Today's News

  • Hodgenville fire chief dies

    Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks, 55, passed away Wednesday night.

    According to the LaRue County Coroner’s Office, Sparks was found dead at his home Thursday morning on West Maple Avenue in Hodgenville and the cause of death was an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

    No further information has been released at this time. More information will be released as it becomes available.

  • Countdown to 2017 Graduation

    The graduation ceremony for the 58th graduating class of LaRue County High School will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 19.

    The ceremony is scheduled to take place at the LCHS football field and the gates open at 6 p.m. Seniors are required to meet in the LCHS cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.

    LCHS Principal Denise Skaggs said the event will be moved into the high school gymnasium in case of inclement weather.

    “We will notify the public by 3 p.m. on Friday through One call and social media if we need to move to the LCHS gym,” Skaggs said.

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  • Jail log - May 17, 2017


    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Friday, May 5 to Friday, May


    Eula Y. Davis, 40, of Elizabethtown was charged with second degree disorderly conduct, public intoxication of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and possession of synthetic drugs. She was later released from LCDC.

  • Fiscal court approves budget

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved its 2017-18 tentative $7.5 million budget while meeting at the LaRue County Courthouse in Hodgenville on May 9.

    According to Tommy Turner, county judge-executive, the budget includes no new taxes, but does include some new purchases while continuing contributions to fire departments, parks and recreation and special tax districts such as the soil conservation district and chamber of commerce.

    Turner said budgeted purchases include an ambulance and dump truck.

  • Letter: Than you for support of Annual Tractor pull

    Dear Editor,

    I am writing to report the success of the second annual tractor pull, Pulling for Ronnie and Mike, that took place on April 8 at LaRue County fairgrounds. With the hard work and dedication from the pull promotors, as well as several volunteers, the pull was a great success!

  • Hodgenville News

    Thought for the week:  There will always be people in life who treat you wrong. Be sure you thank them for making you strong.

    I hope everyone had a great Mothers Day. We went to Hodgenville Grill for lunch then came home and spent the afternoon on the front porch and enjoyed the beautiful weather as I worked in a new flowerbed. Birthday banners are set to be ready for my birthday on the 19th.

    I can’t believe that it is graduation time again, which happens on my birthday this year. Where did the year go?

  • Community News

    I hope that all the mothers had a great day on Mother’s Day.

    Congratulations to those who are graduating from high school and college. Students were recognized during morning services this past Sunday morning at First Baptist.

    Leland Thurman has returned home and Finis Walker is a resident at the Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

  • Talk to me baby!

    I remember conversations decades ago discussing both touch and voice recognition technology in our computers with the likes of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. Both had their dreams and both felt that typing was too cumbersome and too slow.

    Touch (and by association Gestures) is well ingrained in our technology today, but voice is just now coming to the forefront. The biggest issue for most of us is the multitude of voice integrated devices we have.

  • Bryan recognized by James Madison Fellowship

    LaRue County High School teacher Kendrick Bryan has received national recognition as he was selected as a 2017 James Madison Fellow.

    The James Madison Fellowship Foundation annually selects one fellow from each state, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.  Fellows receive $24,000 to fund graduate education to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level.