Today's News

  • Scott named to Dean's List

     Donnell Scott, a junior from Upton, has been named to the McKendree University Dean's List for the fall 2012 semester.

    To be named to the Dean's List, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.60 or higher for the term.

  • Bardstown woman charged with falsifying report

     Bardstown Police arrested a woman Jan. 22 on outstanding warrants after coming to the conclusion she falsely reported that she was almost abducted by a man in a white van.

    Police took a closer look at surveillance video and determined the van did not match reports from three other victims, Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin said in a press conference.

  • Farm Service Agency provides 2013 updates

     The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended the authorization of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill) for many Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) commodity, disaster, and conservation programs through 2013. FSA administers these programs. 

    FSA will begin sign-ups for DCP and ACRE for the 2013 crops on Feb. 19. The DCP sign-up period will end on Aug. 2; the ACRE sign-up period will end on June 3.

  • Hawks defeat Louisville Evangel Christian

     The visiting Hawks struggled from the arc and the free-throw line, but still managed to pick up a 65-45 win over the Eagles of Louisville Evangel Christian.

    LaRue County was 3-of-19 on 3-pointers and 14-of-30 from the line.

    Senior guard Kelton Ford led the Hawks with 21 points, seven rebounds and four steals, while junior forward Kody Key-Close added 17 points and five steals.

    Senior guard Dustin Coulter chipped in with 10 points and two assists. Junior guard Thomas Harman scored nine points.


  • School board hears personnel recommendations

     The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations Jan. 22 at its regular meeting.

    Recommendation of employment:

    • Orion Tucker as boys’ track coach at LaRue County High School

    • Laura Evans as extended student services tutor at Hodgenville Elementary School

    • Kay Maynor as substitute bus driver for the LaRue County Bus Garage

    • Anna Jo Pepper as Title III English as a second language tutor at HES


  • Herrin selected for journalism conference

     Kaelyn Herrin, a student at LaRue County High School, has been nominated to represent Kentucky as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2013 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University.

    The Hodgenville teen has been awarded the opportunity to join 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive week-long study of journalism and media. Herrin was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies.

  • Bell to celebrate 94th birthday

     Rosalie Metcalf Bell of Wyanet, Ill., will celebrate her 94th birthday Feb. 9, 2013.

    She was born Feb. 9, 1919, in Athertonville and lived in Kentucky several years before moving to Illinois.

    She retired from Harper and Wyman in Princeton, Ill. and worked also at Hollywood Vasserette.

    She and her former husband Donald ran the Blue Ribbon Luncheonette in Hodgenville.

  • Upton man lands life devoted to passions

     Being born and raised on a dairy farm had a great influence on Upton resident Chris Hines, who pursued his passions of working and fishing as he got older, overcoming obstacles along the way.

    Hines is a professional fisherman, a city councilman and a business owner.

    “From a young age, I knew what hard work was,” said Hines, 38. “That was something instilled in me at a young age.”

  • It's National Soup Month!

      When the weather gets cool, or downright cold as it has over the past few days and as it is expected to be most of next week, I really like to serve my family soup, stew or chili. Most of the recipes I use are easy and economical – both key factors in remaining in my recipe file.

    Since January is National Soup Month and since the weather has been decidedly colder, I thought I’d share some of my favorite soup recipes.

  • School Calendar - JAN. 23, 2013