Local News

  • Birth Announcement - July 15, 2015

    Caleb and Leanne Ragland, of Magnolia, announce the birth of a son, Carter Ward Ragland, born at 9:08 p.m., May 22, 2015, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs, 14 oz and was 22 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Tommy and Susan McDaniel of Chipley Florida.

    Paternal grandparents are David and Debbie Ragland of Hodgenville.

    Maternal great-grandparents are Willie and Lona Morgan.

    Paternal great-grandparents are Howard and Tickle Ragland.

    Carter was welcomed home by brothers, Charlie, 5, and Cory, 3.

  • Nolin RECC sponsers WWII Honor Flight

    Nolin RECC and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives have once again joined with the Bluegrass Chapter of the Honor Flight Network to sponsor an Honor Flight from the Lexington airport on September 26 for veterans from Kentucky who served during World War II.

    The veterans will visit the World War II Memorial, the Iwo Jima Monument and the Korean War Veterans Memorial before returning to Lexington that evening. While in Washington, the veterans will be transported around the city on chartered buses.

  • Waldo hunt continues

    The “Find Waldo” scavenger hunt continues through July as a nationwide “shop local” promotion. Lincoln’s Loft Bookstore on the public square in Hodgenville is leading the hunt for a cutout of Waldo, the character from the popular children’s book series, “Where’s Waldo?”

  • 48 years & counting at Jamboree

    One of the most notable musicians and singers in LaRue County celebrated his 48th anniversary at the famous Lincoln Jamboree last Saturday night.

    Ron Benningfield has been performing at the Lincoln Jamboree since 1963, with the exception of a four-year military stint during the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1973.

    Lincoln Jamboree owner and emcee Joel Ray Sprowls praised Benningfield during his 48th anniversary show. He also told the crowd several stories about Benningfield throughout the years.

  • 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.