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Today's News

  • STUDENT WORK: The Battle of Verdun

     Imagine, hundreds of thousands of men bleeding in the same battle. The Battle of Verdun was one of the most famous, bloodiest, costliest battles in World War I. The battle had a repulsive cause. The German Army shelled France at the start. And its effects on World War I were huge. The history of the Battle of Verdun was amazing and unique.  

  • Jaden's Day Golf Scramble
  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: LCHS offers alternative to ACT prep program

     After several years using TestGear as an online prep for students preparing to take the ACT, LaRue County High School is going to an alternative program.

     “We didn’t feel as though students were utilizing TestGear as much as we had hoped and we believe part of the reason was that it was not as user friendly as we would have liked,” said Ruth Sorace, curriculum specialist for LaRue County high and middle schools.

  • Community play offers Sunday matinee, dinner

     Radio morning drive personality Cale Tharp is finding out he needs the patience of Job in learning his lines for this year’s community play, God’s Favorite.

    In Neil Simon's modern tale loosely based on the Book of Job, Tharp plays the part of Joe Benjamin, a wealthy and respected businessman living with his family in suburban Long Island.

    In the comedy, God and Satan make a bet and God puts his trust in Joe to keep his faith. God's messenger, sent to test Joe's faith, is a wise cracking messenger of God from Queens, Sydney Lipton.

  • Library has several new offerings

     The LaRue County Public Library, 201 S. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, has several new offerings:

    BOOKS – Threats and Promises by Barbara Delinsky; River of Mercy by B.J. Hoff; Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling; Cutting Edge by Linda Howard; Sweet Talk by Julie Garwood; Fallen Masters by John Edward; Tales From Kentucky Funeral Homes by Williams Lyn Montell; and Lincoln's Last Days by Bill O'Reilly.

  • LCMS Mat Hawks compete at Veterans Memorial Tournament

     Two LaRue County Middle School wrestlers medaled in Saturday’s Veterans Memorial Tournament at John Hardin High School.

    Stiles Metcalf went 4-1 for a second place finish; Justice Harrison went 4-1 for a third place finish.

    The team’s next challenge is a tournament at North Hardin on Nov. 17.

    Results

    Tharon Blair 1-2

    Thomas Hoppes 1-2

    Stiles Metcalf 4-1 (2nd place)

    Jesse Walters 0-2

    Sebastian Barzee 0-2

    Dylan Grimes 1-2

  • CROSS COUNTRY: Adam Sandidge places fifth in State

     LaRue County’s Adam Sandidge took fifth in Saturday’s 2-A KHSAA State Cross Country Championship at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

    It was a significant improvement from last year when he placed 32nd.

    Sandidge, who was ranked second entering Saturday, covered the 3.1-mile course in 17 minutes, 10.48 seconds.

  • Bar owner charged with murder

      The owner of Raywick Bar and Grill, Chris Gribbins, 46, of Hodgenville has been arrested and charged with murder and second-degree assault following a shooting in Raywick Friday, Nov. 9.

  • COLUMN: Handy tools for beef producers

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has an excellent hay and

    haylage testing program for LaRue County farmers. A toll free call to the

    KDA Forage Testing Program 1-800-248-4628 will get a trained individual to come to the farm, take samples of your hay/haylage and get the test results back in a short period of time.

    The results can be used to accurately, efficiently and economically determine a feeding and supplementation program. The cost is $10 per

    "lot.”

  • COLUMN: Remember food safety for holiday cooking

    Remember to follow these food safety reminders with your holiday turkey. How much to buy?

    For fresh or frozen turkeys, allow one pound of turkey per person. Turkeys can be kept frozen in the freezer indefinitely; however, cook within one year for best quality.

    Plan ahead. There are three ways to thaw your turkey safely - in the

    refrigerator, in cold water or in the microwave.