Local News

  • ‘Eisenhower visits’ creates buzz

    Several people responded to the picture in the November 18 issue of the LaRue County Herald News entitled “Eisenhower Visits.”

    David Pepper, who has been saving news papers since he was 13 years old, had a copy of the LaRue County Herald News dated April 29, 1954 which had an article and pictures of Eisenhower’s visit to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace.

  • Jail Log - December 2, 2015

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center From Monday November 23 to Monday November 30.

    Jessica R. Benningfield, 35, of Greensburg was arrested on a bench warrant. She was later released from LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.

    Marijane L. Brandenburgh, 33, of Columbia was charged with possession of marijuana and public intoxication with a controlled substance. She was later released from LCDC. Arresting agency was the Hodgenville Police Department.

  • News of Record - December 2, 2015

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    Dorothy T. Wheeler to Ricky L. Wheeler, property on Tanner Road in Hodgenville, FMV $100,000.

    Randy McCandless and Gladys McCandless to Randall Lee McCandless, property on Sand Ridge Road in Mt. Sherman, FMV $29,500.

    Carolyn Simmons, administratrix of Virgina E. Vass Estate to John Weaver Jr. and Linda L. Weaver, tract 2 of Virginia E. Vass Property, $134,900.

  • Lost in LaRue - December 2, 2015
  • School house open for the community

    Built in the late 1800s, and still in its original location, the one room school house located at 1906 McCubbins Road in Hodgenville, shares quite a history in LaRue County.

    The one room school house, known as the Crossroads Schoolhouse, was part of the LaRue County school system, until it was sold in the 1950’s. The LaRue County Homemaker’s association purchased the school, and then a few years later it was sold to a neighboring farmer, Alvis “Lefty” McCubbin.

  • Kick-off of festivities

    Two award-winning Jeffersontown artists, Wes Kendall and William Frye, will open an exhibit of their works as the kick-off to this year’s Light up Hodgenville and Christmas at Creekfront celebrations.

    “Their paintings, which will be for sale, will be on display in the Lincoln Museum Community Room starting Friday at 4:30 p.m.,” said Iris LaRue, Lincoln Museum director. “The opening and reception are free, so this will be a great way for people to come and enjoy the official start of the holiday season.”

  • 5th annual Cissal Hill Big Wheel Race

    Poor weather didn’t stop 50 racers from attending the fifth annual Cissal Hill Big Wheel Race. The proceeds from this years race went to the ALS Foundation in honor of Ed Faulkner, one of the Big Wheel Race’s biggest fan who was diagnosed with ALS almost two years ago.

    “Everything went great,” said Levi Wooldridge, one of the founders of the race, “There were about 300 people there, weather didn’t seem to affect the turnout.”

  • LaRue Co. Farm in family over 200 years

    Like a powerful magnet magically pulling metal shavings to it, so the nostalgic “old home place” draws family members back to the ground their fathers and their fathers before them owned.

    So it is with Stiles Valley, a pastoral two miles of land just past Howardstown on Highway 84, which has had members of the Stiles family and those added through marriage as owners since patriarch David Stiles settled there in 1809.

  • Bridge named after Lincoln

    Governor Steve Beshear announced Monday, November 30, 2015, that the new Ohio River bridge between Kentucky and Indiana in downtown Louisville will be named the Abraham Lincoln Bridge – connecting, as it does, the states of Lincoln’s birth and raising.

  • Signs installed to promote tourism

    Signs were recently installed in Hodgenville designating the city as a part of a highway system that links historical sites of Abraham Lincoln.

    The Lincoln Heritage National Scenic Highway is a 72 mile stretch of highway along U.S. 31E and U.S. 150. The scenic highway passes through the cities of Hodgenville, New Haven , Bardstown, Springfield, Perryville and Danville.