Today's News

  • Lady Hawks fall to Meade in season opener

    LaRue’s Lady Hawks lost their season opener against the host Meade County Lady Waves, 55-50.
    The Lady Hawks trailed by two points, 7-9, at the end of the first quarter. Meade outscored LaRue 9-18 in the second quarter.
    The teams combined for 49 fouls – and LaRue County coach Travis Wootton was given a technical foul late in the fourth quarter. The Lady Hawks struggled from the foul line, making just 20-of-41 shots.

  • Hawks defeat Australian team, 74-53

    The LaRue County High School Hawks won their opening game Saturday. They defeated the Australian Junior National Team 74-53 in the annual Corky Cox Classic.
    Senior Kyle Sheeran had a game-high 25 points, five rebounds and four steals. He was named Most Valuable Player for the game.
    “Kyle started off well for us, being aggressive to the basket and getting to the line as well as knocking down some threes,” said Coach Paul Childress.
    Childress said he was a “little nervous about how our guys would come out and play the first game.”

  • Fundraiser planned for ill child

    A fundraiser for a seriously ill child will be held Saturday morning in the Hodgenville Elementary School cafeteria.

    Mallory Williams, the 5-year-old daughter of Jenny George, is a kindergarten student at HES. She’s had numerous medical problems including cystic fibrosis and recurrent pneumonia since birth, according to family members. She has undergone treatment in Cincinnati, National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver and Vanderbilt.

  • Two injured in Bailey Road crash

    Two men were injured in a crash on Bailey Road just after 7 p.m. Sunday.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Lucas H. Carman, 21, of Buffalo, was driving a 1996 GMC pickup west on KY 1192 about four miles east of Mount Sherman, when he lost control of the vehicle.

    The truck’s tires dropped off the left shoulder of the roadway. Carman overcorrected and the vehicle left the roadway on the right side, causing it to overturn.

    Carman, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle and suffered life-threatening injuries.

  • KY 222 closed due to flooding

    KY 222 in LaRue County has been closed due to flooding following heavy rain across the region. Water is over the road between four and five miles east of KY 84, according to the Department of Highways.

  • Longhorn Steakhouse coming to E'town

    Elizabethtown residents soon may have a chance to dine in a restaurant inspired by the American West.

    The Elizabethtown Planning Commission granted conditional approval for a development plan for Western-themed LongHorn Steakhouse adjacent to Towne Mall.

    The steakhouse will be at 1614 N. Dixie Ave., which is the site of a former Blockbuster video store.

    The restaurant, once constructed, is projected to be 6,242 square feet, Elizabethtown Planning Director Ed Poppe said in an email.

  • Library has several new DVDs and books

    The LaRue County Public Library has several new items.


    11/22/63 by Stephen King; Wonder of Your Love by Beth Wisemen; Explosive 18 by Janet Evanovich; and Drop by Michael Connelly.


    Trepass; Dance off the Inches: Hip Hop Party; Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides; Carjacked; Prep and Landing; Sarah's Key; Larry Crowne; Cars 2; and Water for Elephants.

    For more information, contact Librarian Dana Jolly at 358-3851.

  • COLUMN: Listen to the sounds of Christmas

    It’s that time of year when all around us are the sights and sounds of Christmas. These all remind us that Christmas is near. Bells will be ringing, choirs singing and Christmas music filling the air.

    I am concerned that the noises of Christmas might cause us not to hear the sounds of that first Christmas night – the noisy inn and the mother’s lullaby. 

  • Glen Rice plans concert at Civic Center

    Glen Rice and Friends will perform a Christmas concert 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 at Hodgenville Civic Center.
    Performers include Pat Portman, Roger Conley, Amber Martin, Ron Benningfield, Mike Ash, Camille Turner, Eddie Black and Glenn Williams.
    A portion of the proceeds will be donated to charitable causes.
    Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For more information or tickets, call 325-3256 or 270-528-4014 or visit www.glenrice.com.

  • Trio named to Dean's List in Savannah

    Three LaRue Countians have been named to the Dean's List at the Savannah College of Art and Design for fall quarter 2011.

    They include Ian Mather of Buffalo; Timothy Gibson of Hodgenville; and Jeshua Logsdon of Upton.

    Full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the quarter receive recognition on the Dean's List.