Today's News

  • LaRue County remains in 5th Senate District

    The Kentucky legislature approved redistricting plans for the state House of Representatives and Senate for the second time in two years.
The new districts were signed into law by Gov. Steve Beshear.

    “I expect these maps will withstand legal scrutiny, so all Kentuckians can be assured of appropriate representation in the General Assembly,” Beshear said in a press statement.

    The General Assembly included an emergency provision so that the new districts took effect as soon as they were signed into law.

  • People’s Garden
  • Lincoln Days
  • School Calendar - October 9, 2013

    Fall break

    Fall break is Oct. 9-11.

    No school
    Classes will not be in session Nov. 4-5; Nov. 27-29; and Dec. 23-Jan. 3.

    ALES site-based council

    The ALES site-based decision-making council will meet at 5:35 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the school’s conference room. Future dates are Oct. 14, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9. For more information, call the school at 270-358-4112.

  • Nurse’s aide course aids students in career skills achievement

    Fifteen LaRue County High School seniors are learning the basics of nursing at Campbellsville University’s Brockman Center in Hodgenville.

    Through a partnership with the university, the students sign out at the high school each day during fifth period and drive to the center for their State Registered Nurses Aide course.

  • Sarah Stults named Homecoming Queen

     Sarah Stults, the daughter of Charles and Mechel Stults, was named Homecoming Queen at the football game Friday. She is senior at LaRue County High School and active in FFA.

  • Hardin County woman joins anti-smoking campaign

    A 38-year-old Elizabethtown mother was featured in The New York Times and on Fox News last month after sharing her response to a federally funded anti-smoking advertising campaign.

    Lisha Hancock, who lives near the LaRue/Hardin County lines, developed a plan to stop smoking in February after nearly two decades of using cigarettes.

    The catalyst, Hancock said, was a television commercial demonstrating the morning routine of former smoker Terrie Hall — a North Carolina woman who was diagnosed with throat and oral cancers at age 40.

  • LINCOLN DAYS: Sunday events moved to City Hall

    Rain shook up the Lincoln Days events.

    The professional and amateur railsplitting was held Saturday after the parade. The participants continued to compete despite a downpour.

    Tonight's musical performances, tonight's talent show, and Sunday's nondenominational worship service are being held at Hodgenville City Hall/Civic Center, 200 S. Lincoln Blvd, - across from the LaRue County Public Library.

  • 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.