Today's News

  • LaRue County Schools personnel changes

     The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations May 21:

  • ANNIVERSARY: Powells celebrate 50 years

     Margie and Sam Powell will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 1, 2012.

    Sandra Braden, Betty and Don Vance, Helen Gressel and Kathryn Corbin will host a reception in their honor on Saturday, June 9.

    The reception will be 2-4 p.m. in the fireside room at First Baptist Church Hodgenville, 730 Tonieville Road.

    All friends and relatives are invited.

    The couple requests no gifts.

  • PHOTO: Lady Hawks named to All-Tournament Team

    Three Lady Hawks were named to the 18th District All-Tournament Team. From left,Bethany Skaggs, Brigitte Skaggs and Brittany Enlow.

  • Median cable barriers being installed on I-65

     Median cable barriers are being installed along a two-lane section of Interstate 65 from the Hart/LaRue County line extending north about six miles into Hardin County (MP 74 – MP 80).  Once this work is completed, continuous cross over crash prevention measures will be in place from the current three-lane widening project in Barren County to just south of Elizabethtown.

  • Upton student earns scholarship

     Ariel Waldeck of Upton has been selected as a 2012 scholarship recipient by Dairy Farmers of America, Inc., a national milk marketing cooperative.

    Waldeck is a sophomore at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, majoring in agricultural communications with a minor in history. After graduation, Waldeck plans to pursue a job in communications or public relations to help give dairy farmers a voice.

  • COLUMN: Notes from Groundhog Hill (Man vs. Weeds)

     A new summer reality show premiered this week, but not on television. It's at Groundhog Hill. I call it, "Man vs. Weeds."

    The premise is simple yet complex: One man, clad in bib overalls and armed with a garden hoe, competes against a ferocious team of weeds for planting supremacy and personal glory. The weed team consists of four players: Johnson Grass (team captain), Cape Honeysuckle, Climbing Milkweed and something I like to call, Pain-in-the-Butt-Ivy (see photo).

  • COLUMN: Get away on what you can afford

    As the summer approaches, many people are looking forward to a family vacation. However, increasing prices for gasoline, airfare, lodging and entertainment may make this year’s summer getaway more difficult. Instead of canceling, there are several ways to trim the travel budget.

  • United Way of Central Kentucky honors volunteers and donors

    Outstanding volunteers and donors gathered May 7 to celebrate United Way of Central Kentucky's record-breaking 2011 campaign. This "thank you" event recognized the volunteers and leadership donors from their five-county region who provide the backbone for UWCK’s success.

    Sarah Miller, supply manager for Dow Corning Global Procurement and United Way employee campaign manager, won the Voice of LaRue County award.

  • COLUMN: Poison hemlock dangerous to humans, cattle

     Poison hemlock has been increasing locally during the past several years, and is very abundant this year. Although often seen along roadways and fence rows, it has expanded now into grazed pasture lands and hay fields.

    The concern not only comes from its invasive nature but the fact that it is one of the most toxic plants in the world. Throughout history, the toxicity of poison hemlock is well known for accidental deaths of humans and animals.

  • PHOTO: Mower mishap

    A contractor's tractor and mower slid down a slope near the intersection of Lincoln Parkway and Tonieville Road about 8 p.m. Thursday. A wrecker was called to pull the tractor out of the ditch. Hodgenville City Police assisted with traffic control.