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  • Slow down for law enforcement

    KSP reminds motorists that Kentucky law requires them to slow down and use caution when they see a law enforcement or emergency vehicle stopped alongside the road with its lights flashing. They must move over to the lane farthest away from the vehicle if they are on a four-lane road with two lanes proceeding in the same direction and can do so safely.

  • Mistrial hearing held for Embry

    After numerous continuations since March 2018, the hearing about a mistrial actually occurred for a LaRue County woman who was found guilty of 100 counts of animal cruelty.

  • Audit of LaRue County Fiscal Court released
  • LaRue Co. Library building for sale

    With the new library building scheduled to be completed this year, the LaRue County Library Board has put the current library building on the market to sell.

    The current library, which is located at the intersection of South Lincoln Boulevard and East High Street in Hodgenville, is listed at $225,000. Dana Jolly, Executive Director of the library, said they are trying to let everyone know that it is for sale.

  • Accident on Lincoln Parkway
  • It’s no trick - location has changed

    Ghost, goblins, witches, princesses, and a few hundred more unique costumes will be out and about on the night known as ‘All Hollow’s Eve’ or Halloween, tonight, Wednesday, October 31.

    Traditionally the City of Hodgenville, along with the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce join forces and hundreds of Halloween goers come together on the historic square to walk around the downtown square in the quest for a bag full of candy.

  • LaRue County celebrates 175th anniversary

    The 175th Anniversary of LaRue County was held with a celebratory luncheon event Sunday, October 28 2018. More than 120 members of the community gathered to celebrate the occasion with a lunch prepared by the recently recognized ‘Best in Kentucky’ winners from LaRue County. Attendees were given a commemorative Lincoln Bicentennial Cent souvenir set, and keepsake programs documenting the 175 years of LaRue County.

  • “It’s time for a change”

    Since 1959, Joel Ray’s Restaurant has been serving meals in Hodgenville, KY. It is currently located inside the Lincoln Jamboree, home of the legendary Joel Ray Sprowls located at 2579 Lincoln Farm Road in Hodgenville, KY.

    Joel Ray Sprowls bought the restaurant June 6, 1959, and for 14 years it operated on a 24-hour, seven days a week schedule. Several superstars have dined there including Faron Young, Tammy Wynette, Bill Monroe, Englebert Humperdink, Johnny Cash Band and many others. The motto was “we may doze – but never close.”

  • Adult Education Program is # 1

    The LaRue County School Adult Education program, known to many as the GED program, has recently been named # 1 in the Top 25 Kentucky Adult Education Programs for fiscal year ending July 12, 2018. The overall top 25 is determined by the county’s ranking performance in three different categories.

  • HMH emergency department experiencing record numbers

    Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) leaders said the hospital emergency department (ED) team cared for 266 patients on one day recently and is on track to care for more than 70,000 patients in 2018 making it one of the busiest in Kentucky.

    HMH President and CEO Dennis Johnson said what is especially encouraging is that while the number of patients increases, the ED team’s patient scores for quality, compassionate care improved.  Johnson said that is no easy task and praised the HMH ED leadership team.