Local News

  • Confederate flag and memorabilia will remain in Lincoln Museum

    Amidst the debate about the removal of Confederate flags and other Confederate memorabilia in museums and public places across the nation, the Lincoln Museum in downtown Hodgenville will keep their Confederate memorabilia.

    Lincoln Museum owner Iris LaRue said the museum’s job is to provide visitors with “a look at Abraham Lincoln’s life.” She said it’s their job to tell the history of Lincoln and the significant points of his life, including the Civil War and the war with the Confederate States of America.

  • Flood cleanup continues

    Several Hodgenville business owners and homeowners are continuing to cleanup after a recent flood on July 3 brought more than five inches of rain within three hours.

    Paula LaRue Varney, owner of Paula’s Hot Biscuit, said the flood has caused her restaurant to be closed until further notice. She said her supplies and appliances were saved from any flood damage but that the interior walls and insulation will have to be replaced.

  • Jackson named chief

    The Hodgenville City Council approved Acting Chief Marcus Jackson as the city’s new police chief, following a resignation from former Chief Steve Johnson on July 13.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny Devore said Johnson turned in his resignation the same morning, on July 13. Devore nominated Jackson at the meeting to fill the position.

  • None injured in July 4 fire

    Several fire departments responded to a house fire Saturday, July 4 on Bardstown Road in Hodgenville. Authorities say the home belonged to Steven Dones of Hodgenville and the home was vacant at the time of the fire. The cause of the fire remains unknown and no one was injured.  

  • Rising waters flood parts of Hodgenville
  • Crady marker dedicated

    The Bridgewater Scouts SVR Company and the A Company of the First Capital Guards held a monument dedication ceremony on July 4 for Corporal Thomas Crady who served with the Union in the 26th Kentucky infantry during the Civil War. Crady was murdered by Confederate guerrillas while he was home on sick leave in 1864. A new tombstone was recently installed at what is believed by historians to be his gravesite in Castleman Cemetery. The event also featured a three-round firing salute in Crady’s honor.

  • Field fire put out quickly
  • Tree falls across Greensburg Road
  • Engagement - July 8, 2015


    Mr. and Mrs. Dale Keith of Hodgenville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jaime Lea Keith, to Ryan Allen Price, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clay Price of Magnolia.

    The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Norma Keith and the late R.K. Keith, and Anna Mae Miller and the late Donald G. Miller. The prospective groom is the grandson of Margie Price and the late Shelby Price and Geneva Chase and the late Earl Goff.

  • News Briefs - July 8, 2015

    State property tax rate to remain the same

    The Kentucky Department of Revenue has set the 2015 State Real Property Tax Rate at 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value.  Kentucky Revised Statute 132.020 requires the Department of Revenue to set the real property rate no later than July 1 of each year.