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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Meet Charlemagne, the Christian Emperor

    In 742 on a cold, blistering winter day, King Pepin III (Pepin the Short) was expecting a child. The child was named Carolus Magnus, also known as Charlemagne. Charlemagne didn’t receive proper education as a child. His childhood was overtaken by the laborious task of the activities of preparing himself to control his father’s lands.

  • Funeral home under new management

    A Hodgenville funeral home is under new management after the retirement of a long-time employee.

    Billy Howell, director of Billy Howell Funeral Chapel on Lincoln Boulevard, retired in October after an extended illness. He now is living with relatives.

    Rondal Wright, who has owned the funeral home nine years, began looking for a new manager. He turned to Ron Rust, a Lyons Station native who owned funeral homes in New Haven and Boston and is a close friend of Howell.

  • Local man's album centers on relationships

    Most of us contemplate what God is thinking when he allows bizarre or terrible things to happen in our lives. Why does such a loving God allow homes, relationships and even families to be broken? 

    Rusty Wilson, youth minister at Union Christian Church, addresses those questions in his upcoming album titled, “I’ll make It Heaven.” This Christian centered, 11-track album talks about relationships – friendships, romantic relationships, families and ultimately our relationship with Christ.

  • LaRue Schools postponed today

    LaRue County is part of a winter storm warning that lasts through the day Tuesday.

    Classes have been canceled today for LaRue County Schools.

    Snowfall began around 9 p.m. Monday and this system is expected to bring as much as 4 inches. There is a chance that temperatures may warm briefly resulting in a chance over to light rain but snow will resume in the late afternoon or evening. Forecasters expect light snow on Wednesday as well.