Today's News

  • Cross country cyclists visit LaRue

    They may be traveling thousands of miles on a bicycle, but their trip included a detour through LaRue County and a stay with a local Hodgenville family.

    Tyler Indyck and Brendan Macera, both 25 of New York City, started their cross country bicycling journey on March 1 in Los Angeles, California and they hope to complete their trip in New York City on May 1. In the meantime, they rode through Hodgenville last Wednesday, April 5, to stay at the home of LaRue County School Board Chair Dawn Conner.

  • Countdown to 2017 Graduation

    The graduation ceremony for the 58th graduating class of LaRue County High School will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 19.

    The ceremony is scheduled to take place at the LCHS football field and the gates open at 6 p.m. Seniors are required to meet in the LCHS cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.

    LCHS Principal Denise Skaggs said the event will be moved into the high school gymnasium in case of inclement weather.

    “We will notify the public by 3 p.m. on Friday through One call and social media if we need to move to the LCHS gym,” Skaggs said.

  • Services for Hodgenville Fire Chief announced

    The services for Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks have been announced.

    Walton Lee "Wally" Sparks, 55, of Hodgenville, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at his residence.

    He was a 911 Dispatcher for LaRue County; Chief of the Hodgenville Fire Department; a member of the LaRue County Fire Department, Hodgenville Methodist Church, B. R. Young Lodge #132 F&AM in Hodgenville and LaRue County Sportsmans Lake.

    Wally was preceded in death by his parents, W.L. and Wanda Stephens Sparks.

  • Hodgenville fire chief dies

    Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks, 55, passed away Wednesday night.

    According to the LaRue County Coroner’s Office, Sparks was found dead at his home Thursday morning on West Maple Avenue in Hodgenville and the cause of death was an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

    No further information has been released at this time. More information will be released as it becomes available.

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  • Jail log - May 17, 2017


    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Friday, May 5 to Friday, May


    Eula Y. Davis, 40, of Elizabethtown was charged with second degree disorderly conduct, public intoxication of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and possession of synthetic drugs. She was later released from LCDC.

  • Fiscal court approves budget

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved its 2017-18 tentative $7.5 million budget while meeting at the LaRue County Courthouse in Hodgenville on May 9.

    According to Tommy Turner, county judge-executive, the budget includes no new taxes, but does include some new purchases while continuing contributions to fire departments, parks and recreation and special tax districts such as the soil conservation district and chamber of commerce.

    Turner said budgeted purchases include an ambulance and dump truck.

  • Letter: Than you for support of Annual Tractor pull

    Dear Editor,

    I am writing to report the success of the second annual tractor pull, Pulling for Ronnie and Mike, that took place on April 8 at LaRue County fairgrounds. With the hard work and dedication from the pull promotors, as well as several volunteers, the pull was a great success!

  • Hodgenville News

    Thought for the week:  There will always be people in life who treat you wrong. Be sure you thank them for making you strong.

    I hope everyone had a great Mothers Day. We went to Hodgenville Grill for lunch then came home and spent the afternoon on the front porch and enjoyed the beautiful weather as I worked in a new flowerbed. Birthday banners are set to be ready for my birthday on the 19th.

    I can’t believe that it is graduation time again, which happens on my birthday this year. Where did the year go?

  • Community News

    I hope that all the mothers had a great day on Mother’s Day.

    Congratulations to those who are graduating from high school and college. Students were recognized during morning services this past Sunday morning at First Baptist.

    Leland Thurman has returned home and Finis Walker is a resident at the Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.