Today's News

  • Sonya Hill's new novel 'Quell' set in Hodgenville

    What began for Sonya Hill as an endeavor to inspire her two children to enjoy reading turned into a novel set in Hodgenville. 

  • Children are at the heart of Relay of Life

    As a part of our community’s preparation for LaRue County’s Relay for Life event on May 11-12 at Hodgenville Elementary School, the local Relay for Life Committee is recognizing individual cancer survivors and some of the volunteers. This week, some of the children who volunteer for Relay are featured.

    With the LaRue County Relay for Life less than one month away, the 12 local teams are busily fundraising to meet the county goal of $50,000. However, often overshadowed are the many youth who are involved in the community effort.

  • Former firefighter receives diverted sentence

    A former LaRue County firefighter was ordered to make restitution to the volunteer fire department after he pleaded guilty to taking a breathing apparatus from a fire scene.
    According to an arrest warrant filed by Deputy Brian Smith on July 22, 2011, Larry Michael Morgan, 26, of Hodgenville, took a MSA M7 Firehawk self-contained breathing apparatus valued at $4,500 from the scene of a LaRue County fire on Feb. 1, 2010.

  • PHOTO: Dad and the Easter bunny

     Cody Warren helped his daughter, 3-year-old Kaylee Mae, glue a tail on an Easter bunny cutout during Thursday’s Wee Time preschool program at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. About 30 children attended the final session of the school year but they were joined by several other students in the KHIC (Kindergarten Here I Come) program.

  • Men charged with trafficking in marijuana

     Two men were charged April 6 with trafficking in marijuana.

  • Fiscal Court updated on 911 tower

    LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner updated Fiscal Court Friday on the progress of a proposed radio tower.
    The county has emergency communications equipment on a tower at LaRue County Fairgrounds and one in Buffalo, Turner said. The lease, signed in 2003, is $200 per month per antenna ($800 total). The lease expires next year and the cost is expected to go up.
    “We have the potential for this to go up significantly,” Turner said. He anticipates the cost to increase by $500 per antenna – or $2,000 per month.

  • City Council: No new developments on proposed restaurant tax

     Hodgenville City Council and the LaRue County Park and Recreation Board have appeared to reach a stalemate – for now – on the subject of a restaurant tax.

  • Photo: Leadership LaRue and Agriculture Day

     Members of the Leadership LaRue class traveled to Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market April 3 as part of agriculture day. Above, Jeremy Hinton, co-owner of the orchard and member of the Leadership class, described his agribusiness to class members Clint Williams, Marsha Duncan, Beth Turner, Nedra Jurcak and Deidre Brooks.

  • Fort Knox Federal Credit Union earns 5 Stars

    Fort Knox Federal Credit Union has received BauerFinancial, Inc.’s highest 5-Star Superior rating for financial strength and stability.  
    The 5-Star Superior rating is based on the overall financial picture of the credit union and indicates that Fort Knox Federal is one of the strongest credit unions in the nation.  
    Fort Knox Federal has received Superior ratings from BauerFinancial for 26 consecutive years.

  • Benningfield earns Conservation District Scholarship

    Michelle Benningfield, daughter of James and Donna Benningfield of Hodgenville, is the recipient of the LaRue County Conservation District Scholarship.
    She is a graduating senior at LaRue County High School and an active FFA member, serving as chapter reporter this year.
    She plans to attend Western Kentucky University and major in animal science and pre-veterinary medicine. Her goal is to become a veterinarian specializing in large animal medicine.
    The Conservation District is providing $1,000 toward her educational goals.