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Today's News

  • Fine lines: HES club promotes handwriting

    When asked what is the secret to writing in cursive, fourth grade student Kaylee Morrow didn’t hesitate. “Be smart and always use swirls!” 

    As the role of handwriting evolves in the increasingly electronic 21st century, a recent club at Hodgenville Elementary School has been giving students a chance to learn their letters. This fall, HES’s after-school cursive club offered 3-5th graders instruction and practice in penmanship in a fun setting.

  • Ballot set for May Primary

    The ballots have been set for the 2018 Primary Election on Tuesday, May 22.

    The filing deadline ended on Tuesday, January 30 and 27 candidates have filed with several incumbents unopposed.

    Incumbent LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner (D) will face former LaRue County Judge/Executive Joe Pearman. Pearman served as county judge/executive for eight years and lost a bid for re-election to Turner in 1985. Turner has held the title office ever since.

  • Spinning History

    Sandi Coy of New Haven fell in love with the art of spinning when she was a teenager and never stopped. One of the newest volunteers at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Coy shares her love of history and fiber arts with guests at the Visitor Center. The LaRue County Herald News recently caught up with Sandi to ask about pioneer skills, socks and what it takes to just keep spinning.

    LCHN: How long have you been volunteering at the park and what made you decide you wanted to do this?

  • Wreathed in tradition: remembering Lincoln’s birthday

    It may be 209 years after his birthday, but Hodgenville still throws a party for its hometown President.

    Part of a longstanding LaRue County tradition, this Monday, February 12, the city will hold two wreath-laying ceremonies on Lincoln’s birthday, starting with an 8:30 a.m. observance at Statue Plaza on the square in downtown Hodgenville as well as a 10 a.m. program at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park.

    On the Square

  • Community meeting held for Buffalo Post Office

    The pieces of the puzzle are continuing to come together for the community of Buffalo as they are one step closer to having a post office once again.

    The U.S. Postal Service held a community meeting to provide those in attendance with an update in the process and also see if there were other feasible options for the post office.

  • Lincoln the athlete

    On Sunday, February 4, the Lincoln Museum opened a special, temporary exhibit focusing on Abraham Lincoln’s life as an athlete as part of the Hometown Teams Exhibit on display now in the Community Room in downtown Hodgenville.

    “Lincoln: The Athlete” featured materials from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the Library of Congress, the Lincoln Days Art Collection, the Lincoln Museum library, and research gathered from Lincoln scholars across the nation.

  • Whitlock joins new country band

    Blake Whitlock, former bass singer with the Stamps Quartet, is part of a contemporary country vocal group of young men, 4th and Main, who have been called modern-day Oak Ridge Boys and also a country boy band.

    Two members of the group based in Nashville have local ties. Whitlock is from LaRue County and Chase McDaniel from Greensburg. Randy Austin hails from Dallas and Chris Chavez from Detroit.

  • Second half of the audit of LaRue County Fiscal Court

    State Auditor Mike Harmon has released the audit of the financial statement of the LaRue County Fiscal Court for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.

  • UnCorked and Unstoppable: Corky Withrow charms Hodgenville

    It was an afternoon filled with laughs, jokes, stories, statistics, rivalries, and heartbreaks on Sunday, January 28 at the Hometown Teams exhbit. It was an afternoon of conversation between four authors about baseball and basketball in the state of Kentucky.

    Each one brought their unique perspectives to the round table conversation in the Lincoln Museum’s Community Room for a presentation about Corky Withrow as a part of the Hometown Teams exhibit on display through February 24.

  • School employee arrested

    An employee of the LaRue County School system was arrested for first degree sexual abuse on Wednesday, January 24.

    Joseph William Sweat, 35, of Elizabethtown was arrested at 9:25 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24 by the Elizabethtown Police Department at their headquarters after he was brought in for questioning.

    According to the arrest citation, a mother reported the incident to EPD and brought her eight-year-old daughter to EPD headquarters. The daughter told her mother that Sweat, a family friend, had been touching her genitals and making her touch his genitals.