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Today's News

  • Unique, unusual woodworking

    Harold Skaggs loves to make unusual or one-of-a-kind things out of wood.

    The 81-year-old Hodgenville resident has crafted replicas of Shaker furniture, built welcome signs to Hodgenville and to other cities, created business signs, even Christmas displays.

    Among the hundreds of unusual items he fashioned is a replica of Benjamin Franklin’s lap desk and a Civil War general’s military display box.

  • Honoring the Fallen

    The Kentucky State Police visited Red Hill Cemetery to lay a wreath at the graves of Troopers William F. Pickard and Edward R. Harris to honor them during National Police Week. National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. Pictured standing at salute Trooper Scott Wheatley, Trooper Travis Sturgill, Trooper Jeff Gregory, Trooper Todd Simon, Lt. Bryan Powell, Lt. Daniel White and pictured standing opposite is Trooper Ken Borders.

  • Countdown to 2017 Graduation

    The graduation ceremony for the 58th graduating class of LaRue County High School will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 19.

    The ceremony is scheduled to take place at the LCHS football field and the gates open at 6 p.m. Seniors are required to meet in the LCHS cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.

    LCHS Principal Denise Skaggs said the event will be moved into the high school gymnasium in case of inclement weather.

    “We will notify the public by 3 p.m. on Friday through One call and social media if we need to move to the LCHS gym,” Skaggs said.

  • HES student wins $1,000 for college

    The family of a Hodgenville Elementary School kindergartner won a $1,000 college savings account after their daughter shared her dream of changing the world after college.

    Ella Bales submitted a video for the “Dream Out Loud Challenge” explaining how she might change the world by becoming a teacher. The Dream Out Loud Challenge was sponsored by the Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust (KESPT), Kentucky’s official 529 college savings plan.

  • Paula’s Hot Biscuit turns 20

    Peace, Love and Bacon Grease is on the menu this week at a locally eatery in Hodgenville, KY.

    Paula’s Hot Biscuit will celebrate 20 years in business this weekend with an open house celebration.

    Owner Paula Varney started the business after having worked for her father, James LaRue for over 20 years followed by owning and operating what was known as Abe’s Market located on Lincoln Boulevard from 1993-1997.

  • Dedication for HPD officer killed in duty

    A Hodgenville Police Officer who was killed in a car crash during a pursuit in September 2012 will be honored with a service at Hodgenville City Hall followed by a dedication of a flagpole in his name at the Hodgenville Police Department.

    Hodgenville City Hall received a donation from Modern Woodmen, which funded the purchase and placement of a flagpole at Hodgenville Police Department.

    “The Department needed a flagpole and it only made sense to dedicate it to Officer Mark Taulbee,” Hodgenville Police Chief Marcus Jackson said.

  • I do it for the kids

    A LaRue County Middle School teacher was recently recognized and awarded as she was one of 50 teachers that chosen out of more 8,000 teachers across the nation in a Zulily contest.

    LCMS Special Education teacher Dana Sprowles was recently awarded $500 in Zulily credit to help outfit her classroom. The e-commerce company held a “Thank a Teacher Contest” during Teacher Appreciation Week May 8-12 where they honored more than 50 teachers across the nation with $500 to spend on their classrooms.

  • Legal action taken against former SNAP Fitness owners

    Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announced on Wednesday, May 10 that his office has recently taken action against SNAP Fitness Center in Hodgenville.

    According to a news release from Beshear’s office, by law, fitness centers or gyms, spelled out in statute as “health spas,” are required to file an annual registration statement with the Office of the Attorney General, and post a bond, if they charge an initiation fee or have pre-paid memberships. Each bond amount is based on the number of memberships.

  • Death investigation, dogs rescued

    An ongoing death investigation led to the rescue of more than 30 dogs on Friday, May 5 at a residence on Talley Oak Hill Road in LaRue County.

    According to the LaRue County Coroner’s Office, Mary Jean King, 68, of Upton passed away on Friday, May 5. LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy and several deputies responded to the scene around 8 a.m. Friday where King was found dead. He said King was living with her nephew Loyd Sadler and his wife Lora Sadler.

  • Jail employee charged with official misconduct

    A LaRue County Detention Center employee is facing charges after an incident where a pregnant female prisoner escaped from her custody.

    Kathleen Joy Frye, 42, of New Haven was charged with second degree official misconduct and tampering with public records. The charges stem from an incident on April 2, 2017 when Frye transported 27-year-old Brittany Zabala to Hardin Memorial Hospital for treatment. At the time, Zabala was 15 weeks pregnant.