Today's News

  • Hodgenville Elementary School Honor Roll - Third Quarter - 2015

     Third quarter

    All A’s

  • Hinton's a certified farm market

     Hinton’s Orchard & Farm Market of LaRue County is one of the 98 certified farm markets across the Commonwealth recently accepted into the 2015 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program.

    In joining the KFB Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, Hinton’s Orchard & Farm Market has committed to offering quality products and service. Its acceptance by Farm Bureau tells customers that Hinton’s Orchard & Farm Market meets the highest standards of quality, freshness, and marketing appeal.

  • First Baptist celebrates Usher Day

     The late Rev. Dixon Connor organized the First Baptist Usher Board in 1957. 

    Liza Lasley was named “Mother of the Usher Board.” The members of the first usher board were Blond Goodin, Alfred Moore, Rev. Ralph and Ruth Reed, Ora Sloan, Liza Lasley, Maxine Powell, and Regina “Johnny” Montgomery, who all are deceased. These members served for three years with three new additions added. They were R.B. Smith (deceased), Joe Louis Smith and Don Burbridge. 

    Our recent member, Darrell Williams, and R.B. Smith passed away March 7.

  • School Calendar - April 1, 2015


    School out

    Spring break is April 6-10.


    Last day of school

    The last day of school for LaRue students is May 28.


    School board dates

    The LaRue County School Board meets at 7 p.m. at LaRue County High School on the following dates: April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 (LaRue County Middle School) and Dec. 21 (Abraham Lincoln Elementary School).


  • Scholarships - April 1, 2015

     Leadership LaRue

    Leadership LaRue County will award a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior from LaRue public or private schools, or an adult wishing to begin an educational program. Essay, high school transcript and letters of recommendation required. Application available at LCHS guidance counselor’s office or The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce. Deadline is April 1.


    Bluegrass Cellular

  • TOUCH POINTS: On this rock I will build my church

     Jesus said, “I will build my church” (ecclesia). And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

    “Ecclesia” means a called out assembly or congregation; political (Acts 19:39); Christian (Ephesians 1:22,23); or national (Acts 7:38).

    God calls the saved out of the world to congregate in worship. This is the church in the world – in it but not of it. Jesus’ church is not synonymous with Christendom (Christians as a whole).

  • Church Calendar - April 1, 2015

     Easter egg hunt at Parkway

    Parkway Baptist Church, Old Sonora Road, Hodgenville, will hold an Easter egg hunt 2 p.m. April 4. Games, prizes, food, girls’ and boys’ bike giveaway.


    Easter programs at Magnolia Cumberland

    Magnolia Cumberland Presbyterian Church will hold several Easter presentations: 7 p.m. April 2 (Maundy Thursday), and a cantata, “Jesus Saves,” 7 p.m. April 3 and 10:45 a.m. April 5.


  • PHOTO: Christian Women meet

     The Christian Women’s Fellowship of the Hodgenville Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) hosted a Ladies’ Night March 17 in their newly remodeled annex on Lincoln Square.

    Women from Union, Salem, Rolling Fork and White Mills Christian churches were invited to attend the St. Patrick’s Day meal with Linda Jones as guest speaker. 

  • State Auditor: Interim sheriff should have prepared quarterly reports

     Adam H. Edelen 

    The state auditor’s office released recently the 2013 financial statement of LaRue County Sheriff Merle Edlin.

    Edlin was appointed sheriff on March 1, 2013, to fulfill the term of former sheriff Bobby Shoffner. The report is for March 1 to Dec. 31, 2013 only.

    The sheriff’s office handled $269,940 in revenue in that timeframe, and had $172,356 in expenditures.

    The audit made three observations:

  • Two charged with promoting contraband

    Two people were indicted on drug charges March 16 by a LaRue County grand jury.
    Timothy A. Rollin, 38, and Kayla M. Mitchell, 25, both of Hodgenville, were charged each with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (less than two grams of methamphetamine), and complicity; and first-degree promoting contraband, and complicity.
    They are accused of possessing the illegal substance with the intent to sell – and in “introducing coffee filters soaked in methamphetamine residue into the LaRue County Detention Center.”