Today's News

  • Drew Simpson nominated for Camp Unite’s Youth Leader of the Week

    Drew Simpson of Hodgenville was nominated by his fellow tribe leaders as “Youth Leader of the Week” for demonstrating leadership beyond expectations at the third annual Camp UNITE July 28-31 on the University of the Cumberlands campus in Williamsburg.

  • ACT scores fall in district, state

    Statewide ACT composite scores are down slightly, and LaRue County students followed the trend.

    State results from the March 2009 administration of the ACT to Kentucky’s public school juniors show a small improvement in mathematics, but minor drops or flat scores in other subjects, forming a statewide composite of 18.2. The 2008 composite was 18.3.

    LaRue County’s composite score was 18.4, down from 18.8 a year ago.

  • 4-H calendar

    Rabbit Club

    The 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Extension Service office.  New members are welcome to attend.

  • Time spent with grandchildren is precious

    I asked my granddaughter Autumn if she knew about our latest holiday. She said no and asked what it was called.

    I said it’s Labor Day.

    She asked if that was the day we were all going to have babies. I said no, that’s a different kind of labor.

    There’s another holiday coming up Sunday, but most people are not aware of its existence. It’s called Grandparents Day. Maybe no one notices this holiday because there’s no day off from work involved.

  • Newton honored by WHAS

    Peggy Newton was honored by WHAS-11 and Eon US at the annual ExCELebration ceremony in Louisville. This black-tie gala is held each year to honor the recipients from 13 Kentuckiana school districts. 

    Newton is a first-grade teacher at Hodgenville Elementary School where she is in her 31st  year of teaching.

  • Leadership LaRue alumni organize association

    The Leadership LaRue County alumni meeting is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln Museum Community Room. The group will discuss bylaws and officers.

    Meat, bread and drinks will be furnished. Bring a vegetable, salad or dessert to serve about 20 people.

    For more information, contact Rita T. Williams, executive director of the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, at 358-3411 or info@laruecountychamber.org.

  • Church calendar

    Faithful Citizenship luncheon

    Healthcare Reform: Principles, Policy and Politics will be the topic for the Faithful Citizenship Luncheon noon-1 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral Flaget Hall Maloney Room in Bardstown. The event is sponsored by Catholic Charities Parish Social Ministry. Participants are asked to bring a sandwich; drinks will be provided. To register, call the Catholic Charities Nazareth Office at 502-331-4545 or e-mail schmuckrsm@scnazarethky.org.

    Union Christian holds revival

  • Cross country team tops in 3k

    The LaRue County High School cross country team fared well in its first competition of the season with the boys' and girls' teams winning the 3k race. 

    “All of the runners did well. This was the first race of the season and many of the runners had never run before in a 3k or 5k,” Coach Josh Henderson said. “As a whole, we did extremely well.”

    Henderson singled out newcomer Michelle Seymour and veteran Amarah Reed for praise.

    “Aliesha Durbin also ran strong since it was her first race of her career,” he said.

  • Late summer is perfect time to establish pasture

    There is always a need to improve our forage stands for our livestock, especially after the last few years of adverse weather. Late summer to early fall is the very best time to seed or establish the major cool season grasses such as orchardgrass, tall fescue and timothy. To increase your success rate at forage establishment to provide more feed, forage, pasture or hay, remember these four points:

  • Varsity football: LaRue records dramatic win

    LaRue County pulled out a dramatic 28-27 win over Green County in high school football action Friday at Greensburg.

    A five-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Brewer to Alex Lee tied the game with 19.7 seconds on the clock. Bo Haun converted on his fourth PAT of the game for the margin of victory.

    Earlier in the fourth quarter, Anthony Myrks blocked a Green County conversion try after the Dragons took a 27-21 lead.

    The Hawks, now 2-1 on the season, play another Class 2A team on the road next week. LaRue will face Glasgow, 3-1.