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Today's News

  • ‘Tis the Season

    The holiday season will kick off this Friday evening, November 30 as the community is invited to gather in downtown Hodgenville, with the ceremonial lighting of the Christmas tree in Lincoln Square and the displays at Creekfront Park.

    The event known as ‘Light up Hodgenville’ will begin at 6 p.m. and will host some familiar family fun events again this year as well as some new events for everyone to enjoy.

  • Postcards: A Visual History

    “The sheer numbers of postcards sent through the mail at the height of their popularity are staggering. In 1906, a periodical called The Postcard Dealer reported that the United States had an annual mailing of 770,500,000 postcards and that the total number passing through the New York Post Office in one particular week was 200,000. In a single December day that year (1909), the Saint Louis Post Office handled 750,000 postcards!” An excerpt from the newly published book by two LaRue County friends, Carl Howell and Robin Milby.

  • LaRue County Hawks win Region

    The LaRue County Hawks beat the Elizabethtown Panthers for the Region Championship Friday, November 16, 2018. Read all about the heart pounding game on page 14A

  • When LaRue Freezes Over

    Mother nature wreaked havoc last week as a winter storm system moved across the state bringing more than a quarter-inch of ice in LaRue County.

    Dennis Wells, LaRue County Emergency Management Director, said that he believed some areas of the county actually received more than a quarter-inch of ice that blanketed trees and power lines causing downed power lines and trees due to the added weight of the ice. The freezing rain started in the afternoon hours of Wednesday, November 14 and carried in to the early morning hours of Thursday, November 15.

  • Hawks head to Region

    Last November the Caldwell County Tigers handed LaRue County only their second loss of the season in the second round of the 3A KHSAA Football Playoffs by a score of 40-27 as the Hawks finished their great season with a (10-2) record. Fast forward to Friday, November 16, 2018 and the road to a regional championship would once again go through Caldwell County as the Hawks and the Tigers faced off once again for the right to face the E’town Panthers for a regional championship. This time it was different as the Hawks came out on top with a 44-41 win.

  • Historic Day for LaRue County Public Library

    This past Wednesday was a historic day for LaRue County. The LaRue County Public Library opened its doors at its 201 S. Lincoln Blvd location for the last time on November 7, 2018.

    The LaRue County Public Library stood at the corner of South Lincoln and East High since 1969. For 49 years the LaRue County Public Library has offered an all too familiar place for the citizens of LaRue County to explore literature. But now, in December of 2018, for the first time in over 5 decades, the Library will be moving to its new home up the road in Hodgenville.

  • Students give honor, vets give advice

    An event designed to connect students and veterans on a deeper level, did just that during the “Take a Veteran to School” program at the LaRue County High School on Friday, November 9.

    The program, which originated from the  History Channel, was planned by the LaRue County Public Library.

  • It's time to Light-up Creek Front

    Are you a business owner, non-profit, or a community leader? Would you consider placing a light display at Creekfront Park in Hodgenville during the holiday season?

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce needs your help. To receive your information packet regarding Light Up Creekfront, call the Chamber office at 270-358-3411 or email Sandy Kidd at info@laruecountychamber.org. The deadline to sign up to participate is Thursday, November 15.

  • Fatal Crash on LaRue County Line
  • Republicans dominate election in LaRue

    Republican candidates won every contested race in LaRue County during the 2018 General Election on Tuesday, November 6.

    LaRue County representation in Washington D.C. and Frankfort will remain the same. Republican U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie received 3,511 (73.25%) votes in LaRue County compared to Democrat Hank Linderman’s 1,178 (24.58%) votes and Thomas A. Loecken’s 104 (2.17%) votes. Guthrie went on to win overall with a total of 66.72 percent of the vote district wide.