Today's News

  • Report: LaRue gains jobs, loses workers, pay

    LaRue County had a net gain of 16 jobs over the last five years, according to a recently released report by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
    The study, “Recovery from the Last Recession: How Kentucky’s Nine Regional Economies Performed,” shows the number of LaRue County jobs went from 2,676 to 2,692, an increase of .6 percent.

  • New signs approved for Red Hill

     Red Hill Cemetery Commission met in special session Monday night prior to the regular city council meeting. 

    The commission, which consists of members of Hodgenville City Council, voted to install new signage at the cemetery. The weather resistant aluminum signs will cost about $8,200 – and city workers will install them, saving about $2,000.

    Commissioner Mitchell Key was the only “no” vote, saying the cemetery didn’t need to “go further in debt.”

  • Cameron Dawson: Sportsman for all seasons

    Whether playing baseball, basketball, or golf, LaRue County High School sophomore Cameron Dawson loves competition.

    “This year’s team is why I love baseball,” he said. “We are young and all are competitors.”

    Dawson, 16, has pitched from his days in wiener league to the high school mound.

    On the Hawks’ varsity roster since he was in the eighth grade, Dawson found that competing against older players helped him with command and control on the mound and with his self-confidence.

  • Sports Shorts - April 15, 2015

    Babe Ruth signups
    Babe Ruth Baseball signups for ages 13-15 continue through Wednesday, April 22, at LaRue County Park and Recreation. Volunteers will be on the grounds after 4:30 p.m. or call Jerry McBride at 270-766-8751. Cost is $70.

    CU Cheerleading tryouts

  • PHOTO: Freshman baseball Hawks

    Members of the freshmen Hawks’ baseball team are front from left, Bryson Arnette, Wyatt Pearman, Chase Childress, Zach Newman, Preston Carter, Gavin Nall, Clay Cecil; back, Coach Jorge Venegas, Austin Burgess, Hunter Howell, Noah Davis, Keaton Puckett, Chase Baker and Hayden Waddle.

  • Track and Field Results

    April 9
    Team scores
    1. Green - 70
    2. John Hardin - 55
    3. LaRue - 54
    4. Marion - 4
    1. Green - 94
    2. John Hardin - 61
    3. LaRue - 31
    Girls 100 Meter Dash
    4. Savia Brashear, 14.73
    7. Peyton Murray, 14.93
    8. Ashley Summitt, x15.36
    11. Jadah Montgomery, x16.63
    Girls 200 Meter Dash
    1. Savia Brashear, 31.22
    2. Peyton Murray, 31.68

  • Community Calendar - April 15, 2015

    Boyhood Home closed
    The Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek, part of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is now closed due to construction. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/abli.

    Fair stockholders to meet
    The LaRue County Fair stockholders will have a special called meeting 7 p.m. April 15 at the fairgrounds on Greensburg Street.

    Wildflower Walk at Fort Duffield

  • PHOTO: Saying goodbye to Shopko
  • Cattle market prices down from 2014, but still historically high

    In 2014, beef cattle producers were riding some record price highs, but in the first part of the new year, feeder cattle markets dropped by more than $30 per hundredweight. University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment livestock marketing specialist Kenny Burdine said the markets recovered some of that in March.
    April CME Feeder Cattle futures have gained back a little more than half of what had been lost since December.

  • Farm Calendar - April 15, 2015

     Bacon Creek Watershed Council to meet