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  • Remembering Smiling Spencer

    A candlelight vigil was held at New Haven School on Friday, June 1, 2018 for a local boy who drowned during Memorial Day weekend.

    Spencer Dugger, 10, of New Haven was reportedly wading or swimming in the Rolling Fork River with his sister when he disappeared and his sister went to get help. About an hour later, emergency personnel and other volunteers located his body. The cause of death is believed to be accidental drowning.

  • Hot Cars are Deadly for Children

    With the mercury on the rise into the summer months, the Kentucky State Police are warning parents not to leave a child alone in a hot car. It may seem like common sense, but every year law enforcement officers respond to calls about unattended children in vehicles.

  • Hawks win region

    In 1977, the band Queen sang these famous words that continue to resonate throughout the athletic world, “We are the champions, my friends, and we’ll keep on fighting ‘til the end, we are the champions, we are the champions.”

  • Part of Lincoln passed on to Bevin

    Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin visited the Lincoln Museum on Wednesday, May 30 where he was presented a special commemorative gavel made from the famous Boundary Oak tree from the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

    The gavel was presented to Governor Bevin by Brent Goodin, Owner and Master Distiller of Boundary Oak Distillery in Elizabethtown. Goodin said he made the gavel out of wood from a Boundary Oak tree wafer that was given to him by Iris LaRue, who is the Director of the Lincoln Museum in Hodgenville.

  • Fair is underway
  • Hodgenville 200 reunion

    On Saturday, June 2, 2018 the Hodgenville 200 Reunion took the City of Hodgenville on a trip to the past.

    Various events were held all around Hodgenville to commemorate its 200 year anniversary. Live performances and programs such as Steve Lindsey portraying Governor Helm, free carriage rides touring downtown, a memorial ceremony, wreath lying, and 21-gun salute were all part of the Hodgenville 200 Reunion. This event was presented by the LaRue County Genealogy Society, The Lincoln Museum, LaRue County Cooperative Extension Office, and The City of Hodgenville.

  • LaRue County Fair starts Monday

    The LaRue County Fair, the oldest continuously running county fair, will kick off Monday, June 4 and continue until Saturday, June 9.

    The carnival rides will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday and they will also open at 6 p.m. each night of the fair. General admission is $10 per person Monday through Saturday. Children two-years and under are free.

  • The Magicians Legacy

    Whether your uncle is an Eddie Griswold or a Philip Banks, Dinky Gowen may just have them beat. LaRue County magicians Aaron Harp, and his uncle Dinky Gowen have been in the magic business for a combined total of 60 plus years. Gowen inspired his nephew, Harp; and together they inspire many others to dive in to the world of magic.

  • Democratic Primary in LaRue

    The May 22, 2018 LaRue County Primary Election with only Democrats on the ballot, resulted in a 30 percent turnout and a close race for Judge Executive and an incumbent Magistrate unseated.

  • Myers reconnects with Lincoln’s Family Tree

    Jo-Ann Myers, a Magnolia resident, purchased the first bottle of Lincoln wheated whiskey on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 for $25,550 at Boundary Oak Distillery’s auction in Radcliff, Kentucky.