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Today's News

  • Fifth-grader receives rave reviews for AARP essay

    Tonya Atwell, a fifth-grade student at Hodgenville Elementary School, is this year’s LaRue County winner of an essay contest whose theme was “Why My Grandparent should be the Kentucky AARP Grandparent of the Year.”

    Atwell wrote about her relationship with her grandfather, Jimmy Engle. She wowed the judges when she described him as “Sunshine every morning, because he is the one that wakes me up.”

  • Sports Shorts

    Softball District

    Softball 18th District Tournament begins May 24 at American Legion Park, Greensburg. The second-seeded Lady Hawks play third-seeded Hart County 6:30 p.m. CST May 24. The winner of that game will play the winner of the Green vs. Caverna game at 5:30 p.m. CST May 25.

    Baseball District

  • Lady Hawks back on track with win over John Hardin

    In any sport, is there such a thing as a good loss? The Lady Hawks suffered a loss to Fort Knox, a team they beat 16-3 earlier in the year, 6-5 on Tuesday night. After the game, the players sat in shock, tears streamed from most of the players’  eyes, the coaching staff stood speechless, as Fort Knox had a well-deserved celebration on Lady Hawk field.

  • Superintendent sets goals for district

    The March meeting of the LaRue County School Board not only saw the vote for the Laptops of LaRue 21st century learning initiative, but the board also took action on other matters.

    The board:

    •Approved the Governmental Accounting Standards Board 54 Classification for laptop initiative funds, which reclassified the $1 million set aside in the general fund as “committed” to the laptop initiative, that way it cannot be taken back by the state.

  • LaRue Academic team competes at Governor’s Cup

    The LaRue County High School Academic Team competed at the Governor’s Cup Regional Academic Team competition Feb. 20 at Marion County High School. The Quick Recall Team placed fourth in the competition.

    Shelby Rogers won the Language Arts written assessment competition. The Future Problem Solving team earned first place in the competition. Rogers and the FPS team have qualified for the Governor’s Cup State competition March 13-15 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville. The Academic Team placed fourth in the overall competition.

  • LaRue modifies school calendar

    The LaRue County School Board made some changes to the March school calendar to account for some instruction time missed because of winter weather.

    The board added March 8 as an instructional day.

    With other missed days added on the end of the school year, the last day for students is now May 28.

  • Retirees have made a lifelong impact on education

    LaRue County Schools honored six employees, totaling over 138 years of service, at the annual retirement dinner Friday at LaRue County Middle School’s cafeteria.

    Karen Williamson, math teacher at LaRue County High School, has 34 years total experience, including 12 at LCHS. 

  • Incumbent sheriff faces challenge by mayor

    Incumbent Sheriff Bobby Shoffner is facing a challenge for the office from Hodgenville Mayor Terry L. Cruse.

    The winner of the Democratic primary on May 18 will face Republican challenger Jack R. Smith in November.

    Shoffner, 51, was elected sheriff in 2002 after serving as deputy for 10 years. He has been in law enforcement 24 years including a five-year stint with Hodgenville City Police.

    He was re-elected in 2006, defeating Cruse in the Democratic May primary by 700 votes (1,179 to 1,877).

  • Greater Tuna to be performed tonight and Saturday

    The LaRue County High School speech and drama program is bringing Greater Tuna back to the stage this weekend. Directed by Katy Blair Cecil and Libby Sears Blair, the traditionally two-man show of 19 characters will be brought to life by five of the high school’s finest actors: Jeshua Logsdon, Ian Mather, Timmy Gibson, Mac Blair, and Cody R. Thompson. This romp through the “third smallest town in Texas” is described as fun for the whole family. 

  • Food ministry benefit is Saturday

    WJCR 90.1 FM is having a food ministry benefit and festival on May 15.

    The event will be held at 13101 Raider Hollow Road, Upton. Signs will be posted.

    Gates open at 9:30 a.m. Admission is three canned goods per person.

    A benefit auction begins at 10:30 a.m. to raise money for the food ministry.  Last year the auction consisted of 600 donated items and generated more than $5,300. Items include furniture, antiques and a 32-inch television.

    Children’s activities include clowns, face painting, slides and inflatables.