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  • Free Summer Meals

    Not only are free lunches being provided for people 18 and under in LaRue County this summer, but they will also be available at six locations along a mobile route, according to Stephanie Utley, LaRue County Schools’ nutrition coordinator.

  • Caswell retires from Life Connection

    After 31 years in education, Life Connection principal Cindy Jackson Caswell is retiring from the same school system—LaRue County--that granted her a high school diploma in the LCHS Class of 1981.

    “My mother (Sondra Jackson, a retired LaRue County Schools’ home economics teacher and administrator) was a teacher, so I kind of ‘grew up’ in LaRue County High School,” Caswell acknowledged. “I loved seeing how Mom loved what she did, and thought that I would enjoy teaching as well.”

  • Indicted For Murder

    A Taylor County man was indicted for murder by the LaRue County Grand Jury on Monday, May 21 for his involvement in a November 2017 fatal accident that killed Stephanie Jensen, 28, of Magnolia.

    Matthew L. Howsden, 33, of Campbellsville was indicted for murder and leaving the scene of an accident and failing to render aid with death or serious injury.

  • Gone, but not forgotten

    While this time of the year reminds people of cookouts and fun times as the Memorial Day weekend draws near, for the Kentucky State Police it is a time to remember their fallen brethren.

  • Primary election - the winners are...

       Primary election across Kentucky was held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. With a lower than normal voter turnout expected, only LaRue County voters that were registered as Democrats had the opportunity to vote.

  • City hears first reading of alcohol ordinance

    The Hodgenville City Council heard the first reading of the proposed alcohol beverage control ordinance during a special called meeting on Thursday, May 17.

  • Hawks graduation this Friday

    The graduation ceremony for the 59th graduating class of LaRue County High School will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 25.

    The ceremony is scheduled to take place at the LCHS football field located in Hodgenville. Gates open at 6 p.m.

    Students of this year’s 2018 graduating class are required to meet in the high school cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.

    LCHS Principal Denise Skaggs said in case of inclement weather, the event will be moved into the high school gymnasium.

  • Eric Hughes and Karen Downs Retire

    Eric Hughes

    Eric Hughes is retiring as Hodgenville Elementary School principal at the end of June after 27 years in the educational field.

    All but one of those years have been in the LaRue County School District.

    “I taught one year at Munfordville Elementary, K-7,” the former physical education teacher recalled.

    He related that as a teacher, he enjoyed seeing potential in kids. 

  • Jury Duty in Kentucky: Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

    Jury duty is a privilege that allows Kentuckians to serve their fellow citizens and contribute to the state’s court system.

    Below are answers to questions commonly asked about jury duty.

    How are jury lists compiled?

  • City brewing over alcohol

    After a work session and a regular city council meeting within one week, the Hodgenville City Council will have a first reading of their alcohol beverage control ordinance during a special called meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 17.