Local News

  • Enjoy Apples this Fall

    With the coming fall season, you will find more apple choices at local agribusinesses or at the grocery store. Not only does fall bring corn mazes, winter squash and pumpkins, it is also a perfect time to visit area orchards to find the freshest apples.

    A medium size apple—about 2 to 2.5 inches in diameter—contains approximately 75 calories and provides bulk in the diet, helping the body digest food. Apples are low in sodium and high in potassium, making them a great natural snack.

  • Fiscal court discusses soil conservation, pension issues

    LaRue County magistrates approved a joint work program between LaRue and Hardin counties and the state soil conservation division as fiscal court met at the courthouse in Hodgenville September 12.

    “The program will provide a full time worker to be shared between Hardin and LaRue County and the cost for LaRue will be $7500 annually,” explained Tommy Turner, LaRue County Judge-executive. “With the ever increasing work load and tasks placed on the conservation district, this will be a great help in staying up with the needs.”

  • Decades at the state fair

    To say that Kay Bennett loves to attend the Kentucky State Fair would be the mother of all understatements.

    While another state fair has already come and gone, the 2017 fair in Louisville marked the 60th straight year that the Elizabethtown resident who grew up in LaRue County has attended.

    What keeps her going back, year after year, including three days this year?

    “I like looking at the farm animals, especially the cattle,” said Bennett, whose favorites are Shorthorns.

  • Lincoln Days deadlines approaching

    It’s almost time for the annual Lincoln Days Celebration and the deadlines for the event are fast approaching.

    The event features a lot of notable contests that happen at Lincoln Days each year such as the Art Show, Little Abe and Sarah contests, Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln look-alike contests and more. The following are the deadlines for each event:

    Art show:

  • CreekFront trail ribbon cutting Sept. 14

    The Livin’ Well LaRue coalition will have a ribbon cutting for the Born Learning Trail at CreekFront Park in Hodgenville from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 14.

    The free event will feature food, prizes and more. It will be rescheduled if it is raining or there is other inclement weather.

    The trail was funded through a $2,000 donation from United Way of Central Kentucky and it’s a series of ten stations set up along the path at CreekFront Park, near the pavilion and playground.

  • Anthem leaves LaRue

    One of the largest health insurance providers in the country announced on Wednesday, September 6 that they are eliminating their 2018 plans offered through the Affordable Care Acts in 61 counties in Kentucky, including LaRue County.

  • Hodgenville proposes compensating tax rate

    The Hodgenville City Council has proposed to take the compensating rate during their monthly meeting on Monday, September 11.

  • Aid after the storm

    A team from the South Fork Baptist Church is heading to Houston for disaster relief efforts from September 17-23. While many local groups are undertaking relief efforts, lead pastor Jonathan Carl felt compelled to go help for personal reasons.

    “Our hearts broke as a church for all the devastation we saw on the news in Texas,” Carl said. “Several of us have connections there, but I personally grew up in West Houston and still have family and many friends there.”

  • Boil Water Advisory (LIFTED)

    The 'Boil Water Advisory' for Lincoln Trail Mobile Home Park that was issued on September 6, has been LIFTED by the City of Hodgenville as of 10:25 a.m. Friday September 8.


    At approximately 2:10 p.m. Wednesday, September 6, 2017, a boil water advisory has been issued by the City of Hodgenville for the Lincoln Trail Mobile Home Park located at the 900 block of S. Lincoln Bouvelard in Hodgenville.

    Residents are advised to boil their water due to the city switching lines in the area. No businesses are affected.

  • Planning for retirement requires attention

    If you were asked to visualize retirement, what would you see? Regardless of what retirement looks like to you, it’s safe to say we all want to enjoy it. America Saves remind us our day-to-day activities can play a role in achieving our long-term goals. With that said, retirement should be top of mind. After all, you’ll be relying on money you’ve saved over the course of your career to cover expenses for 20 years or more. The sooner you start planning, the better off you’ll be.