Today's News

  • Book Club will host literacy night at LaRue County High

    LaRue County High School’s Book Club members want the entire community to be involved with their first-ever Literacy Night April 21, which promises adult and children’s activities designed to let them experience the power of reading.
    “For kids, we will be reading books and then making crafts relating to those books,” Amy Loyall, library media specialist, said. “Adults and teens can participate in charades and bingo dealing with reading and literature.”

  • PHOTO: Steve Johnson appointed Chief of Police

    Veteran officer Steve Johnson was appointed and sworn in as Hodgenville City Police Chief Monday after a unanimous vote by city council. Johnson, who has been with the department 33 years, has been acting chief since Jan. 1. Mayor Terry Cruse, middle, watches as City Clerk MaDonna Hornback swears in Johnson.

  • 4-H talent show winners announced

    The 4-H Talent Show was held March 25 at the LaRue County High School auditorium. 4-H members showcased their talents in two age divisions: 9-13 year olds and 14-18 year olds.  
    Winners were selected in each of the four categories: vocal, instrumental, physical skills and theatrical. The champions will advance to the Lincoln Trail Area Talent Show on May 14 in Nelson County.  

  • Art students hold exhibition in Woodland Gallery

    The LaRue County High School Art Department and Woodland Gallery in Elizabethtown are sponsoring the fifth annual art exhibit on April 29. This is the first opportunity for the advanced art students to exhibit their work in a professional or public gallery.  
    Woodland Gallery is owned and operated by Lynn Cowan and the gallery is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Opening night is 5-8 April 29. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

  • Boy Lincoln Statue struck by car; sculptor to assess damage

    The Boy Lincoln Statue, not yet 3-years-old, and the century-old seated Lincoln statue were damaged early Sunday when an alleged drunken driver tore through Hodgenville’s Lincoln Square traffic island.
    Boy Lincoln, a depiction of Abraham Lincoln at age 7 standing with his dog Honey, was dedicated to the city in May 2008 as part of the Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration. The small bronze sculpture was knocked from its base by a 2001 Ford Taurus driven by Jeremy Scott Veatch, 23, of Austin.

  • Wildflower Weekend: A nature lovers retreat

    The Kentucky Native Plant Society’s Wildflower Weekend, April 29-May 1, is a chance for botanists, gardeners and nature lovers to enjoy the hundreds of species of native plants at Natural Bridge State Resort Park.
    The Kentucky Native Plant Society will be celebrating its 25th anniversary at the event. Field trips and walks will be offered at 8:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday; 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday; and at 9 a.m. on Sunday. All field trips leave from the Hemlock Lodge lobby.

  • Farm News

    Pork Producers
    The LaRue County Pork Association will meet 7 p.m. April 18 at the LaRue County Extension Office. A meal will be served. All interested individuals are invited to attend.

    Kentucky Nut Growers Association meets

  • 4-H Calendar

    Register now for 4-H Camp

  • Prevent flowering of nodding thistle

    Musk thistle, or nodding thistle, is the most common type of thistle locally.  The primary growth period is generally in the spring through the early summer.  However, most seed germinate in the fall and form a rosette which grows close to the ground, often growing unnoticed until spring. The seed are easily carried by wind and spread to other areas, not a very neighborly thing to do.

  • Tennis: Terry Caven wins four

    Former LaRue County High School standout Terry Caven, a Campbellsville University junior, won four (three doubles, one singles) consecutive matches in the Tigers’ 6-3 win over Brescia, 7-2 victory against Indiana University-Southeast and 9-0 win over IU-East. Campbellsville is coached by Caven’s older brother Kyle.
    In the Brescia match, former Central Hardin standout Jacob Blevins, a junior, lost in No. 5 singles to Campbellsville’s Zac Malyon, Caven’s doubles partner. Blevins earned an easy 6-0, 6-0 win in No. 3 singles action against IU-East.