Today's News

  • Lincoln National Bank is the granddaddy of Lincoln Days' donors

    The 38th annual Lincoln Days Celebration goes into full swing Saturday in downtown Hodgenville. The festival is the culmination of a year of planning that began as soon as the 2009 version ended.

    The theme is “Made in Kentucky” " a nod to native son Abraham Lincoln and the festival itself.

    The event wasn’t always held in October. In the early years, about 1972 (before the festival was chartered), it was on Feb. 12 " Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.

  • Schools end fiscal year with $6.9 million

    Brian Woosley with Stiles Carter & Associates presented the audit report to the school board Sept. 20. The report showed the total general fund cash at June 30, 2010 of $6.9 million, which was up from $6.5 million the previous year.

    Revenue for the general fund was $16.6 million in 2010 with expenditures of $16.4 million. The fund balance for the general fund increased by $180,000 in 2010.

    Woosley noted the food service program remains financially stable and self-sustaining. He also pointed out the program purchased $83,000 in equipment during the fiscal year.

  • Let me come home with you

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    As I was on my knees one Saturday afternoon, I had an epiphany.

  • Lady Hawks struggle in rematch with Green

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks volleyball team had a busy week winning four and losing four games. They started out the week losing a very tough match against rival Green County 2-0 on Monday night, then beating a very good Washington County team 2-1 on Tuesday night. They split three and three at Elizabethtown Invitational.

    Green’s revenge

    The Green County Lady Dragons exacted revenge upon the Lady Hawks Sept. 20 with a two-set victory 25-17 and 25-20. The Lady Hawks had defeated the Lady Dragons earlier in the season 28-26 and 25-20.

  • Cost share funding requests taken through Sept. 30

    The LaRue County Conservation District will accept requests Sept. 1-30 for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share and Environmental Stewardship Program.         

    The Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Program along with the Environmental Stewardship Program are created to help agricultural operations protect the soil and water resources of Kentucky.

  • Teens charged with trafficking in marijuana

    Two teens have been charged with trafficking in marijuana.

    Thomas Allen Childress, 19, of Hodgenville, and James Michael Locklin, 18, of Elizabethtown, were each charged Sept. 14 with trafficking in controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school and possession of alcohol by a minor.

    Lt. Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police said the arrests stemmed from an ongoing investigation.

  • Sonora's new recycling trailer open 24 hours

    A recycling trailer was placed last week in Sonora. The trailer, located on KY 84 across from the U.S. Post Office, began accepting recyclable material Friday.

    Open 24 hours a day, the site consists of a semi-trailer with containers segmented to house aluminum, newspapers, clean tin cans, plastics and cardboard.

    Items not accepted include glass of any type, plastic foam products, light bulbs, phone books, food wrappers, electronics, batteries and appliances.

  • Frankfort memorial established for grieving parents

    For women who have lost a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion the grief can seem endless. But now there’s an opportunity for closure, a chance to honor an unborn child.

    The Kentucky Memorial for the Unborn, planned for a bluff in Frankfort Cemetery overlooking the river, will be a place of reflection, healing and hope.

  • Reunion calendar

    Classes of 1970 and 1971

    The LaRue County High School Classes of 1970 and 1971 will have a 40-year reunion Oct. 2 at LaRue County Sportsman Lake. For more information or if you did not receive a letter, contact Barbara Harbin at 358-9992 or Alex LaRue at 358-3101 or Alex@LaRue Insurance.net.


    The Cundiff-Carter reunion will be 1 p.m. Oct. 3 at Sportsman’s Lake. Bring a covered dish and old photos. For more information, contact Barbara Cundiff at 932-6178.


    Class of 1985

  • Homecoming: Hawks declaw Panthers

    Friday night showers did not dampen the spirits of the LaRue County Hawks Football Team. They came away with an impressive homecoming win, defeating Elizabethtown 52-28.

    The Panthers brought their highly touted air game to Hodgenville but it was the running game of LaRue County that stole the show. LaRue County had three runners with more than 100-yards for the game that helped seal the victory. Head Coach Rodney Armes was extremely pleased with the Hawks running game.