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Today's News

  • Bicycle trail marked through LaRue County

    Along familiar roads throughout LaRue County, people may notice new signs marking the United States Bike Route 76.

    According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the United States Bike Route (USBR) 76 travels through multiple districts in Kentucky.

  • Long before Lincoln

    It is difficult to imagine prehistoric LaRue County. The county’s claim to fame lies with being the birthplace of the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. But what if there were more to LaRue’s history than meets the eye? What if there was evidence of prehistoric man in LaRue County? Sure, one may find arrowheads around creeks and riverbanks, but to a stone structure that measures nearly three hundred feet long is not expected.

  • Hodgenville police looking for two wanted people

    The Hodgenville Police Department is currently looking for two wanted people, one in connection with drug related charges and another in connection with attempting to shoot someone with a gun.

  • Two killed in fatal accident

    A mother and child were killed and one LaRue County woman was injured in a two vehicle accident Monday morning on Highway 210 near the LaRue/Green County line.

    According to state police reports, the accident occurred around 5:50 a.m. near the intersection of Bailey Road and Highway 210.

  • Making a difference

    One LaRue County senior citizen is making sure her voice will be heard as she plans to vote for the first time in her life during the 2016 primary election in May.

    Margaret Downs, 72, is a resident at Signature Healthcare of Sunrise Manor in Hodgenville. Sally Rineker, Quality of Life Director at Sunrise Manor, said that they picked up voter registration cards from the LaRue County Clerk’s Office for employees and residents to fill out.

  • LCHS student dies

    Several additional counselors were available at LaRue County High School on Monday to help deal with the unexpected death of a LCHS student.

    J.D. Watts, 15, of Hodgenville passed away last Friday. Watts was a sophomore at LCHS where he was a member of the LCHS football team, wrestling team, baseball team and cheerleading squad.

    LCHS Principal Kyle Goodlett said several additional grief counselors and support staff were available during the school day on Monday to help students who are struggling with Watts’ death.

  • Former LCHS principal finalist for Hardin Co. superintendent

    The Hardin County School board has chosen four finalists to replace retiring Superintendent Nannette Johnston. One of the four in the final selection is former LaRue County High School Principal Paul Mullins. Other finalist include Teresa Morgan, director of elementary curriculum and instruction, Chris Reed, Hardin County associate superintendent for human resources, Mark Owens, director of personnel at Daviess County Schools.

  • Judge Turner explains impact of proposed budget

    LaRue County Judge Tommy Turner spoke at a community event last Thursday about how Governor Matt Bevin’s budget could affect LaRue County.

    Turner distributed a packet out to the crowd that outlined Bevin’s recommended budget for 2016-2018 as initially presented by his office.

  • Letters to lean on

    When Harley Keller, daughter of Jackie Harley Keller and local veterinarian Michael Keller of Magnolia, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, it came with a sting of pain for her mom.

    “I always supported the military and considered myself to be very patriotic, but you never expect your child to enlist. It was shocking and, I won’t lie, I was upset,” Jackie Keller said. “But she wanted this and we’ve worked through it.”

  • Gaines-Locke out as city attorney

    The City of Hodgenville is seeking a new city attorney and they approved a recommendation that was made at the monthly city council meeting on Monday, March 14.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore said that he met with city attorney Mary Gaines Locke last month and that he “decided to move in a different direction.”