Today's News

  • Park walking trails closed

    Tuesday, the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park announced trail closures for the picnic area.
    The walking trails will be closed Wednesday, July 25 to Saturday, July 28 to remove hazardous trees.
    “We know these trails are popular, and we regret inconveniences caused by these trail closures,” Superintendent Bill Justice said. “Our highest priority is the safety of our visitors and employees. For their safety we ask that people respect these closures.”
    The picnic area itself remains open.

  • Lincoln Park pavilion closed for repairs

     The picnic area at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park is a popular spot for weekend reunions and birthday parties. During the week, it’s filled with children on school trips and the many residents who enjoy eating lunch at the peaceful site. 

  • PHOTO: Giant cabbages

    Jimmy Engle, left, and Ann “Snookie” Morrison showed off the cabbages they’ve grown this summer. The one Jimmy is holding weighs 35 pounds. Ann’s weighs 25 pounds.

  • Field fire endangered Hodgenville home

    Wanda Locke calls July 10 “the scariest day” of her life.
    The Hodgenville resident still has nightmares about a field fire that nearly reached her home of more than 25 years. It was a very close call.
    Locke, who lives on Vaughn Avenue, had just gotten home from work where she works night shift. She had fallen asleep when she received a call from her neighbor across the street telling her of a large wall of flames and smoke behind her house.

  • Nifty Needles donate to Operation: Military Kids

     By Ashley Scoby, Intern

    Children whose parents are deployed with the United States military will be getting new backpacks in October thanks in part to a LaRue County community organization. 

  • Community baby shower offers information, free gifts

     Expecting mothers throughout the county will have their own baby shower on July 30 from 2-4 p.m. at the LaRue County Extension Office. 

  • Hodgenville Methodist plans health and wellness fair

     By Ashley Scoby, Intern

  • McDowell's success based on hard work and service

    Several hundred people attended the open house and anniversary celebration of McDowell’s Farm Machinery Saturday at the LaRue County Fairgrounds.
    At least 300 people stopped by to congratulate owner Donald McDowell on his business success, feast on hamburgers catered by the LaRue County Beef Producers and look over a dozen or so Mahindra tractors parked on the grounds.
    Customers from several counties, employees, bankers, county officials, friends and family were part of the crowd.

  • Bank of Buffalo named tops in nation

     Bank of Buffalo has been named the nation’s top performing community bank in its class by the American Banker’s Association. According to the monthly “ABA Banking Journal,” banks are segregated by asset size and corporate status.

  • Vanity Hair Grand Opening

    Vanity Hair, Hodgenville’s newest hair and nails salon, held an open house Friday. Members of the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new business.
    Master stylist and owner Daniel Skaggs hopes to offer “a fresh but classic style” to LaRue County and surrounding areas.
    Skaggs has seven years of professional styling experience and is optimistic about Vanity Hair’s future. One day he hopes to include a spa aspect to the salon.