Today's News

  • State Track
  • The amazing abundance of green beans

     Green beans amaze me. Yes, you probably know by now that I am easily amazed, but green beans are pretty wondrous especially when it comes time to pick them. They grow in such abundance on Groundhog Hill.

  • Swimming pool now open

    The LaRue County Park and Recreation swimming pool opened Thursday, July 4, according to Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse.

    The city-owned pool was to open last week but health inspectors suggested new grates be installed at the bottom of the pool.

    The grates were replaced Friday; however, the final inspection was not held in time for the pool to be opened on the weekend.

  • Sports Shorts

    Wrestlers: Meet Coach Burrell
    There will be a wrestling “meet and greet” for middle and high school wrestlers and parents to meet newly hired Coach Eric Burrell at 7 p.m. July 10 in the LCHS library.

    Softball Tournament
    LaRue County Softball is hosting a 12-U Tournament July 13-14 at LaRue County Park and Recreation. Registration is $200. USGFP rules. Contact Tiffany Spratt at 270-735-3529 or tiffanyspratt@yahoo.com for more information.

    Volleyball tryouts

  • A successful summer spent golfing
  • LaRue Park hosting All-Star games

    Torrential rain delayed some play at the Cal Ripken tournament held last week at LaRue County Park and Recreation. Other games were played in Elizabethtown and Brandenburg.

    EABC 11, LARUE COUNTY 1 (5 INNINGS). Spencer Brandenburg and Cameron Smith combined for four singles and two RBIs as Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission (EABC) All-Stars rolled past LaRue County Wednesday at LaRue County Park in Hodgenville.

  • Outdoors women sought for September workshop

    Registration for the annual Kentucky Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop in September is open. The weekend program is designed for women 18 and older who want to learn more about the outdoors and develop skills related to the hunting, fishing and boating pastimes.

    The event is being held Sept. 20-22 at the 4-H Leadership Center on Lake Cumberland in Jabez. BOW is sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

  • Evans to play in East/West All-Stars

    LaRue County High School Lady Hawk Allison “Alley” Evans will play in the East/West All-Star game.

    The game, featuring the most-talented players in the area, will be played 6 p.m. July 13 at St. Xavier High School. The 5th and 6th region will take on the 7th and 8th region.

    Bernard Smalley from Washington County will be the 5th region coach.

    Evans is the fifth player from LaRue County selected to play in three years.

  • Scramble to benefit golf course, honor Ford's memory

    A golf scramble in memory of Duane Ford, a long-time member of the LaRue County Country Club, will be used as a fundraiser for the golf course.

    Ford passed away at age 61 in December. He was well known as a Hodgenville mail carrier. Many of his friends also enjoyed his favorite pastime: golfing.

    “This will be a gathering of those who knew Duane and want to honor his memory by supporting a place he loved very dearly,” said Justin Craft, a friend of Ford and teacher/golf instructor at LaRue County High School.

  • LaRue County Fair Rabbit Show

    Total entries – 94

    American Chinchilla
    Senior Buck – Weston Anderson – First place – Best of Breed
    Senior Doe – Dalton Rutledge – First place

    Senior Doe – Taylor Robertson – First place
    Junior Buck – Kendall Druen – First place
    Junior Buck – Levi VanVactorf – Second place
    Junior Buck – Payton Druen – Third Place