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Local News

  • Fatal Crash on LaRue County Line
  • Republicans dominate election in LaRue

    Republican candidates won every contested race in LaRue County during the 2018 General Election on Tuesday, November 6.

    LaRue County representation in Washington D.C. and Frankfort will remain the same. Republican U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie received 3,511 (73.25%) votes in LaRue County compared to Democrat Hank Linderman’s 1,178 (24.58%) votes and Thomas A. Loecken’s 104 (2.17%) votes. Guthrie went on to win overall with a total of 66.72 percent of the vote district wide.

  • Historic Day for LaRue County Public Library

    This past Wednesday was a historic day for LaRue County. The LaRue County Public Library opened its doors at its 201 S. Lincoln Blvd location for the last time on November 7, 2018.

    The LaRue County Public Library stood at the corner of South Lincoln and East High since 1969. For 49 years the LaRue County Public Library has offered an all too familiar place for the citizens of LaRue County to explore literature. But now, in December of 2018, for the first time in over 5 decades, the Library will be moving to its new home up the road in Hodgenville.

  • It's time to Light-up Creek Front

    Are you a business owner, non-profit, or a community leader? Would you consider placing a light display at Creekfront Park in Hodgenville during the holiday season?

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce needs your help. To receive your information packet regarding Light Up Creekfront, call the Chamber office at 270-358-3411 or email Sandy Kidd at info@laruecountychamber.org. The deadline to sign up to participate is Thursday, November 15.

  • Students give honor, vets give advice

    An event designed to connect students and veterans on a deeper level, did just that during the “Take a Veteran to School” program at the LaRue County High School on Friday, November 9.

    The program, which originated from the  History Channel, was planned by the LaRue County Public Library.

  • 4-H Teen Leadership Academy

    Four local teens are gaining leadership skills by participating in the 4-H Teen Leadership Academy.  Participants are in grades 8-11 and are grouped with teens from several counties including:  Hardin, Meade, Grayson, Breckinridge and LaRue. 

    The program began in September with a day-long retreat.  Monthly sessions are held that focus on different topics.  The group recently spent the day in Hardin County focusing on Business and Industry.  They toured businesses ranging from a large manufacturer to a small locally owned business. 

  • Arlie Gardner Day

    While some may find it difficult to imagine reporting to work at the age of 90, Arlie Gardner remains focused on a job well done.

    On Monday, November 12, on his 90th birthday, Gardner walked into a conference room at the LaRue County Schools Board of Education with a step ladder on his shoulder and a roll of duct tape in his hand. Led to the room under the guise of a maintenance project, Gardner was met by coworkers and friends gathered to celebrate the longtime LaRue County Schools employee.

  • Under New Management

    Imagine eating in a restaurant and having a disappointing experience --- the service was not good, the food was poor, and all-in-all you were not pleased.  You came away saying to yourself, “I’ll never go back there.” 

    Time goes by and one day you pass this restaurant and see a sign outside --- “Under New Management.”  You decide to try it again and you are happy to find everything has changed --- the atmosphere, the food, the service and so on.  What happened?  A new manager.

  • Wreck on Attilla
  • Lung Cancer Awareness