Today's News

  • Wetherbee returns: Lincoln Bicentennial basket set grows

    Twenty-five students with varying degrees of skill spent two days with nationally known basket maker Martha Wetherbee last week. They came away with greater knowledge of the craft and a one-of-a-kind souvenir of the Lincoln Bicentennial.

    Wetherbee and husband Alan Litchfield returned to Hodgenville Friday for the second workshop in a series of four that provided materials and instruction in creation of the “Lincoln Bicentennial Penny Basket” set.

  • Fundraiser planned for Community Health Clinic

    Last year, The Community Health Clinic of Hardin & LaRue Counties provided almost 2,500 free office visits to residents who cannot afford basic health care. It provided more than $2 million worth of health services including patient visits, pharmacy, laboratory and dental services.

    Twelve percent of the patients seen at the clinic ee" which opened in 2002 ee" are from LaRue County.

  • Cardboard Nation to raise funds for missionary

    This weekend, LaRue Countians will give up the comfort of their own homes. They’ll trade in air conditioned bedrooms and fluffy pillows for a starry sky and cardboard walls.

    Cardboard Nation, a nightlong event, will be held Friday in hopes of raising awareness about the realities of homelessness and raising money for a local missionary and his family. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Creekfront Park and will last through the night.

  • LaRue County Fair runs through Saturday

    The LaRue County Fair got off to a wet start last week as rain canceled Thursday’s horse show.

    High temperatures took care of the puddles and by Monday, the fairgrounds were in top condition for the tractor pull.

    Monday marked also the crowning of a new Miss LaRue County Fair. Tessie Jo Embry, the 18-year-old daughter of Billy and Jill Embry, received the honor and was named Miss Congeniality by the other contestants.

    Cassie Danielle Bright, the daughter of Connie Maxwell and Timmy Bright, was first runner-up and selected as “Most Photogenic.”

  • Judge to review gun charges

    Charges against a man accused of dealing drugs will be heard by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Brett Alan Decker, 25, of Fairview Drive, Hodgenville, was arrested July 1 after he fled from officers serving a search warrant at his residence.

    At a preliminary hearing Wednesday, District Judge C. Derek Reed found probable cause to send several charges against Decker to the grand jury after hearing testimony of Lt. Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police.

  • Senior activities

    Senior Citizens music

    The Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville, has music with the Charlie Riggs Band at 6:30 p.m. every Saturday. Musicians and singers are welcome. For more information, call 358-4311 or e-mail viola47@windstream.net.

    Daily events

  • Personnel changes

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations Monday:

    Employment of:

    • Bob Bright as principal at LaRue County Middle School effective June 21.

    • Heather Ratliff as language arts teacher at LaRue County High School effective July 1.

    • Vicky Wright and Andrea Gribbons as language arts teachers at LCMS effective July 1.

    • Eric Marcum as instructional assistant at LCHS and Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

  • 4-H calendar

    Rabbit Show

    The LaRue County 4-H Rabbit Show will be July 31 at the LaRue County Fairgrounds immediately following the 8 a.m. Fun Show. Pre-registration is required. Forms are available from the Extension Service office and are due by July 21 or may be submitted at the 4-H Rabbit Club meeting 4 p.m. July 22.


    Pick up entries

    4-H County Fair entries may be picked up from Floral Hall any time between 10 a.m. and noon July 31.


    State Fair Rabbit Show

  • Cost share assistance available to ag producers for flood damage

    Agricultural producers in LaRue County who have suffered damage as a result of flooding may request cost share assistance to rehabilitate damaged farmlands. This Emergency Conservation Program is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, and provides cost-share assistance if disaster damage is so severe that recovery without federal assistance is unlikely.

  • Family Fun Day offers fun and games, concert

    Family Fun Day is suddenly getting closer. Be sure to put Saturday, Aug. 7, on your calendar. The games will begin at 5 p.m. Think sack races, watermelon seed spitting, football toss, dunking booth, face painting, rubber duckies racing in the creek, and more.

    At 8 p.m. there will be a free concert by Edgewood. Plan to bring your chairs or blankets to enjoy it in the cool of the evening. There will be plenty of food available.