Today's News

  • School Calendar - May 14


    Hodgenville Family Resource Center Advisory Council

    The Hodgenville Family Resource Center Advisory Council will meet at 11:30 a.m. May 13 in the HES workroom. The public is welcome to attend.  For more information, call Melissa Pearman at 270-358-3506. 


    Calendar revision

    The school board has revised two calendar days. May 16 will be an early release day for all students. May 23 will be a full instructional day


  • FISCAL COURT: Interest Shown in Clayton building, pay increased for poll officials

    If current talks prove fruitful, the vacant Clayton Mobile Homes property at LaRue County Industrial Park may have a new owner.

    Director of Economic Development Bob Sims told LaRue Fiscal Court meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville May 13 that talks concerning the purchase of the 27-acre site have been ongoing for several weeks.

  • PHOTO: Truck fire

    Officers shut down Lincoln Boulevard for a short time about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday after a pickup caught fire near the intersection at Creekfront Park. There were fuel tanks in the bed of the pickup. Hodgenville, LaRue County and Buffalo firefighters responded to the scene.

  • PHOTO: Senior Hawks honored
  • BASEBALL: Hawks beat North

    For such a young team, losing a plethora of close games has been somewhat demoralizing for the LaRue County Hawks.

    Thanks to senior Kody Key-Close, the host Hawks finally got one to go their way Monday.

    Facing a five-man infield, Key-Close’s line drive to center field was just over the outstretched glove of North Hardin sophomore A.J. Morales to score freshman Cameron Dawson and give LaRue County a 3-2 walkoff win in nine innings.

  • Crew tackles clean-up of historic cemetery

    The last burial in Little Mount Cemetery took place about 100 years ago.
    Since then, the graveyard on Leafdale Road has been overtaken by a stand of trees, poison ivy and saw briars.
    A towering oak has grown around a tombstone with an illegible inscription. Many stones are broken; others are toppled. Wind and ice have broken limbs and trees.
    Volunteers have attempted clean-ups over the years, but it has been difficult to find sufficient funding and manpower to make a great impression.

  • Next 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.

  • Several races will be decided in May 20 Primary

     The ballots have been set for the May 20 Primary.

    Two incumbents are retiring, opening their offices to new faces.

    County Attorney Dale Morris did not file for re-election. Hodgenville attorneys Thomas “Tom” Claycomb and Kyle Williamson, both Democrats, have filed for the office.

    Longtime Property Valuation Administrator James Q. Shaw, a Democrat, filed his candidacy paperwork early – but withdrew from the race on Jan. 28.

    The position is being contested by Democrats Chad Puyear and Scotty Lee.

  • Superintendent returns to duties May 21

     LaRue County Schools Superintendent Samuel D. Sanders will return to work May 21.

    Sanders was suspended without pay for 30 days by the school board after he was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and speeding, by Hodgenville City Police on March 29.

  • Buffalo man sentenced to two years after police chase through Green County

     A Buffalo man faces two years in prison in connection with a high-speed automobile chase in October 2012 that began in LaRue County and ended on foot on Bucknersville Road.