Today's News

  • Lincoln Jamboree Lives On


    After suffering a series of strokes and other ailments, local entertainment legend Joel Ray Sprowls has been recuperating at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Hodgenville for several months.

    But, as the Beatles’ song says, “with a little help from his friends,” his creation and lifework--the Lincoln Jamboree—continues as the music showplace prepares to celebrate 65 continuous years of country and gospel music in September.

  • New LCMS Interim Principal

    LaRue County Schools instructional supervisor Christina Boone has been selected as interim principal of LaRue County Middle School.

    Boone has worked in the district since 2007. She taught science at the middle school until she moved into the instructional supervisor role in 2016.

    “LaRue County Middle School has amazing students, families and staff,” Boone said. “I’m humbled and proud to be asked to serve as interim principal, and I’m ready for a great school year.”

  • Two LaRue County Women arrested for Shoplifting

    Two LaRue County women were arrested on July 30 by Elizabethtown Police Department on multiple charges including shoplifting of over $600 from Academy Sports + Outdoors in Elizabethtown.

    Deborah Mayo, 55 of New Haven and Vickie Mayo, 61, of Hodgenville were each charged with theft by unlawful taking and shoplifting property with a value more than $500 but less than $10,000.

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  • Murder Suicide in Taylor County

    The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office responded to a homicide/suicide involving a Hodgenville man at approximately 6:36 p.m. on August 3.

    According to a release from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to a home on Lyle Road in Campbellsville on a report that a woman was lying on the ground next to a vehicle.

    When investigators arrived they found 42-year-old Jennifer Bennett deceased with a gunshot wound. Deputies also found 43-year-old Anthony Underwood of Hodgenville, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the scene.

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  • Do you chromebook? Your future employees will

    It is estimated that Chromebooks now make up 60 percent of all laptops and tablets in U.S. K-12 classrooms. As an employer, the sheer size of the $43 billion education tech market might not seem to matter much unless you employ educators. The vast majority of employers don’t, however, and it is tempting to simply look at this figure, give a curt nod, and move on.

  • Fatal crash leaves one dead

    A wreck involving a single vehicle occurred on Wednesday, July 24, around 10:49 p.m. near 3857 Tanner Road (better known as KY 357) in LaRue County. According to the Kentucky State Police, preliminary investigation revealed that a Ford 350 was traveling south on KY 357 when for unknown reasons the vehicle crossed the centerline before leaving the roadway and striking a tree. According to a witness, the vehicle burst into flames on impact.

  • LaRue County Fair August 1-3

    The LaRue County 4-H Council along with the newly elected stockholders board of the LaRue County Fair have come together and are asking the community to support the 112th year of the fair, even though it doesn’t look like the fair of the past.

  • River Road Homicide Victims Identified

    Three bodies were found at the scene of a house fire/shooting on River Road in LaRue County on Monday, July 22. Kentucky State Police Officers responded to a complaint stating that shots had been fired around the 900 block of River Road in LaRue County. First responders arrived to discover that the residence had become involved in a house fire.