Local News

  • Grant funds available for watershed restoration

    Grant Funds for projects that help clean up polluted streams, rivers, lakes and groundwater as well as projects that protect water resources are available from the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection’s Division of Water (DOW).

    The grants would provide funding for watershed restoration projects and watershed plan development, as well as other projects that reduce and prevent runoff pollution.

  • 4-H Calendar - April 27, 2016

    4-H Dog Club

    The 4-H Dog Club will meet at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 at 100 Carter Brothers Road in Hodgenville.

    4-H Cooking Club
    The 4-H Cooking Club will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

  • Beagle Club
  • Closure affects many

    Smoke didn’t fill the air last Wednesday, when customers stopped by Bo’s Smoke Shop for their tobacco needs. Instead customers found a closed sign and locked doors, after business officials came in after several hours of business had occurred, and stopped business without notice.

  • Discover LaRue guide released

    Change: To undergo transformation or transition. Well, we did just that.

    We are excited to provide to our readers the new and totally redesigned Discover LaRue County Guide for 2016-17. Included in today’s edition, you will find a 68 page full color glossy finish publication, specifically redesigned to move readers through the different facets of our community where we live, work, and thrive, and visitors come from all 50 states and internationally to learn more about the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.

  • Lincoln steps being remodeled

    The steps leading up to the memorial at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Park are currently receiving renovations.

    The renovation of the 56 steps, which represent the number of years of Lincoln’s life, is a part of a preservation project. Stacey Humphreys, Chief of Interpretation and Resource Management, said the stairs are being remodeled to fix their pitch.

  • Documenting through bicycling

    A lot of bicyclists have traveled across the country and kept journals, but one man is taking on another initiative as he is seeking to document the ideals of the people he meets during his journey.

  • Embry trial continued to June 15

    The court date has been postponed for a LaRue County woman who is charged with over 100 counts of animal cruelty.

    Jane Embry, 57, of Magnolia appeared in LaRue County District Court for her pretrial conference last Wednesday and her pretrial was postponed until Wednesday, June 15.

  • Amazin Glazin opening LaRue location

    The aroma of freshly made donuts will soon fill the air in downtown Hodgenville.

    Amazin Glazin Donuts will be located in the new building location that once was home to Hazle’s Farm Supply since 1957. Located at 114 Water Street in Hodgenville, KY, the new building is owned by Jim Shaw and will be home to three businesses.

  • Good turnout for tire amnesty program

    Hundreds of LaRue County residents took advantage of the opportunity to rid their properties of tires.

    LaRue County government hosted an annual waste tire amnesty program on April 21-23. They accepted eight semi-truck loads of tires that were either on or off the rims. However, they did not take foam or calcium filled tires, large off-road construction equipment tires with a bead greater than 1 3/4 and solid tires with pressed on rims.