Today's News

  • Anderson excels at Yale

    LaRue County High School senior Brian Anderson traveled to Yale University in September to compete in the prestigious Yale Speech and Debate Invitational.

    Anderson competed in extemporaneous speaking and oratory and advanced to elimination rounds in both. He placed fourth overall in extemp and advanced to semi-finals in oratory.

    Yale is one of the largest speech and debate tournaments on the national level with more than 55 schools in attendance and more than 130 in each event.

  • Conservation District ready for new digs

    The LaRue County Conservation District started construction of a new building last week after a groundbreaking ceremony. The facility, to be situated across from Phelps’ Heating and Cooling in Hodgenville, will make the LaRue County District part of a select group.

    Only a few conservation districts throughout the state have a building of their own, as most are contained in federal buildings or other buildings in their community. For a conservation district to have its own building is significant, said Michelle Patrick, district coordinator in LaRue County.

  • FISCAL COURT: Magistrates debate payment of $5,000 for Mesonet

    A $5,000 payment to Western Kentucky University for support of the operation of the Kentucky Mesonet created a topic of discussion among members of LaRue County Fiscal Court meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Sept. 9.
    As the magistrates were examining current county bills, Ricky Whitlock, second district, noted the payment for the weather reporting station located at the LaRue County Environmental and Research Center off Leafdale Road.

  • Flu vaccine available

    Flu season is upon us, and it’s time once again to get vaccinated. According to a recent study by the Center for Disease Control, of the children who died of influenza last year, 90 percent were unvaccinated. And, as Diana Leathers, community educator for the LaRue County Health Department says, you don’t just get vaccinated to protect yourself; you do it to protect everyone else.

  • More accolades for the Band of Hawks

    The Band of Hawks experienced incredible success over the weekend competing in Bowling Green. The first part of the day was spent competing at Warren East High School where the band earned first place in Class AAA, best Music Performance in their class and overall, Best General Effect in their class and overall and the title of Grand Champion, meaning they earned the highest score of all bands at the competition, regardless of classification.

  • Have you Herd? Local band reunites for Lincoln Days

    The Herd is back.
    After having not played together as a rock band for almost four decades until last fall, the Herd will play their third gig in a year Oct. 4 at Arrowhead Archery and BBQ in Hodgenville.
    Their fans, who followed the local rock band from the late 1960s through 1977, are also back in numbers, listening and dancing to classic rock songs. The fans’ enthusiastic response to the Herd and their music happily surprised the band members.

  • Four named Distinguished Alumni

    Four people have been inducted as LaRue County Schools Distinguished Alumni.

    The LaRue County Board of Education will recognize the former students at a luncheon in their honor on Oct. 3 at the LaRue County Extension office.

    Four outstanding Distinguished Alumni for 2014 are Penny McDowell Cecil, Dale Keith, James “Jim” Q. Shaw Jr. and Paula LaRue Varney.

    Penny McDowell Cecil

  • GED practice for free

    Some things in life are free.

    Anyone, whether they are enrolled in the program or not, can take the GED Practice Test for free from Sept. 22 to Oct. 3 at the LaRue County Adult Education Center.

    According to information on its website, GED Ready has the same look and feel as the real GED test, and gives students firsthand experience answering computer-based test questions written and developed by the test’s creators.

  • Heroes for Eli: Community rallies around young cancer patient

    It’s every parent’s nightmare. The realization of that horrible truth, that something truly terrible has come to pass and your child is under attack, not by a person, but by their own body.

    It’s a moment that Adam and Kara Marcum know all too well. On Sept. 11, the Magnolia couple took their young son, Eli, to a pediatrician, who immediately sent him to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville for further examination.

  • Cruse-Hornback files moved to Nelson

    Tall stacks of file folders and binders were removed Monday from the LaRue County Circuit Clerk’s office and transported to Nelson County.

    The case files of former Hodgenville mayor Terry Cruse and former city clerk MaDonna Hornback – who are both charged with numerous felonies – are now in the hands of the Nelson Circuit Clerk.

    LaRue Circuit Judge Charles Simms III ordered a change of venue last month at the request of both prosecutors and defense attorneys. Beginning Oct. 1, all hearings and the trial will be handled in Nelson.