Today's News

  • Outstanding scholar honored

    Thelma Ford, secretary of the Lincoln Museum, presented Skyler Hornback with a Bicentennial Membership to the Lincoln Museum in recognition of his outstanding scholarship and presentations about Abraham Lincoln. The presentation was made Nov. 19 in honor of the 146th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

  • Ambulance service missing $3,000 worth of stabilizer boards

    The Grinch is apparently alive and active among some Kentucky Emergency Medical Services this season.

    Pat Helm, director of LaRue’s EMS, brought a yellow stabilizer board to LaRue County Fiscal Court’s meeting Dec. 8 that had another county’s name painted in large black letters on it, but which Helm said actually belonged to LaRue County’s EMS.

  • Eighth graders break Hart 47-44

    The LaRue County Middle School basketball teams showed their aggressive side Dec. 7 as they faced Hart County at Munfordville Elementary School.

    Both teams played better then they had all year and showed glimpses of what “could be” for their programs, according to eighth-grade coach Josh Henderson.

    Seventh grade

    Coach Roy Walker and the seventh-grade Hawks lost to Hart County 41-35 in overtime. The score showed immediate progress from a team that two weeks ago was blitzed by Taylor, Caverna and Russell County. 

  • Lady Hawks fall in overtime

    The Lady Hawks dropped three games last week, falling 50-45 to Nelson County; 56-43 Somerset; and 65-55 to district foe Hart County.

    Hart breaker

    Friday’s Hart County game was a heartbreaker as the ladies fell in overtime, with Hart scoring 13 to LaRue’s three in the final minutes.

    As the game began, the Lady Raiders won the tip and LaRue’s Nancy Howell, a sophomore, was called for a foul. Already, you could tell the competition was going to be rough.

  • Fundraiser calendar

    Candy, cake and cookie sale at Wesley Meadows

    Wesley Meadows United Methodist Church annual candy, cake and cookie sale will be 9 am.-2 p.m. Dec. 19 in the fellowship hall. Containers for candy and cookies will be for sale or you can bring your own. For more information, call 325-3740 or 358-3300.


  • 'Arsenic and Old Lace' to be performed Dec. 18-19

    Sisters Abby and Martha Brewster certainly don’t look like serial killers who have just disposed of their 12th victim. The two genteel characters in LaRue County High School speech team’s production of “Arsenic and Old Lace” could just have easily been retired schoolteachers.

    In fact, the two women who play those roles are retired LaRue County school teachers Phyllis Blakeman (Abby) and Susie Litteral (Martha).

  • Search for suspect leads officers to stolen vehicle

    Officers are searching for a Hodgenville man wanted on a felony charge.

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department located Anthony Scherer, 39, at a home on Strange Road Friday afternoon. Deputy Russell McCoy said he was attempting to serve a warrant on Scherer for Elizabethtown City Police.

    Scherer left the residence through a back window and managed to elude McCoy. Eventually, Sheriff Bobby Shoffner, Chief Deputy Marcus Jackson, constables Tim Ford and Ira Bloyd Jr. and a Kentucky State Trooper joined the search.

  • Lottery provides scholarships

    Students in Central Kentucky last year received nearly $52 million in college scholarships and grants paid for by Kentucky Lottery proceeds, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. These funds were used to award more than 33,500 scholarships and grants to Central Kentucky students.

    Statewide, more than $183.6 million in Kentucky Lottery proceeds paid for more than 120,000 scholarships and grants awarded during the 2009 fiscal year.

  • Trial date set in shooting death

    Nelson Circuit Court set May 24 as the trial date for the man charged with murder in the shooting death of Hodgenville resident Donald C. Marshall.

    Kenneth Craig “Sprout” Mattingly, 33, pleaded not guilty to two counts tampering with physical evidence and complicity to the same and one count each of murder and complicity to the same, possession of marijuana and complicity to the same, and possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity to the same.

  • Hodgenville offers Santa and a movie Saturday

    Santa returns to Hodgenville Saturday, Dec. 19, as the city continues its holiday celebration.

    The afternoon kicks off at 2 p.m. with a free showing of “A Christmas Story,” the classic tale of young Ralphie and his quest for an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle.

    Remember: “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid”?