Today's News

  • Wildflower Weekend: A nature lovers retreat

    The Kentucky Native Plant Society’s Wildflower Weekend, April 29-May 1, is a chance for botanists, gardeners and nature lovers to enjoy the hundreds of species of native plants at Natural Bridge State Resort Park.
    The Kentucky Native Plant Society will be celebrating its 25th anniversary at the event. Field trips and walks will be offered at 8:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday; 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday; and at 9 a.m. on Sunday. All field trips leave from the Hemlock Lodge lobby.

  • Farm News

    Pork Producers
    The LaRue County Pork Association will meet 7 p.m. April 18 at the LaRue County Extension Office. A meal will be served. All interested individuals are invited to attend.

    Kentucky Nut Growers Association meets

  • 4-H Calendar

    Register now for 4-H Camp

  • Prevent flowering of nodding thistle

    Musk thistle, or nodding thistle, is the most common type of thistle locally.  The primary growth period is generally in the spring through the early summer.  However, most seed germinate in the fall and form a rosette which grows close to the ground, often growing unnoticed until spring. The seed are easily carried by wind and spread to other areas, not a very neighborly thing to do.

  • Tennis: Terry Caven wins four

    Former LaRue County High School standout Terry Caven, a Campbellsville University junior, won four (three doubles, one singles) consecutive matches in the Tigers’ 6-3 win over Brescia, 7-2 victory against Indiana University-Southeast and 9-0 win over IU-East. Campbellsville is coached by Caven’s older brother Kyle.
    In the Brescia match, former Central Hardin standout Jacob Blevins, a junior, lost in No. 5 singles to Campbellsville’s Zac Malyon, Caven’s doubles partner. Blevins earned an easy 6-0, 6-0 win in No. 3 singles action against IU-East.

  • Padgett tops for Tigers

    The Campbellsville University Tigers defeated Eastern Kentucky University April 10 for the team’s first outdoor track and field win in program history.
    Campbellsville finished nine points ahead of NCAA Division I program EKU, 100.5 to 91.5.
    The Tigers beat Georgetown College for first-place in the 4x800 meter relay with distance runners Christian Black, Kody Hutchins, David McKellar and Truman Padgett, a former LaRue County High School athlete.
    Padgett also took seventh in the 400-meter dash (52.32).  

  • Female inmates file civil suit against jailer and employees

    Five women who allegedly suffered rape and abuse at the hands of two former LaRue County deputy jailers, filed a civil suit Monday in LaRue Circuit Court.
    Alleasha Knox Butler, Brandi Dennis, Stephanie Mason, Jennifer Nichols and Betty Cox were former inmates at the jail, according to the suit filed by Elizabethtown attorney Ronald Hines.
    The women claim they were “mistreated, harassed, assaulted, forcibly raped and forced to perform sexual acts” while incarcerated.

  • Softball: Lady Hawks defeat Louisville Fairdale 13-3

    The LaRue County High School Lady Hawks capped off the Florida Beach Bash at Fort Walton Beach April 8 with a 13-3 victory over Louisville Fairdale.
    “Spring break in Florida was a great team building getaway for the softball program,” said Lady Hawk Head Coach Aaron Howell. “I thought our team improved in all areas of the game, particularly pitching and defense. The three losses we had were a combined six runs – two of which we were winning going into the last inning. The competition we played in Florida will only help us during a season.”

  • Baseball: Hawks win three at Florida Beach Bash

    The LaRue County High School Hawks went 3-2 in last week’s Florida Beach Bash at Fort Walton Beach.
    Coach Chris Price said his defense has been “very inconsistent to this point but is definitely showing improvement.”
    “Losing two pitchers who were starters on the mound last year has been tough to get used to but several guys have stepped up and shown potential. Wesley Kessinger, Trevor Skaggs and Cody Williams have filled in very well for us.”

  • City seizes Main Street accounts, demands return of flower pots

    The Hodgenville Main Street saga continues.
    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse last month ordered the volunteer group to dissolve – but did not set a timeframe. The letter, in part, ordered Main Street to make “any and all restitutions, obligations or indebtedness as required by law. Furthermore, at the end of said dispositions, if there be any assets remaining, those assets shall be conveyed back to the City of Hodgenville.”