Today's News

  • Ribbon-cutting held for outdoor classroom

    With the opening of an outdoor classroom pavilion Nov. 12, Bob Sims could check off as completed another goal he has been working on for the past 10 years.

  • Blue & White Night is Friday

    The Hawks and Lady Hawks will kick off the upcoming basketball season with their annual Blue & White Night Friday, Nov. 22 at LaRue County High School gym.
    A chili supper will be held 5-6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria followed by the Blue & White activities in the gym starting at 6:45 p.m.
    The meal is $5 and includes chili, sandwich, dessert and drink.
    There is no admission charge for the Blue & White activities. There will be a 3-point shoot out, half court shot contest and players scrimmaging.

  • Family Worship Center buys Sunrise Manor

    The old Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, which sat vacant for two years, is being repurposed.
    The rooms that once housed the aging or infirm will be turned into Sunday school rooms and office space.
    Family Worship Center of Hodgenville purchased the 46-year-old building at absolute auction Saturday, Nov. 16, for $181,000.
    Members of the church hugged each other after auctioneer Gary Reynolds said, “sold.”

  • Community Calendar

    Library offers scrapbook class

    The LaRue County Public Library’s book club will meet Nov. 21. No bingo is planned for the month. Call 270-358-3851 for more information.

  • Sunrise Volunteers

    Have you considered becoming a volunteer? Perhaps giving an hour or two of your time per week to help a resident enjoy life more?

  • Skaggs enters Distinguished Young Woman program

    For the first time in several years, LaRue County has a participant in the Distinguished Young Women scholarship program, formerly called Junior Miss.
    Brigitte Skaggs, daughter of Mike and Denise Skaggs of Hodgenville, will represent LaRue County in the state program in January at the University of Kentucky’s Singletary Center.
    Skaggs competed as an at-large entrant (for those counties without programs) in September at Campbellsville University.  

  • Bardstown holds annual Tour of Homes

    The annual Christmas Tour of Homes in Bardstown will be 2-9 p.m. Dec. 7. The tour is sponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club.  

    Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance at the Bardstown Visitor’s Center, Court Square, beginning Thanksgiving weekend. 

    The day of the tour, tickets will be available at the Old Library Building, also on the Court Square. For more information, call 502-348-4877, 502-348-8973, or 502-331-1060, or visit info@bardstowntourism.com.

  • Not a fish tale: Magnolia man finds hidden artistic talent

    Kurt Hencye has learned to paint.
    At age 37, the Magnolia man tackled his first art project – detailing a ceramic largemouth bass. Using a small brush, he painstakingly blended colors and dabbed paint on each scale.
    It took six months to complete. He’s proud of the result – doubly so because Kurt is legally blind.
    Kurt, whose failing sight is genetic, can see things up close but even at arm’s length, things begin to blur. Late in the day, when his eye muscles begin tiring, his sight worsens.

  • Volunteers working to make a merry Christmas for local families

    The pressure is on at Santa’s Workshop.
    Ann “Snookie” Morrison and her handful of dedicated volunteers have been working in the Phelps-Morrison building at the LaRue County Fairgrounds for a couple of weeks, organizing the 47th annual Santa Run.
    The Run, started by Snookie’s husband, Bobby, delivers new and gently-used toys and clothing to children around LaRue County via the “Santa Bus” – an aging, refurbished school bus. Fire departments in each community open their doors each year to the children and volunteers.

  • Free Movie Night: 'Arthur Christmas' plays Saturday

     “Arthur Christmas,” an animated 2011 movie, will be shown 7 p.m. Nov. 23 for Free Movie Night.