Today's News

  • Church's food pantry open March 22 and 27

     The LaRue County Church of Christ’s food pantry will give away food 9:30 a.m. to noon March 22 and 6-7 p.m. March 27 to those who qualify. The church is located on Old E’town Road, Hodgenville.

    For more information, call 358-9812.

  • Hughes enjoying role as interim principal

     One might say that Eric Hughes, who started Feb. 4 as interim assistant principal at LaRue County Middle School, has been in education since he was born.

  • Awesome egg hunts planned for Saturday

     As the Easter season approaches, several organizations are planning secular and religious celebrations.

  • Murder trial set for October

     The trial for Abdullah Rahman White and Samantha JoDale Kolley, the couple implicated in the December 30, 2011, death of Kristie Lynne Allen, will take place Oct. 22 – almost two years after the alleged crime was committed.

  • Municipal order takes aim at city clerk

     A municipal order proposed by a member of Hodgenville City Council will, if passed, place stringent requirements – and possible penalties – on City Clerk MaDonna Hornback.

  • School Board: Personnel changes heard

     The LaRue County Board of Education heard the following personnel recommendations at its March 18 meeting at LaRue County High School:

    Employment of:

    • James Howell as substitute bus driver at LaRue County Bus Garage

    • Jane Kelley as instructional monitor at Kids’ Crew

    • Sue Williamson as P.E. teacher at Hodgenville Elementary School

    • Cecilia Osborne as part-time literacy assistant at HES

    • Kyle King as part-time literacy assistant at HES

  • Fundrai$ers - March 20, 2013

     RELAY FOR LIFE: Bake sale

    The Circle of Friends team will have a bake sale beginning at 9 a.m. March 20 at IGA.


    Amish dinner benefits twins’ family

    D&D Grocery will host an Amish dinner 6 p.m. March 22 at Pritchard Community Center. Proceeds will benefit an Amish family who had twin boys with a three-month hospital stay. For more information, call 270-737-2300 or 528-1333.


    Bluegrass Festival in Upton

  • Community Calendar - March 20, 2013

     Free books at library

    The LaRue County Public Library has a wall of free books and VHS tapes. All items are free but a donation is appreciated. Bring a box or bags to carry items.


    Guthrie announces office hours in LaRue

    Congressman Brett Guthrie's staff will hold office hours 10-11 a.m. March 20 at the LaRue County Courthouse in the small courtroom, 209 West High St., Hodgenville. Guthrie’s staff will be available for all questions – policy or constituent services.

  • Absher indicted on more counts

     James Orley Absher (1962) of Columbia and formerly of Hodgenville, was indicted March 18 by a LaRue County grand jury on five counts of promoting a minor in a sexual performance and five counts of voyeurism.

    Court records indicate the original indictment, filed in December, was amended, adding eight counts.

    The crimes are alleged to have occurred between Oct. 1, 2011 and November 2011 in LaRue County. 

    Absher, a former Adair County dispatcher, is accused of videotaping an underage girl at his LaRue County home.

  • PHOTO: Pallets gone

     Tim Meredith purchased the site of the old pallet refurbishing business in Ovesen Heights, about a mile outside Hodgenville on Bardstown Road. Last week, he used a bulldozer to clean up the property. The land is now included with Meredith’s farm.