Today's News

  • Reporting for duty

    Beginning Feb. 18, LaRue County High School will hold a six-session ACT Boot Camp to help juniors brush up on their academic skills as they prepare for the statewide ACT assessment March 5.

    “This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to get some additional help on what is the most important test they have taken in school,” said LCHS principal Paul Mullins.  

  • City takes steps toward wastewater project

     Hodgenville City Council voted Monday to accept a pair of bids for wastewater system rehabilitation and storm sewer improvement.

  • PHOTO: Memorial for Officer Taulbee

     A memorial honoring fallen City Officer Mark Taulbee has been placed in the hallway of the Hodgenville City Police station. Taulbee, 43, died Sept. 16, 2012, of injuries sustained when he crashed his cruiser while in pursuit of a suspect.

  • Abe and agriculture

    Native son Abraham Lincoln’s 204th birthday is celebrated this week. Born on a farm here in LaRue County, Lincoln had a significant impact on LaRue County and American agriculture. 

    Raised on farms in Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois, young Lincoln obviously did the farm chores of feeding livestock, planting seeds and weeding that all pioneer farm boys did. Even his famous rail-splitting abilities were related to clearing the land for farming. 

  • On target with 4-H camp

    Kentucky 4-H members will learn about safety during the 22nd annual Shooting Sports Camp April 3-6 at Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp. Statewide, 120 members may sign up to participate, along with more than 80 adult and teen instructors and adult volunteers. 

    Shooting Sports Camp is for youth ages 9 to 13. Camp falls during the school’s spring break. 

  • Community Calendar - Feb. 13, 2013

    Internet for Beginners class

    The LaRue County Public Library, 201 S. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, will host a free workshop “Internet for Beginners” 5 p.m. Feb. 14. Register at the library, call 358-3851 or e-mail info@larue-library.org.


    Chamber of Commerce closed

  • Double lucky Lottery winner

     Shalen Followell, 25, a college student in Elizabethtown, has only been playing the lottery a few months.  Recently, while at a Five Star Food Mart in Elizabethtown, Followell scratched off a $1 7-11-21Tripler.  That’s when he found he had won $2,100.

  • 'Fur-ever' valentines provide plenty of love

     LaRue County’s stray dogs are taken to Taylor County Animal Shelter. 

  • Chamber of Commerce: Sweet valentines can be found close to home

     January flew by in a hurry. And, now the month of February is here – the birth month of our great native son, Abraham Lincoln and Valentine’s Day.  

  • Speech team carries on winning tradition

     The Kentucky High School Speech League Regional Tournament was held this past weekend at LaRue County High School. More than 19 middle and high schools competed for a chance to compete at the state tournament at the University of Kentucky in March.