Today's News

  • Hanging it up

    A well-known LaRue County servant will retire later this year and will not seek reelection after serving in his position for almost two decades.

    LaRue County Circuit Clerk Larry Bell took office in November 2000 after being appointed to the vacant seat left by former Circuit Clerk Ruth Ann Brown. Bell won the election for the seat in 2000 and officially started his first term on January 2001.

  • Second alcohol petition filed

    After receiving the news of not having enough valid signatures on a previous petition, a Hodgenville woman has now filed a second petition to calling for a special election to determine if alcohol should be sold in the city limits of Hodgenville.

    Lisa Reidner, the person who started both petitions, filed the second petition with the LaRue County Clerk on Friday, February 16. Reidner said she collected 529 signatures this time, which is more than the required amount and Reidner believes enough of them will be valid.

  • LINCOLN DAYS LUNCHEON – Celebrating Hodgenville’s Bicentennial

    On Sunday, February 18, 2018, a sold-out crowd filled the Hodgenville Woman’s Club for the annual Lincoln Days Luncheon. While this event usually takes place on Lincoln’s birthday (February 12), this year’s event was moved to a Sunday afternoon to allow for more time to commemorate the celebration of Hodgenville’s Bicentennial.

  • LaRue County celebrates FFA week

    Walking into the FFA classrooms at LaRue County High School you could see students laughing while learning. Through one door, groups crawled on all fours helping each other complete a teamwork challenge. Two doors down, students crumpled up red post it-notes representing negative thoughts and replaced them with positive, green ones.

     “Positive thinking—” explained student leader Gracie Furnish of Cynthiana, Kentucky, “—that is how we’re going to change the world.”

  • “The Summit”

    Dangerfield Road residents Gary and D.J. Canter, after gaining insight from a mission trip to Northern Ireland last fall, have embarked on a mission of their own here in LaRue County.

    “We want a gathering place for youth that will allow them to connect in a wholesome environment,” said D.J., who like her husband is a retired LaRue County school teacher.

  • 4-H Calendar

    4-H Summer Camp

    4-H Camp registrations are now being accepted. 4-H Camp will be May 29 – June 1, 2018. Cost is $220 and is open to campers 9 to 14-years-old. The deposit to hold a campers spot is $110 with the balance due by May 1. Teen leader applications are also being accepted, the deadline for teen applications is April 13. For any questions, please call the Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

  • 2018 KY 4-H Teen Conference

    With summer just around the corner, it is time for Kentucky 4-H teens to register for the 2018 Kentucky 4-H Teen Conference.

    The Conference takes place at the University of Kentucky June 11 through 14 and is open to all 4-H’ers who have graduated eighth grade through the age of 18.

    During the conference, 4-H members have the opportunity to experience dorm life in UK residence halls, attend educational and recreational workshops and meet new friends from across the state.

  • Community Calendar - March 21,2018


    LACE nominations

    The LaRue County Community Education (LACE) Advisory Council is accepting nominations for the 2018 Community Education Service Award and the Judy Cox Community Spirit award. Nominations must be received by March 31, 2018 and can be mailed to LaRue County Community Education, 208 College Street, Hodgenville, KY 42748 or emailed to conniegoff@larue.kyschools.us. For more information contact Jean Mills at 270-358-9926.

    Community Breakfast

  • Fundraising Calendar


    Relay for Life Living Strong

     A Cruisin’ for a Cure Bike Event will be held Saturday, March 24 at First Baptist Church. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. and the race begins at 10 a.m. Advanced registration encouraged with all proceeds going to Relay for Life. For more details, contact Kathy Ross at 270-234-3309.

    Freedom Angels

  • Senior Calendar

    Daily Activities

    The Senior Citizens Center in Hodgenville offers several activities daily from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. including a hot lunch (served at noon, on weekdays), nutritional education and exercise. Suggested meal donation is $2. Bingo is played 10 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For more information, call 270-358-4235.

    Senior Citizens Music