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Today's News

  • Hodgenville man added to Southern States board

    David Brown of Hodgenville and Byron Nelson of Vine Grove were elected to the local board at the Southern States annual membership meeting of Hardin Coop, held Aug. 22 in Hodgenville. More than 50 stockholder-members and their families attended.

    Steve Berry of Hodgenville was elected chairman/president of the local board, while Charles Crutcher of Rineyville was named vice chairman/vice president.

    Reviewing local operations and services was Clint Merritt, manager, Hodgenville. He reported that total operating volume for the past year was about $6.1 million.

  • Incumbents carry local races

    Hodgenville voters returned five of six incumbents to the City Council for another term Tuesday.

    Bonni L. Clark, who retired after 27 years working in City Hall, won the other council spot in the muncipal election.

    Rita Williams was the top votegetter in the race. Also re-elected were Jim Phelps, Otis Smith, Wally Sparks and Eudell Stearman.

  • Secretary of State embraces technology for election

    Secretary of State Trey Grayson announced Monday that his office will be utilizing various techniques to communicate important messages on Election Day and to monitor the election.

    Grayson and his Deputy Assistant Secretary of State will be using “Twitter” to communicate to voters important information that occurs on election day. Their Twitter accounts also are tied to other popular social sites such as Facebook.com.

  • Band of Hawks rank fourth in state championshp contest

    The LaRue County Band of Hawks qualified for the finals Saturday at the State Marching Band Contest and finished fourth overall in Class AAA..

    LaRue's score of 85.05 earned the fourth-place spot in the field of 16 in semifinal round early Saturday at Meade County High School to earn a chance to perform on the championship stage Saturday evening at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville.

  • Turnout heavy for today's election

    Election Day has arrived and LaRue County  showed up.

    Four precincts gathered in the first floor of the LaRue County Courthouse report steady business with occasional lines in the morning and around the lunch hour. Meanwhile, voters have been lined outside of Hodgenville City Hall all day where the Hodgenville West precinct votes.

    Polls are open until 6 p.m. People in line at 6 will be allowed to vote.

    While much of the attention focuses on the presidential race, several local positions also will be decided today.

  • Registered voters up 17 percent here

    The number of registered voters in LaRue County increased 1.7 percent during the past year, according to County Clerk Linda Carter. Totals show 166 more voters than in 2007.

    As of Sept. 15, 9,978 people are registered to vote in the Nov. 4 general election. At this time last year, 9,812 were registered.

    Carter said 6,678 people are registered Demo­crats, compared to 6,640 last year; 2,823 are Republicans, compared to 2,731 last year; 477 registered as “other,” compared to 441 last year.

    Of that number, 5,149 voters are female; 4,829 are male.

  • Whooping cough has not reached LaRue schools

    The Lincoln Trail District Health Department issued a public health advisory Oct. 22 after children in three Elizabethtown-area schools and two daycare facilities were diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. Letters were sent to parents of children who may have been exposed to the bacteria.

    No cases have been reported in LaRue County, according to school oficials.

  • Friday's area football action

    LaRue County had a bye week on the scehedule but here are results from other area high school football games Fridany night:

    Bardstown 27, Bethlehem 0

    Bullitt Central 21, North Oldham 17

    Campbellsville 41, McCreary Central 8

    Central Hardin 50, Ohio County 29

    Edmonson County 34, Breckinridge County 32

    Elizabethtown 49, Washington County 48

    Franklin-Simpson 31, Glasgow 16

    John Hardin 39, Nelson County 28

    Marion County 42, Anderson County 39

    Logan County 26, Barren County 13

    Shawnee 58, Fort Knox 14

  • Lady Hawks bounced from regional volleyball tourney

    With LaRue County only one point away from a first-game victory, Marion County reeled off nine straight points to tie, and then win the set 27-25, and the second game 25-21, knocking the Lady Hawks out of the Fifth Region Volleyball Tournament at Central Hardin High School Oct. 21.

    "I give Marion County a lot of credit because they never quit," said Ben Schell, LaRue's coach.  "It's very easy to shut down when your opponent is at game point, and they didn't do that."

  • School Board approves personnel changes

    The following personnel changes were approved by the LaRue County School Board Oct. 20.

    Accepted recommendation for:

    •Extended employment of David Noe as LCMS detention monitor.

    •Employment of Robin E. Milburn as substitute bus driver.

    •Employment of Judy Lewis as speech therapist.

    •Employment of Hannah White, Emily Kessinger, Kirsta Jackson and Tara Warren as student tutors for ESS at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    •Employment of Garry Ross as Adult Education Instructor.