Today's News

  • Hawks Beefy Chips and Dip Land Jr. Chef Team in Final 4

    The Kentucky Farm to School Junior Chef program is a statewide high school cooking competition that offers youth the opportunity to learn valuable skills in recipe development, food preparation, marketing, public presentation, organization, teamwork and community involvement.

    “The program is designed to stimulate the interest of students who may be interested in the culinary field,” said Stephanie Utley, LaRue County Schools’ Director of Food Service.

  • Homicide Victim Could Have Been Pregnant

    Publishers Note: Update to story, the search has been canceled as new evidence regarding the case has been discovered and has not yet been released to the public. We will continue to update our readers as new information is presented.

    In a house fire resulting in a triple homicide investigation, the family of one of the three people found dead nearly one month ago, on July 22 at a LaRue County home, is asking for the community’s help in her death investigation .

  • Petition Deadline

     On June 14 local businessman Cody McDowell, owner and operator of the Lincoln Lodge, filed a petition with the LaRue County Clerk for a Wet/Dry Petition for the county of LaRue.

  • One year of alcohol

    One year ago today, on August 21, 2018, the first alcohol delivery arrived in Hodgenville. This controversial debate began in 2017 when Hodgenville Council member Lisa Reidner began a petition for a wet/dry vote, which culminated in a special election held on April 17, 2018, to which Hodgenville said yes to alcohol by only a 10 vote margin.

  • City Council Recap

    Lincoln Days

    The Hodgenville City Council met for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on August 12. The second reading of the 2019 - 7 ordinance amending the Ordinance pertaining to Vendor Control at Lincoln Days was read and approved.

    The ordinance states that the Lincoln Days Inc. Committee is responsible for setting guidelines for vendor control and booth setup, except for all alcohol vendors. Regulating who can and can’t sell alcohol at Lincoln Days will be the responsibility of the City of Hodgenville.

  • LaRue County Little Miss and Master Compete at State Fair

    The opening day of the 2019 Kentucky State Fair was Thursday, August 15. One of the traditional opening day events is the Little Miss and Little Master Pageant. The Pageant is for children who must be 5 years of age on June 30 and must not be 8 years of age on June 30 of the year of their local pageant. The event is held in the South Wing at the Fair and Exposition Center.

  • Bell Ringing at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace

    Sunday August 25, 2019 is the 400th anniversary of the first landing of enslaved Africans in English-occupied North America. Due to our significance as the birthplace of the Great Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park will be participating in a nationwide bell ringing ceremony to honor those enslaved Africans brought here in 1619. Starting at 3 p.m. EDT, park staff will be ringing bells in the park for four minutes, one minute for each century of African American history and culture.

  • Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

    If you choose to drink and drive in LaRue County beware, the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office is joining with law enforcement throughout the nation for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign

    The strong nationwide impaired driving crackdown will be August 16 through September 2, and will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events, and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb impaired driving.

  • AAA Reminds Motorists: School’s Open, Drive Carefully

    As families across the country begin to send their children to school, AAA East Central has launched its annual School’s Open – Drive Carefully campaign to encourage parents to talk about the importance of school zone safety with their children and teen drivers. Motorists are advised to take extra caution when traveling through school zones or near school buses.

  • Man arrested at prayer event