Today's News

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Kids Crew gears up for summer

     Since the first of the year, Kids Crew Director Denise Rose has been putting together ideas for her summer program.

    “I talked with the teachers and got ideas of what types of lessons they will be planning before scheduling,” said Rose. “We want the children to have a fun, educational, but safe time while attending Kids Crew.”

    The facility, open year-round, is located in the LaRue County Board of Education building (the former Hodgenville Elementary School) off College Street.

  • Hart County grand jury indicts three

     The Hart County grand jury indicted three local people in May.

    Albert T. Speed, 32, Civils Loop, Hodgenville, was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance less than two grams, meth, and complicity.

    Jana D. Collins, 39, Bales Raod, Magnolia, was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, less than two grams, meth, and complicity.

  • Grandmother: 'He's my hero.'

     Donnie Hogue of Hodgenville had planned a pleasant Mother’s Day. She was looking forward to spending some time with her 12-year-old grandson Levi Gaddie and “spoiling” him a bit.

    That Sunday took a frightening turn when she choked on a bite of food. She said Levi’s quick thinking saved her life.

    “I got up that morning and asked him if he’d like a big, homemade breakfast,” said Hogue. She started preparing homemade biscuits, gravy, fried potatoes, scrambled eggs and bacon.

  • BASEBALL: Hawk seniors honored

     Hawk seniors and their families were honored at their last regular season home baseball game. From left, Trevor Skaggs, Kyle Sheeran, Slade Owens, Kyle Meredith, David Masure, Evan Cline, Jesse Johnson, Stephen Carpenter and statistician Chelsea Blair.

  • COLUMN: Notes from Groundhog Hill

     Two weeks ago, I plowed and planted this year's summer garden, or what my sister Paula and I refer to as “The Deer Buffet.” Open 24 hours.

    I have two gardens. The first is neat and orderly and supervised by my father, who at 92 years young, is a Master Gardener. I am his apprentice (and manual labor).  This garden resides in town at Dad’s home on Greensburg Street. Not too many deer come around. We do get the occasional raccoon, though. Lots of rabbits too.

  • Athletes compete at State Track Meet

     LaRue County High School Track and Field athletes competed Friday in the Class 2-A state meet at the University of Louisville's Owsley Frazier Cardinal Park.

    The 3,200 relay team – eighth-graders Nichole Thomas and Mariah Wiseman, freshman Kristina Durbin and junior Amarah Reed – finished ninth.

    Alisha Durbin finished 14th in 100-Meter Hurdles and 17th in long jump (14-03.00).

    Junior Jackson Venegas was 16th in the discus (116-06).

  • ANNIVERSARY: Bennetts celebrate 50 years

     Barbara and Douglas Bennett of Hodgenville will celebrate their 50th anniversary over the Memorial Day weekend.

    The Bennetts were married June 19, 1962, in Decatur, Ala.

    They moved from northwest Indiana eight years ago to LaRue County. They raised three daughters, Julie Law of Louisville, Donna Bennett of Indianapolis, Ind., and Rebecca Belt of Portage, Ind. They have four grandsons.

    They plan to celebrate with immediate family on the Kentucky Dinner Train.

  • PHOTO: Meredith meets ALES Academic Team

     State Rep. Michael Lee Meredith met with the Abraham Lincoln Elementary school Academic Team at the last match of the year. Front from left, Isaiah Pruitt, Emma Cobble, Biven Turner, Tharon Blair, Chase Childress, James Akin; second Row, Simon Coy, Alexis Grimes, Mason Lane, Bridget Southwood, Nick Vazquez; back, Rep. Meredith, Victor Helm, Maddie Helm, Jacob Cundiff and Coach Kathy Ross.

  • PHOTO: Perfect attendance students honored at ALES

     Third, fourth and fifth graders honored for perfect attendance at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School are front from left, Biven Turner, Sydney Lee, Madison Wilmoth, Maddison Hunt; back, Elizabeth McIntosh, Ameena Wells, Ameera Wells, Laura Ward, Amanda Beismer and Katie Puckett. Unavailable for photo: Anna Grace Turner.

  • PHOTO: ALES perfect attendance

     Kindergarten, first and second graders who finished the school year with perfect attendance at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School are front from left, Macy Stillwell, Elizabeth Wiley, Lacey Cecil, Jacob Shirley, Harper Hynes; back, Jagger McBride, Baines Turner, Ryan Buck, Isis Barbour and Alex Poore.