Today's News

  • Hawks fall in Pigskin Classic

    The LaRue County Hawks came up short in Saturday night’s Pigskin Classic against the North Hardin Trojans. The Hawks fell 32-6 in their first home game of the season.

    “(North) is a very quick team and will make you cover them from sideline to sideline,” defensive coach Josh Jaggers said.

    The Trojans run a spread offense and use an aerial attack that is countered by a running game. Usually in a spread offense, it’s the running game that is countered by a passing attack. North had 336 yards passing and 104 yards rushing.

  • Downtown businesses may be added to National Register

    The Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board will consider nine nominations for listing in the National Register of Historic Places during its next meeting 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, in the Perkins Building on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond.

    Nominations to be considered include an expansion of Hodgenville’s Commercial Historic District, three Greek Revival houses in Taylor County and a Queen Anne residence in Middlesboro.

  • Unhappy with store’s practices

    I am writing to share my recent experience with a store in the area. On Aug. 16 – a very hot day – I stopped by the store to pick up dog food. Upon my entering I was welcomed with a very cool blast of air flowing freely out of the door. I began to question the reasoning in such a wasteful action.

  • County road supervisor provides update on work

    Timmy Brown, county road supervisor, reported to LaRue Fiscal Court at Tuesday's meeting that crews have patched tile cuts on Jones Street, Barren Run, Airline and Whitlock roads.

    “Crews have started leveling and chip sealing the Levelwoods area, mow-trimming in various parts of the county,” said Brown. 

    Fourth District Magistrate W.L. Miller requested the department trim some trees on Charlie Ragland Road and Turner asked Brown to check a plugged tile on Thomas Lane.


  • Thursday morning walking group begins

    The LaRue County Extension Service is sponsoring a six-week walking club Sept. 3-Oct. 8. The group meets 8-9 a.m. Thursdays at Creekfront Park. At 2 p.m. Oct. 11, the group will meet at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

    For more information, call 358-3401.

  • New Historic District could add to businesses on historic register

    Hodgenville’s downtown historic district may be expanded from the area originally given that designation. The new district would include Lincoln Square and the next circle of properties one street away from the square. Property owners and community leaders and others interested in the issue met Aug. 20 in the Lincoln Museum Community Room to hear National Register Coordinator Marty Perry. The meeting was coordinated and hosted by Main Street.

  • Boys' Basketball Boosters plan golf benefit

    The LaRue County High School Boys' Basketball Boosters will host its fifth annual golf scramble at 9 a.m. Aug. 29 at the LaRue County Country Club.

    Bring your own four-person team or sign up and be placed on a team. The entry fee is $50 per player and includes a goody bag, free lunch, cart if needed.

    Cash prizes given to first, second, third and ninth places. Closest to pin prizes will be offered on all par 3 holes. There also is a longest drive contest and longest putt contest.

    All proceeds benefit LCHS Boys Basketball Boosters.

  • Four months added to escaped inmate’s sentence

    A LaRue County Jail inmate will serve an additional four months after pleading guilty to an amended charge of third-degree escape Aug. 18.

    Ryan David Robinson, 25, of Sandridge Road, Magnolia, was serving a 179-day sentence on contempt charges after failing to pay child support. According to court documents, he was required to pay $218 per month and was in arrears more than $1,100.

  • Fiscal Court approves compensating tax rate

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved a compensating tax rate of 16.5 cents per $100 of assessment at its meeting Tuesday at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    Although higher than the 15.8 cents levied last year, County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner expects the new rate to bring in less money.

    “There are several factors that account for this, but two of the bigger ones are homestead exemption and motor vehicle valuation,” Turner said.

  • LaRue County is vital to HMH's business, hospital president says

    Mixing personal experience, industry statistics and business philosophy, the leader of Hardin Memorial Hospital described the changing face of health care during the Aug. 19 luncheon meeting of the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce.

    David Gray, HMH’s president for the past dozen years, said LaRue is a vital part of the Elizabethtown hospital’s business model. Gray said 78 percent of the LaRue County adults admitted to a Kentucky hospital selected HMH. That’s the greatest market penetration in the hospital’s service area.