Today's News

  • 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.

  • Lincoln Days deadlines approaching

    It’s almost time for the annual Lincoln Days Celebration and the deadlines for the event are fast approaching.

    The event features a lot of notable contests that happen at Lincoln Days each year such as the Art Show, Little Abe and Sarah contests, Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln look-alike contests and more. The following are the deadlines for each event:

    Art show:

  • State bridge damaged by DUI driver

    A state highway bridge in Hodgenville was damaged by a DUI driver who crashed into it on Monday, September 11.

    According to the police report, Pete Michael Turner Sherlock, 22, of Augusta, South Carolina was traveling east on north L and N Turnpike in a silver Dodge Ram truck when he reportedly lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the state highway bridge.

  • Building on the PAST,Building for the FUTURE

    In 1919, twenty-eight local men and women came together investing $15,000 to charter a banking institution in the southern part of LaRue County. In its first location, this bank would open in a new 500 square foot building in the center of a town called Magnolia, Kentucky. This enterprising location was home to what was seen as a location of new prosperity, nestled alongside a post office, grocery store, flour mill, and a new high school. Bank of Magnolia opened for business September 29, 1919.

  • Large Marijuana Bust in Upton

    LaRue County farmers were harvesting corn on Saturday, September 9 when they discovered more than corn in their field.

    LaRue County Deputy Sheriff Doug Sherrard said he received a call about marijuana plants that were discovered in a cornfield on Upton Talley Road outside of Upton. Once Sherrard arrived, he discovered 33 marijuana plants.