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Today's News

  • Sports Shorts: Updated 10-12

    Little League girls’ basketball signups
    Little League girls’ basketball sign-ups are 5-6 p.m. Oct. 11 in the LaRue County High School cafeteria for grades 1-3.

    Middle School State Golf Championship
    The Kentucky Middle School State Golf Championship is Oct. 15 in Louisville. For more information, contact Leslie Graham at 502-778-0127 or l.graham01@insightbb.com.

    LCHS Softball Golf Scramble

  • Lady Hawks set record for wins at season’s end

    The LaRue County High School girls’ soccer team set a school record for wins Wednesday with a 5-2 defeat of Bullitt Central.
    Sophomore Peyton Gardner scored twice for LaRue County, which snapped a three-game winless streak.
    Sophomore Shelbi Brooks had three goals and an assist; junior keeper Kasey Wells made four saves.
    Thursday, the team tied Taylor County 1-1 at home to end the regular season. It was the third tie in the last seven games.
    Sophomore Abby Modrowski had a goal off an assist from senior Megan Smith.

  • Lady Hawks defeat Nelson for first time

    LaRue County’s Lady Hawks fell to Elizabethtown’s Lady Panthers Oct. 4.
    Senior Night for E’town ended with a 25-8, 25-11 victory and the 12 consecutive win over LaRue since 2002.
    After watching its lead slip to 12-10 in the second set, Elizabethtown scored 12 straight points. Senior libero Mary Beth Russell ended LaRue County’s run, putting down an emphatic, hard kill to give the Lady Panthers the serve. Senior Lindsey Clement then served up 11 straight points, with five coming off kills to give Elizabethtown a 24-10 advantage.

  • PHOTO: Young hunter makes good harvest
  • Chamber of Commerce planning holiday events

    BY JESSICA DAVIS

    LaRue County Chamber of Commerce

    This year seems to be flying by, but that must be because of everything that the Chamber is involved in and working on. The holiday season is almost here and that is very exciting because two of the Chamber's biggest events are just around the corner.

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hodgenville have finalized plans for Trick-or-Treat on Lincoln Square and Christmas at Creekfront.

  • PHOTO: Young hunter makes good harvest
  • Trailer no match for 'old men wrecking crew'

    Charles Hagan Edlin and his wife Mary live in a large two-story house in Hodgenville. Mary’s great-grandfather Wilbur Vaughn built the house in 1903.
    Mary is the fourth generation of the Vaughn family to live in this house. She and Charles Hagan have bought a smaller, more modern house with a smaller lot and plan to auction their old house later this month.

  • LaRue schools are 41st in Transition Index scores

    The 2011 Transition Index, which shows trend data for all Kentucky elementary, middle, high schools, and districts gave LaRue County School district its highest ranking since the Index was first published – 41 out of 174 districts.
    Rankings among other district schools are: LaRue County Middle School tied at 40 out of 323 middle schools; LaRue County High School tied at 61 out of 230 Kentucky high schools; Hodgenville Elementary tied at 372 and Abraham Lincoln Elementary School tied at 430 out of 714 elementary schools.

  • Chamber's kiosk unveils 'live here, visit here, work here' theme

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce has unveiled a kiosk in the front window that promotes a “live here, visit here, work here” theme.
    The 31.5-inch television, donated by LaRue County Community and Economic Development, plays a three-minute video highlighting tourist attractions and key features of LaRue County.
    The project has been in the works since August 2010, according to LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jessica Davis.

  • Library has several new DVDs

    The LaRue County Public Library has several new offerings.
    They include:
    DVDs – Spirited Away, Dumbo, Spooky Buddies, Hanna, Thor, Ponyo, Barbie: Princess Charm School, I Love Lucy, The Dog Who Saved Halloween, Enchanted and Friendly Persuasion.
    For more information about offerings or programs, contact Dana Jolly at 358-3851.