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Local News

  • Retirees Reunion
  • North American International Livestock Expo
  • LCHS graduate makes Transylvania Univ. dean’s list

    Joseph Gearon of Hodgenville has been named to the Transylvania University dean’s list for the 2017 winter term. Gearon, a graduate of LaRue County High School, is an Economics major.

    To be named to the dean’s list, a student must achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average in a term.

  • Grain Entrapment project

    Grain entrapments continue to be a significant and deadly danger at farming operations across the nation. Farmers enter grain storage bins and, if equipment is not secure, could find themselves quickly submerged.

    This past weekend a collaborative partnership between the KY Department of Agriculture Farm Safety Program, Dixie Firefighters Association, KCTCS State Fire/Rescue Training, The University of Kentucky, and the Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention, came together in LaRue County making available equipment used for these types of rescues.

  • Linking Logs to Lincoln’s time

    The whirr of a drill could be heard at Abraham Lincoln’s Boyhood Home at Knob Creek near Athertonville Monday as a team of students from the University of Tennessee took tiny core samples from the four walls of the site’s log cabin. Led by Dr. Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, a new study conducted by the university’s Geography Department will use dendrochronology—the science of dating tree rings—to determine the age of the cabin’s logs that could trace back to Abraham Lincoln’s lifetime.

  • Struggles of autism

    A LaRue County mother is hoping to raise more awareness about autism as she looks for possible avenues to help her autistic son.

    Jessica Helm of Hodgenville said her son Xander was like any other boy until one day when he was two-years-old; she took him to the doctor because she noticed something was not right.

    “I knew something was wrong and I told our doctor that something was wrong,” Jessica said. “They said it was a speech delay. I said no, it’s something more.”

  • Rocking around the Christmas tree
  • Groundbreaking fun
  • Remembering “Red” Sanders

    People from LaRue County are continuing to mourn the loss of one of the most well respected educators and community leaders in LaRue County.

    Everett Glennie “E.G. Red” Sanders passed away on Monday, December 4. Sanders graduated valedictorian from Upton High School in 1943 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946. He worked in the LaRue County School system for more than four decades and started his long career in 1950 as a teacher and coach at Buffalo High School; he became principal of Hodgenville High School in 1954.

  • BEST or FAVORITE Christmas memory

    As the Christmas season approaches, many may find themselves in the hustle and bustle of the holiday, but we would like to ask our readers to stop for a moment and reflect on the season and share with us your BEST or FAVORITE Christmas memory.