Today's News

  • Community calendar

    Hodgenville Post Office announces holiday hours

    The Hodgenville Post Office service window will close at noon Dec. 31. Customers may pick up packages at the back dock until 4:30 p.m. that day. Collection times remain at 5 p.m. both dates. There is a doorbell by the rear cargo doors.

    LaRue County Reads volunteer session

  • Personnel updates

    The LaRue County School Board reviewed the following personnel changes at its meeting Dec. 21:

    Accepted resignation of:

    •Lisa Lewis, instructional assistant at Kids Crew effective Nov. 30.

    • Paul Richardson, TRT at LaRue County Middle School, effective Jan. 3.

    •Amy Adams as instructional assistant at Kids Crew effective Dec. 11.

    Accepted extended-employment resignation of:

    Eric Hughes as freshman baseball coach at LaRue County High School effective Nov. 19.

    Accepted recommendation for employment of:

  • Lady Hawks win tournament title

    The Lady Hawks, now 6-3, recorded a tournament title Tuesday night by defeating the host team in the Lady Colonel Christmas Classic.

    LaRue County defeated Caverna 57-39 in the championship game.

    In earlier tournament action, Coach Travis Wootton's team beat Warren East, 66-44 on Saturday in the Caverna Christmas Classic and outplayed Red Boiling Springs, Tenn. Monday.

  • Accept greetings in the spirit they're given

    Every year about this time, great debates arise about keeping “Christ in Christmas” and whether it is proper for stores to use “Merry X-mas” or the more generic “Seasons Greetings” in advertising or for clerks to greet customers with “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas.”

    I think we should be grateful for clerks who are polite enough to offer any greeting, much less pick apart how they say it. Friendly clerks are a blessing.

  • Rep. Guthrie files for re-election

    Landmark News Service

    First-term Congressman Brett Guthrie has filed to run for re-election in the 2nd Congressional District that includes  LaRue County.

    The Bowling Green Republican is the first candidate to file for the U.S. House seat. The deadline is Jan. 26.

    Guthrie defeated state Sen. David Boswell, an Owensboro Democrat, in the 2008 general election. The congressman has about $600,000 in the bank for the campaign. That is more than half what he spent last time, he said.

  • Tradition provides focus for holiday

    Christmas traditions vary from household to household.

    Growing up, Santa delivered his gifts directly to our bedroom ... and he never wrapped.

    When my sisters and I would leap out of bed in the dead of night, it was like a toy store exploded in our bedrooms.

    My parents worked long hours, maintained a Christmas Club account and sacrificed year round for the joy that the holiday brings.

    Of course as kids, we had little appreciation of their efforts. We were consumed by our greed.

  • Lincoln Cabinet honorees named for November

    The faculty and staff of Abraham Lincoln Elementary announce the November recipients of the Lincoln Presidential Cabinet. Representing the certified staff is Sara Mullins who teaches in the Highly Structured Classroom and from the classified staff, Jamie Hines, an instructional assistant.

  • Mat Hawks undefeated in Duals

    The LaRue County Mat Hawks went undefeated Friday and Saturday in the Region 2 Wrestling Duals at Fort Knox.

    LaRue County went 5-0 with wins over Danville (68-9), North Hardin (54-17), Fort Knox (76-0), Boyle County (78-6) and Anderson County (75-3).

    Spencer Hines (103), Nick Paden (112), Raymundo Perez (119), Caleb Canter (125), Shaquille Cox (130), Shelby Floyd (135), Vince Couch (160), Bernard Ray (189) and Drew Newberry (215) all went unbeaten.

  • Toll-free H1N1 hotline available

    The Kentucky Depart­ment for Public Health encourages Kentuckians to call a new toll-free hotline with their questions related to 2009 H1N1 influenza (swine flu) and seasonal flu for the latest news and information about flu.

    The toll-free hotline number is 1(877)843-7727 and it will operate from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.

    Information on the H1N1 virus  also is available by visiting the redesigned Health Alerts Web site at healthalerts.ky.gov.

  • Community appreciative of University's gift

    Thanksgiving was celebrated early in LaRue County.

    Exactly one week before the annual holiday feast, a couple hundred or more gathered to give thanks for a new opportunity that will enhance Hodgenville’s quality of life.

    Campbellsville University dedicated its new Hodgenville campus. Renovation of the former USDA Service Center means much more than putting an idle building into productive service. The six classrooms will change lives.