Today's News

  • Two injured in van vs. buggy

    An Amish couple was injured Thursday morning when their buggy was struck by a van.

    Mose Yoder, 51, and Emma Yoder, 50, of Sonora, were operating a horsedrawn buggy about 8:20 a.m. in the 6000 block of Ky. 84. The eastbound buggy was struck in the rear by a 2006 Chevy Express van driven by Lisa Marie Johnson, 42, of Bonnieville.

    The eastbound van was attempting to pass, according to Kentucky State Trooper Jeff Gregory.

    The couple sustained minor injuries and were transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital, according to KSP.

  • Overturned semi closes Ky. 52

    An overturned grain truck closed Ky. 52 about four hours Thursday.

    Michael Allen, 41, of Hodgenville, was driving a semi-truck in the 1000 block of Lyon Station Road about 6:55 a.m., according to LaRue County Deputy Eric Williamson. The rig, owned by Boone’s Farm of New Haven, was hauling a load of corn.

    The truck met another semi on the narrow roadway, said Williamson.

  • New events added to Lincoln Days

    An addition to Lincoln Days this year will be an indoor stage presenting insiders’ stories about the history and culture of Hodgenville’s annual festival. Based on the Smithsonian Festival’s annual narrative stage—where visitors get up-close experiences with artists from around the world—Lincoln Days will present local festival participants sharing their stories and experiences about their role in the festival. These oral histories will be presented in the Lincoln Museum Community room on Saturday, Oct. 5.

  • Ribbon-cutting at Tino’s
  • Karnes honored by Nationwide Uniform

    Janet Karnes has been selected as the September Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since January 2002 and is under the supervision of Nellie Gaskin in the trouser department.

    She will receive a special award for her dedication and service.

  • Homecoming Court
  • Senior Activities - October 2, 2013

    Kentucky Public Retirees to meet
    Kentucky Public Retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter, will meet at noon Oct. 14 at Watermill Restaurant, 803 Mammoth Cave Road, Cave City.

    Senior Citizens music
    The LaRue County Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville, has music beginning at 6:30 p.m. every Saturday. Musicians and singers are welcome.

  • BIRTH: Martin

    Janie Perkins and Adam Martin announce the birth of a daughter, Madison Brooke Martin.

    Madison Brooke was born at 2:38 p.m. on Aug. 29, 2013, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds 6.5 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    Grandparents are Anna J. Perkins of Mount Sherman, and the late William “Pete” Perkins; Shirley Helm of Hodgenville, and Raymond and Linda Martin of Glendale.

    She was welcomed home by her brothers Austin McClure, and Anthony, Wyatt and Jacob Martin; and a sister, Elizabeth Martin.

  • BIRTH: Carter

    Aven Lee Carter, 4, announces the birth of his baby sister, Ruby Kay Carter.

    Ruby Kay was born at 11:05 a.m. on Aug. 26, 2013, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 9 pounds 12 ounces and was 20-inches long.

    Parents are Brett and Ashley Carter of Hodgenville.

    Paternal grandparents are Phillip and Kay Carter of Hodgenville. Maternal grandparents are Terry and Jennifer Gardner of Sonora.

    Maternal great-grandparents are Evan and Martha Hornback of Sonora; John and Bettie Stinson of Magnolia; and Carolyn Gardner of Magnolia.

  • National Park closes as government services shut down

     Congress didn’t pass a spending bill by midnight Tuesday. Any government functions considered “nonessential” are shut down, including Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

    Tuesday morning, Park employees put up barricades and a sign about the Park’s closure. A couple from England, planning to tour the birthplace, was one of the first to be turned away.

    It’s a scenario playing out across the country: The Statue of Liberty, Independence Hall, Yellowstone National Park – all 401 National Park sites are closed.