Community News

  • HES students compete in Special Olympics

    Six students from Hodgenville Elementary School competed in Special Olympics Kentucky Area 4 Spring Regional Events in Louisville on May 11.
    More than 200 athletes competed in track and field events. Participants competed against other athletes of the same gender, age and ability.
    Each HES student competed in the 50 meter dash and the softball throw.
    Emma Grace Pepper took first place in the 50-meter dash and third place in the softball throw.
    Makayla Pearman took fifth place in the 50-meter dash and fifth place in the softball throw.

  • Relay For Life donation

    Allison Shepherd, general manager of The LaRue County Herald News, presented a check for $335 to Kathy Ross, Survivor chairperson for LaRue County Relay for Life. The newspaper collected donations for “in memory of” and “in honor of” ads for those who have battled cancer.

  • Thomas tanking into New Haven

    Thomas the Tank Engine will visit the Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven June 1-2 and 8-9.
    Tickets are $20 plus tax for ages 2 and older.
    For more information and directions, contact the Kentucky Railway Museum at 800-272-0152 or www.kyrail.org.

  • Wilcoxson's celebrate 60 years

    Wayne and Barbara Wilcoxson celebrated their 60-year anniversary May 19, 2013.
    They were honored by their children, Mike Wilcoxson, Sheila Skaggs, Della Loyall and Wendell Wilcoxson; and several grandchildren.

  • 60 years for the Owen's

    Clifford and Mary Lou Humes Owen of Hodgenville, will celebrate their 60th anniversary on May 22, 2013.
    They married on May 22, 1953, at Upton Baptist Church Parsonage, Upton, by Rev. J. E. Darter.
    Mary Lou is the daughter of the late Bill and Alva Humes of Upton and a member of South Fork Homemakers Club and Eastern Star.
    Clifford is the son of the late Lennie and Ethel Owen of Magnolia.
    He retired after 25 years with Dow Corning and farmed in the Magnolia area. He is an avid gardener.

  • Crewz - Felker to wed

    Gary and Sharon Crewz of Sonora announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter Chelsey Faye Nicole Crewz to William Ray Felker III.  
    The bride to be is the granddaughter of Randall and Shirley Ramsey, and Sue and the late Jerry Crewz, all of Sonora. She is a 2006 graduate of LaRue County High School and an employee of Premier Home Care.

  • Senior Activities

    Senior Citizens music

    The LaRue County Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville, has music beginning at 6:30 p.m. every Saturday. Musicians and singers are welcome. For more information, call 358-4311 or e-mail Viola Riggs at viola47@windstream.net.

  • Public input sought for disadvantaged business enterprise involvement

    There will be a public input session on May 17 at 634 E Dixie Hwy, Elizabethtown, KY 42702, regarding the proposed goals for increasing Disadvantaged Business Enterprise  involvement in highway projects.

    The Office of Civil Rights and Small Business Development will accept input on methodology and goals for the 2014 federal fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1.

    This information will be included online at http://transportation.ky.gov/Civils-Rights-and-Small-Business-Development from May 26 to June 25.

  • Fundraisers

    Double Buck Burger Eating Contest
    There will be a Double Buck Burger Eating Contest 6:30 p.m. May 17 at Bucksnort Cafe, Sonora. There is a $10 entry fee. All proceeds benefit the Sonora Veterans Memorial Park. For more information, contact Gale Hornback at 270-734-2483.

    Charity Softball Tournament for Ashley Long

  • Senior Activities - May 15

    EHLRTA to meet
    The Elizabethtown, Hardin, LaRue Retired Teachers’ Association will have the last meeting of the 2012-13 year at 11:30 a.m. May 16, in the atrium of Severns Valley Baptist Church, 1100 Ring Road, Elizabethtown. Lunch is $10. The program will feature end-of-year activities, installation of 2013-14 officers and recognitions. The community service project is peanut butter. For more information, call 270-737-8063.