Today's News

  • LaRue County Schools commended for academic excellence

     The LaRue County School District has been selected as one of four “Diamonds in the Rough” districts in Kentucky by The Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions for LaRue’s notably above-average academic performance versus per pupil funding despite the district’s student poverty rate.

  • Lincoln Look-Alikes to descend on Hodgenville

     The Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln Look-Alike contests – the signature events of the Lincoln Days Festival – draw participants from across the country.

  • Fallen limb may have sparked fires at two homes

     Local firefighters had their hands full Sunday as they worked a pair of house fires in Buffalo.

  • Officer dies Sunday after crashing cruiser

     A Hodgenville City Police officer died early Sunday of injuries sustained in a crash.

  • Officer's funeral is Friday

    The funeral for Officer Mark A. Taulbee, 43, of Hodgenville, is at noon Friday, Sept. 21, at Hodgenville City Hall/Civic Center (former First Baptist Hodgenville) on Lincoln Boulevard.

    A processional, led by police cars, escorted Taulbee's body to Hodgenville from Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown Thursday. It left about 1:30 p.m. and proceeded along Lincoln Parkway to the intersection with Lincoln Boulevard. Several hundred people, including LaRue County students, lined the streets to pay their respect to the officer.

  • PHOTO: Silver Angels art reception

      The Sunrise Manor and Friends art exhibit at the Lincoln Museum Community Room showcases local talent. This display shows items exhibited by W.D. Burden, Emogene Gardner, Nancy Sprowles, K. Brey, Silver Angels Day Care, Dolly Marcum, Mary Lou Owen and Evelyn Gibbons. There will be a reception 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. The public is invited. 

  • Hosparus patient involved with train hobby

     Many of us think of our “bucket” lists with a wistful eye toward sandy beaches, cruises to ports unknown or helicopter rides. For Joseph Kareth, a 94-year-old Hosparus patient, his dream trip included a much shorter and simpler journey.  He wanted to go to his own basement. With the help of his Hosparus nurse Melissa Griffin and certified nursing assistant Jorge Rosabal, Joseph recently made it down a flight of stairs for the first time in nearly a year. 

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Cancer survivor returns to school

     Hodgenville Elementary School’s entire student body and staff welcomed fifth grade pupil Ashley Long back to the school in a gym assembly Sept. 14.

    Long, 10 years old, hasn’t attended HES since second grade because of her battle with childhood cancer that has included two bone marrow transplants. 

  • FARM SAFETY: Be observant, courteous when sharing the roadway

     Kentucky farmers are busy harvesting crops across the state and that means drivers are more likely to encounter slow-moving farm equipment on the roadways. Slow down as you share the road this fall with farmers, especially as we celebrate National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 16-22.

  • COLUMN: Learn to be content with God's help

     Contentment is learned. It does not come instantaneously. The situations of life are the schoolhouse for learning contentment. 

    But some people never learn to be contented and the result is their lives are unfulfilled, unsatisfied and unhappy.

    The Apostle Paul in Philippians 4:11-19 gives four insights into contentment.  First, Paul says learn not to compare yourself to others.