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Today's News

  • Ye Old Courthouse Saga

    The LaRue County Courthouse turns 50 this year.
    The two-story red brick structure, located at 209 West High Street, is due for renovations outside and in. With maintenance and luck, it will last another 50 years.
    The construction of the courthouse was surrounded by controversy – from its location and cost – to the demolition of the “old courthouse” on Lincoln Square.
    A little history
    The old courthouse was demolished in 1966, according to a story and photo in The Herald News.

  • Lincoln Days Volunteer Spotlight: Sarah Graham

    In 2013, I was asked to be a part of Leadership Larue County. When the class started they guaranteed us that we would learn something about the town we lived in. I’ll be honest, I thought that was impossible since I was born and raised here. Ironically, I ended up learning many things I never knew, but the thing that stuck with me the most was the sense of civic duty that I felt.

  • LaRue Co. marks end of slavery at Juneteenth

    The second Juneteenth LaRue County celebration was held Friday, June 19, at the LaRue County Civic Center in Hodgenville. Juneteenth is a national celebration marking the celebration of freedom from slavery, June 19, 1865, the day the slaves of Texas learned they had been freed.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore read a proclamation from Governor Steve Beshear honoring the day by declaring June 19 as National Freedom Day for Kentucky.

  • Church Calendar

    Hodgenville United Methodist

    Vacation Bible School, themed Underdogs, is 5:15-8:30 p.m. June 28-July 2 for ages 3-12 at Hodgenville United Methodist Church, 825 Tonieville Rd. There will be a light meal at 5:15 p.m. For information, call 270-358-3028.

    LaRue County Church of Christ

    The LaRue County Food Pantry will give food to those who qualify, 6-7 p.m. every fourth Wednesday and 9 a.m.-noon every fourth Friday. For information, call 270-358-9812 or 270-358-9220.

    Hope Food Pantry

  • Confessions of a cheapskate: Grace isn’t free

    I love free stuff.

    When we lived in California we lived near scads of big- box warehouse stores that always gave away free samples. Sometimes, if you got there on the right day at the right time, you could eat enough free samples and be too full to eat lunch or dinner when you got home.

    I wasn’t thinking of free stuff a few Sundays ago when I stopped at a little Pentecostal church I had never visited before, even though I’ve talked to the pastor many times.

    And what to my wondering eyes should appear? Free goodies and coffee!

  • Rollin pleads guity, sentenced

    Timothy A. Rollin of Hodgenville pleaded guilty June 1 in the LaRue Circuit Court to amended charges and other charges against him. The pleas from two separate cases stem from events that occurred in 2014 involving a minor in Meade County and events of December 2014 at the LaRue County Detention Center. Since Rollin waived a pre-sentencing investigation, two final judgments of conviction were signed by LaRue Circuit Court Judge John David Seay, June 1.

  • The Christian’s Walk
  • Demonstrators, vendors sought for inn’s summer crafts fair

    The Nancy Lincoln Inn will be hosting a Craft Fair on June 26-28 and July 2-6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (ET.) Craft vendors who wish to set up outside the inn may do so free of charge. All crafts must be hand-made in Kentucky, such as quilting, paintings, hand-woven baskets, wood crafts, and candle-making. Items for sale are subject to approval by Eastern National.

    The Nancy Lincoln Inn is also looking for individuals to do demonstrations during the Craft Fair. Weavers, wood-workers, musicians, quilters, candlemakers, and other frontier-era demonstrations are welcome.

  • Hangin’ out at hoops camp
  • Gleanings and leanings

    By Bobbi Lanham

    When I drive down the road, I am always looking over the fields and roadsides for gleanings. I find a lot of produce, herbs and possibilities that way. I dug asparagus out of my cousin’s fencerow. I collected popcorn out of a field after the combine went through.