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Today's News

  • Personnel changes

    The following personnel recommendations were accepted by the LaRue County School Board May 18.

    Accepted recommendation of employment of:

    •Will R. Aubrey as substitute bus driver.

    •Steve Perkins as lead maintenance for the district effective July 1.

    Accepted resignation of:

    •Rip Collins as LaRue County High School girls' basketball assistant coach effective end of school year.

    •Cindi Hartley as instructional assistant at Kids Crew.

    •Martha Page, due to retirement, as teacher at Hodgenville Elementary School

  • LCHS greenhouse open to the public

    This year’s production in the LaRue County High School Agriscience Greenhouse has been a huge success story. The season opening was April 20 and sales have been strong. The community has supported efforts of local high school students by purchasing the array of bedding plants and a selection of hanging baskets. 

  • Speech team claims state championship

    The LaRue County High School speech team brought home a state championship this weekend after competing at the Kentucky High School Speech League State Competition. The event was held at Western Kentucky University.

    LaRue County was tops in the Class A division, beating out 22 other schools for the title.

    Four of the 12 students advanced to semi-finals and three to finals.  

  • Concert a hit

    On May 17, the city hosted a free concert at the Hodgenville Civic Center for the citizens of Hodgenville and LaRue County.

    In my opinion, the event was a huge success. Few people realize the amount of work that goes into making such an event as this one happen. I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone involved for their hard work.

  • Hellman to pursue master's degree at Wichita State

    David Hellman, son of Tony and Karen Hellman of Hodgenville, has received a three-year fellowship to Wichita State University where he will pursue a Masters of Fine Arts with an emphasis in ceramics. The MFA is the terminal degree in studio ceramics.

    This degree is focused towards qualified students who plan careers as professional artists, working independently or as artist/ teachers on the college or art school level.

    He is a 2001 graduate of LaRue County High School and a 2009 graduate of Western Kentucky University’s Visual Arts Department.

  • LCHS coaches hold three-day basketball camp

    The LaRue County High School boys' basketball coaching staff will hold a youth basketball camp this week at the LCHS gym.

    The three-day programs begin Wednesday morning. First session is 9-11 a.m. for grades 1-4; second session is 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for grades 5-8. The grades refer to the class the students will be attending in August.

  • Methodist women hold ‘Blanket of Praise’ celebration

    As Hodgenville United Methodist Church filled with visitors, hundreds of brightly colored baby quilts were draped over every available surface last Saturday in anticipation of this year’s Blanket of Praise celebration.

    Blanket of Praise is a project of the Elizabethtown District United Methodist Women, through which volunteers make and donate baby quilts to be given to infants in need.

  • WKU recognizes outstanding students

    Western Kentucky University’s Potter College of Arts & Letters recognized its outstanding students April 19.

    The Student Awards Ceremony recognizes students who have excelled academically or who have demonstrated exceptional leadership or service.

    This year’s award recipients include:

    •English: Caleb Ernst of Buffalo, Earl A. Moore Scholarship.

    •Music: Aleshia Akin of Magnolia, Sylvia Kersenbaum Scholarship.

  • Time to count the cost

    Just when you think that state government has found some sanity, Gov. Steven Beshear just gave it away. In trying to placate his radical, left-wing voter base, he has decided to continue giving written driving tests in 22 different languages just five days before the State Police were going to English only in a cost-cutting measure to the state and tax payers.

  • Pets removed from Hill Street home

    Hodgenville City Police removed 10 dogs and six cats from a Hill Street home Friday after neighbors complained to City Hall.

    Chief John Cottrill said the owner was not complying with the county’s kennel ordinance, which limits the number of dogs that may be kept at one site. Since the owner cooperated with police and agreed to have the animals removed, she was not cited, Cottrill said.

    “It was the second time we’d been up there,” Cottrill said. “Those dogs were barking so loud you could hear them across town.”