Today's News

  • Stephens receives full rodeo scholarship

    Cody Stephens, a May graduate of LaRue County High School, has received a full scholarship to Fort Scott Kansas College on the rodeo team. He will attend there this fall.

    He also won a $250 Top Hand scholarship from Teskey’s Saddle Shop.

    Stephens, the Wrangler Bareback Champion at the Kentucky High School Finals Rodeo in June, is the son of Ricky and Sharon Stephens of Hodgenville; and the grandson of Roy and Linda Stephens of Hodgenville, Ronnie and Jane VanMeter of Sonora and Carolyn and Ron Campbell of Bagdad. He is the brother of Kaycee Stephens.

  • Tax credit increase good news for owners of historic properties

    There is good news for those interested in preserving old buildings and making them part of our lives today and part of our community’s future. Gov. Steve Beshear has signed House Bill 3, which includes added incentives for historic preservation in Kentucky. That has importance to people such as the Main Street Association, because we want to preserve buildings that, by their age or other reason, have become important to the Hodgenville of today.

  • The world wants to know if Christianity really works

    Does Christianity work? That is the question of an unbelieving world. When the chips are down, when the heat is on and when the pressure mounts – will Christianity stand the test? Does faith in God make a difference? 

  • Pesticide container recycling conducted today

    The LaRue County Plastic Pesticide Container Recycling Project will be conducted today at Southern States in Hodgenville.

    Commonly called Rinse and Return, the program provides a free, environmentally friendly way to dispose of used plastic pesticide containers. Local farmers and other users are encouraged to rinse the containers as they are used and store them until the collection date Aug. 5. There is only one date this year. Other eligible plastic products can be recycled at the county’s recycling center.

  • Church calendar

    Kids Krusade

    Family Worship Center will hold Kids Krusade 7 p.m. Aug. 7-8 and 6 p.m. Aug. 9. For more information, e-mail hcogfwc@comast.net.

    Gospel singing at Pleasant Grove

    “Looking Up,” a southern gospel group, will perform 10 a.m. Aug. 9 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Potluck to follow. For more information, call 358-8877.


    Gospel concert at Union Christian

    Union Christian Church will hold a gospel concert by Thomas Shelton 11 a.m. Aug. 9. For more information, call 358-7072.

  • GEL-IN students receive an education in conservation

    Seven young LaRue Countians are learning to be leaders in conserving and protecting our natural resources both in LaRue County and elsewhere.

    The seven enrolled in the Green Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (GEL-IN) at LaRue County High School are juniors Niccole Carter and Hannah Partridge; 2009 LCHS graduates Max McCubbin, Bethany Miller, Samantha Sidebottom and Aletha Tharp; and 2008 graduate Elizabeth Upton.

  • LCHS football prepares to play

    Practice has started for the LaRue County High School football team.

    Tyler Davenport, a 6-5, 285-pound senior, has returned to football after missing most of last season with a knee injury. Quarterback is senior Lucas Chaudoin.

    The team scrimmages at Nelson County 7 p.m. Aug. 14.

  • WIC program assists families

    If you are pregnant, recently had a baby, are breastfeeding or have a child younger than 5, you may be eligible for the Women, Infants and Children Program, said Roxanne O. True, M.S., L.D., R.D., director of nutrition services and WIC for Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

  • Williamson named to Dean's List

    Kimberly Williamson of Hodgenville was named to the spring Dean’s List at Bellarmine University.

    The dean’s list recognizes students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.

  • Get fresh taste when freezing corn

    Preparation – Select only tender, freshly gathered corn in the milk stage. Husk and trim the ears, remove silks and wash.

    Blanching (scalding vegetables in boiling water or steam for a short time) is a must for almost all vegetables to be frozen. It stops enzyme actions which can cause loss of flavor, color and texture.

    Blanching cleanses the surface of dirt and organisms, brightens the color and helps retard loss of vitamins. It also wilts or softens vegetables and makes them easier to pack.