Today's News

  • January brings state annual events

     The 2012 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show will be Jan. 5-6 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Lexington. The Conference features a host of concurrent session topics related to fruit and vegetable production.

  • Raglands honored by Soybean Association

     Caleb and Leanne Ragland of Hodgenville, have been named American Soybean Association/DuPont Young Leaders for 2012. They were chosen to represent Kentucky in a program involving soybean producer participants from 20 states and Canada.

  • PHOTO: Grandpa Matthews celebrates Christmas

    After surviving a near fatal heart attack earlier this year, David Matthews of Buffalo, is able to return to many of his former activities. Above, he celebrated Christmas with grandson Levi.

  • PHOTO: Iris LaRue speaks to Rotary Club

      Iris LaRue, left, director of The Lincoln Museum, was the featured speaker at the Dec. 29 Hodgenville Rotary Club meeting. LaRue was the guest of Rotarian Bill Justice, right.

  • COLUMN: God shapes and re-shapes our lives

    Look into the New Year
    George W. Smith
    Now that Christmas and New Year’s parties are over, what should we do?  
    When the party is over there is “stuff” that has to be done. It is back to everyday living – clothes to wash, house to be cleaned, taking out the garbage, working from 9 to 5.
    Since the parties are over, we need to get down to business. For Christians there are two important things that need to be taken care of in the new year.

  • COLUMN: Holiday expectations lead to frustration

     All of us begin thinking about the holidays with great expectations. On the side of the positives, we think of how great it will be to see family, gorge ourselves on all sorts of food that isn't good for us and how much the experience will bring us closer together. It is as if we set up the scenarios in our minds of humorous anecdotes to share, the exact schematic of how the family get-together will play out and it will end in classic movie fashion wrapped in a bow.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks win National Guard Holiday Classic

     With 10.4 seconds left, LaRue County coach Paul Childress wanted Kelton Ford to drive the Hawks ahead.

    During a timeout, he told his junior guard to spread out the Bardstown Bethlehem defense and do what he does best: split the defenders and motor inside.

    Ford zoomed his way through, got fouled and hit two free throws with 0.3 seconds left to lift LaRue County to a 45-43 win Thursday over Bethlehem in the championship game of the National Guard Holiday Classic.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Good study habits increase hope of success

     The start of a new year is a good time for students to resolve to rid themselves of poor study habits and, in their place, to develop study skills that will help them be successful.

    Self-discipline is a key factor to better study habits and, as a result, better grades. As the study habits improve, so do the chances for students to transition into adult life more successfully, to bridge the gap between high school and the adult world.

  • FAME: Austin Gollaher: Lincoln's savior

     Austin Gollaher Lincoln's Childhood Companion (1805-1898) "Where is my old friend and playmate Austin Gollaher . . . I would rather see Gollaher than any man living." 

    Abraham Lincoln


    Of Lincoln's childhood companions Austin Gollaher is best known as the man who claimed to have saved his life. Gollaher was born in 1805, died in 1898, and is buried in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church cemetery near White City in LaRue County. 

  • Kindergarten students enjoy a day on 'The Polar Express'

     Hodgenville Elementary School Kindergarten students’ incorporated the story of “The Polar Express” into their celebrations. 

    Kelly Ray’s class arrived to school with pajamas on and was surprised to find the book coming to life with train tracks leading into their classroom.  Throughout the day the class wore conductor hats, wrote a Five Senses Poem about what they see and hear on the train, listened to the book, watched the movie and had a visit from Santa Claus.