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Today's News

  • Ag Awareness Day at LCHS

    “How many of you ride four wheelers?” A roomful of hands went up when speaker Todd Bivens asked the question. “How many have ridden on the roads?” In an auditorium filled with middle school students, a few hands remained raised. According to Bivens, between 2002 and 2004, the number of ATV-related deaths grew faster in the state of KY than in any other state—which is why talks like his and school safety awareness events are important.

  • Hodgenville Bicentennial book cover to be released

    The cover to a book that will chronicle the 200 year history of the City of Hodgenville will be released during the Lincoln Days festival on October 7-8.

  • Quilt Block Revealed at CreekFront

    The newest addition to the LaRue County Quilt Trail was unveiled at CreekFront Park on October 1.

    The unveiling of the new block, gilded with symbolism representing LaRue County’s rich history, kicked off events of the 46th annual Lincoln Days Celebration. Quilt blocks and quilt trails have been in existence for decades.

  • State assessment data reveals success, opportunities for LaRue County Schools

    LaRue County Schools is celebrating academic gains and continuing to develop plans for improvement after the Kentucky Department of Education on Thursday released data from 2016-17 statewide assessments.

  • Crafting Community: Heritage Demonstrations returning to Lincoln Days

    Over the decades, Hodgenville has celebrated Abraham Lincoln in a variety of ways, striving to remember the man—not only for what he looked like, but also how he lived. Daily life looked very different in the 1800s; frontier families required skills such as sewing, weaving and woodcraft to survive. After a 20-year hiatus from the Lincoln Days schedule, heritage demonstrations are making a comeback.

  • Lawsuit Filed

    Five former LaRue County High School students filed a lawsuit last week against the LaRue County School District and former LCHS Principal Kyle Goodlett.

    The lawsuit was not filed in a LaRue County Court; it was filed in U.S. District Court in Louisville. The five students are represented by Joseph H. Mattingly III with Mattingly & Nally-Martin and Jude A. Hagan, both out of Lebanon.

  • A Different Kind of Quilting

    What do yo-yos, wedding rings, and Lincoln top hats have in common? If you answered “quilt patterns,” you are right and you know your quilts just as Connie Gardner does.

     “I remember going to church quilting bees with my grandmother Minnie Norris in Kansas,” said Gardner, who resides with her husband, J.D., off Gatton Road.

  • Uncovering History: Headstones discovered in public works project

    Eleven pieces of headstones dating from the 1800s were discovered this week in a Hodgenville neighborhood during a public works project.

    Hodgenville City workers were rerouting a pipe underneath a house near the intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and Forest Avenue on Wednesday, September 20, when they excavated stones embedded into a wall located near a storm drain.

  • Trumbo crowned Homecoming Queen

    Alexia Trumbo, a senior at LaRue County High School, was crowned the Homecoming Queen on Friday, September 22 during halftime of the Hawks football game. Pictured above is Maddie Royalty congratulating Alexia Trumbo as Kane Harris looks on. Trumbo is having a great year as she was also named the LaRue County Distinguished Young Woman in August. She is the daughter of Matt and Tamra Trumbo of Roanoke,

  • Barnhart speaks to Hodgenville Rotary

    Excitement was high for Kentucky Wildcat fans last week in LaRue County as UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart visited Hodgenville on Thursday, September 21.

    Barnhart was the guest speaker at the weekly meeting of the Hodgenville Rotary Club.

    The story of how Barnhart came to speak at the meeting was ironic. Hodgenville Rotary member Price Smith was the one who got Barnhart to come.