Today's News

  • Birthdays may be tricky for 'Leapers'

    Betty Wood is a mother, grandma, and has been married to the same man – Jimmy Wood – for 32 years.
    Yet she is celebrating her birthday – on the correct day – for only the 13th time today.
    Wood, 52, is one of about 187,000 Americans now living who were born on Feb. 29 – known also as Leap Day. The birthday comes around every four years, thanks to a calendar devised in the days of Julius Caesar.  A year is actually 365.24219 days – not 365 – and Leap Year takes care of the fractional days.

  • Couple indicted in heroin bust

    A Hodgenville couple was indicted Feb. 20 by a LaRue County grand jury on drug trafficking charges.
    Tiffany Underwood and James Alex Clifford, both 23, are each charged with first-degree trafficking in controlled substance and complicity; first-degree possession of controlled substance (heroin) and complicity; first-degree possession of controlled substance, drug unspecified, and complicity; possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity; and possession of marijuana and complicity.
    Trafficking is a Class C felony.

  • KHSAA chooses LaRue wrestler for top sportsmanship award

     The late American sportswriter Grantland Rice is credited with the quote, “It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.”

  • Tri-County Car Club offering $500 scholarship

    For the second year in a row, the Tri-County Car Club is awarding a $500 scholarship to a student pursuing an auto-related career.
    The scholarship will be awarded in May by the club based in Campbellsville which has members from several counties.
    “We obviously have a love for vehicles of all kinds and wanted to do something to assist a graduating senior,” said Al Hardin, president of the club.

  • Scholarships updated 2-28-12

    County Homemaker Scholarship
    The County Homemakers offer a $400 scholarship available to LaRue County residents graduating from high school this year who plan to earn a degree in Family & Consumer Sciences, Agriculture or related fields; or an adult county resident returning to college, vocational or technical school for any field of study. Application forms are available at the Extension Office (358-3401) or http://ces.ca.uky.edu/larue/FamilyConsumerSciences. Applications are due to the Extension Office by March 5.

    Conservation District

  • PHOTO: ALES students attend Jr. Beta Convention
  • ALES fifth graders honor grandparents

    Each year the students in Karlotta Cecil’s fifth grade class honor their grandparents by entering the AARP/Kentucky Retired Teacher Association Grandparent Essay Contest.
    This year the top three essays were written by Haley McDowell, who wrote about her adventures with grandmother Yvonne McDowell; Chloe Childress, who authored an essay on grandmother Shirley Childress; and Maddie Helm, who wrote a story about grandmother Zolon Helm.

  • School Calendar updated 2-28-12

    Spring break is April 9-13. Last day of school is May 16.

    Stay After and Read is every Tuesday after school until 4:15 p.m. with permission form.
    Academic Team meets every Wednesday after school until 4:15 p.m. in the library.

  • Schools celebrate National School Breakfast Week through March 9

    As schools across the nation celebrate National School Breakfast Week March 5-9, Shelia Skaggs, food service manager at Hodgenville Elementary School, knows firsthand the importance of students’ eating a wholesome breakfast.
    “It’s the most important meal of the day,” Skaggs said. “A good breakfast gives them a jump start so that they can concentrate on learning instead of sitting in the classroom hungry.”

  • Sports Shorts updated 2-28-12

    Support your team
    Free “Go Hawks” banners are available at The LaRue County Herald News, Lincoln National Bank, Campbellsville University Brockman Center, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, Edwards Recycling, Rust-Wright Funeral Home, Kerr Office Plus and Magnolia Bank.

    Youth Soccer League needs supplies and volunteers