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Today's News

  • Historic unveiling of Lincoln Spirits

    The first in a limited edition line of spirits was released on President’s Day, February 20, 2017 at the Lincoln Museum in downtown Hodgenville, KY.

    Owner and Master Distiller, Brent Goodin, of Boundary Oak Distillery located in Elizabethtown, KY, along with the Lincoln Museum held a reveal for the Lincoln Spirits Collector’s Box and Bottle.

  • Restitution sought for road sign thefts

    The LaRue County Fiscal Court is attempting to put a stop to sign thefts as they are now charging restitution of $200 a sign that is stolen or vandalized.

  • Boyd accepts plea deal

    A LaRue County man, who is facing child pornography charges in federal court, recently accepted a plea deal.

    Benjamin Boyd of Hodgenville entered a guilty plea to one count of child pornography transported in interstate commerce by means including a computer and one count of knowingly possessing child pornography. Boyd was originally charged with another count of child pornography transported in interstate commerce by means including a computer. According to the plea agreement, as a part of the plea deal, that count will be dismissed at the time of his sentencing.

  • Man arrested for meth after accident

    A Hodgenville man was arrested on multiple charges following a non-injury accident on Howardstown Road, February 17.

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office and LaRue County EMS responded to a call to a single vehicle accident on Howardstown Road. Michael E. Downs, 37, of Hodgenville was involved in a non-injury accident. It is reported that Downs, driving a 1996 Toyota Tacoma, was traveling westbound on Howardstown Road around the 12-mile marker.

  • Public comments sought for LCS facility plan

    The LaRue County Board of Education and the LaRue County Schools Local Planning Committee will have a second public forum this week to give LaRue Countians a chance to input their comments about the district’s facility plan.

    The public forum will be held at 5:30 p.m. this Wednesday, February 22 at the LaRue County High School Media Center. A public forum was also held on February 15, but no one from the public attended the meeting.

  • Ethics training scheduled for city

    The first ever ethics training for all employees of the City of Hodgenville will be held next month.

    Mitchell Key, Chair of the Hodgenville Ethics Commission, said the commission will have a first ever ethics training session for all city officials, employees and board members of any city appointed board. The training session will be at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 13 at City Hall.

  • Mat Hawks Region Champs

    The LCHS Mat Hawks wrestling team won the region 2 championship last weekend in a dominating fashion.

    The Mat Hawks entered the tournament as one of the favorites and they came away with their 13th region championship in the last 24 years. It was also the first region championship the Mat Hawks have won since Head Coach Eric Burrell took over in 2013.

  • LaRue County Celebrates Lincoln's 208th birthday

    LaRue County celebrated Abraham Lincoln’s birthday on Sunday, February 12, with a traditional wreath laying ceremony and a luncheon.

    Wreath laying ceremony

    A crowd of around 60 people attended the wreath laying ceremony in front of the Memorial Cabin at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park. Those in attendance also included Cub scouts with Pack 155 of Fort Knox and Mary Todd Lincoln impersonators Susan Miller of Nicholasville and Joan Howard of Frankfort.

  • Farmers concerned about speed limit on Lincoln Parkway

    LaRue County farmers have expressed concern about the speed limit increase on Lincoln Parkway from 55 to 65 MPH questioning if they are still able to drive their farm equipment on the roadway.

  • Choosing life no matter what

    A LaRue County couple is sharing the story about the birth of their daughter to always choose life over abortion and to raise awareness about birth defects.

    Craig and Kelly Dunn of Upton welcomed their baby girl, Paisley Mae, into the world on March 3, 2016. Thousands of births happen every day, but Paisley’s was different.