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Today's News

  • Artist Don Taylor visits HES

    Don Taylor, a former Hodgenville Elementary and LaRue County High School alumni, stopped in at HES to talk to students about printmaking. Taylor is an art professor at Brookhaven College in Dallas, Texas, where he has been teaching the last 34 years.
    Taylor explained to students the different printmaking processes, and how important the elements and principles of art are to design works. He shared work of his own and other printmakers from across the nation, and let students discuss what they saw in them.

  • Local Relay dollars assist with Butler's clinical trial

     To see Charles Butler and his infectious, sometimes mischievous, grin you would never know he is battling chronic lymphocytic leukemia. But Charles is a survivor and he knows he is among the fortunate ones. 

  • Hornback brings Heavenly Harvest Florist and Gifts to Hodgenville

    To Jerry Dale Hornback, the decision to move his florist shop from his home in the county to downtown Hodgenville was simple: it’s more accessible for customers.
    Although business was good at the Salem Lake Road location, it has improved as more people have taken note of the brightly colored wreaths hanging from the awning of Heavenly Harvest Florist and Gift Shop on Lincoln Boulevard.
    “A lot of people didn’t want to travel out that far,” said Jerry. “It’s more convenient here.”

  • Scholarships updated 4-3-12

    Leadership LaRue County
    The Leadership LaRue County Class of 2006-07 will offer a $500 scholarship to graduating seniors from LaRue County public, private or home schools. Adults wishing to begin an educational program may apply.
    Applicants must reside in LaRue County and enroll as a full-time student in either the Kentucky Community and Technical College system or a four-year college or university in Kentucky.

  • ALES holds rally for state testing

    Batter, Batter, Swing! Abraham Lincoln Elementary School recently kicked off their state testing emphasis in conjunction with their quarterly Hawk Rally. Senior members of the LaRue County High School baseball and softball teams joined in the rally fun and the Hawk mascot and senior cheerleaders pepped up the students as they entered the gym. Two students from each classroom were chosen at the rally for being responsible, trustworthy and fair. Each received a ticket for either cotton candy or popcorn and a baseball treat bag.

  • Farm & Home Safety program continuing to grow

    Persuaded by a part-time farm hand working on the family grain and dairy farm, Dale Dobson, now safety coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, joined the LaRue County Volunteer Fire Department.
    “Brad Miller was his name,” said Dobson. “He would always say, ‘come on man, join ... you’d really like doing this at night,’ so in February 1989 I finally did.”

  • Water line extension benefits 50 customers

     A $1.5 million waterworks improvement project proposed by LaRue County Water District No. 1 has been approved by the Public Service Commission.

  • Man injured in motorcycle crash

     A motorcyclist was flown to University of Louisville Hospital by Air Methods Friday due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident near the Ovesen Heights area. 

  • Sheriff's office warns of 'grandparents scam'

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a pair of suspicious phone calls to local residents asking for them to wire funds out of state.
    The “grandparents scam” targets the elderly, according to Chief Deputy Russell McCoy.
     “What they’re doing is calling and acting like one of their grandchildren has gotten in trouble and needing money,” said McCoy.

  • LaRue park and eatery named tops by Kentucky Living readers

    Two Hodgenville entities have received top honors in Kentucky Living Magazine’s 2012 Best in Kentucky issue.
    Paula’s Hot Biscuit and Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park were both recognized for receiving the most votes in their categories.
    Paula’s Hot Biscuit took first place in the nonfranchise breakfast restaurant category and tied for second place in nonfranchise restaurant.
    Paula Varney, owner of Paula’s Hot Biscuit, was thrilled by the announcement which appeared last week in the magazine.