Today's News

  • School calendar - June 14, 2017

    LaRue County School Board

    The LaRue County School Board meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at the LCHS Media Center.


    The Hodgenville Elementary School site-based decision- making council meets at 4 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the conference room. For more information, call the school, 270-358-3506.

  • Cecil, Mather win National Service Award

    Over the Memorial Day Weekend during the NCFL National Speech and Debate Tournament, former and current LaRue County Speech coaches Kim Mather and Katy Cecil were awarded the 2017 Richard Gaudette Service Award.

  • Beyond the easel and chisel

    When thinking of art, most people likely picture paintings or sculpture.

    LaRue County High School art teacher Monique Hanna, however, was thinking beyond the easel and chisel in this year’s art camp during which her students learned not only about forging metal, but also making pottery, creating wood burning designs, and marbleizing paper.

    Twelve students attended the camp that ran May 31-June 2 at the high school. Hanna selected the students according to their grades, attendance, and work ethic.

  • 4-H Wranglers Compete at District Horse Show

    Four 4-H members from the Wrangler’s 4-H Horse Club competed over the Memorial Day weekend at the District 4-H Horse Show held in Bowling Green at the Western Kentucky University Ag Expo Center.

    Club Leader, Lenn Grubbs serves on the District 5 Horse Committee and helped in various ways during the show, including dragging the arena.


  • District Blanket of Praise

    The Wesley Meadows United Methodist Women hosted the 26th anniversary of the District Blanket of Praise on Saturday, May 20.

    The first District Blanket of Praise was held in 1991 at Sonora United Methodist Church. There were several years when over 350 quilts were given and it is estimated that over 6,000 quilts have been constructed since the first event.

  • Purple plastic pigs do their part for Relay

    As Relay for Life winds down, several purple plastic pigs have done their part, thanks to some conscientious owners, to help the cancer cause by raising $2,350.20 for LaRue County. The pig contests are one way Relay engages the community throughout the year with several different contests.

  • Hodgenville News

    Thought for the week: Being humble means recognizing that we are not on earth to see how important we can become, but to see how much difference we can make in the lives of others.

    The first day of summer is June 20. I think we are pretty well on schedule. 

    Congratulations to Brittany Carl on being chosen 2017 LaRue County Mother of the Year at the fair last week. I enjoyed karaoke on Tuesday at the fair and Senior Day on Wednesday at the fair.

    Congratulations to Craig and Kelly on the birth of son Owen Edward on May 17.

  • Guthrie to visit LaRue

    Congressman Brett Guthrie is coming to Hodgenville to meet with LaRue Countians on Monday, June 19 at 10 a.m. in the community room on the square in downtown Hodgenville.

    The meeting, which he refers to as his public office hours, is the first for Guthrie this summer as he plans on travelling to all 21 counties that he represents in the Second District of the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • Stay on the main road

    Go with me back to former days before the GPS or the mapping service of AAA.  We are making a trip from our home in Kentucky to Phoenix, Arizona.  What would be one of the first things you would do?  First you get a good road atlas to help you find the shortest, and best route.  Once you begin your journey you would try to stay on this main road so you could reach Phoenix.

  • A life can open or close a door

    By Paul Richey
    Guest Columnist