Local News

  • Managing trees at Lincoln’s birthplace

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park is working hard to clear out the old and make room for the new when it comes to trees on park grounds.

    Robert Beam, chief forester with the Kentucky Division of Forestry, was at the park on Thursday, February 22 as the park was planting chestnut trees on their grounds.

  • 95th birthday

    Virgie Tedder will be celebrating her 95th birthday on March 3, 2018. The family asks that you send birthday cards to brighten her day. Cards can be sent to 245 Tedder Road, Hodgenville, KY 42748.

  • News of Record - February 28, 2018


    Mikeala Hutchins was arraigned for public intoxication of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and first degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

    Ian Lee Kimes was arraigned for violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO.

    Russell Laurel Pearman was arraigned for falsely reporting an incident.

    Jonathan L. Rawlins was arraigned for public intoxication of a controlled substance and a violation of conditions of release.

  • LCHS Speech wins 3 championships at KESDA state speech tournament

    The LCHS Speech team traveled to the first of its four statewide speech tournaments last weekend, and brought home 3 championships, a team trophy, and several other awards.

    The tournament last weekend was the state championship hosted by the Kentucky Educational Speech and Drama Association in Lexington. LaRue County took 15 students to the tournament and placed 3rd overall in team efficiency sweepstakes, which means the students averaged more points per student than most of the other schools competing.

  • 4-H Calendar

    4-H Summer Camp

    4-H Camp registrations are now being accepted.  4-H Camp will be May 29 – June 1, 2018.  Cost is $220 and is open to campers 9 to 14-years-old. The deposit to hold a campers spot is $110 with the balance due by May 1.  Teen leader applications are also being accepted, the deadline for teen applications is April 13. For any questions, please call the Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

    Cooking Club

  • Community News
  • Hodgenville News

    Thought for the week: Five things You will never recover in life. 1. A stone after it’s thrown, 2. A word after it’s said, 3. An occasion after it’s missed, 4. Time after it’s lost and 5. Trust after it’s lost

    If you want to have all four seasons in a week, move to Kentucky. I can’t believe this weather with al the hot/cold and snow/rain. I am ready for all sunshine and temperatures 75 degrees, day in and out. Well it doesn’t hurt to wish for it.

  • LaRue County celebrates FFA week

    Walking into the FFA classrooms at LaRue County High School you could see students laughing while learning. Through one door, groups crawled on all fours helping each other complete a teamwork challenge. Two doors down, students crumpled up red post it-notes representing negative thoughts and replaced them with positive, green ones.

     “Positive thinking—” explained student leader Gracie Furnish of Cynthiana, Kentucky, “—that is how we’re going to change the world.”

  • LINCOLN DAYS LUNCHEON – Celebrating Hodgenville’s Bicentennial

    On Sunday, February 18, 2018, a sold-out crowd filled the Hodgenville Woman’s Club for the annual Lincoln Days Luncheon. While this event usually takes place on Lincoln’s birthday (February 12), this year’s event was moved to a Sunday afternoon to allow for more time to commemorate the celebration of Hodgenville’s Bicentennial.

  • Embry found guilty

    A jury returned a guilty verdict, Friday, February 16, 2018 in LaRue County District Court concerning an ongoing animal cruelty case that began in December of 2015.

    Jane Embry of Magnolia was found guilty of 100 counts of second degree cruelty to animals. As a result, Embry will serve ten days in jail per count, which totals 1,000 days. However, Embry can only serve a maximum of 365 days (one year) in jail because all the charges are misdemeanors. Embry will pay a $500 fine per count, which totals $50,000.