Today's News

  • Mayor's letter to discourage 'discourteous' downtown parking

    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse – acting with the approval of Hodgenville City Council – will pen a letter to shop owners in the downtown, asking them to be more considerate in parking.
    Norma Benningfield, owner of Main Street Barber Shop, requested the council set aside parking spaces for customers in the downtown area. She said other shopkeepers and their employees are parking in front of her building, forcing her customers to park in inconvenient locations.

  • City water and sewer deposits to increase

    Skipping out on an unpaid water bill will become more difficult if Hodgenville City Council has its way.
    The Council held first reading Feb. 14 of a proposed ordinance that increases water and sewer deposits for non-property owners. The current rate is $100; the proposed rate is $150 in advance.
    Homeowners are not required to pay a deposit, according to City Clerk MaDonna Hornback. However, if they default on a bill, a lien may be placed on their property.

  • Mullins tapped as keynote speaker

    Paul Mullins, LaRue County High School principal and Kentucky School Administrators Association’s 2009-10 Administrator of the Year, will be the closing keynote speaker at the Kentucky Society for Technology in Education Conference March 2 at the Galt House in Louisville.
    “I want to outline the journey through the laptop initiative so that those interested in implementing a similar program will have a one-to-one guide,” Mullins said, referring to Laptops of LaRue, a program that began last fall with Dell laptop computers being issued to each LCHS student.

  • Wildfire threatens 10 homes near Mount Sherman

    A fiery disaster was averted Thursday, thanks to the rapid response of local firefighters and several Buffalo residents. Ten homes were endangered by an out-of-control field fire.

    Just after noon, Buffalo, Magnolia and LaRue firefighters were dispatched to a field fire off Mount Tabor Road. The flames, fanned by strong 25-miles-per-hour wind and fueled by dry brush and grass, spread quickly into yards and jumped the roadway in the 3100 block.

    Dean Salyer said he was sitting on his couch, watching T.V., when he heard his dog barking.

  • Summer Garris named ExCEL Teacher of the Year

    Tony was a feisty and hot-tempered senior who had earned the privilege of moving out of alternative school into Summer Garris’ English classroom.  
    Thinking he was too cool for school, Tony had problems with respecting authority, doing his work and fitting in with other students.
    Yet, when he turned in his first essay, Garris realized that the young man had a real talent for writing.

  • Sunday's fashion fundraiser to benefit Youth Service Center

    The LaRue County High School prom is set for April 16.
    For many teens, a search has already started for the perfect dress or tux, shoes and accessories – perhaps of more importance than the perfect date. Throw in a few necessities like hair and nail appointments and the price can become astronomical.
    Parents want their children to have a memorable event, said Linda Lindsey, owner of My Gal Boutique in Hodgenville, but the bleak economy is making that difficult.  

  • SPORTS SHORTS: Updated Feb. 22, 2011

    Youth league soccer registration
    LaRue County Youth Soccer needs more U14, U10, U8, U6 and U4 players signed up by Friday, Feb. 25. This is the last day for late registrations and payment of fees. For more information, contact Heather Cook at h.cook69@yahoo.com or 270-505-4645.

    Youth league baseball signups
    LaRue County Youth Baseball signups are 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 26 and 2-4 p.m. Feb. 27 at LaRue County Parks and Recreation. Leagues are available for ages 3 to 15 (age as of April 30, 2011).

  • TRACK: Seniors hopeful as track season opens

    In their first home track meet of the year, the LaRue County Hawks Boys Track Team placed third and the girls placed fifth Feb. 17. There were a total of eight boys teams and seven girls teams at the event. John Hardin and North Hardin placed first and second in both girls and boys teams.   

  • TRACK: Middle School athletes off to great start

    The LaRue County High School and Middle School Track and Field Teams competed Feb. 12 at the Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Indoor Meet in Maysville.
    The LCMS boys team won their division with 81 points in 11 events.
    The LCMS girls team finished fifth with 33 points.
    The boys’ 4X400-meter relay team won the event with a time of 4:45.17, snagging 10 points for their school.

  • DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Lady Hawks defeat Caverna

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks have their first 18th District Tournament semifinal victory in coach Travis Wooton’s six-year tenure.

    Senior twins Valerie and Lyndsay Whitlock will finally have their chance at their first district title.

    But it took them a half to rid themselves of some nerves before they returned to their bread-and-butter inside game. Then, they dominated low to continue their record-setting season.