Community News

  • Big changes coming for Christmas Blessings program

    Although Christmas is 6 months away, Christmas Blessings is already gearing up for the holiday season. Substantial changes are being made to the program in hopes that it will provide a quality experience for participating families.

    A letter from Nathan Wheeler, the director Christmas Blessing that read, “This year will be different than last. We learned a lot from our first year and we are hopeful that this year will go smoother.”

  • United Way helps LCS expand after-school activities

    Schools strive to increase attendance, student performance, and parent engagement

    A partnership with United Way of Central Kentucky (UWCK) will bring new after-school options to children at Abraham Lincoln Elementary, Hodgenville Elementary and LaRue County Middle School during the 2019-20 school year.

  • Chamber kicks off First Friday

    Summer is here and that means the return of the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce First Friday’s. The first Friday of June, July, and August will be set aside to bring family and friends together in downtown Hodgenville.

    This Friday, June 7 will kick off the summer events with live music by Limestone Creek, a scavenger hunt that once completed will be entered into a drawing for prizes, as well as food vendors, local businesses that will open extended hours, and all kinds of activities for families in the community to enjoy.

  • Juneteenth to be celebrated in Hodgenville

    Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas. Its name is a portmanteau of “June” and “nineteenth”, the date of its celebration.

    Today it is observed primarily in local celebrations which will be the case in Hodgenville this year.

  • 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.