Today's News

  • LaRue Little Leaguers learn the ins and outs of competitive speech

    The Little League speech organization called Speak Out, hosted its first speech competition Oct. 15 at Hodgenville Elementary School. Twenty-four students from Hodgenville Elementary and Abraham Lincoln Elementary competed to earn top spots in three events: storytelling, poetry and solo acting.

    The top three students in each event earned trophies and an overall Sweepstakes trophy was awarded to the school that earned the most points based on how well the students performed throughout the tournament.

  • Frye named to Bethlehem High School honor roll

    Skyler Kaitlyn Frye, a sophomore, was named to the all A honor roll for the first quarter of the academic year at Bethlehem High School in Bardstown.

    Frye lives in LaRue County.

  • Festival of Trees on display

    Main Street’s Festival of Trees opened Satur­day and was seen by a lot of local visitors plus a few from other states and England. Many local people were in town to visit the downtown shops holding holiday open house that day.

  • Animal Shelter Adoptions

    The Taylor County Animal Shelter, the agency that houses LaRue County’s strays, has the following pets available for adoption: Two Jack Russell mix, hound mix, St. Bernard mix, Great Pyrenees mix, blue heeler, lab mix; and five cats

    The shelter is located at 2175 Hodgenville Rd., Campbellsville. Hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, or if your youth or community group is interested in a project to provide food treats and toys for the animals for the holidays, call 270-465-7651.

  • New scholarship for Hardin/LaRue students

    Students in Hardin and LaRue counties have a new scholarship to apply for in helping pay for their college tuition.

    Campbellsville University’s recently chartered Hardin/LaRue Alumni Chapter has established an endowed scholarship to be awarded to students from those counties who attend CU. Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of CU, signed proclamation agreement in support of the scholarship at Campbellsville University’s Homecoming Oct. 10.

    The purpose for endowing the scholarship is to ensure there are funds available to award the scholarship each year.

  • LCHS speech team collects awards

    The LaRue County High School Speech Team brought home several awards from the Bardstown/Graves County Swing Tournament Oct. 31.

    Nine students from LaRue County’s speech team attended the tournament and represented the school with 17 entries in eight different events.  

  • University christens Brockman Center today

    Campbellsville University will recognize the generosity of two major donors for its Hodgenville campus tomorrow.

    The ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication of the new Brockman Center is at 1 p.m. at 606 N. Lincoln Blvd., according to Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator for the university.

    The campus is named in honor of former Hodgenville resident Dr. E. Britt Brockman.

  • Jonesville resident hurt in motocross crash

    A Magnolia area man is recovering from a motocross accident that occurred over the weekend.

    Doug Wells, 40, of Jonesville was driving in a father-son motocross event in Trimble County when he made a jump that went awry, according to his brother A. Wells.

    He suffered broken ribs, a collapsed lung and a neurological injury. He underwent surgery Tuesday at University of Louisville Hospital. A full recovery is expected after therapy, his brother said.

    The brothers own Wells Trans-Tech Inc. in Magnolia.

  • Boston man charged in shooting death

    The Nelson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the Nov. 10 death of a Hodgenville man as a homicide.

    Kenneth Craig Mattingly, 33, of Boston, has been charged with murder and complicity to commit murder in the shooting death of Donald C. Marshall, 47.

    Police found Marshall in the driver’s seat of a white Ford pickup truck around 1:20 p.m. near the intersection of Nelsonville Road and Nelsonville Lane after receiving a call about a motor vehicle collision involving possible gunfire, according to a Nelson County Sheriff’s Department press release.

  • Jinnett named officer of Kappa Delta Pi

    Campbellsville University has joined two other private institutions in Kentucky in establishing a chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society specifically for education majors.

    Installation for the new members, students and faculty, of CU’s KDP chapter, Alpha Epsilon Omicron, was held in Ransdell Chapel.

    About 30 initiates, including students and faculty, were installed as members of the society as the chapter plaque was presented.

    Student officers of the organization include Amber Jinnett of Hodgenville, secretary.