Today's News

  • KDE looking to fill school board vacancy

    The Kentucky Department of Education is now taking applications for the vacant school board seat of division 2, which includes the districts of Hodgenville East and White City.

    The LaRue County Board of Education is in charge of gathering the applications for KDE. Those interested can apply and the deadline is Tuesday, February 7. For more information about the requirements see page 12A under legal notices.

  • Fiscal Court revisits sign ordinance

    Paul Lassanske, chairman of the Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Commission, urged magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville on January 10 to reconsider passing a signage ordinance pertaining to the viewshed area.

    Last month, in a 3-2 vote, LaRue County Fiscal Court refused to approve second reading of an ordinance restricting commercial signs placed in the viewshed area along Lincoln Parkway, U.S. 31-E between Hodgenville and Bardstown, and U.S. 61 from Hodgenville to Lincoln’s birthplace.

  • Lincoln's Birthday 5K scheduled for March

    The Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization will be hosting the second annual Lincoln’s Birthday 5K Run/Walk on March 4 at 9 a.m. starting at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.  

    Race Coordinator Misty Bivens said it will be a flat and fast course. She also said it is an excellent course for your first 5K or if you are looking for a new personal record.  

  • Cruse receives ExCEL award

    Teachers, students, elected officials, family and friends came together on Wednesday, January 11 at LaRue County High School to celebrate the 2017 LaRue County ExCEL award recipient, Houston Cruse, an LCHS teacher who through his positive impact has helped students rise to unexpected levels of achievement.

    The WHAS11 and LG&E-KU Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership Award recognizes and rewards the contributions of public schools and the teaching profession to the development and well-being of young people and the community.

  • Embry charges reinstated

    After having her charges dropped in court because she was believed to be deceased, Jane Embry of Magnolia has now had her charges reinstated.

    As a result of the confusion, Embry’s case was reviewed in LaRue County District Court on Wednesday, January 11. Embry was in court that morning while other cases were being reviewed, but she was not present when her case was reviewed. Embry’s lawyer, Robert Fredrick Smith of Louisville, was also not present in court.

  • Historic tool wielded by Roosevelt

    For years, local Lincoln historian Carl Howell, Jr., has owned the original signed speech President Theodore Roosevelt gave on February 12, 1909, when he dedicated the laying of the cornerstone for the construction of the memorial building housing the symbolic cabin birthplace of Abraham Lincoln.

    This year, another bit of history related to that occasion was brought to LaRue County when Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park displayed in a temporary exhibit the silver trowel Roosevelt used when applying mortar to the cornerstone.

  • Chamber to host Winter Gala

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 1st ever Winter Gala in February.

    The event will feature a buffet, live music, dancing, and the proceeds from this event will benefit qualifying LaRue County High School students the cost of tickets to this year’s LaRue County High School Prom.

  • Accident causes power outage

    The electric was out for several hours for some residents in Magnolia while KU repaired an electric pole and power lines after a vehicle accident last Saturday, January 14.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, a Chevy Silverado truck driven by Ben Perkins, 19, of Hodgenville was traveling north on Mill Road when he reportedly lost control of the vehicle in a curve, causing him to hit a fence and strike an electric pole.

  • Cold snap, snow cause problems

    Snow brought school closures and slick road conditions to LaRue County last week with snowfall totals averaging one to two inches in some areas by Friday, January 6.

    LaRue County Schools were closed last Thursday and Friday due to unfavorable road conditions. The bitter cold caused water line breaks for the city and LaRue County High School.

    Freezing water lines

    The City of Hodgenville battled bitter cold as a water main broke in front of Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery on Greensburg Street in Hodgenville last Friday night.

  • Spring burning ban in effect

    LaRue County Emergency Management is reminding people about the statewide burning restrictions for the spring forest fire season.

    The law prohibits any person to burn between the daylight hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. It began on February 15 and lasts until April 30 and it is in effect for every county in Kentucky.