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Today's News

  • Baking some smiles

    One LaRue county girl and her family have ‘baked’ up a way to surprise residents at Sunrise Manor with a Mother’s day treat.

    Josie Garris, daughter of Eric and Summer Garris, got the idea to make cookies for Sunrise Manor from her grandmother, Raymonda Jaggers.

    “My grandma thought it would be nice for me to start a project to help people,” Garris said.

  • School board discuses how to meet needs with available funds

    In a working session following a special meeting May 3 at its office in Hodgenville, LaRue County Board of Education members wrestled with the problem of trying to meet district and school needs with available funds.

    Among those needs discussed was the cost of maintaining and updating the Digital Learning (laptops) Initiative in which every student has access to a computer.

  • Running for Jaden

    As an exhausted Cara Hill approached the finish line of the Kentucky Derby Mini Marathon, she had one person on her mind and that person was Jaden.

    Jaden McBride, 8, of Hodgenville has cerebral palsy, which is a group of neurological disorders that appear in infancy or early childhood and permanently affect body movement, muscle coordination, and balance. Cara Hill has been McBride’s own personal assistant at Hodgenville Elementary School during the 2015-2016 school year.

  • Man arrested for suspected heroin possession

    A man was arrested for suspected heroin possession after police made a traffic stop on Hwy 210 near Hodgenville.

    Arrested at the scene was Daniel C. Vanmeter, 28, of Louisville.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, Vanmeter was traveling southbound on Lincoln Parkway when officers clocked him traveling 75 MPH in a 55 MPH zone. Officers also noticed Vanmeter was swerving on the roadway.

  • First reading of amended ordinance heard

    Aside from approving the April 11 meeting minutes and the monthly financial statements, the Hodgenville City Council heard the first reading of an amended ordinance relating to occupation, trade and professional licenses.

  • Decline of the dairy farm

    Since the 1970s LaRue County has seen a steady decline in dairy farms. LaRue county once had 150 dairy farms. A number of factors have contributed to their demise and now LaRue county is left with only a couple of dairy farms.

    Gordon McDowell began working for Kentucky Artificial Breeders Association, KABA, when he got out of high school in 1957. He and his family also had their own dairy farm.

    “When I started working for the KABA, that’s when people first started using Artificial Insemination, associated with select sires.” McDowell said,

  • Jack of all trades

    A lot of collectors specialize in one particular item, but the large collection of items for one LaRue County man ranges from model airplanes to Volkswagen Beetles.

    Phillip Atherton of Magnolia has been collecting and renovating items all of his life. He collects and restores model airplanes, bicycles, Volkswagen Beetles and more.

    His interest for collecting and renovating started with model airplanes when he was a young boy growing up in Hodgenville during the 1950s.

  • Free Ice cream and Derby hat event

    Kentucky Derby is just around the corner, but if getting out among crowds of party goers and sipping mint julep isn’t your style, you can still find derby fun close to home.

    What started as a fun move to get more Facebook likes has turned into a fun local event for Sweet Shoppe owner Pat Durham.

  • Kicks for kids

    Students at Hodgenville Elementary School have all received a new pair of shoes last Friday as part of a ministry offered by Freedom’s Way Church in Hodgenville.

    Last year the church gave shoes to students at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School through a program they learned about the Rural Compassion program, a branch of Convoy of Hope, that provides new, name brand shoes to rural schools.

  • State highway projects finalized for LaRue County

    More than $1,000,000 in funds have been set aside in the state construction plan to improve access from Hodgenville to I-65.

    According to the 2016-2018 Biennial Highway Construction Plan, $2,580,000 will be spent on road projects with the largest project being a reconstruction-rehabilitation and improvement project on KY 222 for $1,000,000.