Today's News

  • HES students compete in Special Olympics

    Four students from Hodgenville Elementary School competed in Special Olympics 

    Kentucky Area 4 Spring Regional Events in Louisville on May 10.

    More than 200 athletes competed in track and field events. Participants competed against other athletes of the same gender, age and ability.

    Emma Grace Pepper took first in the 50-meter dash and first in the softball throw.

    Austin Blackburn took fifth in the 50-meter dash and first in the softball throw.

    Skyler Rutledge took third in the 50-meter dash and fourth in the softball throw.

  • Gov. Beshear fires back at Sun

    I’m accustomed now to critics’ misleading statements about the Affordable Care Act, but a recent editorial in this newspaper was so breathtakingly disingenuous that it demands a factual response. That a newspaper of this size would trot out such unsubstantiated tripe disguised as analysis is a disservice to its readers.

  • PHOTO: Senior Lady Hawks honored

    The senior Lady Hawks and their parents were honored last week at a varsity softball game. From left, Samantha Drake, Peyton Gardner, Courtney Johnson and Brigitte Skaggs.

  • Paden honored by Cumberland University


    Former LaRue County High School wrestler Nick Paden has been named a Mid-South Conference Academic All-Conference Scholar Athlete. To be eligible to receive the award a student athlete must maintain a cumulative 3.25 GPA and be at least a sophomore.

    Through his sophomore year, Paden has a perfect 4.0 GPA in a dual major of mathematics and secondary education.

    Cumberland University had eight wrestlers to be named as Academic All-Conference Scholar Athletes, the most of any school in the conference. 

  • Trio to cheer at WKU

     Three LaRue County High School seniors will be cheering this fall at Western Kentucky University. Emily Armes, Taylor Dawson and Meredith Lindsey survived the final cuts at the WKU tryouts.

    The tryout consisted of four days of intense workouts and interviews. Nearly 100 cheerleaders – including current WKU cheerleaders – from across the state and country tried out for the co-ed and all-girl squads.

  • Database contains listing of soldiers at Battle of Perryville

    PERRYVILLE – With the help of a class from Centre College, Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site now has a digital database of more than 5,800 soldiers who died, were wounded or went missing during the largest Civil War battle in Kentucky.

    “This is a great resource for anyone doing family or military research,” Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker said in a state news release. “Our thanks go out to Centre College and the students who worked on this project.”


     May 2 – Carl Deaton Classic, Green County

    Team Results

    Girls (12 Teams)

    2. LaRue County, 104

    Boys (12 Teams)

    9. LaRue County, 27


    Individual Results

    Girls’ 100-Meter Dash

    7. Gabriela Garcia, 14.54

    12. Courtni Price, 14.83


    Girls’ 200-Meter Dash

    7. Jackie Rigdon, 30.74

    9. Kate Cady, 31.58


  • PHOTO: Smith family

    Mary E. Smith was visited by her sons, Tony Smith and John Smith, and husband, R.B. Smith, Sunday (Mother’s Day) at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home. They attended services with her. Later that day, another son, Craig Smith, visited her. Her son, Brian Smith, called Sunday evening.

  • PHOTO: Big mouth bass

    William Thornton caught this big mouth bass Monday afternoon in McDougal Lake. The photo has been submitted to Kentucky Outdoor Magazine. Watch for it next month.

  • PHOTO: Claire's hair

    Claire Higginbotham, the 6-year-old daughter of Adam and Amanda Higginbotham of Lexington, donated 11-inches of her hair to Locks of Love. LOL is an organization that provides hair pieces for children who have lost their natural hair to disease. Claire is the granddaughter of Bud and Linda Ireland  and great-granddaughter of Marie Parker, all of Hodgenville.