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Today's News

  • The art of showing at the fair

    What began as a favor to a friend in the early 1980s has resulted in two generations of Danny and Phyllis Gentry’s family showing beef cattle at county and state fairs.

    “A person who didn’t have children needed a young man to show cattle for him,” explained Phyllis Gentry whose Gentry Farms is located on Blanton Road just outside of New Haven. “Our son, John, who was about 10 or 11 at the time, agreed to show the man’s cattle.”

    The young boy liked showing so well that he soon asked his parents for his own show heifer.

  • Ford case continued

    The sexual abuse case for the former head coach of the LaRue County High School and Middle School girls’ basketball teams has been continued.

  • Barn revival coming to Magnolia

    Outdoor revivals used to be a fairly common event, however, they don’t happen as often as they once did. Dying out, perhaps, as air conditioning became popular and the need for an open air space was no longer a necessity to host the large crowds gathering for revival.

    For one week, a retired preacher will host one of these unique outdoor spiritual events in his 60 by 70 foot barn located at 3141 Sand Ridge Road in Magnolia.

  • House fire

    A home on McDowell Road that is owned by Mike Zahrndt, sustained major damage when it caught on fire May 31.

    According to LaRue County Fire Chief Jason Sadler, Zahrndt’s wife and oldest son were on the back porch of the home when the fire started in the bedroom. He said the oldest son was able to get his three-year-old brother out of the home.

    Zahrndt’s wife filled up a mixing bowl in the bathroom to attempt to put the fire out in the bedroom, but flames had already spread too much.

  • City utility line work begins

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore is asking for motorists to be cautious of crews working on the various utility line projects in city limits.

    DeVore said crews will be replacing water lines on South Lincoln Boulevard starting sometime this week or the beginning of next week, depending on the weather. He said a lot of heavy equipment will be using the nearby roadways as they work on the projects.

  • Kids Zone at the Fair

    Kids will be the focus at a Kids’ Zone at the LaRue County Fair from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday.

    The zone is sponsored by the LaRue County Public Library.

    “The Kids Zone will be in the air conditioned room off the stage in the Morrison building,” Crystal Packard said.

    The Kids’ Zone will feature play centers set up with blocks, cars, a play house, puppets, coloring center books and more, according to Packard.

  • Bigfoot coming to LaRue

    The LaRue County Public Library will have a Bigfoot presentation at the Hodgenville Civic Center at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 23.

    The event is hosted by the LaRue County Public Library and will feature the renowned Charlie Raymond, who is the founder of the Kentucky Bigfoot Research Organization. Raymond has been featured on the History Channel, Animal Planet and the BBC.

    Library Director Dana Jolly said she got the idea from the Spencer County Public Library who told her they had a program with Raymond and it was well attended.

  • LaRue County Relay for Life

    LaRue County Relay For Life Event is this weekend.

    Saturday, June 3, 2017
    2:00 p.m.. – Midnight
    Downtown Hodgenville, KY

  • Two arrested after death investigation

    Two people were arrested last week as the result of a death investigation into the death of a LaRue County woman earlier this month.

    Loyd W. Sadler, 58 and Lora L. Sadler, 54, were both arrested on warrants for first degree criminal abuse on Wednesday, May 24. The charges stem from the death investigation of Mary Jane King, 68, of Upton.

  • 110 Years of the Fair

    This year’s LaRue County Fair continues a long tradition that only LaRue County can claim. Notably the longest continuous running fair in Kentucky, LaRue County Fair is in its 110th year.

    Throughout the years, like most venues or long standing events, the fair has seen its ups and downs, but this year’s fair has something to brag about for the first time in a long time, it’s out of debt.