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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Ice cream with grandpa

    Doug Sherrard and his grandson, Brennan, enjoyed ice cream Friday at The Sweet Shoppe in Hodgenville.

  • Model A club visits Hodgenville

    A group of Model A enthusiasts descended on LaRue County Friday afternoon.

    About 30 members of the Central Kentucky Model A Restorers’ Club enjoyed the Lincoln sites – while sharing their love of their Fords with local residents.

    Jerry and Annnette Kelly drove from their home in Stanton, stopping at several other locations, before arriving on Lincoln Square. Their top speed in the four-cylinder 1930 Model A was 40 to 45 miles per hour.

  • WKU suspends diving program

    Western Kentucky suspended its swimming and diving program for five years, the school announced last week, in the wake of a university investigation that found the team violated the student code of conduct, discrimination and harassment policy following allegations of hazing and abuse.

    The 50-plus team members and coaches were informed of the decision by WKU President Gary Ransdell and athletic director Todd Stewart.

  • Descendants honored at Fort Boonesborough

    Fort Boonesborough State Park is planning a special weekend in June dedicated to descendants of the settlers who lived at the fort in the late 1700s.

    “A Gathering of Descendants” will be June 13-14 and is open to the public. The park plans to have historical organizations on hand to help guests with genealogical research to see if they had family members at the fort.

  • PHOTO: Magistrate visits Rotary

    Larry Howell, magistrate of District 4, was the guest speaker at a recent Rotary Club meeting. He was the guest of Rotarian Paula Varney.

  • 'Sam saves the Mansion' available as e-book

    A new children’s book about the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion, titled “Sam Saves the Mansion” is now available as a free, downloadable e-book. 

    Paperback copies of the book are also available for students to read in public libraries and elementary schools across the state. 

    First Lady Jane Beshear, a former teacher, requested the book be produced as an educational resource for young Kentuckians in coordination with the Governor’s Mansion Centennial Celebration in 2014.

  • PHOTO: Warm Blessings receive cookies

    Kyleigh Elmore of Girl Scout Troop 1945 donated boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to the Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen. Kyleigh, who attends Elizabethtown Christian Academy, was moved to give the cookies after a lesson at school about giving and doing what you can to help others. Receiving the donation is Linda Funk, Warm Blessings executive director. 

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Hawks fall to Campbellsville

    The Lady Hawks lost Friday to Campbellsville, 5-4.

    Sophomore Kaitlyn Warnshuis had an RBI double for LaRue County, which has lost 2-of-3.

    CAMPBELLSVILLE 5, LARUE COUNTY 4

    R H E

    Campbellsville 004 100 0 5 4 4

    LaRue County 010 300 0 4 7 2

    Paige Dabney and Caitlin Bright. Emillee Cundiff and Sierra Mullins. WP: Dabney. LP: Cundiff. 2B: Dabney (C) 2, Kaitlyn Warnshuis (LC) 2, Delany Eastridge (LC).

    UP NEXT: LaRue County plays at Green County at 6 p.m. Monday.

  • Anderson, Locke in top-3

    Two LaRue County High School seniors are among the top three winners in a literary analysis contest sponsored by the Robert Penn Warren Center at Western Kentucky University.

    Ben Locke captured second place and $100 while Brian Anderson received $50 for third place in the contest in which they wrote essays analyzing one of the poems by Kentucky-born writer Warren entitled, “Why You Climbed Up.” The poem first appeared in Warren’s book Altitudes and Extensions in 1984.

  • LCHS Speech sending five to nationals

    The LaRue County High School Speech Team competed at the Kentucky Catholic Forensic League national qualifier and the National Forensic League national qualifier and won several awards which earned the students spots to compete at four national championship tournaments to be held in April, May and June.