Local News

  • Kentucky Flu Outbreak reaches LaRue

    From November to March every year it’s flu season in the state of Kentucky, and as of Jan. 26 over 5,400 confirmed cases of the flu have been confirmed within Kentucky.

    The Lincoln Trail Health District provided information regarding the number of confirmed cases within their district including LaRue County and various surrounding counties. Three weeks ago there were only 18 confirmed cases within the Lincoln Trail District. Hardin – 11, LaRue – 0, Meade – 4, Nelson – 2, Marion – 1, Washington – 0. 

  • Food for the people

    For years the USDA Government Commodity Food program has aided those in need of grocery assistance in LaRue County. The distribution site has relocated from the Hodgenville United Methodist Church to the Parks and Recreation building in Hodgenville, which is located behind the LaRue County Middle School. While the Methodist church was a good location, the building could not properly accommodate the number of people in need.

  • Perfect Moment

    Jim Poteet, my nephew, was on the back side of his farm near Harrodsburg, Kentucky with camera in hand when he saw a deer standing alone; nothing unusual about that, but as Jim tells it the momma doe must have communicated to her two hidden fawns, unseen till then, that lunch was ready because they came scrambling out of the bushes nearby for some yum yum. A perfect moment in nature forever captured in a photo.

  • Rotary Club
  • Senator Rand Paul nominates Gerald Ray Wimsett

    On March 7 U.S. Senator Rand Paul announced his nominations to the U.S. service academies. Among 37 other individuals, Gerald Ray Wimsett, from New Haven, was nominated to be appointed to the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

  • Man Arrested for drug possession at Salem Lake
  • Republican Winner
  • Placing at the Spelling Bee

    Allison Whelan, a seventh grade student at Bardstown Middle School placed second out of 59 students in the 2019 Ford Motor Company Derby Festival Spelling Bee, held in Louisville on Saturday, March 15. She was awarded a $5000 U. S. savings bond, and a trophy among other prizes. Whelan finished fifth overall last year and has another year of eligibility in 2020. She is the daughter of George and Ashley Whelan of Bardstown and granddaughter of Carl and Sharon Howell, of Hodgenville, Eddie and Sharon Whelan of Howardstown, and Mary Borders of Bardstown. 

  • Gala proceeds benefit LCHS prom
  • Flora Veirs Celebrates 96th Birthday

    LaRue County resident Flora Belle Veirs will be 96 years old on March 24, 2019. She is the former Flora Belle Crowe, daughter of the late W. E. (Jack) and Nannie Crowe, and widow of Elza Veirs.

    To celebrate her birthday the community is asked to mail birthday cards to: Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, c/o Flora Viers, Room 2603, 717 N. Lincoln Blvd, Hodgenville, KY 42748.