Today's News

  • Paul Newell named director of Parks and Rec

    Becoming director of LaRue County Parks and Recreation is, for Paul Newell, “living out a dream.”

    “I played baseball on those fields as I was growing up,” said Newell, whose father, Roger, pastored Hodgenville’s United Methodist Church 1981-88.  “It’s kind of a dream job to work on those same ball fields and to give back to the community.”

  • Basketball: Hawks lose to E'town

    The LaRue County Hawks had a good second quarter, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a slow start in their 65-55 Homecoming loss to the Elizabethtown Panthers Friday.

    E-town jumped out to an early 13-2 lead. LaRue’s Kelton Ford, a sophomore guard, scored nine points to tighten the gap to 19-11 at the end of the first quarter.

    The Hawks outscored their opponents 20-10 in the second quarter, taking a 30-28 lead as they headed to the locker room.

  • Rosalie Metcalf Bell celebrates 92nd birthday

    Rosalie Metcalf Bell of Wyanet, Ill., will celebrate her 92nd birthday Feb. 9, 2011.

    She was born Feb. 9, 1919, in Athertonville. She lived in Kentucky several years before moving to Illinois.

    She retired from Harper and Wyman in Princeton, Ill. and worked also at Hollywood Vasserette.

    She and her former husband Donald ran the Blue Ribbon Luncheonette.

  • LaRue Middle School Academic Team wins district championship

    The LaRue County Middle School Academic Team won first place overall with 58 total points at District Governor's Cup Academic Competition Jan. 22 at Boston School.

    The Future Problem Solving Team tied for first place. Members are Cody McDowell, Kylie Rogers, Caitlin Lewis and Shayne Wathen.

    The Quick Recall team placed second. Lauren Zahrndt and Allison Firquin operated the computerized buzzer system for the competition. Both of these teams progressed to Regional competition at Bloomfield Middle School Feb. 1 and will compete again Feb. 5.

  • Sixth graders compete in Academic Showcase

    Students from LaRue County Middle School competed in the Sixth Grade Academic Showcase in December. 

  • Governors Cup: Quick Recall and Future Problem Solvers excel

    The LaRue County High School Academic Team competed in the 18th District Governor's Cup competition held Jan. 24 and 29 at Nelson County High School.  LCHS competed against four other high school academic teams – Nelson County High, Bardstown High, Bardstown Bethlehem and Bluegrass Christian Academy.

    The following students placed in written assessment and will advance to regional competition: Shelby Rogers placed third in Language Arts, Andrew Skaggs placed second in Mathematics, Spenser Reed placed second in Social Studies. 

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks handed Homecoming loss


    On Tuesday, Jan. 25, the homestanding LaRue County Lady Hawks were able to score in double digits each quarter to power past the Glasgow Lady Scotties, 54-52.

    On Friday, the Lady Hawks were only able to score in double digits in two of the quarters before falling to the fourth-ranked Elizabethtown Lady Panthers, 53-37. The Homecoming loss broke the Lady Hawks’ eight-game win streak in Hodgenville.



  • Green County man dies after farming accident

  • Akin receives funeral director's license

    Coletta Greenwell Akin has received her Kentucky Funeral Directors License.

    Akin took her State Board Examination on Dec. 6 and received her results from the Kentucky State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors on Dec. 13.

    She is a 1979 Graduate of Nelson County High School and a 1985 graduate of the University of Louisville, with a degree in arts and sciences. Most recently she has successfully passed the Kentucky State Boards that allows her to serve as a licensed funeral director in Kentucky.