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Today's News

  • Yes, we will have Lincoln Days

     It’s not yet clear what effect the government shutdown will have on the local economy. It most certainly will affect tourism dollars as Abraham Lincoln National Historic Park was closed last week, along with 400 other National Parks across the country.

    When Congress didn’t pass a spending bill by midnight Sept. 30, any government functions considered “nonessential” were shut down.

    Twenty-one of the Park’s employees were furloughed, according to Superintendent Bill Justice. Three concessions employees are similarly affected.

  • Deer in the headlights, now more than ever

     To everything there is a season, and Kentucky’s drivers must once again brace themselves for the annual three-month surge in roadway encounters, and collisions, with the most dangerous animal in the United States – the white-tailed deer.

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety estimates that each year white-tailed deer cause car accidents across the nation that are responsible for tens of thousands of injuries and the deaths of about 200 Americans. Those collisions also carry the hefty price tag of $4.6 billion in insurance claims annually.

  • Greensburg Street house burns

    Hodgenville, LaRue and Buffalo firefighters battled a house fire early Tuesday.

    About 3 a.m. Oct. 2, a fire broke out at 230 S. Greensburg St. Firefighters had it under control in about 30 minutes. The single-story frame house, owned by Brandon Marshall, was a complete loss.

    Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks said the house was rental property and attempts were being made to contact Red Cross to assist the family. LaRue County EMS also responded to the scene.

  • Avis sentenced to 15 years for officer’s death

    Just over a year ago, Hodgenville Police Officer Mark A. Taulbee died after losing control of his cruiser and crashing on Ky. 210. He was chasing a suspect, according to his last call to dispatch.

    Monday, Jason Lee Avis, 30, of Vine Grove, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the 43-year-old officer’s death.

    Officer Taulbee had responded to a reported domestic disturbance at a Hodgenville residence prior to following the suspect’s car. The driver refused to stop when he engaged his emergency lights.

  • Terry Cruse named acting president of fair board

    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse began helping out at the LaRue County Fairgrounds a few months ago. He has spent many volunteer hours and offered city resources to make improvements, according to long-time fair board member Ann “Snookie” Morrison.

    When Morrison and Fair president Jimmie Engle found they needed a break from their board duties, they turned to Cruse. A few weeks ago, Engle appointed Cruse as acting president.

  • Unbridled Learning Results: LaRue Schools on top

    LaRue County Schools placed in the top eight percent of Kentucky’s 174 school districts on the Unbridled Learning for All Assessment and Accountability System results released Sept. 27.

    “Ranking 14th in the state is an outstanding accomplishment, and moving into the top 10 percent in the state validates everyone’s hard work,” said Sam Sanders, LaRue County Schools’ superintendent. “I’d like to thank our students, staff, board members, and the entire LaRue County community for their hard work and dedication.”

  • Lincoln Days begins Saturday

    Lincoln Days 2013 is this weekend.

    The 16th President is always the star at his hometown’s festival but his popularity skyrocketed in the last couple of years after several big name movies were released.

    So don’t be surprised if you see a few Lincoln Look-Alikes sporting West Coast sunglasses and attitude Saturday in downtown Hodgenville in honor of this year’s theme: Lincoln Goes Hollywood.

  • Reunions - October 2, 2013

    LCHS Class of 1978
    The LaRue County High School Class of 1978 will have a 35-year reunion Oct. 5 at Sportsman’s Lake in Hodgenville. Cost is $30 per person; $55 per couple. For more information, email larueco1978@gmail.com.

    LCHS Class of 2003

  • Gardner honored
  • Soldiers biking through Lincoln land