Today's News

  • LaRue Baptist School holds open house today

    LaRue Baptist School, 2492 Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville, will host an open house from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4.

    This is to provide interested parents an opportunity to see the facilities, meet teachers and receive information concerning enrollment.

    LaRue Baptist School has been affiliated with LaRue Baptist Church for more than 30 years.

    For more information about the school, call 270-358-4673.

  • Edwards earns degree

    Scott Edwards of Hodgenville was a May degree candidate at Murray State University. Edwards received a bachelor of science in Architectural Engineering.

    He is the son of Jimmy and Patty Edwards.

  • Perkins honored as All-American Scholar

    Allie Lynn Perkins, a recent graduate of LaRue County High School, has been named an All-American Scholar.

    The award is offered to students who earn a 3.3 or higher grade point average and are recommended by a teacher or counselor.

    Perkins, the daughter of Tracy and Jeff Watson, will appear in the All-American Scholar Yearbook which is published nationally.

    She is the granddaughter of John and Alice Perkins of Bowling Green and Janice Jones of Hodgenville and the great-granddaughter of Allean Skaggs of Hodgenville.

  • ALES students meet high goals

    Two Abraham Lincoln Elementary students surpassed all previous math and reading goals at the school this past school year.

    Fifth-grader Shayne Wathen, a student of Todd Rogers, achieved 638.8 points with a 5.6 reading level and 93.6 percent comprehension rate in the Accelerated Reader Program.

    In Accelerated Math, fifth-grader Matthew Warren took first place with 305 mastered math goals. Matthew is a student in Allison McDowell’s class. Both students received trophies and a gift certificate to Lincoln’s Loft.

  • Bluegrass Speedway Top 10

    Super Late Models

    1. Jason Keltner (Campbellsville)- 137  

    2. David Webb (Nicholasville)- 118

    3. Justin Rattliff (Campbellsville)- 111  

    4. Michael Chilton (Salvisa)- 103

    5. Jeff Watson (Campbellsville)- 99

    6. Mike Marlar (Winfield, Tenn.)- 88  

    7. Mike Jewell (Scottsburg, Ind.)- 83

    8. Dustin Linville (Bryantsville)- 82   

    9. Tim Tungate (Campbellsville)- 74   

    10. Victor Lee (Stanford)- 63     


  • Teen beats odds, walking again after being paralyzed in wreck

    Doctors said she’d never walk again.

    But seven months after a wreck left her paralyzed from the waist down, 19-year-old Kim Fisher is proving them wrong.

    She maneuvers around her Buffalo home with the aid of a walker, although she can take tentative steps holding onto furniture and the wall. She wears a brace on her right ankle to stabilize it.

    “She’s come a long way in a very short time,” said Kim’s mother Becky.

    It’s an amazing recovery that Becky attributes to providence and Kim’s determination.

  • Pottinger named to ECTC academic team

    Courtney Pottinger of Magnolia was selected for the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Kentucky Community and Technical College System All-Academic team. Each year, two students from each KCTCS institution are chosen for the honor by instructors and administrators.

    Pottinger was recognized for the achievement at the opening luncheon of the KCTCS New Horizons Conference on Teaching and Learning in Louisville in May. She was presented a plaque and stipend.

  • Bourbon City Speedway standings


    First-#UR8UP Theresa Bellah

    Second-#21L Kevin Lee

    Third-#4 Lucas Chaudoin

    Fourth-#21R Ray Copely

    Fifth-#25 Brad Lawless

    Sixth-#28 Chris Buchanon

    Seventh-#10 Jeff Webb

    Eighth-#84 Tina Morgan

    Ninth-#98 Sherry Priddy



    First-#99 Jeff Shively

    Second-#59 Scott Coffey

    Third-#188 Nick Nelson

    Fourth-#28 Mike Bray

    Fifth-#42 Travis Wilburn

    Sixth-#17 Blake Rogers



    First-#72 Mason Grant

  • Money available to farmers hit by ice storm

    Farmers in 92 Kentucky counties, including LaRue, will share $30.5 million in federal funds to repair farm structures and land damaged by an unprecedented ice storm Jan. 27 that brought down thousands of trees and utility lines across the state.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced last week that Kentucky will receive 43 percent of the $71 million in Emergency Conservation Program funds, far more than any other state.

  • Memorial Building to be closed for repairs

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Memorial Building will close periodically for repairs and roof work over the next few months.

    Repairs begin Sept. 14 to correct a moisture problem which has allowed mold to develop in the building which houses the traditional cabin.

    The work is expected continue through May 2010. The building will be closed only when work activities create a safety hazard to the public.