Today's News

  • Patterson and Shirley are recipients of ALES award in February

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School librarian Cynthia Patterson and kindergarten assistant Kellie Shirley have been named the recipients of the February Lincoln Presidential Cabinet Award for certified and classified employees of the school. The award, presented monthly on the school’s local television station WABE, was a surprise to both ladies who work so hard for the school.

  • Heart transplant patient enjoyed every moment with family, friends

    I met Hubert Wright in 2002. He was sitting in the Hodgenville Service Center, spinning yarns and cracking jokes worthy of the late humorist Jerry Clower.

    When I learned he was a beekeeper, I asked to write a story about him. During that interview at his home in Magnolia, he told me about his heart.

    Hubert had a series of heart attacks in 1986. His cardiac muscle was nearly destroyed. His only chance at survival was for a heart transplant.

  • Lincoln would have been proud of his old hometown

    It is said that Robert Dale Owen, a social reformer and Indiana representative, cornered President Abraham Lincoln in November 1862 and read to him a long manuscript on spiritualism.

    Lincoln is said to have listened patiently and responded: "Well, for those who like that sort of thing, I should think it is just about the sort of thing they would like." (Anthony Gross, Lincoln’s Own Stories, 1902)

  • Girls' softball signups scheduled

    Girls’ youth softball sign-ups will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at LaRue County Parks and Recreation.

    The program is for ages 8 and younger and up to 14.

  • Aggression and hot bats key to Hawks’ success

    The LaRue County baseball season went into full swing Tuesday with a win over district foe Caverna.

    Head coach Chris Price said the Hawks have been working hard on their hitting and running. They hope to make a run on a district title and then have their sights on the regional prize.

    “I feel our hitting is pretty good,” Coach Price said, “but we’re going to have to bring our pitching along a little.”

    LaRue will be depending on Lane Smith, Scott Cox, Justin Chelf and Slade Owens to start the season in the rotation order respectively.

  • Main Street Kentucky celebrates anniversary

    Seven representatives of Main Street Hodgenville attended the celebration of the Kentucky Main Street Program’s 30th anniversary celebration Feb. 16 in Frankfort. Nearly 100 local main street managers and board members from across the Commonwealth heard a salute honoring the oldest and one of the largest statewide main street revitalization programs in the nation.

  • Preservation Kentucky to receive $100,000

    Preservation Kentucky Inc. will receive a $100,000 Partners in the Field matching grant. Preservation Kentucky is one of 21 recipients of the second round of the $5 million in the multi-year grant program that strengthens efforts of state and local preservation organizations across the country.

  • Bear spotted by Hodgenville officer

    Officer Donald Jewell was patrolling the outskirts of the city early Thursday when he spotted something unusual.

    The headlights on his cruiser revealed something big and black and four-legged walking along the edge of the roadway on KY 1618 – the connector road of Lincoln Parkway.

    Jewell radioed dispatch to report what he thought was a black bear wearing a red collar.

    “I thought I’d lost my mind,” he said.

    “When he heard the radio, he turned sideways and looked at me,” added Jewell.

  • Horse-of-the-year featured in Equestrian Magazine

    When Gordon and Jonel Priddy’s daughter Sara left the Arabian Western Pleasure competition to attend college, her parents were left with an important decision.

    “We could either continue as grooms, as we were for Sara, and hire someone else to ride,” said her father, “or we could groom and ride.” They decided on the latter choice.

  • Scholarship takes student to Australia

    Since graduating from LaRue County High School in 2003, Charlee Doom has experienced more adventures than Indiana Jones.

    She has swum with dolphins and whale sharks in Tanzania, survived a bout with malaria while living there in mud huts and tree houses and has been bitten by a kangaroo in Australia. 

    The quest continues as she embarks on her next venture – to serve as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar at the University of Western Australia in Perth.