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Today's News

  • 'Not my dumpster'

    A large audience packed the Hodgenville City Council meeting on Monday, October 9 as several city business owners/operators attended the meeting to express their concerns about a proposed ordinance regulating the use of dumpsters within city limits.

    After hearing the first reading of the proposed dumpster ordinance at their monthly meeting in September, the council was scheduled to vote on a second reading of the dumpster ordinance at Monday’s October meeting.

  • Piecing together history at Lincoln Days

    Rainy weather might have put a damper on Lincoln Days, but it didn’t stop the celebration of the annual festival that had a theme centered around piecing history together.

    Booths throughout the streets of downtown Hodgenville and floats in the parade had quilts hanging to represent the theme of “Pieces of history. Lasting legacies: The threads of tradition.”

  • Closer to God

    With October being National Breast Cancer awareness month, a LaRue County resident shared how her battle with breast cancer brought her closer to God and her family.

    Sally Lewis of Hodgenville said she first discovered a lump on her breast on April 1, 2012.

  • Hunting Ginseng

    Like most hunters, when Mark Skaggs enters the woods, he’s continually looking for the big one to bring home.

    But, unlike the majority of sportsmen, his weapon is neither a rifle nor a crossbow. It, instead, is an automobile tire tool, for with it he can get to the root of his prey—ginseng root, that is.

    Skaggs, who lives on Pleasant Ridge Church Road near Mt. Sherman, has hunted ginseng for 42 of his 54 years.

  • Fairground Frights: Haunted Barn returns to LaRue County

    Walking into the old barn at the fairgrounds, red lights flash against the walls. Feet step timidly through fog machines into a maze of livestock stalls filled with spooky creature such as zombies werewolves and clowns. Bang! Boo! Rar! It’s not hard to find your way through the haunted barn—just follow the screams.

    Returning to the LaRue County fairgrounds for its second year, the Haunted Barn brings bigger fun and more frights to the community for a good cause.

  • Wheeling for a cause

    A Wisconsin man came through LaRue County last weekend to promote his cause of raising awareness and giving back to those who have impacted his life.

  • Lincoln Days in the past

    Visitors to Lincoln Days can expect, except for the occasional exception such as this past weekend, dry weather and mild temperatures to welcome them to the event held each year in October.

    The weather was much colder, however, with raw winds and occasional snow squalls when the festivities were held for the first several years in February, Abraham Lincoln’s birth month.

    “It was cold as ice,” recalled Iris LaRue, Lincoln Museum director and past Lincoln Days, Inc., president. “Most of the time, we were in the deep freeze.”

  • Seeing Stars: Night Sky Program returns to Knob Creek Boyhood Home

    For the second year, the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park will host a Night Sky program on Friday, October 13 at the Knob Creek Boyhood Home. Providing hot cider and telescopes, the event gives the public an opportunity to experience the local night sky with minimal light pollution in a relaxed, educational setting.

  • Shoffner case continued again

    For the second time, the sentencing for former LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner has been continued until later this month.

    The postponement was the second time Shoffner’s sentencing in his embezzlement case had been postponed since it was first scheduled on September 21. After being rescheduled to September 27, his sentencing was postponed again until Tuesday, October 24.

  • You’re Not Alone

    With a little over a year since being diagnosed with a progressive form of breast cancer, one LaRue County woman and her family are using their story to help others battling breast cancer.

    Tabitha “Tabi” Smith of Hodgenville said her life changed forever on September 30, 2016 when she was preparing to shower and found a lump on her left breast. Discovering that lump would be the beginning of a long journey.