Today's News

  • Text message scammers pose as officials

    In a new scam alert issued by Attorney General Andy Beshear, Kentuckians are being warned of scammers posing as law enforcement officials demanding payment and threatening arrest via text messages.

    Kentuckians in Greenup, Jefferson and Montgomery counties have recently reported losing more than $110,000 after they thought they were sending payment to an official law enforcement agency.

  • News of Record - March 7, 2018


    District Court

    Joshua Dewayne Barnes was arraigned for alcohol intoxication in a public place and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

    Stacy Lynn Hert was arraigned for two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of trafficking a controlled substance.

    Christopher Wayne Hornback was arraigned for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and operating a vehicle with an expired license.

  • LaRue participates in statewide tornado drill

    A statewide tornado drill was held on Thursday, March 1 at 10:07 a.m.

    Across the state, Kentucky radio and TV stations participated in the drill. NOAA Weather Radio also issued their test alert message. The National Weather Service schedules tornado drills, usually before spring, as the season brings an increased chance of severe weather. According to the NWS, the drills are a good time to practice your own tornado and severe weather safety plans. If you missed the drill, it is never too late to practice them before spring.

  • Comfort food and community: Awesome Café opens in Hodgenville

    Restocking the dessert case on the café counter with fried apple pies and miniature carrot cakes, Marie Riggs smiles—not because she has already sold out of lemon and red velvet—but because she is doing what she loves. The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting event on Friday March 2 for Awesome Cafe, which recently opened in downtown Hodgenville.

    Originally from Louisville, owner Marie Riggs started working in food service when she was 18 and said she has loved to cook her whole life.

  • Scholarship calendar - March 7, 2018

    The following scholarships are available to LaRue Co. students:

    LaRue County Homemaker Scholarship

  • Scholarship calendar - March 7, 2018

    KHIC Wee Time

  • True to your team: a tale of two cat fans

    Rita Williams and Sybil Johnson have a long history. The two friends grew up in Magnolia and graduated from Magnolia High School, where they were cheerleaders and sang in a group called the “Harmonettes,” which won several competitions around the state.

    After college and raising families, they found themselves working together at Magnolia Bank and started following the University of Kentucky basketball team. This is where their travels began.

  • Local resident earns degree from WGU

    The following local students have received their degree from Western Governors University.

    Frances Mehicic of Hodgenville (42748) has received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

    The university held its 64th commencement ceremony at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando on February 10 to celebrate the graduation of about 15,000 graduates from across the country.

  • EKU’s President’s and Dean's list

    Two LaRue County students made the President’s and the Dean’s List at Eastern Kentucky University for the Fall 2017 semester.

    Joshua Daniel Adams of Hodgenville and Zoie Claire Webb of Buffalo were named to both lists.

    The President’s List was established by the University to recognize outstanding academic achievement. It is bestowed upon full-time undergraduate students who attain a perfect 4.0 grade point average for a semester.

  • Academic teams perform well

    Both Abraham Lincoln Elementary and Hodgenville Elementary represented our area well in the Regional Governor’s Cup Competition last weekend at Bloomfield Elementary. With fourteen schools represented, ALES came away as the Regional Champs and HES placed third overall. Hodgenville Elementary also placed third in Quick Recall and won the Katherine Hume Sportsmanship Award.