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Today's News

  • Disabled ministry event coming to LaRue

     

    An outreach event for disabled people will take place at the LaRue County Fairgrounds in Hodgenville on September 26 from 3 to 7 p.m.

    Luke 14 Day is an event for people with disabilities and it’s designed to make them an honored guest at the event. Luke 14 Day will feature a county fair theme that includes farm animals, hay rides, games, crafts and other booths. The event will also feature several speakers and special music by those who are disabled.

  • Be aware of tick disease

    Summer means spending time outdoors and time spent outdoors in the country could mean more exposure to ticks and the diseases they may carry.

    Lyme Disease

    According to the CDC, Lyme disease is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected Black Legged tick. Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia as it enters the bloodstream from the infected tick.

  • Buffalo man seriously injured in motocycle accident

    A local man was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident on July 18

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department, Tim Underwood, 57, of Buffalo was traveling southbound on Bardstown Road in New Haven when he drifted off the roadway and lost control of his mototrcycle.

    Underwood was flown from the scene to the University of Lousiville Hospital where he was treated for life threatening injuries. At the time of publication, Deputy Sheriff Robbie Brownfield said that Underwood is in stable condition.

  • Work Matters

    By MO MILLER

    The Lincoln Trail region has much to celebrate in workforce and economic development.

    Communities throughout our eight-county region are welcoming new employers and seeing existing employers expand. Businesses like Metalsa in Elizabethtown, Itsuwa in Bardstown, Karbec in Hodgenville and Hendrickson in both Elizabethtown and Lebanon have decided our region is the place to invest and create jobs.

  • Drowning victim died trying to save others from flood

    KENTUCKY PRESS NEW SERVICE

    The fourth drowning victim found after recent flooding in Johnson County reportedly helped several family members to safety before being swept away while trying to rescue his grandmother.

    Searchers found the body of Scott Johnson, who went by Scott Free, on Friday night, according to authorities and a family member.

  • Assistant army chaplain sentenced for sex crimes

    By JUDAH TAYLOR

    News Enterprise

        A U.S. Army chaplain assistant’s motion to withdraw a guilty plea for sex crimes was denied Monday morning and he was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

  • Jackson named chief

    The Hodgenville City Council approved Acting Chief Marcus Jackson as the city’s new police chief, following a resignation from former Chief Steve Johnson on July 13.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny Devore said Johnson turned in his resignation the same morning, on July 13. Devore nominated Jackson at the meeting to fill the position.

  • 48 years & counting at Jamboree

    One of the most notable musicians and singers in LaRue County celebrated his 48th anniversary at the famous Lincoln Jamboree last Saturday night.

    Ron Benningfield has been performing at the Lincoln Jamboree since 1963, with the exception of a four-year military stint during the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1973.

    Lincoln Jamboree owner and emcee Joel Ray Sprowls praised Benningfield during his 48th anniversary show. He also told the crowd several stories about Benningfield throughout the years.

  • Confederate flag and memorabilia will remain in Lincoln Museum

    Amidst the debate about the removal of Confederate flags and other Confederate memorabilia in museums and public places across the nation, the Lincoln Museum in downtown Hodgenville will keep their Confederate memorabilia.

    Lincoln Museum owner Iris LaRue said the museum’s job is to provide visitors with “a look at Abraham Lincoln’s life.” She said it’s their job to tell the history of Lincoln and the significant points of his life, including the Civil War and the war with the Confederate States of America.

  • Flood cleanup continues

    Several Hodgenville business owners and homeowners are continuing to cleanup after a recent flood on July 3 brought more than five inches of rain within three hours.

    Paula LaRue Varney, owner of Paula’s Hot Biscuit, said the flood has caused her restaurant to be closed until further notice. She said her supplies and appliances were saved from any flood damage but that the interior walls and insulation will have to be replaced.