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Today's News

  • Walk through Lincoln’s life

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park hosted an event for elementary school children that brought the life and times of Abraham Lincoln to life for students who came.

    The event started about ten years ago to attract local school kids.

  • Faith key to longevity of local company

    LaRue County is known for many things, Abraham Lincoln being the most obvious.

    But there’s one company who has put LaRue County on the map in an almost unexpected industry through their hard work, dedication and faith.

    Cumberland Products began in December of 1991 when Wayne Moore was inspired to start up his own business.

  • Fiscal Court increases conservation budget

    LaRue County Fiscal Court authorized an $8,000 increase to this year’s LaRue Soil Conservation District budget request to pay for up front costs for bale wrapping equipment.

    “I think it’s commendable that the district, in purchasing the equipment to rent out, not only helps our local farmers but also provides some income to help it pay its way,” said Tommy Turner, LaRue County Judge Executive, noting that the district also rents no-till planting drills.

  • Man arrested for cultivating marijuana

    A Hodgenville man was arrested last Tuesday, August 30, for cultivating and trafficking marijuana after police found an indoor marijuana growing operation inside a residence on Earl Jones Road in Hodgenville.

  • Raising awareness of overdose

    A local overdose awareness event was held last Wednesday to help raise awareness about the drug epidemic and rising number of overdoses.

    The event was held by Hodgenville Police Sergeant James Richardson and Vickie Dawley, who lost her daughter, Shalayna Skaggs, to an overdose on November 1, 2014. The local event was held Wednesday, August 31, which was also National Overdose Awareness Day throughout the country.

  • Piece of Buffalo history for sale

    There are many places that have seen the passing of time and have served a multitude of purposes, and become the center, even heart of the community they belong to. Buffalo School Gym is no different. From it’s days as the gym for East Lynn College to the excitement of a community coming together to cheer on their boys at a basketball game the Buffalo gym has been just that, the heart of its’ community.

  • Whalin named Distinguished Young Woman

    LaRue County’s Symone Whalin and Hardin County’s Erin Gibson were named Distinguished Young Women during a program held at LaRue County High School’s auditorium Saturday evening.

    “Symone won the highest score in self-expression, interview, and scholastics,” said Denise Skaggs, LaRue County program chairperson. The contestants were judged in those three areas plus fitness and talent.

  • Changing of the Postal Service in LaRue

    When Elizabeth Skaggs wanted to mail a letter or pick up her mail, she traveled no farther than to her basement where she was postmistress of the Gatton, Kentucky, post office.

    She was the second postmistress at Gatton, just a stone’s throw from Mt. Tabor Baptist Church. Her mother-in-law, Viola Skaggs, was the first postmistress of the office which originally was located in a country store on the same property.

  • Recalling an old tradition

    Though active sorghum mills are few in LaRue County now, Asa Whitlock and his wife Margaret remember how the couple helped his dad and mom make the sweet, amber colored syrup on his father’s (Hubert’s) farm in Whitlock Hollow, about nines southeast of Hodgenville off Highway 210.

  • Rolling Fork Iron Horse festival is Saturday

    The 26th annual Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival is Saturday, September 10 in downtown New Haven with a festival theme of “Let The Good Times Roll!”.

    The event will feature arts and crafts booths, food, car show, concerts, games, inflatables and more. The inflatables will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the carnival games will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A car show will be held throughout the event and a silent auction will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.