Today's News

  • Court proceedings delayed for former jail employee

    Court proceedings were delayed Wednesday for an  employee of the LaRue County Detention Center.

    Tami Burden, 37, was suspended from her job in July after she allegedly made threats to others at the jail. According to police reports, the Hodgenville woman made a threatening statement to a co-worker on July 3: “I was this close to bringing a gun into work and blowing everyone’s brains out.”

    Burden was charged with third-degree terroristic threatening.

  • School personnel changes

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations Sept. 20:

    Accepted resignation of:

    •Ketura Parr as instructional assistant at the Alternative Education Center

    •Due to retirement, of Rhonda Joey Wood as cook/baker at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School

    •Sara Smith as cook/baker at LaRue County High School

    Accepted recommendation of employment of:

    •Ketura Parr as ISS monitor at LaRue County Middle School

    •Traci Peters as child care director at Kids Crew

  • 2nd Sunday event happening across the state

    2nd Sunday is a unique opportunity to raise awareness of the need for physical activity in the daily lives of all Kentuckians. This initiative challenges counties to organize and plan to close a roadway or provide other group physical activities on the second Sunday of October.

    Last year, 101 counties participated. In 2009 we promoted a hike at Lincoln Boyhood Home, part of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Park.

  • Texas man dies of injuries after wreck

    A Texas man died Sept. 28 as a result of injuries suffered in a crash near Sonora.

    About 1 p.m. Sept. 22, Rhonda Richter, 46, of Helotes, Texas, was driving eastbound on KY 84 and stopped at the intersection of U.S. 31W. She pulled into the path of a southbound vehicle driven by Denny Miller, 18, of Upton. Miller’s vehicle struck the driver’s side of Richter’s vehicle.

    Miller had minor injuries but refused treatment.

  • LaRue outrushes Central but loses 52-21

    The LaRue County Hawks fell to the Central Hardin Bruins 52-21 Friday.

    The undefeated Bruins scored on their first play from scrimmage and built a 38-0 halftime lead.

    LaRue County (3-3) was playing without junior fullback Drew Newberry for the first time since he tore his meniscus and ACL against Elizabethtown last week. The Hawks amassed 224 yards on the ground, but fumbled three times.

  • Farm calendar

    Cost share funding

    The LaRue County Conservation District will accept requests through Sept. 30 for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share and Environmental Stewardship Program. Applications are ranked statewide and approved for funding based on available funds. For more information, stop by the conservation district office at 606-A N Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or call 358-3132.

    Lincoln Days Tractor Show

  • Unselfish play leads to team wins

    Autumn finally arrived and coolness enveloped the area. But the boys’ and girls’ soccer teams stayed hot, emerging victorious through several games.


    The LaRue County High School boys’ soccer team ended the week with two wins and a draw to improve to 9-2-3 on the season. Dylan White scored seven goals and distributed four assists to his teammates " a stellar performance for a season, much less for the week.

  • Sayre to portray Lincoln in Saipan

    Kentucky Chautauqua’s Jim Sayre of Lawrenceburg, portraying Abraham Lincoln, was recently selected for nine performances in Saipan, according to a news release from the Kentucky Humanities Council.

    Located in the western Pacific Ocean, Saipan is the largest of the United States Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands.

    Sayre will travel more than 6,500 miles to Saipan in October to perform at junior high schools and high schools in the area.

    A retired transportation manager, Sayre has been studying and portraying Abraham Lincoln for several decades.

  • 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.

    Fall break

    Fall break is Oct. 4-8.

    Time capsule opening

  • Rewards for entrepreneur's hard work could dissolve 'overnight'

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    Lexington entrepreneur Paul Spicer faced a big decision 24 years ago.