Today's News

  • Community News


    By John R. Smith

    The First Baptist Missionary Society met at the Embassy Suite, Lexington, on Saturday.

    R.B. Smith was admitted to University of Kentucky Care Center, Lexington, last Tuesday. He’s slowly improving, but has a long way to go. Rennie Powell remains a patient at Jewish Hospital, Louisville.

    Marsha Handley, formerly of Hodgenville passed away last Saturday in Louisville. No funeral arrangements have been made at this time.

  • Haunted Houses and Family Ghosts of Kentucky features frights from LaRue, Hardin, Nelson

    The University Press of Kentucky has released a paperback edition of Haunted Houses and Family Ghosts of Kentucky by William Lynwood Montell.

  • Man indicted for assault

    Dalton Milby (1994) was indicted Oct. 20, by a LaRue County grand jury, on a count of second-degree assault.

    He is accused of causing serious physical injury to a man by striking him repeatedly in the face causing fractures to his nose and eye sockets on April 10, 2014.

    Bond was set at $25,000 cash, upon condition of no contact with the alleged victim, and dusk-to-dawn curfew.

    Arraignment is Nov. 3 in LaRue Circuit Court.

  • White City house a total loss

    A Hodgenville couple lost their home to flames Tuesday afternoon.

    A resident on White City Road reported seeing flames about 4:30 p.m. to dispatch.

    The residence of Robert “Rags” and Cheryl Ovesen was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived on the scene. The Ovesens said they could see the flames as they drove toward the mobile home.

    The couple said they were unable to get some of their dogs out of the house – and the animals perished.

    LaRue Fire Chief Jason Sadler said he wasn’t sure what started the fire.

  • No Veteran’s Day Parade planned

    Organizers say there are no plans for a Veteran’s Day parade or program in LaRue County this year.

    Ramona Coffey, who has helped to coordinate the event with American Legion Post 87, for several years, has been ill and is unable to commit to the amount of time required to plan the event. Charlotte Isbell also has worked on the program with Coffey.

    “It saddens me, but it really takes a lot to make it happen, and I’m just not able to pull it off,” said Coffey. “Perhaps someone else can.

  • Blair reflects on 25 years at Museum

    Charlotte Blair, a 25-year employee of The Lincoln Museum, has retired. Retiring wasn’t an easy decision for Blair, but she said she wants to travel and “find a new chapter in [her] life.”

    Blair’s duties included manning the front desk, giving directions, directing visitors to local restaurants and giving tours to visitors.

    It’s a bittersweet time for Blair, as she said she’s already started to miss the museum, despite enjoying her newfound time off.

  • Abraham Lincoln Elementary Honor Roll - First Quarter

    All A’s

    Madison Chaudoin, Carsen DeVary, Will Faulkner, Logan Hawkins, Kiara Higdon, Harper Hynes, Hailey Kelly, Gavin McGovern, MaKenna Montgomery, Connor Nicholas, Samantha Perkins, Jake Skaggs, Brenna Southwood, Keegan Spratt, Macy Stillwell, Madison Stults, Addison White, Katelyn Williams


  • 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.