Today's News

  • 14 years for the Wilkinsons

    On Nov. 18, 2000, First Baptist Hodgenville began a new era by selecting Rev. Jerry Wilkinson as pastor. He replaced the late Pastor Emeritus, Rev. Donohue Price who had retired due to bad health after being with the church 43 years. Rev. Wilkinson preached his first sermon as pastor on the second Sunday morning in December 2000.

  • Reunions


    A reunion for all former Bussman and time plant employees and spouses will be Nov. 1 at Nolin RECC, Ring Road, Elizabethtown. Potluck at noon. Meat, drinks and paper products furnished. For more information, call Georgia Reed at 270-862-3829.

    ALES/BES/MES retired employee dinner

    Employees who retired from Abraham Lincoln Elementary, Buffalo Elementary, and Magnolia Elementary will have a homecoming 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at Decades Restaurant in Magnolia. Reservations are required by Nov. 4 by contacting Kathy Ross at 270-234-3309.

  • Clifford the Big Red Dog and Biscuit bring reading fun to library

    Storytelling at the LaRue County Public Library is going to the dogs.

    Clifford the Big Red Dog and Biscuit will be the main attraction at the fun-filled event on Nov.1.

     Clifford the Big Red Dog, written by Norman Bridwell, was first published in 1963. Clifford was the runt of the litter but with lots of love he grew to over 25 feet tall. With more than126 million copies in print, he’s a pretty popular pup.

    Biscuit was written by Alyssa Satin Capucilli. This little puppy gets into all kinds of predicaments but always wants lots of hugs.

  • Louisville man sends message: ‘Love yourself. Go for a walk.’

    A man, a dog and a giant inflatable globe were spotted traveling down Bardstown Road Sunday afternoon.

    Erik Bendl, 52, of Louisville, has walked, pushing the globe in front of him, for several years to raise awareness about diabetes. His 8-year-old dog, “Nice,” accompanies him every step of the way.

    Bendl said he was walking from Louisville to Tennessee. So far, he’s been in 42 states.

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  • Community News


    By John R. Smith

    Alice Lee Thomas is in Sunrise Manor Nursing Home. She’s doing very well. R.B. Smith was admitted to Hardin Memorial Hospital. He’s improving. Rennie Powell is in Jewish Hospital, Louisville. She and her family desire your prayers.

  • ‘Meatloaf’ back on stage after battling thyroid cancer

    A local musician who nearly lost his voice to thyroid cancer is returning to the stage this weekend.

    Colonel Perkins – the Meatloaf half of the “Elvis and Meatloaf” act – said he knew something was wrong four years ago when he had “to scream with all (his) might to force (his) voice out.”

  • Election is Tuesday

    Hodgenville voters will select a mayor next Tuesday, Nov. 4.

    Kenny DeVore, interim mayor and former councilman, James Phelps Jr., a longtime councilman, and newcomer Greg Harry are vying for the position.

    Polls are open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    A list of polling locations is included at the end of this story. Notably, the Upton precinct has been moved to Uptown Graphics, 73 Riggs St., Upton.

    The ballot also will include:

    CITY COUNCIL (Six seats open)

    Bonni Clark

    Woodie Handley

    Larry Davis

  • Trick-or-Treat on the Square is Friday

    The annual Trick-or-Treat on the Square, sponsored by the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, The LaRue County Herald News and the City of Hodgenville, will begin with a costume contest for the kids on Friday. Registration is at 4:30 p.m. and the contest will begin promptly at 5 p.m. There is a fee to enter.

    The contest has been moved to the lower parking lot beside Hodgenville City Hall off Lincoln Square.

    Trick-or-Treat in the city, county and on the square is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday. Officials urge motorists to use extra caution during the event.

  • Groundbreaking held at Knob Creek

    The weather has seldom cooperated for local ceremonies honoring native son Abraham Lincoln. Saturday’s warm temperatures and colorful fall foliage was a welcome change for the people who attended a groundbreaking ceremony at The Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek.

    Several dignitaries converged under a large white tent on the grounds to celebrate upcoming renovations at the historic site.