Today's News

  • Love by a string

    Howard and Lucille Skaggs’ marriage that has lasted almost 75 years had its beginnings in a single piece of string hung over a door.

    The occasion was an Easter egg hunt in 1941. Howard and Lucille Bailey were neighbors who grew up near the Hart County community of Hammonsville. Both families’ children had met at a neighbor’s home for the egg hunt.

  • Making dreams come true

    On Friday, February 9, during the LaRue County High School Homecoming pep rally, TaVias Washington asked a girl to go to prom with him this year in front of the entire school. But she is not just any girl, she’s Kennedy Heath. TaVias and Kennedy have known each other since they both were in elementary school.

  • Celebrating Lincoln’s 209th birthday

    As the rest of the country prepares to observe President’s Day on February 19, this week Hodgenville celebrated Abraham Lincoln’s 209th birthday on February 12.

    The city commemorated the day with two simple ceremonies. First, a crowd gathered on the square downtown at 8:30 a.m. Monday to lay a wreath at the foot of the Adolph Alexander Weinman statue. At noon, a second ceremony at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park took visitors to the top of the hill to lay a wreath at the symbolic birth cabin.

  • Goodlett sentenced to nine years

    The shocking child pornography saga of former LaRue County High School Principal Kyle Goodlett is close to an end.

    Goodlett was sentenced to nine years in prison in U.S. District Court on Thursday, February 8. His prison sentence will be followed by a ten year period of supervised release.

    Goodlett is currently being held at the Grayson County Detention Center where he is awaiting his prison assignment, which he will receive in the next 30 to 60 days.

  • Santa gets new helpers in 2018

    Changes are in the works for a well known LaRue County program that has helped needy families each Christmas for the past five decades. The Santa’s Helpers program will be taken over by several churches in LaRue County.

  • Hometown Teams exhibit final days


    Open through February 24, 2018

    Thursday: 4 to 8 p.m.

    Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Sunday: 3 to 5 p.m.

    The exhibit will be open on Monday, February 19 (President’s Day) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Located in the Community Room in downtown

    Hodgenville, no admission fee.    

  • Bizarre incident leads to stolen vehicle

    Officers with the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office found themselves in a bizarre incident that lead to two arrests and a stolen vehicle.

    According to the arrest citation, officers initially responded to a vehicle off the roadway on Salem Church Road and that the vehicle was possibly involved in an accident.

  • 2018 LCHS Homecoming
  • Inmate work program returns to Recycling Center

    Things are returning to normal at the Renaissance Recycling Center in Hodgenville as the state inmate work release program has been reinstated.

    Jill Gray, LaRue County Solid Waste Coordinator and operator of Renaissance Recycling, said the staff at the recycling center completed a required training program last month from the Kentucky Department of Corrections so that the work release program could be reinstated. The program utilizes state inmates that are housed at the LaRue County Detention Center to assist in processing recycled items.

  • Running in the family

    According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, remains the leading global cause of death with more than 17.9 million deaths each year. That number is expected to rise to more than 23.6 million by 2030.

    About 2,300 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, an average of one death every 38 seconds, and AHA is hoping to continue to raise awareness about it through American Heart Month in February.