Today's News

  • Denham shutters the Powder Puff after 70 years

     Hazel Denham has learned in her 70 years of hairdressing experience that customers tend to love the styles they wore when they were young.

    She is no exception with her careful posture, crossed legs and simple but neat blouse and dress pants. Her favorite hairstyle is from the 1930s – a smooth permanent press associated with early-20th century glamour.

    The 91-year-old Hodgenville resident has seen the death and resurgence of many looks, including the French twist and the page boy, since she saved for her first permanent wave machine in the 1930s.

  • Hazel Denham shares stories from the Powder Puff

     When Hazel Denham walked into a beauty salon in Glasgow for her first-ever permanent as a sophomore at Temple Hill High School, she knew then and there what she wanted as a career.

    “There was just something about the friendliness in the shop, the interesting way the operator fixed not only mine but others' hair, I just felt I had a knack for it, and from that day I decided to be a beautician.”

    Her career prediction proved to be accurate as she has styled hair at Hodgenville's Powder Puff for 61 years and has owned it for over 55 years.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: testGEAR helps students prepare for ACT

     Every LaRue County High School student has access to a computer program designed not only to help that pupil to score better on the ACT but also on end-of-course assessments required by the new state testing system, Unbridled Learning.

    Named testGEAR, the program produced by the Xap Corporation, guides students through up to 50 hours of instruction, practice, and diagnostic testing.  LCHS has a site license that allows all its students to use the program.

  • Bookmobile Schedule - Jan. 2012

    Bookmobile schedule

    Jan. 11 – Kingdom Kids, Senior Center, Taylor Mills

    Jan. 12 – First Friends, preschool, Evenstart, LaRue County Middle School

    Jan. 17  - Headstart, Country Lane Road, Ford Road, Childress Road, Despain Road, Greensburg Road

    Jan. 18 – New Freedom Church, Alvin Brooks Road, Carter Brothers Road, Tonieville Road

    Jan. 19 – Laugh & Learn, Kids Crew, Nationwide Uniform, Abraham Lincoln Elementary School

  • LaRue candidate sought for Leadership Kentucky

    Leadership Kentucky, Inc., one of the oldest and most prestigious leadership development programs in the nation, seeks qualified applicants from LaRue County for the Class of 2012.

    After 28 years of providing annual leadership development programs in Kentucky, there remain 22 counties from which there has been no class participation. Through a project initiated by the members of the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2009, scholarship dollars of up to one-half of tuition are available for a qualified applicant from LaRue County.

  • Band boosters host bunco fundraiser

    Project Graduation will sponsor a bunco fundraiser 6-8 p.m. Jan. 14 in the LaRue County High School Cafeteria. Food and registration begin at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $10; open to community.

    Monetary or gift donations may be dropped off at 6 p.m. Jan. 10 at the high school library.

  • ECTC dental clinic accepting patients

    The dental clinic at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is now accepting patients.

    Services include cleanings, x-rays, fluoride treatments, sealants and exams by a dentist. Cost is $45; $35 for students, children age 12 and under, and senior citizens (age 65 and older).

    For patients new to the clinic or returning patients who have not been seen in the last three years, an initial screening appointment is necessary prior to being scheduled for preventive services.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks burned by Lady Dragons

    LaRue County didn’t take advantage of its height.

    Turnover problems, foul trouble and a lack of aggressive rebounding left the Lady Hawks with a sinking feeling after a frenetic final minute Friday night.

    Now, they’re saddled way behind in the 18th District regular-season title race.

    Green County sophomore Allie Ingram hit 1-of-2 free throws with 1.7 seconds left to clinch a 59-58 victory over visiting LaRue County before Lady Hawks freshman guard Alexis Brewer made a ¾-court 3-pointer at the buzzer to bring the final margin to one.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks defeat Green County

    Junior guard Kelton Ford and sophomore forward Kody Key each recorded double-doubles as the visiting LaRue County Hawks dispatched 18th District rival Green County in a 76-41 rout Friday night.

    Ford totaled 23 points and 11 rebounds, while Key had 18 points and 10 boards. Sophomore forward Tyler Howell added 10 rebounds to give the Hawks (12-2 overall, 3-0 district) three players with 10 rebounds or more.

  • Hodgenville woman dies in crash

    Amber Witten Thurman, principal at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, died as the result of a car crash about 5:04 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7.

    Thurman, 47, was traveling west on KY 84 one mile west of Hodgenville when the 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue she was driving crossed the centerline, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Thurman overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle. It left the right side of the roadway, struck an earth embankment and overturned.

    She was ejected from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the LaRue County Coroner.