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  • ABE 93.7 going classic country

    Radio is making a grand return to Hodgenville and LaRue County.

    Lincoln Radio LLC will operate ABE 93.7 (FM) and WXAM 1430 (AM) in Hodgenville. Lincoln Radio LLC member and Operator Cale Tharp said that the AM station is already on air. He said they hope to have the FM station on air sometime in the middle of June.

    “The AM station is already on the air and is like a jukebox with classic country music,” Tharp said. “We hope to have the FM station going as soon as possible, depending on FCC (Federal Communications Commission) approval.”

  • Price named HES Principal

     LaRue County High School Assistant Principal Chris Price has been selected as the next principal of Hodgenville Elementary School.

    The HES SBDM announced Price as their new principal on Wednesday, May 9. Price has served the LaRue County school district as a high school math teacher for 19 years before taking the role of assistant principal five years ago. During his 24 years as an educator, Price also coached various levels of basketball and baseball for 18 years, including eight years as the LCHS head baseball coach.

  • The urge to draw

    When it comes to art media, Liz Martin, LaRue County Public Library’s featured artist for May, uses clay, egg gourds, pencil, oil, rocks, even felt.

    “Felt is the hardest to shape,” the Pike View Road resident said. “But I seem to use just about anything I can get my hands on.”

    The urge to draw came early for Martin.

    “Mama used to get mad at me because after I finished my school homework, I would draw all around it on the margins,” she confessed.

  • Parkway Baptist - Trash for Cash

    Dear Editor,

    On Saturday, April 28, 2018, 19 volunteers from Parkway Baptist Church picked up trash as part of the Trash for Cash program, to raise money for our Eastern Kentucky Mission Trips that we take the first weekend of November each year.   

    This will be our 4th year working in Eastern KY and our 3rd year at Calvary Campus in Letcher County.  The Trash for Cash is a wonderful opportunity that LaRue County Fiscal Court offers for non-profit organizations.  

  • Leadership LaRue Class - Trash for Cash

    Dear Editor, 

    The Leadership LaRue Class of 2018 met on April 21, 2018 to pick up litter on Jenkins Road, Wonderland Road, Talley Oak Hill Road and AB Ward Road.  The class took part in the LaRue County Trash for Cash program to raise funds to send kids to 4-H Camp. The class goal is to send five kids to camp that submitted Leadership Essay Contest applications.

  • Facebook Affects Millions

    Over 1.3 Million Kentuckians Impacted by Facebook on Reported Misuse of Users’ Personal Data

    Facebook provided information after Beshear sent letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg

    More than 1.3 million Kentuckians have been impacted by an alleged privacy breach by social media network Facebook according to, Attorney General Andy Beshear earlier this month.  

    Beshear and a group of AGs sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on March 26, 2018 asking for the number of users impacted by the breach.

  • LaRue Countians arrested in meth ring

    Five people were recently arrested for their alleged involvement in a crystal meth ring that reportedly spanned over four different counties, including LaRue County.

    According to the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, over the course of a several month long investigation of a crystal methamphetamine trafficking ring, over 18 pounds of crystal methamphetamine have been bought and sold in and around LaRue, Hardin, Bullitt and Hart counties. While executing search warrants, officers also located over $100,000 of stolen items and tools.

  • Proffit to retire from HMH

    Known as “Pie Lady” to many around Fort Knox and Hardin County – and team mom to the North Hardin High School boys’ basketball team – Barbara Proffitt has worn many hats throughout the community.

    Proffitt, 81, of Vine Grove, is hanging up one of those hats on Thursday. After 30 years, Proffitt is retiring from her position as community/guest relations coordinator at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    In her HMH position, Proffitt said she helps “get the word out about the hospital.”

  • LCHS seniors Hawk Walk
  • Absentee voting underway

    Absentee voting is now underway for the May 22 Primary Election.

    To be qualified to vote by mail-in absentee ballot, a voter must be:

    - Advanced in age, disabled, or ill

    - Military personnel, their Dependents, or Overseas Citizens

    - A student who temporarily resides outside the county

    - Temporarily residing outside of Kentucky and who maintains eligibility to vote in Kentucky, such as a “snowbird”

    - Incarcerated, but not yet convicted of a crime