Today's News

  • Newton honored by WHAS

    Peggy Newton was honored by WHAS-11 and Eon US at the annual ExCELebration ceremony in Louisville. This black-tie gala is held each year to honor the recipients from 13 Kentuckiana school districts. 

    Newton is a first-grade teacher at Hodgenville Elementary School where she is in her 31st  year of teaching.

  • Leadership LaRue alumni organize association

    The Leadership LaRue County alumni meeting is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln Museum Community Room. The group will discuss bylaws and officers.

    Meat, bread and drinks will be furnished. Bring a vegetable, salad or dessert to serve about 20 people.

    For more information, contact Rita T. Williams, executive director of the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, at 358-3411 or info@laruecountychamber.org.

  • Church calendar

    Faithful Citizenship luncheon

    Healthcare Reform: Principles, Policy and Politics will be the topic for the Faithful Citizenship Luncheon noon-1 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral Flaget Hall Maloney Room in Bardstown. The event is sponsored by Catholic Charities Parish Social Ministry. Participants are asked to bring a sandwich; drinks will be provided. To register, call the Catholic Charities Nazareth Office at 502-331-4545 or e-mail schmuckrsm@scnazarethky.org.

    Union Christian holds revival

  • Cross country team tops in 3k

    The LaRue County High School cross country team fared well in its first competition of the season with the boys' and girls' teams winning the 3k race. 

    “All of the runners did well. This was the first race of the season and many of the runners had never run before in a 3k or 5k,” Coach Josh Henderson said. “As a whole, we did extremely well.”

    Henderson singled out newcomer Michelle Seymour and veteran Amarah Reed for praise.

    “Aliesha Durbin also ran strong since it was her first race of her career,” he said.

  • Late summer is perfect time to establish pasture

    There is always a need to improve our forage stands for our livestock, especially after the last few years of adverse weather. Late summer to early fall is the very best time to seed or establish the major cool season grasses such as orchardgrass, tall fescue and timothy. To increase your success rate at forage establishment to provide more feed, forage, pasture or hay, remember these four points:

  • Varsity football: LaRue records dramatic win

    LaRue County pulled out a dramatic 28-27 win over Green County in high school football action Friday at Greensburg.

    A five-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Brewer to Alex Lee tied the game with 19.7 seconds on the clock. Bo Haun converted on his fourth PAT of the game for the margin of victory.

    Earlier in the fourth quarter, Anthony Myrks blocked a Green County conversion try after the Dragons took a 27-21 lead.

    The Hawks, now 2-1 on the season, play another Class 2A team on the road next week. LaRue will face Glasgow, 3-1.


  • New fund honors Robbins family, enhances education

    A new endowed fund that will enhance allied health education programs and support student success at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has been established to honor Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Robbins of Elizabethtown.

    The initial contribution to the fund at ECTC was made by ZirMed, Inc., a leading provider of Web-based technology solutions for health care commerce, headquartered in Louisville. 

  • Railway Museum capitalized on Thomas' brief visit

    Kentucky Railway Museum employees took a risk this year when they decided to invite Thomas the Tank Engine for a total of four days in July instead of the previous schedule of six.

    The event, which usually runs from Friday until Sunday on two consecutive weekends, was only open two days each weekend.

    Lynn Dawson, marketing director with the Kentucky Railway Museum, said the idea came about when the museum acquired additional cars, allowing them more train capacity for the busy weekend.

  • Lady Hawks win Abraham Slam Jam

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks volleyball team broke their three-game losing streak Saturday, winning their own Abraham Slam Jam Tournament. LaRue won the championship game against Marion County with scores of 25-18, 24-26 and 25-17.  The LaRue girls also beat John Hardin 25-15 and 25-18 and Campbellsville 25-15 and 25-12. In pool play, LaRue beat Taylor County 25-16 and 25-23 and Washington County 25-18 and 25-20 but lost to Spencer County 22-25 and 16-25.

  • Disney seeking extras for upcoming film ‘Secretariat’

    The upcoming Walt Disney Pictures’ movie “Secretariat” is seeking extras for filming in the Lexington and Louisville areas. The two-week filming duration is slated to begin at the end of September. All types and ages are needed.

    Those interested must bring a non-returnable current snapshot as no photos will be taken at the casting call. Photos can be a basic snapshot printed from a home computer.