Today's News

  • LaRue County Chamber of Commerce second annual Winter Gala

    Thank you seems inadequate to the sponsorship received and work that it took in making the 2nd Annual Winter Gala a huge success.

  • Giving back through books

    Each Friday after his classes are finished, Andrew Coy makes the 35-minute drive along Highway 210 back to Hodgenville and wakes up every Saturday excited for a chance to help out in his hometown.

    Currently a sophomore at Campbellsville University, Coy spends his Saturdays and summers working at the LaRue County Public Library. Starting in June 2016, Coy said he was looking for a job to supplement the cost of college that would also fit his school schedule when he thought of the library.

  • Embry found guilty

    A jury returned a guilty verdict, Friday, February 16, 2018 in LaRue County District Court concerning an ongoing animal cruelty case that began in December of 2015.

    Jane Embry of Magnolia was found guilty of 100 counts of second degree cruelty to animals. As a result, Embry will serve ten days in jail per count, which totals 1,000 days. However, Embry can only serve a maximum of 365 days (one year) in jail because all the charges are misdemeanors. Embry will pay a $500 fine per count, which totals $50,000.

  • 15 apply for LCS superintendent

    Fourteen men and one woman have completed applications to be LaRue County Schools’ superintendent once current superintendent Sam Sanders retires this summer.

    Applicants include four current district superintendents, eight central office personnel, and three principals, according to a list presented at the first joint meeting of the superintendent search committee held at the LaRue County Board of Education on February 15.

  • Hanging it up

    A well-known LaRue County servant will retire later this year and will not seek reelection after serving in his position for almost two decades.

    LaRue County Circuit Clerk Larry Bell took office in November 2000 after being appointed to the vacant seat left by former Circuit Clerk Ruth Ann Brown. Bell won the election for the seat in 2000 and officially started his first term on January 2001.

  • Second alcohol petition filed

    After receiving the news of not having enough valid signatures on a previous petition, a Hodgenville woman has now filed a second petition to calling for a special election to determine if alcohol should be sold in the city limits of Hodgenville.

    Lisa Reidner, the person who started both petitions, filed the second petition with the LaRue County Clerk on Friday, February 16. Reidner said she collected 529 signatures this time, which is more than the required amount and Reidner believes enough of them will be valid.

  • LINCOLN DAYS LUNCHEON – Celebrating Hodgenville’s Bicentennial

    On Sunday, February 18, 2018, a sold-out crowd filled the Hodgenville Woman’s Club for the annual Lincoln Days Luncheon. While this event usually takes place on Lincoln’s birthday (February 12), this year’s event was moved to a Sunday afternoon to allow for more time to commemorate the celebration of Hodgenville’s Bicentennial.

  • LaRue County celebrates FFA week

    Walking into the FFA classrooms at LaRue County High School you could see students laughing while learning. Through one door, groups crawled on all fours helping each other complete a teamwork challenge. Two doors down, students crumpled up red post it-notes representing negative thoughts and replaced them with positive, green ones.

     “Positive thinking—” explained student leader Gracie Furnish of Cynthiana, Kentucky, “—that is how we’re going to change the world.”

  • “The Summit”

    Dangerfield Road residents Gary and D.J. Canter, after gaining insight from a mission trip to Northern Ireland last fall, have embarked on a mission of their own here in LaRue County.

    “We want a gathering place for youth that will allow them to connect in a wholesome environment,” said D.J., who like her husband is a retired LaRue County school teacher.

  • Soybean week recognized in Kentucky

    Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles proclaimed the week of March 5 as Soybean Week in the Commonwealth, and the farmer-leaders of the Kentucky Soybean Association and the Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board took to the state capitol to spread the word. Farmers also expressed their appreciation for the recognition of this vitally important crop to Commissioner Quarles.