell agricultural division, $17,500.

  • KSP encourages citizens to download mobile app

    Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer announced a new mobile smartphone app today that will change the way KSP interacts with the public. The app is available in both the Apple© and Google Play© stores free of charge and allows citizens to report criminal activity, access forms and submit confidential tips in multiple formats.  The application is titled ‘KSPOLICE’ and is available for iPhone, iPad and Android phone users.

  • Students can earn bonus KEES for AP and other exams


    Kentucky high school students who qualify for free or reduced-price school lunches can earn bonus Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards for how well they do on certain advanced study exams.

    A student has to qualify for the free or reduced-price lunch program only one year during high school to be eligible for these bonus awards.

    The bonus awards are available for good scores on Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and Cambridge Advanced International (CAI) exams.