Today's News

  • Funding and volunteers keep doors open on free clinic

    Vanessa McFarland is thankful to be alive, and in her opinion, it is because of the free services offered to her through the Community Health Clinic of Hardin and LaRue Counties.
    McFarland, who is battling ailments including type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and thyroid issues, began going to the clinic about six years ago.
    With no health insurance, little income and the need for treatment of her chronic conditions, a friend recommended she schedule an appointment at the community clinic.

  • Veteran's Memorial is a touching tribute to Hodgenville soldier

    The end of the nine-year Iraq war came Dec. 15 with a ceremony at Andrews air base.
    All U.S. troops will leave Iraq by the end of the year – but that comes as bittersweet news to families who lost a loved one. According to the Military Times, 4,487 American troops were killed in the controversial war and 32,000 were wounded.
    We’ll honor their sacrifice, knowing that a ceremony – no matter how beautiful, no matter how patriotic – will not touch their family’s grief.

  • Hundreds benefit from Santa Run

    A good Samaritan is credited with saving the efforts of volunteers preparing for the 45th annual Christmas Eve Santa Run.
    Former Hodgenville Fire Chief Terry “T.O.” Ovesen came to the rescue on Dec. 23 when the aging “Santa bus” broke down at the gas pump, according to Ann “Snookie” Morrison.

  • Arson suspected in Buffalo house fire

    A Buffalo firefighter lost his home to fire early Christmas morning.
    Buffalo Fire Chief Wendell Perkins said the blaze was called in just after midnight. He believes two fires were set inside the home of Troy Wilmoth on Greensburg Road.
    “There was no electricity to the house,” Perkins said, “and it appeared the door had been kicked in.”
    Wilmoth was at work when the blaze was reported.

  • LaRue County Youth Wrestling Schedule

    Jan. 13 – Youth matches at Campbellsville at 6:30 p.m.
    Jan. 20 – Team matches 6:45 p.m.; wrestling starts at 7 p.m. at HES
    Jan. 27 – Team matches 6:45 p.m.; wrestling starts at 7 p.m. at HES
    Feb. 3 –  ALES vs. HES at HES
    Feb. 11 – Youth Region Tournament at Saint Xavier
    Feb. 19 – Youth State Tournament at Lexington Horse Park
    Practices are 6:30-8 p.m.
    Mondays and Thursdays

  • LaRue’s Whitlock twins contribute to Transy’s success

    Former Lady Hawks Valerie Whitlock and Lyndsay Whitlock are playing for the Transylvania Lady Pioneers. Transy is 4-6 for the season.
    Valerie Whitlock, a guard, is averaging 2.3 points per game (total of 23 points in 10 games); Lyndsay Whitlock, a forward, averaging 1.1 points per game (total of 11 points in 10 games).
    In the 78-66 victory over St. Mary of the Woods Dec. 19, Valerie Whitlock scored eight points.

  • Cross Country

    Third Annual
    Trick N Trot Race
    on Oct. 29
    Fundraiser for
    Taylor County Middle School Cheerleaders
    1. Adam Sandidge 17:58
    2. James Phelps 19:08
    3. Weldon Ross 21:03
    4. Holman Colvin 21:24
    5. Kevin Jones 21:53
    6. Shelly Peterson 22:41
    7. Scott Sandidge 22:51
    8. Kelly Sandidge 23:14
    9. Joel Zipperle 23:57
    10. Morgan Bryant 24:50
    11. Preston Riggs 25:50
    12. Marsha Johnson 26:57
    13. Andy Fink 27:04
    14. Keith Benningfield 27:18  

  • Hawks win two at Holiday Classic

    The LaRue County High School Hawks spent part of their winter break competing in the Kentucky Fried Chicken Holiday Classic at McCreary Central.
    Senior Kyle Sheeran scored 21 points and junior Kelton Ford had 17 as the Hawks (6-0) rallied to knock off the Patriots Dec. 20.
    LaRue County outscored Lincoln County, 26-15 in the fourth quarter.

  • School Calendar: updated 1228

    Schools will be closed through Dec. 30.

    Site-based council  
       The ALES site-based council meetings will be 5:30 p.m. Jan. 9 and May 14 in the conference room.
    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    Site-based council
       The HES site-based council will meet 4 p.m. Jan. 16.
    For more information, call the school at 358-3506.

    Site-based council

  • Kids Count: Fewer children in poverty

    Fewer LaRue County children were living in poverty in 2010 than a decade ago, according to a report released by Kentucky Youth Advocates. Overall, health indicators improved during the period although there were areas of concern.
    Kids Count monitors progress for Kentucky’s one million children on more than 100 measures of child well-being including health, safety, economic standards and education.
    County data, provided by the Kids Count project, found that 16 percent of LaRue County children lived in poverty in 2010 compared to 19 percent in 2000.