Today's News

  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace returns to summer park hours

    Regular park hours will be in effect at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park starting Monday, May 29, 2017.

    The Birthplace Unit will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    During the Summer season that will run from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the park will offer free Ranger-led walks and talks at the Birthplace and Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek every day.

  • Paula’s Hot Biscuit turned 20
  • Church calendar - May 24, 2017


    Pikeview Baptist Church will have homecoming at 10 a.m. CT, May 28, located at 2923 Aetna Furnace Hwy, Magnolia. There will be no Sunday School. The Church Service will start at 10 a.m. The singers will be We’re Blessed. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information contact Pastor Bro. Phil Buekner 270-991-7987.

    Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery dedication

  • Ten Truths About Forgiveness

    Forgiveness is hard. Our hurts are real, often deep, and frequently long-lasting. Bitterness and un-forgiveness are more present and dangerous than we realize

    Forgiveness Requires Confession. Before we can “get right” with people, we must “be right” with God. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)

  • Living Today     

    The Psalmist said, “This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24).  This is a prescription for the soul, which can give zest, sparkler and determination to your life. 

    We promise ourselves tomorrow, projecting our joys, opportunities, and even our living into the future.  Some endure the present waiting for a better time tomorrow.  But dreams of tomorrow should not rob us of today.

  • The importance of play time

    As the school year has ended and nicer weather is here, it is time to get your children outside to play.  There are many advantages for children engaging in outside play, including reducing their screen time. All winter they have spent their free time connected to a screen —TVs, smartphones, video games, notebooks, etc. This is a habit that may have long term results. 

  • Remembering the meaning of Memorial Day

    While Memorial Day weekend is a wonderful time for gathering with family and friends for picnics, pool parties, and parades, I write to you with the annual reminder not to forget the true meaning of the event. Memorial Day is a time to remember the brave men and women who have put everything on the line so we may live in freedom in the greatest nation in the world.

  • Leaving behind a legacy

    As many of you have already heard, Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks passed away on Wednesday, May 17 and his funeral was on Monday, May 22.

    A lot of people have shared their memories of Wally on social media sites. When someone has served in a community for almost three decades, a lot of memories have no doubt been made by many people.

    I came to know Wally really well after I started working at The LaRue County Herald News in June 2015. Actually, he was the first person I talked to on the first day of my job.

  • Jail log - May 24, 2017

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Friday, May 12 to Friday, May 19

    Terry G. Bowen, 24, of Magnolia, arrested on a warrant.

    Gregory Bryan Drejka, 26, of Vine Grove, disregarding stop sign, no operators moped license, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, failure to produce an insurance card, giving officer false name or address.

    Anthony P. Schnyder, 43, of Hodgenville, arrested on a warrant.

    Steven T. Edlin, 43, of Raywick, arrested on a warrant.

  • Court briefs - May 24, 2017

    Chad E. Byers had his case dismissed with prejudice. He was charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and tampering with physical evidence.