Today's News

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Changes coming to GED

     Big changes are coming in 2014 for people obtaining their GED (general educational development) certificates.

    Those who have taken the current test, but have not passed all five parts have only until Dec. 18, 2013, to take the current test, according to information from the Kentucky Department of Education. If they do not pass all five parts by that date, they will need to start over again in 2014 with the new GED test.

    The new test will also be given only on computers at designated locations.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Walters celebrate 25 years

     Jim and Mary Rose Walters of Elizabethtown celebrated their 25th anniversary on Nov. 23.

    The couple married on Nov. 22, 1987.

    The celebration was held at the LaRue County Senior Citizens Center. Music was provided by the Prime Time Band and the community helped celebrate with them. 

  • ENGAGEMENT: Amanda Kate Dye and Stanley Dempsey Wingard

     Amanda Kate Dye and Stanley Dempsey Wingard of Fort Worth, Texas, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Albert and Brenda Dye of Santa Fe, NM. She is a graduate of New Mexico State University and a student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

    The prospective groom is the son of Sam and Carol Wingard of Hodgenville. He is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and a student at  Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks play in Corky Cox Classic Saturday

    The Hawks will host the second annual Corky Cox Classic Basketball Tournament Saturday.

    LaRue County plays Madisonville-North Hopkins at 7 p.m. in Hawk gym.

    Green County plays Evangel Christian at 3:30 p.m.; John Hardin plays Henderson County at 5 p.m.

    The tournament is named in honor of Cox, former head boys’ basketball coach.

  • COLUMN: Use your time wisely


    The late Wilbur Chapman gave these words of true wisdom: "The rule that governs my life is this: anything that dims my vision of Christ, or takes away my taste for Bible study, or cramps my prayer life, or makes Christian work difficult, is wrong for me, and I must as a Christian turn away from it."

  • Prosecutors file motion to pursue death penalty against White

    Prosecutors in the case against Abdullah White, a Radcliff man charged in the killing of a Buffalo woman nearly 11 months ago, have filed a motion to pursue the death penalty.

    In a motion filed Nov. 15, the LaRue County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office laid out three aggravating circumstances to pursue the death penalty in the case.

    According to Kentucky State Police, White suffocated Kristie L. Allen, 28, on Dec. 30 in a Buffalo residence where she was house-sitting while he and his co-defendant, Samantha J. Kolley, were committing a burglary.

  • Avis indicted by grand jury, charged with wanton murder

    A Vine Grove man charged with leading a Hodgenville police officer on a fatal vehicle pursuit was indicted Monday with a charge of wanton murder.

    Jason L. Avis, 29, originally was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree fleeing or evading police when Kentucky State Police arrested him Sept. 16.

    In addition to those charges, the LaRue County grand jury indicted him on charges of wanton murder, leaving the scene of an accident and first-degree persistent felony offense.

  • Rice plans Christmas concert

     Former educator Glen Rice will perform a Christmas concert “A Lost and Found Christmas” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at the Hodgenville Civic Center.

    The event will highlight songs that are everyone’s favorites, both traditional and gospel.

    Other performers include Amber Martin, Pat Portman, Roger Conley, Glenn Williams, Camille Turner, Mike Ash, Lou Bingham, Ron Benningfield and Eddie Black.

  • Columnist asks 'What would Mr. Hoggard do?'

     Joseph Eugene “Gene” Hoggard, who many consider to be the father of the LaRue County High School Band of Hawks, passed away Monday, Nov. 19.

    One of his former students recalled a column about him, published March 27, 1991, and asked for a reprint.

    Columnist Sarah Bennett-Booker described the impact Hoggard had on her life in “The look was band teacher’s powerful disciplinary tool.”

    Bennett-Booker wrote:

  • Senior Menu

     Nov. 28 – Hamburger, relish, potato salad, pork and beans, banana and wheat bun.

    Nov. 29 – Baked boneless Italian chicken, pasta salad, green peas, grapes and wheat roll.

    Nov. 30 – Vegetable soup, beef sandwich with wheat bread, pimento cheese, mandarin oranges, yellow sheet cake and whipped topping.

    Dec. 3 – chicken cacciatore, noodles, green beans, whole wheat roll, mixed fruit

    Dec. 4 – chicken fried beef steak, mashed potatoes, lima beans, pear halves, whole wheat bread