Today's News

  • A presidential conversation

    Imagine sitting in on the conversation between three presidents from different eras; all staying in the same place and congregating at the same breakfast table. Owners of All the Way Plumb Bed and Breakfast, Mike and Kay Smith had that experience, though they weren’t the actual presidents, it was pretty close.

  • Embry case goes to trial

    A LaRue County woman who is charged with more than 100 counts of animal cruelty has been scheduled for a bench trial later this year.

    Jane Embry 57, of Magnolia is charged with 102 counts of animal cruelty. She appeared in court last Wednesday for a pretrial conference and a bench trial has been set for December 6 in LaRue County District Court.

  • AGstravaganza continues this week

    The annual LaRue County Farm Bureau AGstravaganza started on Monday and will continue throughout the rest of the week at the LaRue County Fairgrounds in Hodgenville.

    The beef shows took place on Monday and the goat shows continued on Tuesday. The events throughout the rest of the week include a wide variety of shows and contests. Wednesday events include the floral hall, 4-H exhibits, an agriculture display and open crop exhibits all starting at 10 a.m. The 4-H poultry show will take place at 4 p.m.

  • Black Bear spotted in LaRue

    A black bear has recently been spotted in LaRue County. In the last several weeks authorities have had reports in surrounding counties of a black bear being seen in fields and near residential areas.

    LaRue County residents have reported a black bear as close as their back yard in the past two weeks.

    “We were on our patio last Friday night eating supper when we saw a black bear come out of the field, right there behind our house,” said Kristy Stillwell.

  • Storms cause multiple problems

    Several storm systems wreacked havoc on LaRue County last week resulting in flooding, downed trees and a power outage.

    The Kentucky Mesonet Station on Leafdale Road in Hodgenville recorded a total of almost seven inches of rain for LaRue County last week between Sunday, July 3 and Saturday, July 9. The majority of the rain came during the night of Sunday, July 3 and the morning of Monday, July 4 as LaRue County received a total of 4.78 inches of rain. However, other people throughout the county have reported higher rain totals.

  • Centennial Celebration this weekend

    A centennial celebration will be held this weekend for the 100 year anniversary of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

    The park will be open this Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. The Lincoln Museum in downtown Hodgenville will be open this Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek will also be open this Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Former LCHS teacher writes novel

    A former LCHS teacher is hoping her novel shows God’s love and forgiveness as people read her novel.

    Debbie Taylor of Upton is a retired teacher that taught at LaRue County High School from 2004 to 2010. She recently had her first book published by WestBow Press entitled “Hart of Roundstone.”

  • AGstravaganza is next week

    The annual LaRue County Farm Bureau Agstravaganza event is next week at the LaRue County Fairgrounds in Hodgenville.

    AGstravaganza will take place from Monday, July 18 through Saturday, July 23. The event will give visitors the opportunity to experience what farmers do to produce and sell crops or livestock.

    The events begin on Monday with a beef youth show at 5 p.m. followed by a beef open show at 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday, the Boer goat show and open youth goat show both start at 4 p.m.

  • Killed in action to living

    What began as a trip to LaRue County’s courthouse to help her son on a school genealogy assignment turned into an unusual chance discovery for Theresa Banks concerning her grandfather’s Army service in World War I.

    As she was searching through old records in one of the rooms, a yellowed newspaper clipping fell out of one book to the floor. To her amazement, the article that she picked up was about her maternal grandfather Jesse Warren.

  • HPD officer loses home in fire

    A Hodgenville Police officer lost his home in a house fire early Wednesday morning.

    According to Hodgenville Police Chief Marcus Jackson, officer Eddie Dockery came home from working a night shift early Wednesday morning to discover a fire at his house in Taylor County near Campbellsville.

    Jackson said that Dockery’s wife and son were not injured in the fire. He said the house is believed to be a total loss and the cause of the fire remains unknown. No other details have been released at this time.