Today's News

  • Shoffner to be sentenced

    Former LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner will be sentenced in federal court for embezzlement this week.

    Shoffner, 58, of Hodgenville is scheduled to be formerly sentenced at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 21 in the Gene Snyder U.S. Courthouse in Louisville.

  • Meet the LCHS Homecoming candidates
  • Antique tractor show returns to Lincoln Days

    A group with a love for antique tractors and engines have decided to bring a show about them back to Lincoln Days.

    The antique tractor show will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at CreekFront Park on Saturday, October 7. The show will feature antique tractors, antique engines and other unique demonstrations. The show is being coordinated by James Skaggs, Frank Hornback and Roy Hornback.

  • Railsplitter Run prepares for more participants

    This year, the Lincoln Days committee has revamped one of their signature events, the Railsplitter Run, gearing it toward more competitive runners and aiming to attract more participants than in recent years. According to race organizer Carrie Warren, their hard work is already paying off.

  • Aid after the storm

    A team from the South Fork Baptist Church is heading to Houston for disaster relief efforts from September 17-23. While many local groups are undertaking relief efforts, lead pastor Jonathan Carl felt compelled to go help for personal reasons.

    “Our hearts broke as a church for all the devastation we saw on the news in Texas,” Carl said. “Several of us have connections there, but I personally grew up in West Houston and still have family and many friends there.”

  • Anthem leaves LaRue

    One of the largest health insurance providers in the country announced on Wednesday, September 6 that they are eliminating their 2018 plans offered through the Affordable Care Acts in 61 counties in Kentucky, including LaRue County.

  • Band of Hawks to host competition

    The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks will host a home band competition this month. The Lincoln Invitational band competition will take place at the LCHS football field on Saturday, September 23. An opening ceremony will start at 1:30 p.m.

    The competition will feature several other area bands including Cumberland County, Green County, Glasgow, Hart County, Elizabethtown, Washington County, Taylor County and North Oldham. The Band of Hawks are scheduled to perform at 8 p.m.

  • Hodgenville proposes compensating tax rate

    The Hodgenville City Council has proposed to take the compensating rate during their monthly meeting on Monday, September 11.

  • Decades at the state fair

    To say that Kay Bennett loves to attend the Kentucky State Fair would be the mother of all understatements.

    While another state fair has already come and gone, the 2017 fair in Louisville marked the 60th straight year that the Elizabethtown resident who grew up in LaRue County has attended.

    What keeps her going back, year after year, including three days this year?

    “I like looking at the farm animals, especially the cattle,” said Bennett, whose favorites are Shorthorns.

  • Praying on the square

    Reverend Rodney Troutman not only believes in the power of prayer, but also of putting that belief into action.

    For the past few months, Troutman, who pastors Steadfast Baptist Church in Hodgenville, has welcomed whoever will join him to spend a few minutes in prayer at noon each Thursday on the square in Hodgenville.

    There, in the company of statues of Abraham Lincoln, the hometown president who set apart a national day of prayer and fasting, Troutman prays for God to keep LaRue County dry with no sales of alcohol.