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Today's News

  • Two killed in crash

    Two LaRue County people were killed in a vehicle accident on Sunday, August 6 on Hodgenville Road near the LaRue/Hardin County line.

    According to Jeff Gregory, Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer, the accident happened around 3:30 p.m. when a vehicle driven by Jerimiah Williams, 26, of Hodgenville was traveling northwest on Hodgenville Road and reportedly crossed the center line into the path of another vehicle driven by Wilma Brown, 78, of Hodgenville who was traveling southwest on the roadway.

  • Trumbo named distinguished young woman

    Alexia Trumbo, 17-year-old daughter of Matt and Tamra Trumbo of Roanoke, was named LaRue County’s 2018 Distinguished Young Woman during a joint program with Hardin County in LaRue County High School’s auditorium Saturday evening.

    “I was surprised but very happy, not only for me, but also for the other girls who did so well,” said the LCHS student. “We all know each other well since we’re seniors at our school and that helped ease our nerves so it seemed more like we were just having fun on stage.”

  • Solar eclipse in LaRue

    Kentuckians, especially those who are in southwestern Kentucky, are in for a treat the afternoon of August 21, 2017, as a strip of the state about 100 miles wide will experience a total solar eclipse.

    According to information from Western Kentucky University, the last time a total solar eclipse was visible from the United States was July 11, 1991, and even then, it could only be seen from part of Hawaii.

  • Prayer service held for schools

    A large crowd came out for a prayer meeting for the LaRue County School system last week.

  • 2017 Growing season update

    The 2017 growing season is well underway and, according to LaRue County farmers, corn looks like it has potential for some pretty good yields this year.

  • Back to school back then

    From blackboards to smart boards, tablets and pencils to chrome books and emails there’s no question school has changed a lot in the last 60 years. One LaRue County couple recalls their experience in school during the late 1940s through the 50s.

    Carl and Carolyn Mather attended school in the late 1940s and 50s; a time when “back to school deals” were unheard-of and student’s feet were often the only means of transportation to school.

  • Healthy Kids Clinic in LaRue Co. Schools

    LaRue County students will receive better and more accessible healthcare in thier schools for the 2017-2018 school year.

  • Revamping the Railsplitter Run

    The Lincoln Days committee is working to revamp one of their signature events, the Railsplitter 5K, and gear it more toward competitive runners.

    In an effort to revive the Railsplitter Run, the Lincoln Days Committee enlisted the help of a LaRue County Runner and triathelete, Carrie Warren.

  • New alcohol petition circulating

    Another petition is circulating around businesses in Hodgenville to determine if alcohol could be sold in the city limits.

    The petition was started by Lisa Reidner who filed an intent to circulate the petition for the City of Hodgenville with LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter’s Office on Tuesday, August 1. Reidner said she started placing the petitions in businesses that afternoon. Everyone who signed the first city alcohol petition in the spring will have to resign this petition if they want their name to count as a signature.

  • Old School Students

    The start of school marks 10 years since Abraham Lincoln Elementary School opened.

    What was a new beginning in the fall of 2007 for students entering ALES was also an end not only of their memories of their former schools, but also the close of the two storied, small community schools—Buffalo and Magnolia.

    Dalton Bell and Skyler Hornback, now rising seniors at LaRue County High School, went to ALES from their respective schools—Bell at Buffalo and Hornback at Magnolia.