Today's News

  • CENSUS: LaRue losing population

    Is the county dying?

    The U.S. Census issued a report last week showing births and deaths in all U.S. counties from the end of June 2011 to July 1, 2012. There were more deaths than births in 36 percent of the nation's 3,100-plus counties.

    In rural counties, the percentage of places with more deaths than births was even higher. Nearly half (46 percent) had more deaths than births. A number of news reports, according to The Rural Blog, carried headlines saying that these counties were “dying.”

  • Community Calendar - Sept. 10, 2014

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park returns to regular hours

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park has returned to regular hours of 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/abli.


    Friends of the Library

    The Friends of the LaRue County Public Library will not meet in September. The next meeting is Oct. 2. 


    Book signing: Raywickians

  • FOOTBALL: Hawks fall to Green

    The LaRue County Hawks fell 20-13 Friday to the Green County Dragons.

    Junior running back Marquis Franklin had a 1-yard scoring run and freshman tailback Bryson Cobb added an 8-yarder to stake the Hawks to a 13-0 halftime lead.

  • Conservation District is accepting Kentucky Soil Erosion applications

    The LaRue County Conservation District is accepting Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Applications on a continuous basis. The current ranking period ends Sept. 30. This continual sign-up is designed to make the program more landowner friendly and help address the needs of a landowner at any time during the year. 

    As landowners plan conservation projects with the assistance of their local conservation district, they will be able to apply for financial assistance for those projects without having to wait for a designated sign up period.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Megan Elizabeth Culver and Andrew Moore Bell

    Megan Elizabeth Culver of Hodgenville, and Andrew Moore Bell of New Hope, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jeff and George Ann Stephens of Hodgenville, and Steve K. Culver of New Haven. She is a financial analyst for Kentucky plant locations of Jim Beam. She graduated with a degree in Accounting from University of Louisville College of Business.

  • Grayson youth makes donation to Lincoln Museum

    Dylan Ray Decker, a student in Kim Dennison’s third grade class at Clarkson Elementary, presented a display of Civil War and Abraham Lincoln artifacts to The Lincoln Museum in Hodgenville. Iris LaRue, director of the Museum, accepted the donation on behalf of the museum’s board of trustees.

    LaRue expressed appreciation to Dylan and his parents, Billy and Tiffany Decker of Big Clifty, for their gift and for encouraging Dylan in his study of Lincoln.

  • Engagement: Bunnell - Wooden

    Paul and Paula Bunnell of Sonora announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Laura Bunnell of Sonora to Jason Wooden of Elizabethtown, son of Debra Wooden of Elizabethown, and Cecil Wooden of Elizabethtown.

    The bride-to-be is a 2003 graduate of Central Hardin High School and is employed as a deputy clerk at the Hardin County Circuit Clerk’s Office.

    The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of LaRue County High School and is employed as a mechanic at Big-O-Tires,

  • 50 years for Harold and Evelyn Cruse

    Harold and Evelyn Cruse of Sonora celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 5, 2014.

    Their family and friends honored them with an anniversary card shower, which was put together for them in a memory book. They also had a special family celebration in honor of such a remarkable milestone.

    Harold and Evelyn are the parents of Shonda Beeler (Elroy) and Fabian Cruse of Sonora. They have one granddaughter and two great grandchildren. 

  • Teen injured in E’town Road crash

    A Hodgenville woman was injured Friday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Old Elizabethtown Road.

    Chance M. Schmidt, 18, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Small Conventional Cab 4X north about 9:50 a.m. when the right side tires dropped off the roadway. Schmidt applied the brakes and the vehicle went into a skid, said LaRue Deputy Robbie Brownfield. The tires came back onto the roadway, sending the Chevy into a skid sideways in the northbound lane. The vehicle exited the roadway into a ditch line near the junction of Enlow Road, and slid into an earthen embankment.

  • Creekfront fundraiser to assist Foster

    A fundraiser is being planned to assist a young woman battling ovarian cancer.

    Hayley Foster, 27, was diagnosed four months ago and is facing a major surgery.

    Foster’s friend, Haley Glass, is holding an auction and cornhole tournament beginning at 1 p.m. Sept. 21 at Hodgenville’s Creekfront Park. The auction, led by Exit Realty, will begin at 4 p.m.

    The cornhole tournament is $10 per team.

    Several booths will be set up including Scentsy, Origami Owl and Pampered Chef. Concessions by Colton’s will be available.