Today's News

  • 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.

  • Tedder sentenced for four separate drug offenses in two counties

    Mickey S. Tedder, 57, of Buffalo was sentenced Sept. 7 to seven years imprisonment in United States District Court, Louisville, for possessing and distributing methamphetamine powder on four separate occasions in Hardin and LaRue counties.

    U.S. District Court Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr. also sentenced Tedder to four years supervised release following imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal judicial system.

  • Video visitation with inmates a possibility

    LaRue County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner informed LaRue County Fiscal Court magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Sept. 28 that the video technology installed at the county jail might allow video visitation with the inmate remaining in his cell in the near future.

  • Lady Hawks continue to dominate on volleyball court

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks volleyball team improved its record to 19-3 last week with victories over North Hardin and Hart County.

    Coach Ben Schell was especially pleased with the 25-18 and 25-12 victory over district rival, Hart County. 

    “This was a big district win for us. We came out a little tired and gave Hart a big lead early in the first set, but the kids fought back and pulled out a nice win.”

    The Lady Hawks dominated the second set from the service line and forced Hart County into making several errors.