Today's News

  • Tour de LaRue now set for Saturday

    The Tour de LaRue Bike Festival has been rescheduled for Oct. 17.

    Originally scheduled for Sept. 26, it was postponed because of the weather. It will begin at 10 a.m. at Hodgenville Elementary School. The event features a 6.5-mile ride plus biking activities for children on the school grounds.

    For more information, call Lisa Drake or Chris Estes at 358-3196 or Eric Hughes at 358-3506.

  • LCMS plans blackout night

    The LCMS Lady Hawks are planning a blackout night when they will play Adair County 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15.

    The game decides first place in conference. All students who wear the new black FCA shirts get in for 50 cents.

    For more information or to purchase a shirt, contact James “Boo” Brewer, Marsha Duncan or DeWayne Gibson at the middle school.


  • LCHS drops two games

    The LaRue County High volleyball team went down in defeat last week against Elizabeth­town and Nelson County in straight sets.

    Elizabethtown won 25-14 and 25-22 and Nelson County won in a much tougher match 25-23 and 31-29.

    “We just couldn’t get going against E’town,” Coach Ben Schell said. “The first set was a disaster and when we finally started playing better in the second set, it was too late.  E’town did a great job of attacking the ball from the outside and we had trouble defending it all night.”

  • Forest fire season arrives with fall

    Although significant rainfall marked the first few days of autumn, the Kentucky Division of Forestry is busy preparing for the fall forest fire hazard season. During the season, which began Oct. 1 and ends Dec. 15, it is illegal to burn anything within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland between the daylight hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. The law is intended to prevent forest fires by placing restrictions on outdoor burning during a time of year when the potential for dry conditions and the accumulation of leaf litter increases the risks of wildfire.

  • Senior Activities

    Senior Citizens music

    The Senior Citizens Center in Hodgenville has music every Saturday night at 6:30. Musicians and singers are welcome. For information, call 358-4311 or e-mail viola47@wind stream.net

    Prime Time Band

    Prime Time band will be at the Hodgenville Senior Center at 7 p.m. Oct. 17. Free admission and snacks. For more information, call Jim Walters at 737-5655.

  • Chicken pox and New Jersey not enough to separate friends

    “Sometimes you just have special friends in life and you don’t think about it, you just do it.”

    That’s how Laura Humphries of Buffalo explained why she and her husband Richard drove 800 miles to Newark, N.J., to pick up a Campbellsville woman and her two young children.

  • 4-H experience provided lifelong memories

    A recent story about Winnie Read and her 45-year service to LaRue County’s 4-H program caught the attention of Anna Mae McCubbin.

    While she has lived 52 years in her Elizabethtown home, Mrs. McCubbin takes The LaRue County Herald News to keep up with events in and around the area where she was raised.

    She asked for a couple extra copies of the Sept. 9 edition to share with far away friends.

  • Shooting case to be heard by grand jury

    The case of Tracy Lynn Dotson, accused of shooting her husband in a domestic dispute in August, will be heard by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Dotson’s preliminary hearing was set for Sept. 30 in LaRue District Court. However, her attorney, Carl Howell, waived the hearing and requested the charge be heard by the grand jury.

    Dotson, 32, was charged with first-degree assault after allegedly shooting her husband, Anthony Dale Dotson, 44, in the shoulder with a .357 Magnum handgun.

  • Sunrise Manor honors three employees

    Rondal Wright, chairman of the board of directors, presented Sunrise Manor Nursing Home employees with a pin for years of service in August. Linda Skaggs received a pin for 10 years of service, Shannon Riggs 5 years of service and Judy Hensley 3 years of service.

  • Heritage can be measured by children and tomatoes

    My daughter Amanda is growing tomatoes in a small backyard in Lexington. She is having some luck – but I told her she needs fertilizer. I promised to bring her a bucket of chicken poop for side dressing the next time we visit.

    I’m not sure how that will go over with the neighbors in her subdivision. On the other hand, what they don’t know won’t hurt them.

    My granddaughter Claire, who is not yet 2, is enthralled with the cherry tomatoes – they are “hers,” she says. She eats them right off the vine.