Today's News

  • PHOTO: Kickball Mania

     Devin Wheatley is thrown out at third base by Paul Greenwell during the New Haven/Rolling Fork Baptist Church kickball game June 5 at the New Haven City Park.

  • Lincoln Museum plans fundraiser

     The Lincoln Museum will have a fundraiser beginning at 5 p.m. June 23 at Crossroad Country Inn and School House, 1906 McCubbins Road, Hodgenville. The event opens with appetizers by Claudia’s Tea Room and Friends of the Museum and art exhibit by Phyllis Blakeman in the Crossroads School House.

    A ribeye dinner will be served at 6 p.m. on the grounds of Crossroads Country Inn followed by desserts by Paula’s Hot Biscuit, Ray’s Hodgenville Grill, Sugar Fashion Cakes and Friends of the Museum.

  • Preservation Pedal is July 7

     Preservation Kentucky will host the second annual Preservation Pedal: A Bike Tour of Historic Danville, Boyle and Mercer Counties on Saturday, July 7.

    This year, the Pedal will feature four historic bicycle tour options. The challenging 60-mile ride will begin at 8:30 a.m. The 42- and 24-mile rides will start at 8:45 a.m. A slower led tour of downtown Danville will begin at 10 a.m. and is intended for novice and occasional riders. Advance registration is requested at www.preservationpedal.org. 

  • Mitchell honored in 'Bucks for Bright Ideas'

     The 13 winners in the 2012 Buck$ for Bright Ideas program are one step closer to making their business dreams a reality.

     “We will be meeting with each winner to determine their needs and we will tailor the award to meet those needs,” said Doug Rohrer, Associate Vice President for Research and Development at Western Kentucky University and Executive Director of the Central Region Innovation and Commercialization Center.

  • PHOTO: Beeler speaks to Rotary Club

     Warren Beeler representing the National Pork Board was the featured speaker at Hodgenville Rotary Club’s weekly meeting. 

  • First Baptist Senior Choir celebrates 102 years

     First Baptist Senior Choir celebrated their 102nd anniversary Sunday.

    The senior choir was the first choir at First Baptist and after these many years, remain the only active choir at the church.

    The group was organized in 1912 by Addie Wheeler, wife of Rev. W.W. Wheeler. She was the first president of the choir. Carrie Bell Williams was the first organist. The members consisted of deacons and their wives. There were not many men in the choir then.

  • Notes from Groundhog Hill: Disappointed deer


    The following dialogue might have been overheard around 2 a.m. on or around Hwy. 31E just past Ovesen Heights:

    Leader: “All right, listen up! Single file, everyone … hooves together. Remember, we hide our numbers and don’t forget to hop every few steps to confuse any trackers. Bob, you’re lagging. Don’t make me come back there.”

  • Lucas Pepper and James Crosswhite win Farm Bureau scholarships

  • COLUMN: Does Pinterest make you feel like a loser?

     Are you on Pinterest?

    “What’s that?” you ask. Oh, honey, where have you been?

    Pinterest is an online bulletin board/scrap book/wish list site where you “pin” pictures of things you see elsewhere on the Web that you like.

    Puppies and kittens and fluffy clouds, cupcakes from Sprinkles in New York, sandals on sale at DSW, the beach at Turks and Caicos.

  • District facilities plan awaits approval by school board

     Each school district in Kentucky is required by law to develop a local district facilities plan every four years.

    Since January, a committee has been meeting to determine the most pressing needs of LaRue County Schools – and how the district can use state-provided funds effectively.

    Wednesday, a public hearing was held at the high school to gather comments about the proposed plan. Superintendent Sam Sanders, a non-voting member of the committee, and a reporter from The LaRue County Herald Newswere the only ones present.