Today's News

  • Test wells drilled at old laundromat

    A state contractor drilled several test wells at the site of a former drycleaner and laundromat in Hodgenville.

    A work crew with Chase Environmental Group of Louisville drilled six new testing wells at the site on Smith Street. The wells check the amount of soil and water contamination that has been caused by the old underground storage tanks.

  • DUI semi driver causes accident

    A truck driver was arrested on Monday, October 3 after turning over the semi-truck he was driving on North L and N Turnpike near Hodgenville.

    Arrested at the scene was Robert Joseph Shewmaker Jr., 46, of Sault Saint Marie, Michigan.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Brian Smith responded to a single semi-truck accident on North L and N Turnpike. When Smith arrived on the scene, he noticed that the driver of the wrecked semi-truck, Shewmaker, was unsteady on his feet and had slurred speech.

  • Detre appointed to Planning and Zoning board

    LaRue County Fiscal court, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville September 27, appointed John Detre to Planning and Zoning’s Board of Adjustments and LaRue County Library’s Board of Trustees.

    Both terms expire June 30, 2020, as does the term of Paul Lassanske who was reappointed to the Board of Adjustments.

  • Lincoln Days this weekend

    The 45th annual Lincoln Days Celebration is upon us with a schedule full of activities and entertainment there is sure to be something for everyone.

    The Lincoln Days theme this year, 100 Years of Memories, is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park.

    “Whether it’s making new memories or reflecting on past memories of the park and of Lincoln Days; this year is all about memories,” Lincoln Days President Sarah Quesenberry said.

  • New Halloween attraction in LaRue

    Thrill seekers will no longer have to travel outside of LaRue County for some safe and fun Halloween Horror.

    LaRue County Fairgrounds Haunted Barn will be opening Friday, September 30 at dark. Visitors can make their way through the haunted barn and there will also be a hay ride.

  • New coaches named to replace Ford

    LaRue County Middle School assistant principal James Slaven has been named head coach of the LCHS Lady Hawks varsity basketball team.

    Slaven replaces Kelton “Simon” Ford who resigned on Monday, September 19 after he was indicted for first degree sexual abuse. Ford was arrested last Tuesday and he was released on a $5,000 cash bond from LaRue County Detention Center on the same day. His arraignment is scheduled for Monday, October 3 in LaRue County Circuit Court at 9 a.m.

  • A spark of life through Luke 14

    The second annual Luke 14 party to honor disabled individuals was held at the Hardin County Fairgrounds last Saturday with approximately 400 people in attendance.

    The event featured a pirate theme with games and activities aimed at giving people with disabilities and their caretakers the opportunity to have fun in a caring family environment.

    Event coordinator Gary Rock of Hodgenville explained that Luke 14 offers disabled people a unique experience of having some of the same fun that everyone else gets to experience.

  • LaRue fire departments participate in fire prevention campaign

    The American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign is partnering with two LaRue County fire departments during Fire Prevention Week on October 9-15 to help people take several fire prevention measures in their homes.

    Firefighters with the Sonora Fire Department and the Buffalo Fire Department will be installing and replacing smoke alarms, replacing batteries in smoke alarms as needed and helping families to develop a fire safety plan. The program is offered at no charge to the residents.

  • Lincoln Days 2016 Art Show

    Lincoln Days and the Lincoln Museum presented the 45th Annual Lincoln Days Art Show and Opening reception on Sunday, September 25, 2016. Area homemakers provided cookies for the reception which was well attended by participating artists and community members.

  • Several people indicted by Grand Jury

    Fourteen people were indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on Monday, September 19.