Today's News

  • Community calendar

    Community Blood Drive

    The community blood drive will be noon-5 p.m. April 13 at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. All blood types are needed and the procedure takes about an hour. Bring an I.D. card.

    Library closed

    LaRue County Public Library will be closed April 13.

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  • Personnel changes

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations at its Feb. 18 meeting:


    •Ben Schell as volleyball coach at LaRue County Middle School effective Jan. 15.

    •Jennifer Adams as Youth Service Center Technology Club sponsor effective Jan. 27.


    Susan Lord as special education instructional assistant at Hodgenville Elementary School effective Feb. 5


    •Francis DiStefano as assistant softball coach at LCHS effective Feb. 8

  • Science fair answers some burning questions

    Which kills germs better – liquid hand soap or hand sanitizer?

    What brand of bubble gum retains its taste the longest?

    Which toilet paper is stronger – Angel Soft or Charmin Ultra Strong?

    These questions show the range of topics that elementary students covered through experiments during LaRue County Schools’ District Science Fair at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School last weekend. 

  • Citizens Union Bank CEO steps down

    Landmark News Service

    Citizens Union Bank announced that Billie Wade, its CEO since 1991, retired from that position and as a member of the bank’s board of directors.

    The bank had been under review by both the state and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for what bank officials have said was a series of problem loans.

    The announcement was delivered in a press release. It is not known if Wade’s decision is related to those examinations.

  • Internet safety program held for LCHSee^students

    Retired Kentucky State Trooper James Johnson spends his days traveling to schools all over Kentucky warning students about Internet safety. Johnson, now with the Attorney General’s Office, tells of grim stories where young people have lost their lives because of the Internet.

  • Opinions differ about the Rapture and Tribulation

    “Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.”

    Revelation 4:1;

    I Thessalonians 4:13-18

    The words “caught up” together with “them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air” refers to what has more recently become known as the Rapture. Although no one knows exactly when this event will take place, the time is coming when believers will be caught up in the air to meet the Lord.

  • Thompson chosen for prestigious summer program

    Kristin Thompson, a LaRue County High School senior, has been selected to participate in a summer program for aspiring doctors or dentists.

    The Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP) was established to assist students from medically under-served areas of Kentucky who plan to pursue a career as a physician or dentist and who hope to return to their home county or similar area to practice.

    The program offers an opportunity to experience a college environment, clinical and hospital activities, and an exploration of careers in medicine and dentistry.

  • Kayla Carrico named to Dean’s List

    Kayla Carrico of LaRue County was named to the Dean’s List at West Kentucky Community and Technical College for the fall semester.

    To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be full-time and earn at least a 3.5 grade point average.

  • LCMS Math EXPLORE scores explode

    LaRue County Middle School students are shining in several subjects, according to test results released recently.

    Last fall, the students participated in a statewide administration of EXPLORE, a component of the ACT exam. ACT is a readiness benchmark used during the admission process to college; EXPLORE is a high school readiness benchmark that is administered in September.

    Kentucky’s overall scores increased in nearly every subject area, according to a Kentucky Department of Education release. LaRue’s scores were .6 above the state average.

  • Hawks open season with wins over Caverna, Bardstown

    In their first game of the season, the LaRue County Hawks varsity baseball team defeated the Caverna Colonels 12-1 in five innings at Horse Cave March 22. 

    “It was a good win to start the year,” Coach Chris Price said. “We are just trying to get better. We made a lot of mistakes tonight but they were mistakes that you make when you don’t have a lot of experience. None of these guys have much varsity experience. We just want to see progress.”

    Price said the defense was “fair but needs to improve.”