Local News

  • 2017 Elementary Art Show Winners


    Hodgenville Elementary School


    Name Teacher

    Bryce Edwards Abbott

    Alia Carl Lawler

    Ellie Grace Day Tharp

    Ella Hutchin Webb


    Austin Hughes Carl

    Victoria DeBarge Devore

    Avery Gardner Holbert

    Jackson Edwards A. Williams


    Elliana Walsh Ellis

    Anahi Robledo Murray

    Billy York M. Price

    Aley Price Thomas


    Abigail Whittington Altman

  • 2017 Lincoln Days Art Show

    Lincoln Days, The Lincoln Museum, Lincoln National Bank, and LaRue Insurance served as sponsors and hosts for the 46th Annual Lincoln Days Art Show held in the Lincoln Museum Community Room at the kick-off event for this year’s festival on Sunday, October 1.

    This year’s juror was Linda J. Cundiff, Art and Design Chair, Professor of Art at Campbellsville University. An established artist in her own right, Mrs. Cundiff has taught art for over 41 years. Winners are listed below:


  • Seeing Stars: Night Sky Program returns to Knob Creek Boyhood Home

    For the second year, the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park will host a Night Sky program on Friday, October 13 at the Knob Creek Boyhood Home. Providing hot cider and telescopes, the event gives the public an opportunity to experience the local night sky with minimal light pollution in a relaxed, educational setting.

  • News of record - October 11, 2017

    Court Briefs

    Russell Johnson failed to appear and had a bench warrant issued for his arrest.

    Jason A. Klawitter failed to appear and had a bench warrant issued for his arrest.

  • Lincoln Days in the past

    Visitors to Lincoln Days can expect, except for the occasional exception such as this past weekend, dry weather and mild temperatures to welcome them to the event held each year in October.

    The weather was much colder, however, with raw winds and occasional snow squalls when the festivities were held for the first several years in February, Abraham Lincoln’s birth month.

    “It was cold as ice,” recalled Iris LaRue, Lincoln Museum director and past Lincoln Days, Inc., president. “Most of the time, we were in the deep freeze.”

  • Wheeling for a cause

    A Wisconsin man came through LaRue County last weekend to promote his cause of raising awareness and giving back to those who have impacted his life.

  • Fairground Frights: Haunted Barn returns to LaRue County

    Walking into the old barn at the fairgrounds, red lights flash against the walls. Feet step timidly through fog machines into a maze of livestock stalls filled with spooky creature such as zombies werewolves and clowns. Bang! Boo! Rar! It’s not hard to find your way through the haunted barn—just follow the screams.

    Returning to the LaRue County fairgrounds for its second year, the Haunted Barn brings bigger fun and more frights to the community for a good cause.

  • Piecing together history at Lincoln Days

    Rainy weather might have put a damper on Lincoln Days, but it didn’t stop the celebration of the annual festival that had a theme centered around piecing history together.

    Booths throughout the streets of downtown Hodgenville and floats in the parade had quilts hanging to represent the theme of “Pieces of history. Lasting legacies: The threads of tradition.”

  • Closer to God

    With October being National Breast Cancer awareness month, a LaRue County resident shared how her battle with breast cancer brought her closer to God and her family.

    Sally Lewis of Hodgenville said she first discovered a lump on her breast on April 1, 2012.

  • Hunting Ginseng

    Like most hunters, when Mark Skaggs enters the woods, he’s continually looking for the big one to bring home.

    But, unlike the majority of sportsmen, his weapon is neither a rifle nor a crossbow. It, instead, is an automobile tire tool, for with it he can get to the root of his prey—ginseng root, that is.

    Skaggs, who lives on Pleasant Ridge Church Road near Mt. Sherman, has hunted ginseng for 42 of his 54 years.