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Today's News

  • April 1 fundraiser planned for cancer patient

    A silent auction is being planned to assist with medical expenses for a Hodgenville Elementary School student.
    Eight-year-old Ashley Long, the daughter of Todd and Linda Long, suffers from acute myelogenous leukemia. She’s been battling the disease through chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant from her older brother Austin.

  • School Calendar

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Last day of school
    June 2

    LCHS
    Prom
    The LCHS prom is April 16

    Senior photos

    Group senior photos will be taken May 4 at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

    Graduation

    Graduation is June 3.

    Wee Time at ALES

  • County jails brace against financial fallout of HB 463

    A “landmark justice reform bill” designed to decrease the state’s prison population, reduce incarceration costs, reduce crime and increase public safety was signed into law earlier this month by Gov. Steve Beshear.
    That’s how the state describes House Bill 463 which reduces prison time for low-risk, non-violent drug offenders who possess small amounts of illegal drugs. HB 463 is estimated to save the state $422 million over the next decade.

  • Kristi Riggs crowned Mrs. Kentucky America

    Mrs. Kentucky America Kristi Gowen Riggs visited last week with the owners of My Gal Boutique and MAM Candy.
    Riggs was there – in gown and tiara – to film a promotion for Sunday’s benefit fashion show at LaRue County High School. The fashion show was sponsored in part by the businesses.
    Riggs, a LaRue County native and 1995 graduate of the high school, was unable to attend the event, which benefited the school’s Youth Service Center, but said she would “be there in spirit.”

  • 4-H Calendar

    Register now for 4-H Camp

  • Farm Calendar

    Farm Vehicle Regulations Meeting
    Officer Jamie Medley, Kentucky State Police, will conduct a meeting on Commercial Vehicle Enforcement at it relates to farm vehicles 7 p.m. April 11 at the LaRue County Extension Office. All farmers should be aware of these regulations. For more information, contact Officer Medley at 502-4452-8983 or the Extension Office 358-3401.

    Beef Producers to meet April 12

  • LARUE SPEECH TEAM TAKES THIRD IN STATE

    The LaRue County High School Speech and Debate Teams competed at the KHSSL State Speech and Debate Championships this past week at Western Kentucky University and returned home with top honors in both divisions. 

    The debate team placed fifth overall in the State Debate Tournament, while the speech team won third in the State Speech Tournament - the highest that LaRue County Speech has ever placed at the state meet. 

    Ian Mather won a state championship in Poetry; and Timmy Gibson won a state championship in Prose. 

  • PHOTO: Warm Blessings

    Representatives from Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen gathered at KNB for the transfer of the deed for the property at 609 E. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown,  in which Warm Blessings operates the meal program. Pictured from left are Cookie Walsh, Roger Ball, Jeanette Goodman, Carol Sargent, Bob Sargent, Linda Funk, Ken Dozer, Vickie Green, Joan Dale, Diane Sturdivant, Jack Ransdell and Sandra Cilyok. For more information about Warm Blessings, to volunteer or make a donation, call 737-2929.

  • PHOTO: Richard Pike wins contest

    Richard R. Pike, left, a student at Seton Home Study in Hodgenville, is honored by Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer as the fourth-grade essay winner in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s annual Poster and Essay Contest March 9 in Frankfort. Pike received a $100 savings bond and an Honorary Agriculture Commissioner certificate.

  • GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY: Gowdy and Vienise Hash

    Gowdy and Vienise Hash of Taylor County celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 18, 2010.

    A reception in their honor was hosted by their children at the Rolling K Ranch with more than 200 attending.

    The couple were married on Sept. 24, 1960, in Celina, Tenn., by the Reverend Alex Nichols at the United Methodist Church.

    Both retired from Fruit of the Loom.

    They have two sons, Anthony Hash and Greg Hash; and four grandchildren.