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Today's News

  • Senior Day at the Fair was a success

    A special thank you to Ann Morrison, LaRue County Fair Board and all the staff for making senior day at the fair a great success again this year and to all the businesses for their support.

  • True Way needs help with food bank

    True Way Ministries is working once again on a food bank for Christmas. We build food boxes for the hungry by doing fundraisers during the year. This year we are having a yard sale and would like to ask the community if they have any unwanted items they could donate to us. We need the items by Aug. 14.

    Please contact us at 358-0263, 270-401-2072 or 358-0385 for more information or pickup of items. Any items are accepted.

    Darlene Daughtery

  • Fundraiser Calendar

    True Way Ministry fundraiser

    A car wash, yard and bake sale will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 21 in the parking lot of LaRue County Farm Bureau. The fundraiser will benefit the True Way Ministry Food Bank. Donations are being accepted through Aug. 20. For more information, call 358-3085 or 401-2072.

    Union Christian car wash

  • Joiner's charges range from meth to marijuana

    A series of events, beginning with a hit-and-run, led to a Hodgenville man being charged with numerous counts, including manufacturing methamphetamine.

    Edward James “Homer” Joiner Jr., 39, has been charged with cultivating marijuana, five plants or more; cultivating marijuana, fewer than five plants; two counts of manufacturing meth; two counts of buy or possession of drug paraphernalia; and prescription (controlled substance) not in original container.

  • School Board provides updates on funding

    At the July 19 school board meeting, Superintendent Sam Sanders updated the board on a fence issue with Abraham Lincoln Elementary School neighbor Steve Hunt. Sanders said he observed the damage to the fence, which rests on the property line of Hunt and the school. He agreed to pay the cost of fixing it this time, but will write up a contract that any future repairs would be split 50/50 with Hunt, to which Hunt agreed.

    In other business:

  • Howell named Lady Hawks' softball coach

    The LaRue County High School softball team has a new leader. Aaron Howell was named the new head coach of the Lady Hawks last week.

    Howell will leave behind a coaching position at North Hardin High School to come to LCHS. He will replace Mielle DiStefano, who is leaving LaRue County to become a school counselor in Metcalfe County.

  • KSP holding fundraiser for Trooper Island

    Tickets are still available for the Kentucky State Police Trooper Island fundraiser, which features a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. Located on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County, Trooper Island is a free summer camp for underprivileged boys and girls age 10-12. It is financed entirely by donations, no public funds are used.

  • Billy Howell to be inducted in Motorsports Hall of Fame

    The 2010 class of the Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame will be inducted in August at the Swope Cars of Yesteryear Museum, 1110 N. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown.

    Honorees include Billy Howell of Hodgenville.

    Howell was the 1975 Late Model champion at the Fairgrounds Motor Speedway.

    He drove hemi-powered Chrysler products before taking the seat of a Camaro prepared by Terry Elmore. He later teamed up with Bill Clary, operator of one of the region’s leading speed shops.

  • School calendar

    ALL SCHOOLS

    Early release Fridays

    Elementary school students will be released at 1:15 p.m. Fridays; middle and high school students will be released at 1:30 p.m. Fridays.

    ALES

    Bus evacuation drill

    A bus evacuation drill will be held Aug. 12. Students will be about 15 minutes late getting home.

    Volunteer workshop

    A volunteer workshop will be 8:15 a.m. Aug. 13.

    Fourth District Choir audition

  • Lady Hawks win volleyball opener

    Senior middle hitter Brea Huhn had seven kills and one ace; and senior setter Molly Kennedy had 16 assists, four kills and one ace to lead the visiting LaRue County Lady Hawks to a 25-21, 25-17 win over 5th Region rival, Taylor County, Monday.

    Senior middle hitter Lauren Patterson had five kills, five blocks and three aces; sophomore outside hitter Kara Paden chipped in with five aces and three kills for the ladies.

    Taylor County won the JV match 21-15, 11-21 and 21-11.