Today's News

  • Forcht donates $10,000 to Campbellsville University

    Terry Forcht, owner of Forcht Banking, has donated $10,000 to Campbellsville University for athletics and student scholarships.

    The money will go to the funding for new field turf for the football field and to the CU’s scholarship fund.

    Forcht Bank donates $5,000 annually to Campbellsville University. They support the scholarship fund and the bank is an athletic corporate sponsor.

  • LCHS students become statesmen at Assembly

    Seventeen LaRue County High School students who attended the Kentucky Youth Assembly last month are true statesmen, and they have the documentation to prove it.

    They were one of only two schools out of the 46 in attendance to receive the Statesman Award, according to Dee Hutchins Jr., LCHS social studies teacher and adviser to the school’s Y-club.

    “St. X received one recognition and LaRue County received the other. This is outstanding,” Hutchins said.

  • School Board hears ALES proficiency report

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Principal Amber Thurman presented the school’s proficiency report to the LaRue County School Board Dec. 21.

    Thurman said different topics are covered each year and different grade levels are chosen to complete the projects that give students additional core content coverage.

    She said she is “proud to have met all No Child Left Behind standards.”

    “It is huge to meet the disability target,” she said.

  • Lady Hawks take the title at Caverna

    A trio of middle schoolers led the LaRue County Lady Hawks to the championship of the Caverna Christmas Classic Dec. 23.

    Eighth-grade guard/forward Ivy Brown scored 13 points, seventh-grade guard/forward Alexis Brewer had 11 and sixth-grade guard Erin Boley scored eight as the Lady Hawks (6-3) rolled past tournament host and 18th District rival Caverna, 57-39.

    Brown also had three assists and team-highs in rebounds (five) and steals (three). Sophomore guard Nancy Howell added eight points, and junior forward Lyndsay Whitlock had six points and three rebounds.

  • Building a fence may be the easiest way to deter critters

    Building a fence to keep animals out of your garden is not something to be taken lightly, but it may be the only way to put an end to the feasting of marauding critters. One groundhog can make your broccoli patch disappear overnight. One deer can cut your perennials down to nubs in the same amount of time. A neighborhood cat can turn your garden into a litter box.

  • Updated local election filings

    Partisan candidates have until Jan. 26 to file for the General Election Nov. 2.

    In the May 18 primary, the top vote-getter in each race among Republicans and Democrats will square off in the November general election.

    Those who have filed include:

    LaRue County Judge/Executive

    Tommy Turner (D)

    County Clerk

    Linda Carter (D)

    County Attorney

    Dale Morris (D)


    Bobby Shoffner (D)


    James Q. Shaw (D)


  • Sports Shorts

    Silent auction for wrestling program

    The LaRue County Wrestling Boosters will hold a silent auction 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 9 in the gym lobby. Event occurs during regional duals. Proceeds benefit wrestling program. For more information or to make a donation, call 401-1369.

    Saddle Club awards banquet

    The LaRue County Saddle Club will hold an awards banquet 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at Sportsman’s Lake clubhouse, Hodgenville. For more information, call Jennifer at 358-9695.

    LaRue County Youth Baseball Board to meet

  • LaRue County Schools K-12 Student Attendance Policy

    The LaRue County Public School District expects all students to attend school regularly and be in the assigned classroom on time. Regular attendance is necessary if students are to receive maximum benefit from the instructional program. We firmly believe that attendance is a student and parent/guardian responsibility.  However, every effort will be made to contact the parents of students having attendance-related problems.

  • Training offered for beginning farmers

    Backed by a nearly $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Kentucky Cooperative Extension will offer a comprehensive training program for beginning farmers and those who are thinking about taking up farming.

    The Kentucky’s whole farm management education program, A Common Field, is a two-year course offered in 20 areas of the state. It will include face-to-face educational meetings at county extension offices, on-farm demonstrations and, in the second year, a mentor program that will connect beginning farmers with experienced producers.

  • Woman's Club designs new fundraiser

    The Hodgenville Woman’s Club will not host the Holiday Home Tour this winter due to a lack of participants. However, the club will depend on another fundraiser to assist with community projects and upkeep of its historic clubhouse.

    The club is selling a $5 calendar “A Calendar With Taste,” full of recipes from members and artwork by local artist Phyllis Blakeman. Six local businesses sponsored the calendar.