Today's News

  • A man’s best friend

    The relationship between Steve Skaggs’ and his 12-year-old golden retriever Buck is much more than that of a man and his dog.

    In their years together, the Lincoln Boulevard resident and his furry friend have formed a special bond of duck hunter and dog that has stretched from the swampy fields near the Mighty Mississippi to the slick banks rimming Rolling Fork River.

  • Bus crash on Attilla

    A LaRue County school bus was involved in an accident on Thursday, February 22.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, they were notified about the accident at 2:46 p.m. and arrived on scene at 3:02 p.m. LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy said the time delay was due to the distance to the scene on Attilla Road from Hodgenville.

  • Wet/dry vote scheduled

    After almost a year, it is finally official that registered voters in the City of Hodgenville will head to the polls to determine if alcohol should be sold in city limits.

    The wet-dry vote is scheduled for April 17, 2018 to determine if alcohol can be sold in restaurants or businesses in the City of Hodgenville. Only registered voters in the city limits of Hodgenville in the following precincts can vote: Hodgenville West, Hodgenville and Hodgenville East.

  • LaRue Co. flooded with floods

    LaRue County may have been spared from the worst of the flooding issues throughout the state, but the county received its fair share of problems.

    The recent clipper rain and storm systems that swept through the state last week, dumped a total of 5 to 7 inches of rain in LaRue County, according to Dennis Wells, LaRue County Emergency Management Director.

  • Managing trees at Lincoln’s birthplace

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park is working hard to clear out the old and make room for the new when it comes to trees on park grounds.

    Robert Beam, chief forester with the Kentucky Division of Forestry, was at the park on Thursday, February 22 as the park was planting chestnut trees on their grounds.

  • Embry sentencing postponed

    It was supposed to be a routine sentencing on February 21, 2018 for Jane Embry, who was found guilty of 100 counts of animal cruelty by a jury on Friday, February 16, but the sentencing took a twist as Jane Embry’s lawyer, Robert Fredrick Smith, filed a motion minutes before the time of her sentencing that asked for a mistrial claiming that the jury’s verdict was tainted.

  • 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.