Today's News

  • Sports shorts - August 2, 2017

    Annual Nathan McCurry Memorial Bowl Bash

    The annual Nathan McCurry Memorial Bowl Bash is at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 12 at The LCHS football field. Admission is $5 and t-shirts will be available for $12 each with $3 per shirt being donated to the Scout McCurry’s Scholarship Fund. There will also be a welcome for the new LaRue County Middle School football coach Raymond Bates.

    LCHS Boys Basketball Golf Scramble

  • Hawks in Blue event is Aug. 4

    The LaRue County High School football team will kickoff their season with third annual “Hawks in Blue” event at the LaRue County High School on Friday, August 4 at 7:30 p.m.

    Hawks in Blue will feature a scrimmage between this LCHS Hawks football team as well as a service recognizing the players of LaRue County youth football.

    The scrimmage will begin at 6:30 p.m. on the LCHS football field. The LCHS cheerleaders will also be at the scrimmage. A welcoming ceremony for Head Coach Josh Jaggers will also take place during the event.

  • A source of great strength

    There is a quote from the ancient Chinese philosopher that reads “Silence is a source of great strength.” Senior Hawks Football player Bryson Cobb has been just that, a source of great strength over the last three seasons.

    Cobb has been playing football since the first grade when his father Tino introduced him to the game. He enters his senior season having played three sports including baseball and basketball.

  • LaRue church league softball begins

    The 2017 LaRue County Fall Church League Softball season is in full swing, and once again Bobby Dobson, the Church League Softball Coordinator, continues to be pleasantly surprised by the number of people that continue to sign-up in year four of the league’s existence.

    Last year, there were 86 softball players that represented 19 churches throughout Hart, LaRue, and Hardin counties. Presently, Dobson said the number of softball players has grown to 128 players which was divided up into 10 teams.

  • Where corn don't grow

    Corn grows all over LaRue County. It’s hard to drive anywhere and not see corn growing. So I think you’ll understand when I tell you there’s a song, sung by Travis Tritt, called “Where Corn Don’t Grow” (I know here I go again with my musical references).

  • Lost in LaRue

    This will be the last time I’ll be lost in LaRue County, or at least the last time I’m writing about it. I’m leaving the newspaper; for further details you can read all about it on page 6A “Where corn don’t grow.”

  • Jail Log

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Friday, July 21 to Friday, July 28.

    James Belt, 46, of Hodgenville was lodged for public intoxication of a controlled substance and second degree disorderly conduct. He was later released from LCDC.

  • News of Record: Property Transfers

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    Glenn J. Shoffner to Garnett L. Shoffner and Edwin L. Shoffner aka Eddie Shoffner, property near Magnolia, $5,200.

    Joshua Alan McDowell and Emily Ann McDowell to David Seth Ward and Emily Nicole McCoy, property near Magnolia, $55,000.

    Quitclaim deed, Charline V. Abel to Michael D. Abel, property on Tonieville Road, FMV $195,000.

  • Cooking corner - August 2, 2017


    Fried Cucumbers

    3 eggs, beaten

    1 tsp salt

    2 cucumbers, peeled sliced

    1 cup flour

    1/3 cup margarine

    Combine eggs and salt, mix well. Dip cucumbers into egg mixture, then into flour, coating both sides. Melt margarine in skillet, over medium heat, add cucumbers and cook on both sides until golden brown. 

  • Save on energy costs of Home Lighting, check out LED bulbs

    As the world strives to become more energy efficient, many are switching the type of bulbs used in the home from traditional incandescent to light emitting diodes commonly known as LEDs.

    According to the Consumer Federation of America, the average electricity cost of a single 60-watt equivalent incandescent bulb is around $5 per year, while the energy costs of a comparable LED are $1 dollar per year. Couple this with the fact that incandescent bulbs will need to be replaced every one or two years and LEDs should last around ten years or longer.