Today's News

  • Train hold up benefits Crusade


    Robbers rode straight out of history Saturday to hold up a train bound for New Haven.

    But the loot they scored is headed for a good cause.

    The hold-up was part of “The Great Train Robbery” re-enactment at the Kentucky Railway Museum.

    The event is a regularly-scheduled fundraiser for the Crusade for Children charity that gives train passengers a taste of the Old West.

  • Not eligible for a license, 13-year-old enjoys racing

    Chance Sheldon is a 13-year-old 8th grader at LaRue County Middle School. He enjoys sports and video games and all the other things a 13 year-old boy would. Sheldon prefers Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Matt Kenseth, Xbox to Playstation and Battlefield 3 to Call of Duty. The difference between Sheldon and most 13 year-olds is he also enjoys drag racing, at 56 mph, in junior rail cars, against guys with actual drivers licenses.

  • Parks mark Founders Day with special programs


    National parks including Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park will celebrate Founders Day with special programs Saturday.

    The Hodgenville park will host a free Junior Rangers Program at 10 a.m., noon and 1 and 3 p.m.

    “We’re going to be talking about the founding of the park service, the type of resources the park service preserves and the many hats of the employees of the program,” Park Superintendent Bill Justice said.

  • Play auditions held Aug. 24

    Auditions for the LaRue County Speech and Drama Community Theater production of Neil Simon's "God's Favorite" will be Friday, August 24 at 6 p.m. in the LCHS auditorium. Contact Katy Blair Cecil at LCHS with questions.

  • Suspected meth lab also yields road signs

    Two people were arrested last Friday in connection with methamphetamine production in Hodgenville.

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office received a call at approximately 3 p.m. Friday afternoon from Carol Routte, age 48, regarding a possible domestic violence situation on Herbert Howell Rd. with boyfriend Roberto Gonzalez, 49.

  • Governor’s Scholars include 7 from LaRue


    Governor Steve Beshear congratulated the 1,073 outstanding Kentucky high school juniors who attended this year’s Governor’s Scholars Program for five weeks in June and July.

    “The Governor’s Scholars Program is an outstanding educational experience for Kentucky, and one I’m proud to say both of my sons had the opportunity to enjoy years ago,” Gov. Beshear said. “My congratulations go out to those young Kentuckians who had the great opportunity to share in this exciting program.”

  • Buckle up or prepare to meet Hodgenville’s Officer Sherrard

    Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson presented Officer Doug Sherrard with the Governor’s Award for Occupant Protection Enforcement Thursday.

    The award is for “life-saving achievement in reducing highway fatalities and injuries” and was presented to Sherrard because he wrote the most seatbelt tickets on the Hodgenville police force this year.

    It is in conjunction with Kentucky’s Click it or Ticket campaign promoting seat-belt usage.

  • Restaurant tax action delayed

      An expected vote on a new tax on prepared food has been delayed.          

  • Job completes Misty’s journey

    You could say Misty Wilmoth has come full-circle in her life.

    As someone who participated in LaRue County 4-H activities since she was old enough to do so, Wilmoth is now the 4-H county extension agent in LaRue, helping kids gain the same experiences that she had as a child. 

    “I can use my past experiences to try and get youth involved today,” she said. “I’m not just some adult telling you to get involved; they can see how it’s helped me.” 

  • LaRue among best in state grad rates