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Today's News

  • Community considered for National Heritage Area

    National Park Service representatives met with community members interested in a National Heritage Area proposed for this area because of its Abraham Lincoln ties.

    The meeting, held Jan. 5 in the Lincoln Museum Community Room, was attended by about 30 people.

    LaRue County, birthplace of Abraham Lincoln 200 years ago, is one of 17 Kentucky sites that Congress has identified in a directive for the NPS to study the feasibility of such a designation.

  • Case to be heard by grand jury

    The case of a 30-year-old Hodgenville man charged with first-degree rape of a young teen will be heard by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Troy Eugene Tarter was arrested Jan. 2 at a relative’s house following an extended investigation, according to LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst.

    Tarter was charged also with first-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor.

    In LaRue District Court last week, Tarter waived his right to a preliminary hearing. The charges will be heard by a grand jury.

  • Extension Leadership Banquet to be held Monday

    It’s not too late to sign up to attend the annual Extension Leadership Banquet. The banquet will be 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, at the Extension Service office and is open to anyone wishing to attend.

    Call the Extension Service office at 358-3401 to reserve your tickets. You may pay the $6 ticket fee at the door the evening of the banquet. 

    The meal will be prepared by the Crosstown Homemakers.

  • Learn the basics of farm bookkeeping

    The topic of farm record keeping is about as glamorous as dirt. Farmers will talk about beef cattle, corn varieties, weeds, tobacco insects, weather and chemicals all day long, and sometimes late into the night. But, if you mention recordkeeping, farmers slip away quickly (I might mention, this aversion to recordkeeping is not unique to farmers).

  • Cheerleaders flying high

    The LaRue County High School cheerleaders won their division at Kentucky Association of Pep Organization Sponsors competition Saturday. The squad competes at state KAPOS Feb. 20 at Western Kentucky University. On the squad are Leann Carothers, Savannah Hines, Danielle Evans, Gabriela Garcia, Erin Duvall, Whitney Graham, Whitney McDowell, Niccole Carter, Kim Swears, Olivia Dulak,  Emily Armes, Haley Dragoo, Taylor Dawson, Gracen WIlliams, Whitney Heath, Amber Murphy, Shelbi Brooks and Brigitte Skaggs. Coaches are Tara Wooden and Renee Wright.

  • Historic District expansion celebrated at luncheon today

    The Hodgenville Main Street/Renaissance Association plans to celebrate approval for the enlargement of Hodgenville’s commercial historic district in a ceremony today.

    The luncheon begins at noon in the Lincoln Museum Community Room on the square.

  • LaRue under weather advisory

    A winter weather advisory issued this morning by the National Weather Service includes LaRue County. Residents are encouraged to take special precautions early today because of a light band of snow. Accumulations will be one inch or less, according to the weather service statement.

    The advisory — issued just after 5 a.m. — is in effect until noon today. Hardin, Meade and Nelson counties also are covered by the alert as is much of southern Indiana and Kentucky counties in and around Louisville. Areas south of LaRue are not part of the 30-county advisory zone.

  • Church calendar

    Old-Fashioned Sunday at Buffalo

    Buffalo Baptist Church will have an “Old-Fashioned Sunday” Jan. 31. Beginning at 11 a.m., the service will consist of old-time singing and preaching, followed by dinner on the grounds. The evening service at 6 will feature old-fashioned acoustical music. Singers and groups will include Rusty Gate Quartet, Ronnie Benningfield, Gordon Thomas and The Buffalo Women’s Quartet. Call 325-3820 for more information.

  • Hawks defeat Adair, Hart

    LaRue County improved their record to 9-6 and 4-0 in district play with a 73-58 victory over Hart County Jan. 15 at Hart County.

    Sophomore guards Kyle Sheeran and Jordan Brewer scored 16 points while Kyle Meredith came off the bench to score 12. Jason Carlberg and Tyler Nall each scored eight, Anthony Myrks scored six points and Kelton Ford, five. 

    Defeat Adair   

    The win came on the heels of a 50-47 victory at home to Adair County Jan. 12.

  • Lady Hawks fall to Hart and Bullitt Central

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks lost to 18th District rival Hart County, 57-41 Jan. 15 and Bullitt Central 53-47 Jan. 16.

    Bullitt Central

    Junior forward Lyndsay Whitlock scored 19 points, but it wasn’t enough for the Lady Hawks as they let a five-point halftime lead slip away.

    Eighth-grade wing Ivy Brown chipped in 11 points and had nine rebounds, while sixth-grade guard Erin Boley scored five. Alexis Brewer, Valerie Whitlock, Shana Zajdel and Nancy Howell rounded out the scoring. Brewer hit the team’s single three-point attempt.