Today's News

  • Project Grad launches last push for fundraising

    Several years ago, parent groups across the nation began to become involved in programs designed to keep their children safe on the night of graduation. After years of traditional graduation night parties and statistics that showed that spikes in teenage drinking and accidents occurred on that night in communities all across the country, parent groups began looking for alternatives so that their children could enjoy a safe, drug and alcohol-free graduation celebration.

  • Fundraising Calendar

    Shoe collection

    A shoe collection is taking place at the First Baptist Church to raise funds for a medical service dog for Xander Helm. Each pair of shoes collected will equal $10 in the fundraiser. The shoes will be cleaned, repaired, repurposed and used around the world. The collection totes are located in the front and back foyers of the church located at 730 Tonieville Road in Hodgenville. For more information call 270-358-3193.

    Single Mom’s Oil Change Dessert Auction

  • Senior Calendar

    Daily Activities

    The Senior Citizens Center in Hodgenville offers several activities daily from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. including a hot lunch (served at noon, on weekdays), nutritional education and exercise. Suggested meal donation is $2. Bingo is played at 10 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For more information, call 270-358-4235.

    Senior Citizens Music

  • Community Calendar


    Just Imagine

       Plowshares Farm Center for Education and Spirituality is hosting a ‘Just Imagine’ communal walking medtation event at the farm from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 22. The event is free and will end with a simple soup and bread meal. The farm is located at 12704 Campbellsville Road in Buffalo. For more information and to RSVP by April 18, call 270-735-5265 or visit their website at www.plowsharesfarmcenter.com.

    Republican Party Chili Supper

  • LaRue Co. EMS add more positions

    Because of an increased number of ambulance calls, LaRue County Fiscal Court, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville April 10, authorized Emergency Medical Services Director Mike Cottrell to add another full-time crew of two paramedics and two emergency medical technicians to his staff.

    The number of runs jumped from 459 for the January 1-March 23, 2017, period to 623 for the same period this year, according to Cottrell.

  • Legislature Overrides Budget and Tax Vetoes

    By Brandon Reed

    This past week, the Legislature overrode the Governor’s vetoes of a pro-education budget and comprehensive tax reform. I was proud of these measures, which placed a high priority on providing record funding to our pension systems, increasing per-pupil education funding, and allowing working Kentuckians to keep more of their take-home pay.

  • Chamber Unites with Golf Scramble

    Spring is sprung and golf swings are expected as The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce hosts their 24th Annual Golf Scramble. The event will be held at the LaRue County Golf Course on Friday, April 27. The golf course is located at 1175 Greensburg Road in Hodgenville.

  • Community News

    Our deepest sympathy is with the Aaron Barbour in the passing of his son last week. The visitation was Monday, followed by funeral services at William R. Rust Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Douglas Barbour and Reverend Billy Curle officiating. Burial was at the Buffalo Cemetery. The grandparents were Reverend Douglas and Maggie Barbour, Pastor of First Baptist Buffalo.

  • LCS asks community to participate in school safety survey

     LaRue County Schools officials are asking students, staff, parents and member of the LaRue community to provide input on school safety measures by taking a survey available on the district’s website.

    Like school districts across the country, LaRue County is concerned about preventing potential threats to school safety. The district’s approach focuses on prevention and the efficiency of the response to an emergency situation. School officials are considering multiple additional preventative measures and are seeking additional input via the survey.

  • May we be filled by the spirit

     The Apostle Paul challenged the church in Ephesus to walk according to the Holy Spirit. This calling challenged believers to live in a manner that was controlled by the Holy Spirit instead of being under the control of the ways and influences of the world. In Ephesians 5:18 the Apostle Paul spoke to this truth when he penned, “And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled by the Spirit.” In light of this passage, how can we be faithful in walking by the Spirit?