Today's News

  • Main Street event is Sept. 26

    The Hodgenville Main Street/Renaissance Association will hold a dinner and concert event Sept. 26 at the Hodgenville Civic Center. Water’s Edge will appear in concert following the dinner.

    Water’s Edge “music ranges from gospel to jazz and even Elvis may make an appearance,” according to Main Street Director Celia McDonald.

    The performers are tenor Dan Blanchard; Stu Sollman, lead; Tim Shaner, baritone; and Tim Blanchard, bass and vocal percussionist as well as arranger/writer for the group. All are from Louisville.

  • FFA Chapter a national winner

    The LaRue County FFA Chapter was selected as a 3-Star winner in the National FFA Chapter Award program. The local organization was selected from a pool of more than 600 candidates nationwide.

    “It is very exciting to know that our chapter is recognized as one of the elite chapters, not only in Kentucky, but in the nation,” said FFA advisor and LaRue County High School agriculture teacher Misty Bivens. “Mr. (Tim) Quiggins and I know that our members are outstanding, but it’s good to know it is recognized by others also.”

  • Elementary students compete at JV level

    To say that this year’s Hawks’ junior varsity golf team, like its varsity counterpart, is young is quite an understatement.

    “Our youngest player is in second grade and our oldest is in the eighth grade,” said Jorge Venegas, jayvee coach and assistant varsity coach. “When we play other schools’ JV teams, their players are much older and have been playing longer.”

    Still, he says his youngsters are undaunted by the competition and continue to improve.

  • County offers $500 reward for information about stolen road signs

    LaRue Fiscal Court is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a person or persons who has been stealing or destroying road and stop signs in the county.

    Over the summer, several signs, costing hundreds of dollars to replace, were stolen throughout the county. Timmy Brown, county road supervisor, speaking to magistrates as the court met Tuesday in Hodgenville, said the latest incident occurred two weeks ago in the Roanoke area.

  • Hodgenville man recovering after motorcycle crash

    A Hodgenville man is recovering from a motorcycle crash at home after spending several days in a Louisville hospital.

    About noon Tuesday, Sept. 15, Donald Marshall, 47, of Kerrick Lane, was driving a 1998 Harley Davidson motorcycle on North Lincoln Boulevard near Lincoln Village Apartments. According to Police Chief John Cottrill, Marshall’s motorcycle rear-ended a 2005 Mercury passenger car driven by James R. Daughtery, 69, of Bardstown Road.

    “Witnesses said speed was a factor,” Cottrill said.

  • Lady Hawks will host middle school tournament today

    The LaRue County Middle School girls’ basketball team will host the district tournament Saturday, Sept. 26.

    The seventh-grade teams play that morning with the Lady Hawks battling Hart County at 11:30 a.m. The winner will play the victor of the Caverna and Green County match-up at 4:15 p.m.

    The eighth-grade teams begin play at 2:30 p.m. when the Lady Hawks play Hart County. The winner will play the victor of the Green County and Caverna match-up at 5:45 p.m.

    All games will be six-minute quarters and played in the high school gym.

  • WKU’s enrollment breaks record

    In today’s college world, learning happens where the students are. That might be a traditional campus like Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green or a satellite locations and even the home computer.

    Ron Stephens, associate dean of WKU’s Division of Extended Learning and Outreach, described the college’s long-term commitment, recent expansions and extended local instruction during the September luncheon meeting of the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Visitor center previews national parks documentary today

    A special preview of the upcoming Ken Burns television documentary “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea” will be shown Saturday, Sept. 26, in the visitor center at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park. This presentation, lasting about 45 minutes, will be shown at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

  • Main Street announces future plans

    ­Everyone involved with Main Street is working hard to get ready for the Sept. 26 annual dinner and what should be a great concert by Water’s Edge. We’re still getting items for the silent auction and we have some good stuff, from free dinners to UK basketball and football tickets to jewelry to baskets from several sources, to many other items.

    Tickets for the dinner and concert ($20) must be reserved by Sept. 24. Dinner space is limited, so get your tickets now. Tickets for the concert only are $15.

    Historic district expansion

  • Hawks fight back, defeat Scotties 28-24

    LaRue County and Glasgow traded punches at the end zone Friday night in Glasgow, but it was the Hawks that seized the opportunity with seconds on the clock to put the Scotties away 28-24.

    “We had to keep the ball moving,” running back Alex Lee said,” the line did a really good job blocking tonight. They stepped it up from the Green County game.”

    Lee led the Hawks in rushing with 143 yards and a touchdown scamper from 20 yards out.