Today's News

  • Hershberger pleads guilty

    A local man, who was charged for sexually abusing three children, pled guilty in LaRue County Circuit Court on Friday, October 2.

    Abe L. Hershberger, 41, of Sonora was originally charged with three counts of an unlawful transaction with a minor, three counts of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of indecent exposure. According to police reports, the alleged acts occurred in LaRue County between January 1, 2013 and March 5, 2015.

  • Honor flight brings back memories

    A LaRue County veteran recalled his service during World War II after he traveled to Washington D.C. on September 26 to tour several war memorials as a part of the Honor Flight program.

  • LaRue schools ranked in top 10 percent

    Results of the state’s 2015 Unbridled Learning school accountability assessment show LaRue County Schools is ranked 18 out of 173 school districts in the state and ranked higher than all districts in the surrounding counties.

    “This latest round of test scores illustrates the tremendous efforts of LaRue County Schools students, teachers and staff,” Superintendent Sam Sanders said. “Our schools and our community should be very proud that our district continues to make gains and is among the top 10 percent of Kentucky school districts.”

  • Breast cancer tractor pull this weekend

    The 4th Annual Burger King Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor Pull will be held this Friday and Saturday, October 9-10.  The pull and fundraiser event will be held at the Hardin County Fairgrounds in Elizabethtown.

  • Hornback crowned homecoming queen
  • Thompson elected to SCRTC board

    The results of the mail ballot trustee election were announced at the annual meeting of the South Central RTC at the Cave City Convention Center in Cave City on October 1. Robert E. Thompson was declared winner in District VII (Magnolia and Buffalo Exchanges). Candidates were Incumbent Trustee Joel Dixon, Mike Cottrell, Randy Murray and Robert E. Thompson, with Dixon receiving 162 votes, Cottrell 102 votes, Murray 165 votes and Thompson 179 votes.

  • Magnolia Bank to aquire new location

    Ron Sanders, President and CEO of Magnolia Bank with its main office in Magnolia, KY and David M. Bowling, CEO of Citizens Union Bank of Shelbyville, Inc., with its main office located in Shelbyville, KY are pleased to announce that they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Magnolia Bank will acquire the LaRue County KY branch of Citizens Union Bank of Shelbyville.

  • Living through Luke 14

    A ministry event honoring disabled people was held at the LaRue County Fairgrounds last Saturday, September 26.

    The Luke 14 Hodgenville event featured a county fair theme that included carnival games, face painting, a petting zoo, hayrides and other activities. The event was held exclusively for disabled people and their families or caretakers.

  • Railsplitting Honored

    The grand marshals at this year’s Lincoln Days Parade are national champions many times over in a sport that Abraham Lincoln, had he been alive today, would certainly have loved to watch, if not join.

    In railsplitting, men take 10-foot oak logs with an end as big as a five-gallon bucket and in only minutes, using a sledge hammer, ax, wedges and wooden gluts, reduce those logs to eight fairly even-sized rails.

  • Preparing for Lincoln Days

    Hodgenville has been buzzing with activity this past week as local businesses, people and organizations have been preparing for the annual Lincoln Days festival this weekend.

    The festival is Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4. Lincoln Days President Rob Thurman said a lot of people have been working for several weeks to prepare for the festival.