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  • Local Kosair poster child celebrates 75th birthday

    A LaRue County woman, who spent time in Kosair Hospital as a child and was once their poster child, recently celebrated her 75th birthday.

    Katherine “Kitty” Brey knows adversity well. Born with a dislocated hip; Brey spent two years of her childhood in Kosair Hospital.

    “When I was four I had a dislocated hip, they had to make a socket for my hip. I had to spend two years in the hospital,” Brey said.

    Brey spent her days in a cast from her waist down on her left leg.

  • New book chronicles local history

    The year 2018 will be a notable occasion for LaRue County. Not only because it will be the 175th anniversary of LaRue County, but also the city of Hodgenville will celebrate it’s bicentennial year.

    To mark those milestones, a group of people has been meeting since October on a Lincoln Museum project to plan a book, Hodgenville, 200 years in Lincoln’s Birthplace, Hodgenville, LaRue County, Kentucky. The book will trace the city and county’s history from the first settlers to present day.

  • Speed limit change on Lincoln Parkway in Hardin and LaRue Counties


    Speed regulation on a nine-mile portion of Lincoln Parkway (designated as KY 61) is changing next week. 

    In accordance with an official order from Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary, Greg Thomas, crews from District 4 in Elizabethtown will be installing 65 MPH speed limit signs in Hardin and LaRue Counties.  The signage change is currently set for February 9.

  • Meth lab discovered near courthouse

    A LaRue County man was arrested last Friday, January 27, after officers with the Hodgenville Police Department discovered a meth lab in a home next to the LaRue County Courthouse.

    Cullen T. Logsdon, 25, of Hodgenville was arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.

  • Featured Artist - A different perspective

    A local photographer’s work will be part of the LaRue County Public Library program featuring local artists for the month of February.

    An artist strives to show others what they see from their perspective. It is often thought that an amazing photo can’t be produced without an expensive camera and that photography itself isn’t quite art, but LaRue County photographer Jon Hall is working to break those stereotypes.

    Hall, armed with a Samsung Galaxy S6, will often take months to compose the perfect photo.

  • Drinking a part of history

    Boundary Oak Distillery will be releasing a line of spirits later this month named after President Abraham Lincoln and a limited amount of them will feature corks made from the famous Boundary Oak tree from the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

  • Federal trial date set for Goodlett

    Former LaRue County High School Principal, Stephen Kyle Goodlett, entered a not guilty plea to federal child pornography charges during his arraignment on Thursday, January 26 in U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky in Louisville.

    According to Stephanie Collins, Public Affairs Officer with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Goodlett appeared before Judge Colin H. Lindsey and entered a not guilty plea to the federal indictment of one count of transportation of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

  • Lost in LaRue - February 1, 2017

    There are two types of drivers; type one feels the need to fill up their gas tank the minute they hit the half mark. Type two “knows” their vehicle and often plays a dangerous game of letting the gauge lean on the edge of E. I am, of course, type two which doesn’t always go hand-in-hand with the fact that I am prone to turn down random roads and go 15 miles out of my way to break the monotony of the morning commute. In the 15 years that I’ve been driving nothing has changed, but I’ve been lucky. I haven’t found myself stranded yet.

  • Goodlett pleads not guilty to federal charges

    Former LaRue County High School Principal, Stephen Kyle Goodlett, entered a not guilty plea to federal child pornography charges during his arraignment on Thursday, January 26 in U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky in Louisville.

    According to Stephanie Collins, Public Affairs Officer with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Goodlett appeared before Judge Colin H. Lindsey Thursday morning and entered a not guilty plea to the federal indictment of one count of transportation of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

  • Fiscal Court revisits sign ordinance

    Paul Lassanske, chairman of the Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Commission, urged magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville on January 10 to reconsider passing a signage ordinance pertaining to the viewshed area.

    Last month, in a 3-2 vote, LaRue County Fiscal Court refused to approve second reading of an ordinance restricting commercial signs placed in the viewshed area along Lincoln Parkway, U.S. 31-E between Hodgenville and Bardstown, and U.S. 61 from Hodgenville to Lincoln’s birthplace.