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  • Regional FFA Day Winners

    The following LaRue County FFA members competed at the regional contest on March 14, 2019 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. Results for the contest include:

  • Hodgenville News - March 20, 2019

     Thought for the week:

    Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved, is the greatest happiness of existence.

    March Madness starts this week with KENTUCKY WILDCATS playing at 7 p.m. on Thursday night!

    Arrowhead BBQ drive thru is now open, hope business has been good, I haven’t had time to go yet.

    Welcome to Brad Miller on joining Hodgenville Police Department.

    Mom is improving every day, thank goodness.

  • Community News - March 20, 2019

    Let’s continue in prayer for the families that have lost loved ones due various acts of violence, injuries, or sickness, and all the sick and shut-ins, hospitals, nursing homes, institutions, jailhouses, prison walls, rehabs, the homeless, men and women fighting for our country, our law enforcement, our country, violence throughout the country, our President, The White House, and most of all, pray for one another.

    Rodney Montgomery is now in Signature Rehab at Elizabethtown.

    Rev. Carl Pope preached last Sunday morning at Middle Creek Baptist Church.

  • News of Record - March 20, 2019

    Court Briefs

    Amanda C. Barnett was arraigned on one count of expired registration plates, one count of expired registration receipt, one count of failure of non owner to maintain required insurance, and one count of insufficient lamps.

    Janice R. Cadle was arraigned on one count of theft by unlawful taking.

    Stephanie L. Dixon was arraigned on one count of expired registration receipt, one count of expired registration plates, and one count of failure of owner to maintain required insurance.

  • Genealogy Society’s Big Move

    After a long wait, the LaRue County Genealogy Society (LCGS) has initiated their move to the Hodgenville City Hall. The move started on March 7 with members of the LCGS packing their vast collection into boxes. On March 11 inmates from the LaRue County Detention Center helped move boxes and furniture from the Hodgenville City Maintenance Building to the top floor of City Hall. On March 14 the 2018-2019 Leadership LaRue Class volunteered to help organize their collection.

  • Lincoln Family Table at National Birthplace

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace is proud to display a table built by Abraham Lincoln’s father, Thomas Lincoln. Though it is unsure the exact year the table was built, the table was used in the Lincoln household. The Mary Todd Lincoln house in Lexington, Kentucky gifted the table to the park.

    Displayed near the table is a promissory note signed by Thomas Lincoln as a witness. Among other signatures are Joseph, Thomas, and Luke Mudd who were related to Dr. Samuel Mudd, a conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

  • Permit-less Concealed Carry signed into Law

    Senate’s Permitless Concealed Carry Bill (Senate Bill 150) was signed into Kentucky Law on Monday, March 11. Under the newly signed law, those age 21 and older who meet legal rules for gun ownership can legally carry a concealed firearm without a permit, or completing a background check and safety training.

  • Man Indicted for sexual content involving a minor

    Fifteen people were indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on March 18, 2019, including Christopher Haylsip whose charges deal with child pornography.

  • LaRue County at KUNA 2019

    LaRue County middle and high school students returned March 5 from their three-day trip to the Kentucky United Nations Assembly(KUNA) in Louisville with several awards and a better understanding of how the real United Nations operates.

    KUNA, according to Abby Lee, who advises the middle school’s delegation, explained that the assembly is an experiential learning conference in which students participate directly in simulated international diplomacy.

  • New KY Licenses coming soon

    A federal 911 commission was established after the events of September 11, 2001, they looked for ways to improve security. The Commission found that the credentials found on all the 911 hijackers were state credentials. They also found that states that across the nation didn’t have very rigorous security process to receive state credentials, resulting in unsecure identification.

    As a result, the Real ID act was passed in 2005, which ramped up security requirements for state credentials. Since then States have been working to meet the Real ID requirements.