Today's News

  • LaRue Co. Library building for sale

    With the new library building scheduled to be completed this year, the LaRue County Library Board has put the current library building on the market to sell.

    The current library, which is located at the intersection of South Lincoln Boulevard and East High Street in Hodgenville, is listed at $225,000. Dana Jolly, Executive Director of the library, said they are trying to let everyone know that it is for sale.

  • Audit of LaRue County Fiscal Court released
  • Tuesday – Go Vote

    On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, registered voters of LaRue County are asked to go to their respective polling places to place their votes for a variety of national, state, and local political races.

  • LCS hosts community safety forum

    LaRue County Schools hosted a school safety forum in the LaRue County High School auditorium on Tuesday, October 23.

    The forum was designed to let parents and other community members learn more about what LCS is doing to ensure students have a safe learning environment. Those in attendance were also allowed to ask questions and express their concerns about school safety.

  • Hodgenville News

    Thought for the week:

    Someone once asked me how I hold my head up so high after all I’ve been through, I said, it’s because no matter what, I am a survivor not a victim. 

    This will be hardest column I have had to write in the 20 plus years I have been writing for the paper. 

  • Community Play Helps Local Charity

    The LCHS Speech and Drama program is once again teaming up with the Kelly Dean Sanders Fund to present Dinner and a Show to raise funds for both programs. On December 9 community members will get an opportunity to have a great meal and see the LCHS Production of Christmas Belles for a $20 donation. All the profits will be split between the two programs.


    Have you ever felt like life is not working out according to your plans? Have you ever felt like your dreams and excitement have been shattered by life’s circumstances? If you have, then you are not alone. In fact, the story of Christmas includes one whose dreams, excitement, and plans were challenged to the very core.

  • Getting Ready for Christmas

    When we speak of getting ready for Christmas it is usually deeds we are referring to --- getting decorations up, buying gifts, wrapping presents, baking and such.  But really we should be talking about attitudes, because that is the most important part of celebrating Christmas.

    What is your approach and atttude toward Christmas?  When people say, ‘I can’t seem to get into the Christmas spirit this year,’ they are really speaking of attitude.  In this column I’m talking about openness to the coming and doing of God in our lives.

  • Total loss on Joe Brown Road

    An elderly LaRue County woman had to be rescued Tuesday afternoon, November 2 from her burning home located at 415 Joe Brown Road. Gracie Shelton was home alone at the time of the fire that began in the kitchen, and was unable to physically make her way outside. According to her daughter, Patty Ford, her mother was rescued by her neighbor, who remains unidentified. The home was a total loss. Shelton was transported to HMH where she is recovering and doing well, according to her family. 

  • Why Not Serve Me?

    “Do you love me? Why not serve me?” The well-known gospel lyrics of one of LaRue County’s own, Eddie Black. These are lyrics that Black lives by both in his music and his daily life.

    Black is one of LaRue Counties only historical preservationists. Black takes old historical buildings, and refurbishes them to their former glory. Black has a keen eye for detail, which makes him an excellent candidate for any job that comes his way. And the desire for his craft is apparent by his three-year wait-list.