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Today's News

  • More snow predicted

    A winter storm hit LaRue County about 9 p.m. Monday, making driving treacherous and canceling LaRue County Schools on Tuesday.

    State, county and city crews worked throughout the night and by Tuesday morning, main roads were passable and generally clear. The snow increased mid-morning and emergency responders were called out several times to assist stranded motorists.

    Forecasters expect light snow Wednesday as well.

  • Hawks outfly Eagles 69-52

    The LaRue County Hawks varsity basketball team defeated for the second time this season the North Bullitt Eagles in convincing fashion Jan. 26. The Hawks played one of their better games of the year shooting almost 50 percent from the floor on 27 of 55 attempts and placing four players in double figures. 

  • Heartland Flyers perform at Super Nationals

    The Heartland Flyer Junior Cheerleading squad performed at Jamfest Super Nationals in Indianapolis Jan. 16-17. They took first in their Small Gym Level 2, Small Junior division. The Junior squad is composed of girls 8-15 years old.  Emily Miller, fourth-grader at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, is a member of this squad.

  • Lincoln luncheon tickets on sale

    The annual Lincoln’s Birthday Commemorative Luncheon will be noon Feb. 12 at the LaRue County Extension Service office, Old E’town Road, Hodgenville.

    Tickets for the catered luncheon are $15 and available at the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce/Lincoln Days office and The Lincoln Museum. Tickets are limited. 

    All proceeds from the luncheon are used in production of the Lincoln Days festival in October and the scholarship program.

  • Family Dollar break-in was 'professional'

    Hodgenville City Police are investigating a break-in and burglary at Family Dollar Store in Lincoln Plaza.

    Someone made entry through the back door early Sunday, according to Lt. Steve Johnson. The crime was discovered by an employee later that day.

    “They knew where the safe was, broke in it and got the cash,” Johnson said.

    Johnson described the break-in as a “professional job” as the perpetrator cut the phone lines so the alarm would not sound. The back door remained latched so patrolling officers did not notice anything wrong.

  • Cruse named school board chairman

    Ronnie Chelf ended his term as chairman at the Jan. 19 school board meeting and handed over the title to Anita Cruse. Price Smith was elected vice chair of the board.

  • School board holds forum on laptop initiative

    In today’s digital world, the common phrase LOL, or “laugh out loud,” is widely used in text messages, wall posts, tweets, blogs and a host of others. But LaRue County Schools administrators hope to use LOL in a different acronym – “Laptops of LaRue” – a 21st century learning initiative.

    The proposed initiative would provide laptop computers for each LaRue County High School student and teacher. Students will not be charged for the use of the computers which must be returned at the end of each school year.

  • Female inmate dies after collapsing at jail

    A LaRue County Detention Center inmate died of an apparent heart attack Jan. 28.

  • No one understands like Jesus

    It is interesting to note in the gospels the blending of the humanity and divinity of Jesus. Jesus was in a boat with the disciples. Weary, he fell asleep. A storm caused the disciples to wake him asking, “Master, don’t you care that we perish?” Jesus rose and said, “Peace be still!” The waters obeyed his command. You can see his humanity in his tiredness and you see his divinity as the waves obey his command. The humanity and divinity of Jesus is apparent from the beginning of his ministry.

  • Document provides glimpse into county’s history

    Baseball cards, stamps, coins and even rocks have helped create extensive collections for many people. However, there are few collections that can be truly meaningful for an entire community like the recent find by Carl Howell, Hodgenville attorney and Lincoln historian.

    Howell’s grandfather built the Nancy Lincoln Inn near the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park and helped him develop his love for history, specifically for Abraham Lincoln. Now, he excitedly shares the news of his latest discovery with hopes that it will inspire interest and further research.