Today's News

  • PHOTO: Thumbs up for after school
  • Schools to honor veterans

    Next week, LaRue County’s public schools will hold ceremonies honoring those who have served in America’s armed forces.

    Three of the schools – Hodgenville Elementary, LaRue County Middle School and LaRue County High School – will have their programs on Nov. 11. Abraham Lincoln Elementary will honor veterans with a chorus concert on the 13th and assembly on the 14th.

    Veterans who are family members of students at Hodgenville Elementary School will march into the school gymnasium for an 8:30 a.m. celebration.

  • New Haven man pleads guilty to embezzlement at monastery

     The former accountant for the Abbey of Gethsemani admitted to embezzling more than $1 million from the monastery and agreed to serve a 20-year prison sentence Friday.

    John Hutchins entered into a plea agreement, in which he pleaded guilty to more than 100 embezzlement charges stemming from a months-long investigation that revealed that Hutchins and his wife, Carrie, used the monastery’s funds to purchase cars, trips, televisions and several other items during a timeframe that spanned more than five years.

  • Trick or Treat on the Square moved to Civic Center

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce's annual Trick or Treat on the Square has been moved due to inclement weather. The event will now be held indoors, at the Hodgenville Civic Center, 200 S Lincoln Blvd in Hodgenville. 

    All events are still scheduled for the same times, with the costume contest beginning at 5 p.m. and other events, including food vendors and the trick or treating to begin at 5:30.

  • Lincoln Parkway murder case postponed

     A murder trial set to begin Monday for a Hodgenville man has been postponed until January to allow the defense more time to prepare its case.

    Earl Dale Richardson, 47, is charged with two counts of murder after a fatal wreck that killed an Elizabethtown couple in August 2013. His attorney, Heather Stroutman, had the case continued until Jan. 21.

    Stroutman previously asked for continuances in the trial, but had the request granted before the trial was set to begin Monday.

  • 27 people sent to hospital after school bus wreck

     Ambulances transported 25 students and two adults to area hospitals Friday following an accident involving three school buses in northern Green County, according to The Greensburg Record-Herald.

  • SPACE PLACE: Clear skies in Cygnus

    When astronomers set out to use an observatory or telescope on the surface of our planet, they are always hoping for a clear sky. How else are they going to see through those clouds and into space? That’s a big benefit of orbiting telescopes like the Hubble Space Telescope. Since they are already in space—well above the clouds — they aren’t affected by Earth’s weather.

  • PHOTO: Hands across cross country

    LaRue County High School varsity cross country runner Kristina Durbin wrote runner’s positions on the hands of elementary school competitors, from left, Canaan Taylor, Nate Faulkner and Will Faulkner.

  • Church Calendar – Oct. 29, 2014

    Trunk-or-treat at First Baptist Church

    First Baptist Church, 730 Tonieville Road, Hodgenville, will have trunk-or-treat 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 29. Chili supper follows 6-7 p.m.


    Trunk-or-treat at Buffalo Baptist Church

  • Knob Creek Groundbreaking: Comments by LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner

    Tommy Turner Knob Creek Comments, Oct. 25, 2014, groundbreaking at Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek.

    Welcome to each of you on this wonderful day.

    The journey from possibility to reality can often be long, arduous, and taxing on our patience. While it was a labor of love for all of us involved, the prior statement can describe the journey from a simple dream to expand the Lincoln Heritage, to today’s event.