Today's News

  • PHOTO: Young hunter makes good harvest
  • Chamber of Commerce planning holiday events


    LaRue County Chamber of Commerce

    This year seems to be flying by, but that must be because of everything that the Chamber is involved in and working on. The holiday season is almost here and that is very exciting because two of the Chamber's biggest events are just around the corner.

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hodgenville have finalized plans for Trick-or-Treat on Lincoln Square and Christmas at Creekfront.

  • PHOTO: Young hunter makes good harvest
  • Trailer no match for 'old men wrecking crew'

    Charles Hagan Edlin and his wife Mary live in a large two-story house in Hodgenville. Mary’s great-grandfather Wilbur Vaughn built the house in 1903.
    Mary is the fourth generation of the Vaughn family to live in this house. She and Charles Hagan have bought a smaller, more modern house with a smaller lot and plan to auction their old house later this month.

  • LaRue schools are 41st in Transition Index scores

    The 2011 Transition Index, which shows trend data for all Kentucky elementary, middle, high schools, and districts gave LaRue County School district its highest ranking since the Index was first published – 41 out of 174 districts.
    Rankings among other district schools are: LaRue County Middle School tied at 40 out of 323 middle schools; LaRue County High School tied at 61 out of 230 Kentucky high schools; Hodgenville Elementary tied at 372 and Abraham Lincoln Elementary School tied at 430 out of 714 elementary schools.

  • Chamber's kiosk unveils 'live here, visit here, work here' theme

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce has unveiled a kiosk in the front window that promotes a “live here, visit here, work here” theme.
    The 31.5-inch television, donated by LaRue County Community and Economic Development, plays a three-minute video highlighting tourist attractions and key features of LaRue County.
    The project has been in the works since August 2010, according to LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jessica Davis.

  • Library has several new DVDs

    The LaRue County Public Library has several new offerings.
    They include:
    DVDs – Spirited Away, Dumbo, Spooky Buddies, Hanna, Thor, Ponyo, Barbie: Princess Charm School, I Love Lucy, The Dog Who Saved Halloween, Enchanted and Friendly Persuasion.
    For more information about offerings or programs, contact Dana Jolly at 358-3851.

  • Students learn safety tips at Ag Awareness Day

    According to the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, farming is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. With the death rate in Kentucky agriculture two to three times higher than the national average it is easily understood why farm safety awareness is important.
    Ag Awareness Day at LaRue County High School offers a chance for 8th graders to learn farm safety and general agricultural awareness from FFA students.

  • Couple charged with sexual abuse of child

    A Hodgenville couple is facing charges of sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl.
    According to arrest citations, Anthony Wayne Fitts, 35, was charged Oct. 4 with first-degree sexual abuse and unlawful transaction with a minor for allegedly touching a juvenile in an inappropriate manner.
    His wife, Sharon Ann Fitts, 34, is charged with complicity, first-degree sexual abuse; complicity, unlawful transaction with a minor; and endangering the welfare of a minor. The arrest citation claims she was aware of the alleged abuse.

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 10-12

    Pumpkin decorating
    4-H pumpkin decorating will take place 2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Extension Office for 4-H members ages 9-18. Pumpkins will be provided by Hinton’s Orchard. Supplies will be provided for decorating or participants may bring their own if they choose. Pumpkins will be judged by age groups. If your child is not a 4-H member, they are welcome to attend and you may complete a 4-H enrollment form at that time.  

    Record Book deadline
    The 4-H Record Book deadline is Oct. 14.