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Today's News

  • Reed retires after 16 years

    As Lauralene “Luke” Reed prepares to retire after 16 years as LaRue County treasurer, her daughter-in-law Olivia Reed is ready to assume the responsibilities of the office.

    “I think God has always prepared me for the jobs I’ve held during my career,” said Luke who lives with her husband of 40 years, Willie, on their farm on Walter Reed Road. “It seemed each job I had gave me the skills I needed for the next one.”

  • Drug overdose awareness event scheduled

    A local event for International Drug Overdose Awareness day will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31 at Hodgenville City Hall.

    The Hodgenville Police Department is working together with Vicki Dawley, who organized the first overdose awareness event last year which was held at CreekFront Park.

    Dawley said thousands of people die from a drug overdose every year. She said some survive but suffer a permanent injury, which has a devastating impact on their families and friends.

  • Celebrating 100 years with President Wilson

    Celebrating 100 Years continues at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park on August 27-28 when President Woodrow Wilson will relive his 1916 visit to Hodgenville.

    President Wilson came to the Park on September 4, 1916, to accept the birthplace property deed on behalf of the American people.   2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Park and the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

  • LaRue gears up for State Fair

    From cupcakes, fudge and hams to cattle, rabbits and crafts, many LaRue County residents are getting ready for the state fair.

    Several local businesses are going to set up shop at the Kentucky State Fair including Sugar Fashion Cakes, Sarah Anthony, who said it’s her first time at the state fair as a vendor.

    “This is our first year doing the state fair,” Anthony said. “We’ve been making around 1,000 cupcakes a day.”

  • Woman seriously injured in accident
  • State auditors examine BFD

    Kentucky Auditor Mike Harmon’s Office recently released their results of a special examination of alleged misuse of public funds by the department’s former Buffalo fire department chief Wendell Perkins.

  • Eight file for Hodgenville city council

    The filing deadline for local city council and school board races ended last Tuesday with a crowded field of eight for the Hodgenville City Council race that includes four incumbents, a former council member a former police chief and two local business owners.

    Incumbents who filed for reelection were Larry Davis, Sharon Hornback, Bonnie Clark and Mitchell Key. Davis, Hornback and Key are all filing for their second term. Clark is filing for her fifth term.

  • Slaven named Lady Hawks basketball coach

    LaRue County Middle School assistant principal James Slaven has been named head coach of the LCHS Lady Hawks varsity basketball team.

    Slaven replaces Kelton “Simon” Ford who resigned on Monday, September 19 after he was indicted for first degree sexual abuse.

    LaRue County High School principal Kyle Goodlett said Slaven takes on coaching duties immediately.

  • Luke 14 event this Saturday

    A regional outreach event for disabled people and their families will take place this Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Hardin County Fairgrounds.

    Event organizer Gary Rock of Hodgenville said the second annual Luke 14 event is an event that makes people with disabilities and their families feel like an honored guest. He said the event will be for all disabilities, both mental and physical, and that it is not specific to just one disability like a lot of other events.

  • Learning through community interaction

    Life skills; we all need them to function in society as independent adults. But, for some LaRue County High School students, cooking, making a grocery list or money-managing skills is best learned through a unique classroom environment.

    “Community Based Instruction (CBI) is designed for students that need intensive instruction in functional and daily living skills. It is instruction in community environments, providing real life experiences for students,” said Casey Sidebottom, Special needs teacher at LaRue County High School.