Today's News

  • OPEN HOUSE: Buffalo Apartments ready for rent

    Potential renters got their first look at Buffalo School Apartments Thursday during an open house.

    AU Associates, LLC, of Lexington, a company that specializes in converting old hospitals and schools into affordable housing, purchased the Depression era school for $60,000 from the LaRue County School District two years ago. The $2.8 million construction project, funded mostly with tax credits, has stayed on schedule since funding was approved.

  • Kenzi Lewis survives first round of 'Hollywood Week' on American Idol

    Kenzi Lewis, the Hodgenville teen who received a golden ticket to Hollywood after her American Idol audition last summer, made it through the first round of Hollywood Week.

    Lewis, 15, was shown Thursday in a short televised clip with host Ryan Seacrest before her audition at Pasadena Civic Auditorium. She told Seacrest this was the “biggest thing” she’s ever done.

    Lewis sang Martina McBride’s “Independence Day” before the judges, according to her Facebook page.

  • Neigbors, firefighters rescue horse caught in sinkhole

    Neighbors and firefighters combined forces to rescue a Tennessee Walking Horse Wednesday from a sinkhole on Plouvier Road.
    It wasn’t a large sinkhole in width, just big enough to trap the slender right back leg of “Velvet,” a horse owned by Carl and Jeannie Mattingly. It was, however, about four-feet deep.
    Neighbors aren’t sure how Velvet got out of her field or how long she was stuck in the hole. Clifford LaFollette said she wasn’t there when he drove past about midnight.

  • HEALTH: Go Red for Women

    How many of you have noticed the little red dress pins at Walmart and thought they were pretty, but weren’t quite sure what they stood for. These little red dresses symbolize a campaign, Go Red for Women, the American Heart Association kicked off to address the #1 killer of women: heart disease.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks defeat Washington County

    The Washington County Commanders Basketball Team came to Hodgenville on Valentine's Day, Monday, Feb. 14 looking to improve their dismal 5-20 record.  The LaRue County Hawks Basketball Team was looking to right their ship after losing six of their last nine games. The Hawks came away successful with a 70-54 victory. 

  • Middle School Wrestling: Mat Hawks take third in State

    Heading into the middle school state tournament, not many people were talking about the LaRue County team. After the tournament, many were talking about how much the team had improved over the year as the Mat Hawks left with the third place trophy.

    “We weren't picked to win state,” said Head Coach Dan Heady. “But we also weren't expected to bring home third place either. This group of kids gave us everything they had and then exceeded all expectations.”

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks topple Taylor, Henderson


    It took an extra period, but the LaRue County Lady Hawks continued on the path to tie the school record for wins.

    On Feb. 11, the Lady Hawks defeated 5th Region rival Taylor County in an overtime road win, 52-46. On Feb. 12, LaRue County was victorious over the 2nd Region's Henderson County Lady Colonels, 50-48.

    Taylor County

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Work begins in LCHS greenhouse

    It might seem a stretch to think about garden fresh tomatoes and other vegetables at a time when snow is covering the ground and potato bugs haven’t even made reservations for another garden invasion.

    But, take heart. Students in Misty Bivens’ greenhouse technology class at LaRue County High School are taking the groundhog’s observation to heart and are already seeding and transplanting in their greenhouse.

  • BASKETALL: Hawks drop three games

    The LaRue County Hawks dropped three games last week, falling to Nelson County 62-65 Feb. 8; Taylor County 45-63 Feb. 11; and Harrison County 48-68 Feb. 12.

    Nelson nudged

    Using the inside play of 6’4” Ricky Ricketts and 6’5” John Land, the Cardinals overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to pull out the victory. LaRue County Head Coach Paul Childress was not surprised when Nelson County went inside with the ball. 

  • McWilliams sentenced to six years

    Steven Earl McWilliams, 33, of Louisville, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree escape Feb. 7 in LaRue Circuit Court.

    McWilliams was serving a four-year sentence for complicity to burglary of Hometown IGA when he walked away from the LaRue County Detention Center last July. He was captured a couple of weeks later in Shepherdsville.

    McWilliams was sentenced to five years to be enhanced to six years as a persistent felony offender. He was also fined $385.