Today's News

  • Farm calendar

    Conservation Reserve Program signup

    Signup for the Conservation Reserve Program continues through Aug. 27. Farmers may offer eligible land for CRP’s competitive general signup at the Farm Service Agency. CRP removes land from agricultural production by entering into long-term contracts with producers. For more information, call FSA at 765-2702.

    Wildflower sale

  • Thieves strike churches

    A number of LaRue County churches were hit by thieves last week and so far, there are no suspects in the case.

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department is investigating break-ins or attempted break-ins at South Fork Baptist, Buffalo Baptist, Roanoke House of Prayer, Salem Christian, Magnolia Baptist and Hodgenville Pentecostal.

    The first break-in occurred at South Fork July 26 when a small safe containing about $8,000 in offerings (cash and checks) was removed from the building. A second break-in occurred between Aug. 17 and 18. About $30 was taken from the church.

  • Family faces second traffic-related death

    A New Haven family is facing the tragedy of a traffic-related death for the second time in less than a month.

    James Patrick “Crazy Horse” Shoffner, 46, died Aug. 17 at the University of Louisville Hospital as a result of injuries suffered Aug. 14 in a motorcycle wreck. The crash occurred at 5:50 p.m., about two miles north of Raywick on KY 527, according to a report from the Kentucky State Police.

  • Church calendar

    Church of Christ has food pantry distribution

    The food pantry at LaRue County Church of Christ will distribute food to families who qualify 9:30 a.m.-noon Aug. 27. For more information, call 358-9812.

    Freedoms Way to hold revival

    Freedoms Way Assembly of God will hold revival 7 p.m. Aug. 27-28. Service will be 11 a.m. on Aug. 29. Krista Hampton will speak. For more information call John Lear at 270-737-9700.

    Singing at Nolynn Baptist

  • Two charged with trespassing at church

    South Fork Baptist Church has been broken into and burglarized twice in the past month. Members have become diligent in watching the grounds – a reaction that led to the arrest of two men early Monday.

    Two church members noticed a vehicle “pulled up beside one of the church buses” about 1 a.m., according to Deputy Russell McCoy. One of the men had crawled under the bus.

    “We think they were attempting to steal gas from the bus,” McCoy said.

  • Lady Hawks smack Louisville Southern for first win

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks soccer team opened their 2010 season by staring at defeat before roaring back and emerging with a 2-2 draw against the Lady Eagles of North Bullitt.

    The Lady Hawks started seven freshmen against the more experienced Eagles.

    The first half of this match was a jostling of position and possession. The Lady Hawks battled hard and did not allow an opponent score. Sophomore goalkeeper Kasey Wells was battered, making six saves in the first half, some at point-blank range, some with dives.

  • Lady Hawks continue perfect season against Hart and Marion

    The Lady Hawks are on a roll winning their first five volleyball games, the last two on their home court. Their most recent wins were Aug. 17 against the Hart County Lady Raiders winning 25-19 and 25-18 and then against Marion County Lady Knights Aug. 19 with scores of 25-18 and 25-21.

    Hart hacked

    It was a real barn burner when District rivals the Hart County Lady Raiders invaded LaRue County. The Lady Hawks won the match winning the second set 25-19 and the third set 25-18 after losing the first set 24-26.

  • Fundraiser calendar

    Horse show fundraiser

    A benefit horse show for Dale “Lightning” Turner will be Aug. 28 at American Legion Park, Greensburg. Cornhole tournament begins at 1 p.m.; mule hitch 2 p.m.; auction 5 p.m.; 21-class horse show 7 p.m. Admission is $5 at gate.

    For more information, call Anita Brown Thompson at 270-932-1199 or Randall Dobson at 270-299-5221.

  • Super69 to play at State Fair

    A local musician, Jacob Logsdon, will be the featured singer with Super69, a band that will perform several nights at this year’s Kentucky State Fair.

    Logsdon, of Hodgenville, a 2003 LaRue County High School graduate, plays guitar. His parents are Gary and Malinda Logsdon. Grandparents are Barbara and Charlie Logsdon and J.C. and Naomi Ragland.

    The band will play in the Q tent at 8 p.m. Aug. 20, 22, 23, 25 and 27.

  • School calendar


    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.


    Open Library

    Stay After and Read is 2:45-4 p.m. Aug. 31 with open library 4-6 p.m.

    Blood Drive

    The ALES blood drive is 3-7 p.m. Aug. 31 in the gym.


    Site-based council meetings

    Site-based council meetings are 4:30 p.m. Sept. 8; Oct. 13; Nov. 10; and Dec. 8.