Community News

  • Tire Amnesty Event this week

    A Waste Tire Amnesty Event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 2, 3, and 4. Any Kentucky citizen will have the opportunity to bring their unused tires to the LaRue County Maintenance Garage on Lincoln Boulevard, Hodgenville, across from the LaRue County High School. There is no fee for disposing of unwanted tires at the event, though there are a couple of rules.

  • Support The Lincoln Museum on KY Gives Day

    The Lincoln Museum is participating in KY Gives Day on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

    Kentucky Gives Day is a 24-hour online fundraising event bringing charities and Kentuckians together for a powerful day of action. Our goal is to raise as much money as possible all through a single online giving site and in just 24 hours!

  • Relay Survivors Dinner 2019

    LaRue County Relay for Life celebrated with its 8th Annual Survivor Dinner on Tuesday, April 23 at First Baptist Church Hodgenville. Approximately 125 survivors, caregivers, and guests attended. With Ron Benningfield providing the entertainment, the evening was enjoyed by all.

  • Guthrie visits Hodgenville

    Congressman Brett Guthrie came to visit LaRue County on Wednesday April 17, as the special guest speaker for the 51st Annual Lincoln Trail Area Development District Meeting Luncheon. He, along with the Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton, spoke at the event.

    Hampton spoke before the meal regarding what she has been doing as Lieutenant Governor. Hampton stated that the question she is asked most frequently is, “What does a Lieutenant Governor do?”

  • Allen chosen as next Director of Pupil Personnel


    In an announcement made late Friday afternoon, by LaRue County Schools Superintendent David Raleigh, Eric Allen has been named as Director of Pupil Personnel for LaRue County Schools.

    Raleigh stated, “It is my pleasure to announce that Mr. Eric Allen has been offered and has accepted the position of Director of Pupil Personnel.”

    According to Raleigh, the position became available following the announcement earlier this month of current Director of Pupil Personnel, Rip Collins’ retirement.

  • Survivor Dinner planned for April 23

    The LaRue County Relay for Life Committee is proud to sponsor the eighth Annual Relay for Life Survivor Dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 at First Baptist Church Hodgenville.

    The celebration is for cancer survivors, their caregivers, and guests. Along with the meal prepared by the Relay Committee, Ronnie Benningfield will entertain the group with some great, familiar piano tunes. Shirley Jaggers, County Chairperson will also share plans for the 2019 Relay for Life event for June 15 at Creekfront.

  • Community Calendar


    Spring Blood Drive

    A spring blood drive will be held from 12 to 5 pm. on Tuesday, April 9 at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. All types are needed.

    8th Annual Survivors Dinner

    The LaRue County Relay for Life annual ‘Survivors Dinner’ will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 at First Baptist Church Hodgenville located at 730 Tonieville Road, Hodgenville. Reservations are required by calling 270-234-3309, and the deadline to RSVP is Friday, April 19. There is no charge for the survivors; guest are $10 each.

  • LaRue at KMEA Band Assessment

    The LaRue County Middle School seventh and eighth grade, and the LaRue County High School Concert Bands performed at the 2019 KMEA 4th District Concert Band Assessment on Tuesday, March 26 at John Hardin High School. Each band performed prepared pieces of music on the PAC stage in front of three judges and a live audience. Following the prepared performance, each band also sight-read a piece of music in a separate room for a judge at, which means the band was not shown the piece of music until asked to perform it.

  • LaRue County Clean Up Day This Weekend

    It is that time of the year. Temperatures are getting warmer, it is when most begin thinking about doing some cleaning or clean up around their homes and property. With spring cleaning comes the problem of where to dispose of unwanted items. That issue can be solved by the LaRue County Annual Clean Up event coming up this weekend.

    The Clean Up Day effort serves as a chance for people to get rid of large items such as furniture, computers, mattresses, vehicle equipment, fax machines, anything metal, and tires.

  • Regional FFA Day Winners

    The following LaRue County FFA members competed at the regional contest on March 14, 2019 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. Results for the contest include: