Local News

  • Second alcohol petition filed

    After receiving the news of not having enough valid signatures on a previous petition, a Hodgenville woman has now filed a second petition to calling for a special election to determine if alcohol should be sold in the city limits of Hodgenville.

    Lisa Reidner, the person who started both petitions, filed the second petition with the LaRue County Clerk on Friday, February 16. Reidner said she collected 529 signatures this time, which is more than the required amount and Reidner believes enough of them will be valid.

  • Hanging it up

    A well-known LaRue County servant will retire later this year and will not seek reelection after serving in his position for almost two decades.

    LaRue County Circuit Clerk Larry Bell took office in November 2000 after being appointed to the vacant seat left by former Circuit Clerk Ruth Ann Brown. Bell won the election for the seat in 2000 and officially started his first term on January 2001.

  • “The Summit”

    Dangerfield Road residents Gary and D.J. Canter, after gaining insight from a mission trip to Northern Ireland last fall, have embarked on a mission of their own here in LaRue County.

    “We want a gathering place for youth that will allow them to connect in a wholesome environment,” said D.J., who like her husband is a retired LaRue County school teacher.

  • More than books

    When a lot people think about a library, the first thing that comes to their mind is books and reading. For Sheree Priddy, a library is much more than that.

    Priddy is a circulation librarian at the LaRue County Public Library and she has been working at the library since June, 2013.

    Priddy’s journey to working at the library was not a typical one. She started getting familiar with libraries while she home schooled her one son and four daughters.

  • Hometown Teams: A family tradition

    Sports are a family tradition in LaRue County. One display at Hometown Teams includes over 60 years of sports photos, uniforms and memorabilia from the Davenport and Brown families.

    This is the last weekend to experience the exhibit which is located at the Community Room in downtown Hodgenville, next door to The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce office.

    The last days for the exhibit are:

    -Thursday, Feb. 22: 4 to 8 p.m.

    - Friday, Feb, 23: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    - Saturday, Feb. 24: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Celebrating Lincoln’s 209th birthday

    As the rest of the country prepares to observe President’s Day on February 19, this week Hodgenville celebrated Abraham Lincoln’s 209th birthday on February 12.

    The city commemorated the day with two simple ceremonies. First, a crowd gathered on the square downtown at 8:30 a.m. Monday to lay a wreath at the foot of the Adolph Alexander Weinman statue. At noon, a second ceremony at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park took visitors to the top of the hill to lay a wreath at the symbolic birth cabin.

  • Bizarre incident leads to stolen vehicle

    Officers with the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office found themselves in a bizarre incident that lead to two arrests and a stolen vehicle.

    According to the arrest citation, officers initially responded to a vehicle off the roadway on Salem Church Road and that the vehicle was possibly involved in an accident.

  • Rotary News
  • Senior Calendar - February 14, 2018

    Daily Activities

    The Senior Citizens Center in Hodgenville offers several activities daily from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. including a hot lunch (served at noon, on weekdays), nutritional education and exercise. Suggested meal donation is $2. Bingo is played 10 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For more information, call 270-358-4235.

    Senior Citizens Music

  • Fundraising Calendar - February 14, 2018


       The Lincoln’s Birthday 5K Run will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, February 24. This is a fundraiser for the Abraham Lincoln Elementary School PTO. The race fee is $25, and more information can be found at https://runsignup.com/Race/Events/KY/Hodgenville/LincolnsBirthday5K#even....


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