Today's News

  • Howell named Lady Hawks' softball coach

    The LaRue County High School softball team has a new leader. Aaron Howell was named the new head coach of the Lady Hawks last week.

    Howell will leave behind a coaching position at North Hardin High School to come to LCHS. He will replace Mielle DiStefano, who is leaving LaRue County to become a school counselor in Metcalfe County.

  • KSP holding fundraiser for Trooper Island

    Tickets are still available for the Kentucky State Police Trooper Island fundraiser, which features a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. Located on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County, Trooper Island is a free summer camp for underprivileged boys and girls age 10-12. It is financed entirely by donations, no public funds are used.

  • Billy Howell to be inducted in Motorsports Hall of Fame

    The 2010 class of the Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame will be inducted in August at the Swope Cars of Yesteryear Museum, 1110 N. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown.

    Honorees include Billy Howell of Hodgenville.

    Howell was the 1975 Late Model champion at the Fairgrounds Motor Speedway.

    He drove hemi-powered Chrysler products before taking the seat of a Camaro prepared by Terry Elmore. He later teamed up with Bill Clary, operator of one of the region’s leading speed shops.

  • School calendar


    Early release Fridays

    Elementary school students will be released at 1:15 p.m. Fridays; middle and high school students will be released at 1:30 p.m. Fridays.


    Bus evacuation drill

    A bus evacuation drill will be held Aug. 12. Students will be about 15 minutes late getting home.

    Volunteer workshop

    A volunteer workshop will be 8:15 a.m. Aug. 13.

    Fourth District Choir audition

  • Lady Hawks win volleyball opener

    Senior middle hitter Brea Huhn had seven kills and one ace; and senior setter Molly Kennedy had 16 assists, four kills and one ace to lead the visiting LaRue County Lady Hawks to a 25-21, 25-17 win over 5th Region rival, Taylor County, Monday.

    Senior middle hitter Lauren Patterson had five kills, five blocks and three aces; sophomore outside hitter Kara Paden chipped in with five aces and three kills for the ladies.

    Taylor County won the JV match 21-15, 11-21 and 21-11.

  • You're never too old to get a new heart and spirit

    Controlling the tongue was our subject last week. James 3:1-12 gives three reasons for controlling the tongue: my tongue directs where I go, it can destroy what I have and it shows who I am inside.

    Our problem is not with our mouth but with the heart. The tongue lets us know what is in the heart. “For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks” (Matthew 12:34). 

  • Glen Rice concert will be Aug. 13

    Glen Rice, Family and Friends Musical Concert Series continues at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13.

    The concert, featuring former educator Rice, The Broken Hearts Band, Kevin Whitlock, Madison Brown, Allen Hilbert and Christy Miller, will be held at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School north of Elizabethtown.

    The concert includes the “Future Star” series where local and regional entertainers will have the chance to show off their musical skills.

  • Boys Basketball Boosters plan golf scramble

    The LaRue County High School Boys Basketball Boosters will hold its sixth annual golf scramble beginning 9 a.m. Aug. 14 at the LaRue County Country Club. Cost is $50 per golfer which includes golf, cart, free drinks on course and lunch.  Bring your own team or sign up and be placed on a team.

    More than $1,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to top three teams and ninth place. Prizes for closest-to pins, longest drives and door prizes.

  • Former bookkeeper faces more charges in dental office theft

    A bookkeeper accused of taking more than $17,000 from a local dentist office faces additional charges.

    Jennifer Rose Priddy, 30, of Elizabethtown, a former employee of Dr. Douglas L. Baumgardner, was indicted by a LaRue County grand jury in January on one count of theft by unlawful taking.

  • Teen dies in single vehicle wreck

    Joseph David Ray Shoffner, 19, of New Haven died Tuesday afternoon after a single-vehicle crash on Bardstown Road.

    According to LaRue County Deputy Marcus Jackson, Shoffner was driving near Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek when he lost control of the Chevrolet Blazer. The vehicle rolled three or four times and Shoffner, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected.

    LaRue County Fire Department responded also to the scene.

    Shoffner is survived by his mother, Angela Gail Ball; his father, Crazy Horse Shoffner; and two brothers.