Today's News

  • Check your tax withholding

    You may have noticed an increase in your take-home pay recently due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by Congress in December. Now, you need to determine how that will affect you when it comes time to file taxes next year. The IRS has released a new withholding calculator to help you determine whether to change your withholding status on your W-4 to reflect these changes to the tax law.

    Everyone is encouraged to check their withholding status, but it is particularly important for the following individuals:

    - Two-income families.

  • How is the air you breathe?

    With spring already here, the thought of breathing in clean, fresh air fills our minds. But what if the air around you is not fresh? According to the Center for Disease Control, nearly 40 million U.S. adults still smoke cigarettes, and about 4.7 million middle and high school students use at least one tobacco product, including e-cigarettes. In the state of Kentucky, 17% of high school students currently smoke- the highest in the nation. In LaRue County, 31% of adults smoke and approximately 24% of youth smoke.

  • 30 acres burned in field fire

    Buffalo Fire Department and Magnolia Fire Department fought a large field fire on Old Elizabethtown Road in LaRue County on Thursday, March 15. Authorities said approximately 30 acres of an open field was burned on what is known as the Jackson Family Farm place. Officials said the fire did not burn any structures and only a small amount of fire spread to the wood lines. The cause of the fire is unknown

  • LaRue County fiscal court briefs

    LaRue County road crews were out just past midnight on March 12 to get a jump on the snowstorm that blanketed the area with three to eight inches of snow.

    “The road crews got out about 12:30 a.m. and began plowing and treating roadways,” Tommy Turner, LaRue County Judge/Executive informed magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville March 13. “There were numerous limbs and some trees that fell as the snow was sticking to branches and was a heavy, wet snow. They did a good job and I’m unaware of any serious situations we had.”

  • Jail Log - March 21, 2018

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Friday, March 9 to Friday, March 16, 2018

    John Blunk, 50, of Hodgenville was lodged for reckless driving, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, failure to maintain the required insurance and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. He was later released from LCDC.

  • Childress named region coach of the year
  • News of Record - March 21, 2018


    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    The Yuda Revocable Trust to Adam Cole Newton and Sophie Camille Newton, property on Highway 357, $155,000.

    David L. and Rachelle L. Walsh and Ken Walsh to Warren Henry and Mary Elizabeth McCandless, property on Upton Road, $15,000.

    John Poteet to Donald A. Poteet and Dawn M. Poteet, property near Stiles Ford Road, FMV $100, no monetary consideration.

  • Cooking corner - March 21, 2018

    Nutty Banana

    2/3 cup mayonnaise

    2 tablespoons sugar

    6 medium banana

    1 1/3 cup peanuts (finely chopped)

    Mix mayonnaise and sugar together. Roll bananas in mayonnaise mixture. Roll bananas in the nuts.

  • Math night held at HES

    Hodgenville Elementary School recently hosted its second Family Math Night of the year.  Family Math Night is an evening where staff, students, and parents investigate ways to help children succeed in and enjoy mathematics using game-based strategies. 

    Staff at HES explained how to play and then helped 60 students and their parents create “make-it, take-it” activities.  Many of the activities used were resources provided by the Kentucky Center for Mathematics. 

  • LCHS Speech Students Headed to Nationals

    After three intense weekends of competition in March, five LaRue County Speech students are headed to national competition in April, May, and June.

    In early March, schools from across the state competed to join Team Kentucky at the NCFL National Championships, which are held over Memorial Day weekend each year. The next weekend, they competed at the NSDA State Qualifier to determine who will represent Kentucky at the NSDA National Championships, which are held in mid-June.