Today's Features


  • The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks traveled to St. Louis last weekend to compete in the Bands of America Super Regional.

    LaRue County was the only representative from Kentucky and it is the first time in the school’s history that the band competed in a Super Regional. 

    Forty-eight bands, from across the country, competed over two days. LaRue County delivered their best performance of the season to earn second place in their class.

  • Aaron Thomas Shawler Wheeler of the LaRue County FFA Chapter received a national award during the National FFA Convention, which was held Oct. 20-23 in Indianapolis.

    Wheeler received a plaque and a check for $500 as a national finalist and an additional $500 and plaque after being named national winner of the Wildlife Production and Management — Entre-preneurship/Placement award during a special ceremony at the national FFA convention.

    Since the age of 14, Wheeler has worked for a farm/hunt operation raising quail, pheasants and chucker birds.

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    Twenty-five civilian employees were honored by the Kentucky State Police at a ceremony held Wednesday at Holiday Inn Hurstbourne Lane in Louisville.

  • Hope Food Pantry at HUM

    Hodgenville United Methodist Church will offer a food pantry in the fellowship hall 5-6 p.m. Oct. 20. For more information, call 358-3028 or 358-9328.

    Pastor’s anniversary at First Baptist

    Oct. 23 is the pastor and first lady’s 10th anniversary at First Baptist Hodgenville. Rev. Kenny Carter will speak at 11:15 a.m.

    Gospel singing at Three Forks Bacon Creek

  • Beef Cattle Association to meet

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the LaRue County Extension Service office. Leslie Belt, Southern States regional feed specialist, will discuss fall and winter nutrition of the beef cow herd. A meal will be served and all interested producers are invited. For more information, call 358-3401.

  • 4-H Membership

  • Mark Twain once said, “Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.” The reason for that may be the inability to accomplish the same achievements in our lives.

    What a person does may inspire us, but it cannot enable us to do what that person does. Unless the person comes into our lives and shares his skills, we cannot accomplish their deeds. We must have the power inside us to achieve and not just the example on the outside.

  • The classified ad in the newspaper read: “Lost: one dog, brown hair with several mange spots. Right leg broken due to auto accident. Rear left hip hurt. Right eye missing. Left ear bitten off in a dog fight. Answers to the name Lucky.”

    Lucky? Sure, the dog was lucky to have an owner who loved it very much. It did not matter about the blind eye and the bad leg. The owner loved it so much that he would seek after the dog and pay someone to find it.

  • Last week, LaRue County High School sophomore Casey McMillen spent his fall break harvesting sorghum.

    His family’s rediscovery of the nearly-lost art of sorghum-making tied in with an FFA project for McMillen, who is working on his State FFA degree. To obtain his State FFA degree he must earn or invest $1,500 or work 1,000 hours. He must also be an FFA member for three consecutive years and complete state, national and regional requirements.

    After experimenting with a few other activities, McMillen decided sorghum fit the bill.