Today's News

  • Fairground Frights: Haunted Barn returns to LaRue County

    Walking into the old barn at the fairgrounds, red lights flash against the walls. Feet step timidly through fog machines into a maze of livestock stalls filled with spooky creature such as zombies werewolves and clowns. Bang! Boo! Rar! It’s not hard to find your way through the haunted barn—just follow the screams.

    Returning to the LaRue County fairgrounds for its second year, the Haunted Barn brings bigger fun and more frights to the community for a good cause.

  • Wheeling for a cause

    A Wisconsin man came through LaRue County last weekend to promote his cause of raising awareness and giving back to those who have impacted his life.

  • Lincoln Days in the past

    Visitors to Lincoln Days can expect, except for the occasional exception such as this past weekend, dry weather and mild temperatures to welcome them to the event held each year in October.

    The weather was much colder, however, with raw winds and occasional snow squalls when the festivities were held for the first several years in February, Abraham Lincoln’s birth month.

    “It was cold as ice,” recalled Iris LaRue, Lincoln Museum director and past Lincoln Days, Inc., president. “Most of the time, we were in the deep freeze.”

  • Seeing Stars: Night Sky Program returns to Knob Creek Boyhood Home

    For the second year, the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park will host a Night Sky program on Friday, October 13 at the Knob Creek Boyhood Home. Providing hot cider and telescopes, the event gives the public an opportunity to experience the local night sky with minimal light pollution in a relaxed, educational setting.

  • Shoffner case continued again

    For the second time, the sentencing for former LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner has been continued until later this month.

    The postponement was the second time Shoffner’s sentencing in his embezzlement case had been postponed since it was first scheduled on September 21. After being rescheduled to September 27, his sentencing was postponed again until Tuesday, October 24.

  • You’re Not Alone

    With a little over a year since being diagnosed with a progressive form of breast cancer, one LaRue County woman and her family are using their story to help others battling breast cancer.

    Tabitha “Tabi” Smith of Hodgenville said her life changed forever on September 30, 2016 when she was preparing to shower and found a lump on her left breast. Discovering that lump would be the beginning of a long journey.

  • Teal Pumpkin Project

    Though most families are greeted by orange Trick or Treat pumpkins as they make their rounds this Halloween, some homes may have teal-colored jack-o-lanterns in their display.

    “Teal is the color associated with food allergies,” said Sara Mullins. “So, the teal pumpkin is put on display to show that a house has nonfood treats instead of candy.”

  • LaRue Countian is Drawn to Art

    The featured artist at the LaRue County Public Library for the month of October is Kaila Lamas. Drawn to art from an early age, Lamas started experimenting with art in kindergarten—and never stopped.

    “I’ve been painting and drawing since I was five,” she said. “In kindergarten I picked up the teacher’s clipboard with activities and there was a tracing station. We traced pictures from coloring books and I decided that I liked it. I took a few classes in high school but I’m mostly self taught.”

  • Preparing for Lincoln Days

    Newly-cleaned statues on the square; a new quilt block in the park; hundreds of crayon-colored Abe Lincolns in downtown storefront windows. If you haven’t noticed, Lincoln Days is right around the corner. As Hodgenville prepares for its annual Fall festival, old traditions return as the town prepares for new memories in the making.

    Going into the weekend, here are a few things to know to help visitors prepare for the 2017 Lincoln Days festival.


  • 2017 Lincoln Days schedule

    Saturday, October 7, 2017

    7–9:30 a.m.

    Traditional Country Breakfast –

    Hodgenville Woman’s Club

    8 a.m.

    National Anthem,

    My Old Kentucky Home

    9 a.m.–1 p.m

    Antique Tractor Show – CreekFront Park

    10 a.m.

    Quilt Show – Christian Church

    Art Show – Community Room

    10:30 a.m.

    Pioneer Games – CreekFront Park

    Little Abe & Sarah Contests – Main Stage