Local News

  • 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.

  • Understanding a closed Primary Election

    In the 2018 May Primary Election, many showed up to the voting polls only to be turned away, as many new young voters were not aware of a Kentucky state law that passed when most of them were just born.

  • Cissal Hill dump cleanup receives approval

    LaRue County magistrates meeting at the courthouse on May 25, 2018 gave their approval to clean the last large open dump in the county.

    “At one time, the county had over 30 identified open dumps, and now all are cleaned up except for Cissal Hill,” LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner told the court.

    The county received a $94,000 state grant for the project. Two companies, S.C. Contracting, whose address was given as Greensburg, bid $81,600. B&J Transfer of London sent in the winning bid of $74,150.

  • 2018 May Primary Election Results

    The May 22, 2018 LaRue County Primary Election with only Democrats on the ballot, ended in a 30% turnout and a close race for Judge Executive and a long term Magistrate unseated.

    Registered Democrat voters in LaRue County number 5,932. On Tuesday, 1,803 cast their votes for the six contested races. There was no Republican contested races in this year's primary.

    Incumbent LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner won re-election as he defeated candidate Joe Pearman by only 243 votes. The final count was Turner with 1,019, and Pearman with 776.

  • Life Connection’s New Principal

    D.W. Cruse was recently announced as LaRue County’s Life Connection’s principal for the upcoming 2018’s school year.

  • Hep A: Know the facts

       Hepatitis A is sweeping the nation or at least Kentucky. Hepatitis A has affected more than 440 people, 4 of which have died, across Kentucky since the outbreak was first announced in November of 2017. The vast majority of these cases are in Jefferson County; however there have been documented cases in other Kentucky counties.