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Today's News

  • Patriotic pride, without fear

    I received an e-mail the other day and I wanted to share it with you. I checked out the story to verify it was true before I shared it. I love this lady’s patriotism and spunk.

  • Quilt uncovers 112 years of history

    When the congregation of Hodgenville's First Baptist Church presented its pastor, the Rev. B.F. Hagan, with a Christmas gift in 1897, he likely had no inkling that the present would become a conversation piece 112 years later. The gift — a 68-by-78-inch hand-stitched quilt — will be presented to the church on Tonieville Road during the worship service there Sunday, Oct. 25.

    One of the more interesting things about the full-size coverlet is that it contains some 660 names hand stitched into a Boston Puzzle style pattern.

  • Lady Hawks fall to Bethlehem at regionals

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks volleyball season came to an abrupt end Oct. 21, with a semifinal regional loss to Bardstown Bethlehem with scores of 25-14 and 25-14.

    “We just came up short tonight.  Bethlehem did an incredible job of putting pace on their serves and forcing us to make bad first passes,” LaRue coach Ben Schell said. “Had we been able to cut down on our errors, we would have been able to push them.”

  • Hawks takes second in Jack Mitchell invitational

    It was cloudy and extremely cool Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Jack Mitchell Invitational Cross Country Meet at the First Baptist Church in Hodgenville. The LaRue County varsity boys and girls each placed second in the five-team event.  Ryan Durbin paced the boys’ varsity team, placing third with a time of 18:49 in the 5K event. Adam Sandidge placed seventh with a time of 19:43 and Alex Wood finished 14th with a time of 22 minutes flat. 

  • Despain: A family tradition

    For the Despain family, racing was and is a “family tradition. In the mid 1950s, the late Vernon “Jim Bob” Despain began racing stock cars, or hot rods, as they were called in those days and raced at the stock car track that was located at the LaRue County Fairgrounds in Hodgenville that was promoted by the Louisville Automobile Racing Association.

  • In-house TV station saves ALES valuable time

    Each school day at 7:45 a.m., a LaRue County television station, WABE-TV, goes on the air.

    Before you start reaching for the remote Abraham Lincoln Elementary (hence the call letters) and its signal reaches every classroom at ALES, but not outside the building.

  • Farm calendar

    Fall sewing classes

    Master Clothing Volunteer Rosa Smith will be offering beginning classes for adults on sewing and pattern fitting on Tuesday afternoons Oct. 27-Dec. 15. Classes will be at the LaRue County Extension Service at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. Call 358-3401 for more information and to register. Class sizes are limited.

    Poster entry deadline

  • Language lives and can harm

    What seems like a very long time ago, I studied Latin–for two years in high school. I also studied German in high school for a year and French for two years in college. I’m no good at any of them.

    Life experiences indicate that such studies were beneficial even though my memory for names is porous indeed. Any knowledge of another language surely puts one’s first language in perspective. Further, English has a lot of roots in Latin and other languages both in its general structure and numerous words.

  • Ancestral Trails enjoys Mather’s presentation

    Ancestral Trails Historical Society met earlier this month with Steve Mather presenting a program on grave dowsing. He illustrated how it was done by using a male and female to lie on the floor and let the dowsing rods indicate the sex of the person. The dowsing rods can determine the height of the person also. The society hopes to have him return next spring and illustrate the art of grave dowsing at a local cemetery.

    The next meeting will be Nov. 6 at the public library in Elizabethtown.

  • LaRue students participate in 4-H Leadership Academy

    Ashley Cottrell, Valerie Sherrard and Emily Farrar are participating in the 4-H Teen Leadership Academy, an eight-month program for teens from LaRue, Hardin, Meade, Grayson and Breckinridge counties. On Oct. 16-17, they participated in a retreat at Camp Loucon that emphasized leadership and communications skills as well as participation in the camp’s low ropes course.