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Today's News

  • Lincoln Days deadlines approaching

    It’s almost time for the annual Lincoln Days Celebration and the deadlines for the event are fast approaching.

    The event features a lot of notable contests that happen at Lincoln Days each year such as the Art Show, Little Abe and Sarah contests, Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln look-alike contests and more. The following are the deadlines for each event:

    Art show:

  • State bridge damaged by DUI driver

    A state highway bridge in Hodgenville was damaged by a DUI driver who crashed into it on Monday, September 11.

    According to the police report, Pete Michael Turner Sherlock, 22, of Augusta, South Carolina was traveling east on north L and N Turnpike in a silver Dodge Ram truck when he reportedly lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the state highway bridge.

  • Building on the PAST,Building for the FUTURE

    In 1919, twenty-eight local men and women came together investing $15,000 to charter a banking institution in the southern part of LaRue County. In its first location, this bank would open in a new 500 square foot building in the center of a town called Magnolia, Kentucky. This enterprising location was home to what was seen as a location of new prosperity, nestled alongside a post office, grocery store, flour mill, and a new high school. Bank of Magnolia opened for business September 29, 1919.

  • Large Marijuana Bust in Upton

    LaRue County farmers were harvesting corn on Saturday, September 9 when they discovered more than corn in their field.

    LaRue County Deputy Sheriff Doug Sherrard said he received a call about marijuana plants that were discovered in a cornfield on Upton Talley Road outside of Upton. Once Sherrard arrived, he discovered 33 marijuana plants.

  • Fiscal court discusses soil conservation, pension issues

    LaRue County magistrates approved a joint work program between LaRue and Hardin counties and the state soil conservation division as fiscal court met at the courthouse in Hodgenville September 12.

    “The program will provide a full time worker to be shared between Hardin and LaRue County and the cost for LaRue will be $7500 annually,” explained Tommy Turner, LaRue County Judge-executive. “With the ever increasing work load and tasks placed on the conservation district, this will be a great help in staying up with the needs.”

  • Harvey hits LaRue

    Several inches of rain were dumped in LaRue County last weekend after remnants of Hurricane Harvey rolled through Kentucky

    According to data from the Mesonet weather station for LaRue County, the county received 5.83 inches of rain on Friday, September 1 with max wind speeds of 33 mph. The station recorded an inch of rain on Saturday, September 2 with max wind speeds of 13 mph.

  • School tax increases four percent

    The LaRue County School Board held a special called meeting regarding a proposed general fund tax levy on Thursday, August 31. A public hearing was held prior to the meeting.

    School board members Farrah Pruitt, Joanna Hinton, Dawn Conner and Price Smith unanimously approved the four percent property tax rate increase following a lengthy discussion and comments from the public. Board member Paul Handley was not present for the meeting.

  • SCRTC coming soon

    According to General Manager Jeff Eaton, South Central Rural Telephone Cooperative may be ready to provide phone, internet, video, and security service to parts of LaRue County by mid-November.

    “We have completed laying cable to the South Lincoln section and are awaiting construction of a central equipment office there,” Eaton said.

    Concrete footers were poured last week at that office site located on Lincoln Boulevard across the road from Physical Therapy Associates.

  • The art gypsy of Hodgenville

    The featured artist at the LaRue County Public Library for the month of September is Amber Gardner.

    The library will feature water color paintings and leather materials made by Gardner, including belts, purses, bracelets and more. Gardner’s art can be seen in the library throughout the entire month of September.

  • Making country music great again for 63 years

       LaRue County is known for Abraham Lincoln, but just as notable is the showplace of south central Kentucky, The Lincoln Jamboree.

    The Lincoln Jamboree located at 2579 Lincoln Farm Road in Hodgenville will present its 63rd Anniversary show, Saturday, September 9, 2017.