Today's News

  • LaRue Co. Primary is for Democrats

    A low voter percentage turnout is expected for the May 22 Primary Election in LaRue County as the only contested races on the ballot are between Democrat candidates.

    LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter said this is an unusual election as there are only six races on the ballot for Democrats as several other Democrat elected officials in the county are unopposed and their names will not appear on the ballot. There are no Republican or other party races on the ballot either as they are unopposed as well.

  • ABE 93.7 going classic country

    Radio is making a grand return to Hodgenville and LaRue County.

    Lincoln Radio LLC will operate ABE 93.7 (FM) and WXAM 1430 (AM) in Hodgenville. Lincoln Radio LLC member and Operator Cale Tharp said that the AM station is already on air. He said they hope to have the FM station on air sometime in the middle of June.

    “The AM station is already on the air and is like a jukebox with classic country music,” Tharp said. “We hope to have the FM station going as soon as possible, depending on FCC (Federal Communications Commission) approval.”

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  • The Price is Right

    Chris Price, the current LaRue County High School assistant Principal, has been selected to be Hodgenville Elementary School’s next principal for the 2018-19 school year.  

  • Coming home

    Crystal Wilkerson was selected on May 11 to be Abraham Lincoln Elementary School’s next Principal by the school’s Site-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Council.

    Todd Rogers, a teacher at ALES and a member of the SBDM Council, said the group was unanimous in their agreement, and were “excited to have Ms. Wilkerson join the ALES family.”

  • 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. 

  • Deputy returns to duty

    The LaRue County Deputy Sheriff that was involved in a shooting last month recently returned to duty.

    According to LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy, Deputy Sheriff Kevin Bennett returned to duty last week. Bennett was placed on paid administrative leave after he shot Jason Shafer, 35, of Eliza­beth­town, following a 20 minute vehicle pursuit after he attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The incident occurred on April 18, 2018.

  • Absentee voting underway

    Absentee voting is now underway for the May 22 Primary Election.

    To be qualified to vote by mail-in absentee ballot, a voter must be:

    - Advanced in age, disabled, or ill

    - Military personnel, their Dependents, or Overseas Citizens

    - A student who temporarily resides outside the county

    - Temporarily residing outside of Kentucky and who maintains eligibility to vote in Kentucky, such as a “snowbird”

    - Incarcerated, but not yet convicted of a crime

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  • HES, ALES principal selections underway

    According to information received from LaRue County Schools, Site-Based Decision Making (SBDM) councils at both Hodgenville Elementary School and Abraham Lincoln Elementary School will conduct interviews for the schools’ next principals this week.

    The job postings attracted 24 applicants each, and the councils look to name new principals by the end of the school year.