Today's News

  • 4-H and Magnolia Fire Department split Monsanto funds

     The LaRue County 4-H and Magnolia Volunteer Fire Department will now be able to better support their causes as well as serve their communities, thanks to the support of local farmer, Caleb Ragland, and America’s Farmers Grow Communities.

    Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, Grow Communities provides farmers in eligible counties the chance to win a $2,500 donation for a local nonprofit organization of their choice.

  • Planning and Zoning Permits - February 2013

     Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Permits and Rezonings

    Information compiled from Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning records

    Gary Sparks, Thomas Lane, Hodgenville, conditional  use permit

    David Copley, Campbellsville Road, Hodgenville, conditional use permit

    Mike Trew, Tanner Road, Hodgenville, deck, post

    Randall Mather, Tanner Road, Hodgenville, residence, relocated

    Justin Lafollette, N. Greensburg Street, Hodgenville, conditional use permit

  • PHOTO: Ancestral Trails History

     Ancestral Trails Historical Society met in March at the Hardin County Public Library. Above, Steve Rafferty, president of ATHS, gave a Power Point presentation about the Society. Organized in 1975, the group has more than 425 members in 34 states and four foreign countries. It has published more than 60 books and has a volunteer-staffed library in the Hardin County History Museum. Elvin Smith Jr. will present the April 5 program, “The Battle of Vinegar Hill.”

  • LCMS Academic Team heads to state

     The LaRue County Middle School Quick Recall team led by captain Skyler Hornback placed second in Region 11 Competition on Feb. 2 and will compete this weekend at the State Governor’s Cup Academic Competition. Academic Coach Doris Jean Holleran said that this is the first Quick Recall team that has progressed to State Competition since she has been coaching the Academic Team.

    Hornback placed first in math and social studies; Cole Constant placed fourth in science written assessments. Hornback and Constant will compete in State Assessment Tests this weekend also.

  • Pest survey is underway

     Kentuckians may soon start noticing objects attached to or hanging from trees this spring, and chances are they were put there by personnel from the Kentucky Office of the State Entomologist, which is housed at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

  • Library's new offerings include 'Go Crazy with Duct Tape'

     The LaRue County Public Library has several new books and DVDs to check out.

    DVDs: Trouble with the Curve, Stone Pillow, Argo, Chasing Mavericks and The Mask of Zorro.

  • Softball preview: Lady Hawks developing a winning attitude

     Coming off a 14-22 season last year, LaRue County High School softball coach Aaron Howell is looking for his Lady Hawks to rebuild and refresh not only their skills but also their mental approach to the game.

    “If there is a weakness to the team, it’s definitely with the mentality of winning,” the eight-year coaching veteran said. “Our girls have struggled with the mental side of the game in the past and have shown signs of improving. If they continue to focus on the mental side of winning, then we should have a good year.”

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Grayson Invitational



    LEITCHFIELD — Results from Friday’s meet at Grayson County:



     6. LaRue County (LC)                   46


    7. LaRue County (LC)                   26


  • Tennis: LaRue County's teams win opener

    LaRue County High School’s tennis teams won their opening meets Friday against Washington County.

    Boys’ Results


    HODGENVILLE — Scores from Friday’s match at LaRue County High School:


    Ryan Abell (LC) def. Steve Cook (WC), 6-1, 6-0

    Stewart Young (WC) def. Preston Howell (LC), 8-4

    Austin McCreery (LC) def. Robert Lewis (WC), 8-3


  • Hodgenville men sought by police

    Local narcotics investigators are continuing their search for two men indicted in November just three weeks after the court ordered their release from jail.

    Ellis Beeler, 56, and Ronald E. Brown, 50, both of Hodgenville, and Kenneth W. Priddy, 50, of Sonora originally were arrested Aug. 22 on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine.