Today's News

  • Discovery of headstone may cause revisionist Lincoln history

    DECATUR – A recently uncovered headstone at Greenwood Cemetery in Decatur could rewrite part of the family history of Illinois' most famous figure.

    That headstone belongs to Mary Hanks, who was the second cousin of Abraham Lincoln. While history books say she was born in 1824 and was buried in 1843, the headstone suggests she was instead buried in 1813, which would make her the oldest recorded burial in Decatur and perhaps the oldest in the entire state of Illinois.

  • Drug overdose is leading cause of death in state

    Most Kentucky adults don't know that drug overdose is the leading cause of death in the state, but those in the east do.

  • Filmmaker shows documentary of Thomas Merton

    Nineteen sixty-eight was “a beast of a year,” Thomas Merton wrote in his journal.

    U.S. soldiers torched villages in Vietnam, war resisters burned their draft cards and Buddhist monks immolated themselves.

    It seemed the world was on fire.

    But it also was a year of searching and discovery for Merton.

  • School district wins tech award

    LaRue County Schools was one of two “Secondary Educational Institution Technology Award” winners at Tech Day in Kentucky held March 25 at the Carol Knicely Conference Center in Bowling Green.

    “LaRue tied with Gatton Academy, a highly selective high school based at WKU that has been recognized as the number one high school in the nation the last several years,” said Freddie Newby, LaRue’s chief information officer. “Not too bad for LaRue to tie with the number one high school in the entire nation.”

  • Hinton's named a Roadside Farm Market

    Hinton’s Orchard & Farm Market of LaRue County is one of the 98 certified farm markets across the Commonwealth recently accepted into the 2015 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program.

    In joining the KFB Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, Hinton’s Orchard & Farm Market has committed to offering quality products and service. Its acceptance by Farm Bureau tells customers that Hinton’s Orchard & Farm Market meets the highest standards of quality, freshness, and marketing appeal.

  • FISH AND WILDLIFE: Grouse survey online

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is seeking additional public input about forest management and restoration of woodland species such as grouse.

    A recent series of public meetings on the topic included a survey for attendees to complete afterward. The department has placed this survey online to gather more input from those who were not able to attend the public sessions. The survey is located at http://fw.ky.gov/Hunt/Pages/GrouseInput.aspx.

  • PHOTO: March Madness Hoopfest

    The fourth-grade Hawks won the Central Kentucky March Madness Hoopfest on March 28, defeating teams from Campbellsville, Breckenridge County and Grayson County. Front from left, Tate Wootton, Caden Davis, Carson Childress; middle, Curtis Ford, Cutter Boley, Luke Trumbo, Carsen DeVary; back, Coach Matt Trumbo and Coach Eric DeVary.

  • BASEBALL: Hawks pound Warren Central

    The LaRue County Hawks are starting to get on a roll.

    With the temperatures in the 30s and the wind chill making it feel more like in the 20s, not to mention snowflakes swirling from the third inning on, the young Hawks pounded out 11 hits and junior right-hander John Selman tossed a two-hitter for a 14-2 rout of the visiting Warren Central Dragons on Friday night.

  • Essay winners: Grandparent of the Year

    The Elizabethtown-Hardin-LaRue Retired Teachers in conjunction with AARP Kentucky sponsors an essay contest each year for fifth graders in public schools with the topic: “Why my grandparent should be the AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year.” 

    Essay winners from Hardin and LaRue County are invited to the March retired teachers meeting to read their essays. County essays advance to competition at the district and state levels.

  • Legislation awaits governor's signature

    FRANKFORT - The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2015 session came to a close after Senate and House members reached an agreement on comprehensive anti-heroin legislation and a measure to expand protective orders to include dating violence victims

    Lawmakers also gave late-night approval to a bill that will safeguard the revenue stream for the state’s road projects by limiting how far gas taxes can drop when fuel prices fall.