Today's News

  • Making nursing home residents savvy

    Thanks to a Student Technology Leadership Program, Savvy Sunrise, several LaRue County High School students are teaching Sunrise Manor residents how to use technology tools and in doing so are forming bonds of friendship with the elders, as the nursing home prefers to call the residents.

    Theresa Banks, LCHS technology resource technician, noted some unexpected benefits the interaction has produced.

  • Fiscal court rejects sign ordinance again

    By a 3-2 vote, LaRue County Fiscal Court magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville February 14 once again rejected an ordinance restricting commercial signs placed in the viewshed area along Lincoln Parkway, U.S. 31-E between Hodgenville and Bardstown, and U.S. 61 from Hodgenville to Lincoln’s birthplace.

  • Code enforcement discussed by council

    The Hodgenville City Council discussed several items in their monthly meeting on Monday, including utility franchise agreements and creating a code enforcement board.

    LG&E Franchise Agreement

    The council once again discussed the LG&E franchise agreement with the city after the issue was introduced during the regular meeting last month. Representatives with LG&E and KU attended the meeting to answer any questions about the franchise agreement before the council made any decisions.

  • Motorcyclist led police on high-speed chase

    A Buffalo man led police on a high-speed chase Sunday, February 12, reaching speeds of over 100 mph.

    According to the Hodgenville Police Department, Bobby Fisher, 33, of Buffalo was observed on a motorcycle coming from Lincoln Farm Road turning left onto the Lincoln Parkway. The motorcycle was reportedly very loud and was observed to have taken off very fast.

  • Hodgenville man arrested for trafficking in Marijuana

    A Hodgenville man was arrested on Wednesday, February 8 for trafficking in marijuana when deputies found marijuana at a residence on Carter Brothers Road.

    According to authorities, while serving papers, in late January, at the residence of Kristopher D. Brown, 32, of Hodgenville, LaRue County Deputy Sheriff Nick Pruitt stated he could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the residence.

  • LCHS students investigated

    The Hodgenville Police Department is currently investigating an incident involving several LaRue County High School students who sent an inappropriate picture of another female student on their cell phones.

    LaRue County High School administrators were told last week by a female student that she had sent an inappropriate photo of herself to other students, and the photo was circulating further than she intended. In accordance with school policy, administrators contacted Hodgenville Police Department.

  • Speed limit change on Parkway FAST approaching

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced last week that they will change the speed limit on Lincoln Parkway from 55 MPH to 65 MPH.

    In accordance with an official order from Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Greg Thomas, crews will be installing 65 MPH speed limit signs on the parkway in both Hardin and LaRue Counties. KYTC Public Information Officer Chris Jessie said the speed limit change has been made but that it won’t go into effect until the new 65 MPH signs are placed. He said the signage change is currently set for this Thursday, February 9.

  • Local Kosair poster child celebrates 75th birthday

    A LaRue County woman, who spent time in Kosair Hospital as a child and was once their poster child, recently celebrated her 75th birthday.

    Katherine “Kitty” Brey knows adversity well. Born with a dislocated hip; Brey spent two years of her childhood in Kosair Hospital.

    “When I was four I had a dislocated hip, they had to make a socket for my hip. I had to spend two years in the hospital,” Brey said.

    Brey spent her days in a cast from her waist down on her left leg.

  • New book chronicles local history

    The year 2018 will be a notable occasion for LaRue County. Not only because it will be the 175th anniversary of LaRue County, but also the city of Hodgenville will celebrate it’s bicentennial year.

    To mark those milestones, a group of people has been meeting since October on a Lincoln Museum project to plan a book, Hodgenville, 200 years in Lincoln’s Birthplace, Hodgenville, LaRue County, Kentucky. The book will trace the city and county’s history from the first settlers to present day.

  • Ribbon Cutting held for Birds on a Wire

    A new specialty store has opened up in LaRue County that promises to help bring the sweet sounds of nature’s finest musicians to your backyard.

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of Birds on a Wire, a shop that specializes in birdseed, bird feeders, bird houses and coffee, for human consumption of course.

    When D.J. Canter of Hodgenville started to think about retiring from teaching at LaRue County Schools, she knew that she would need some way to still interact with people on a regular basis.