Today's News

  • Cardin earns Byrd Scholarship

    Kristin Cardin of Hodgenville has been awarded a Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship to help pay for her college education. This scholarship award is $1,500 a year.

    Cardin, a 2009 graduate of Central Hardin High School, will attend the University of Kentucky to major in mechanical engineering.

    While at Central Hardin, Cardin was a member of the Student Council and played soccer and basketball.

  • Check these tips for managing MH residues in tobacco

    Extension Agent

    There is some concern among growers and tobacco leaf buyers about high residues of Maleic Hydrazide in tobacco. Let’s discuss some tips growers should consider.

    Use an appropriate amount of MH. The maximum amount of MH that can be applied to burley tobacco is 3 pounds active ingredient per acre per season. For years the most common formulations contained 1.5 pounds a.i per gallon. Today there are many formulations of MH that contain variable amounts of the active ingredient.

  • Moses overcame many trials

    “Who am I that I should go?” Exodus 3:11

    Your life story is written in risks – the ones taken and the ones avoided. Look at Moses. Do you think we’d even remember his name today if he hadn’t stepped out of the safe zone? Look what he overcame:

  • First LCHS graduates gather at park for 50th class reunion

    LaRue County High School’s Class of 1959 holds the distinction not only of celebrating 50 years since graduation, but also of being the school’s first graduating class.

    That consolidation brought together in the fall of 1958 seniors from three high schools – Buffalo, Hodgenville and Magnolia – who until that time had been arch rivals. They each had their own school mascots, colors, their own sports teams and cheerleaders. Some had mixed feelings about giving up that identity to meld into a completely new environment.

  • Eastridge looking for state berth

    Last year in the regional golf tournament, Hillary Eastridge found herself only two strokes from an automatic berth in the state tournament.

    “It really bugs me to think how close I was,” the LaRue County High School junior said. She encountered trouble from the first tee.

    “On the first hole, which I had parred twice in practice, I double bogeyed,” Eastridge said.

  • Stephens receives full rodeo scholarship

    Cody Stephens, a May graduate of LaRue County High School, has received a full scholarship to Fort Scott Kansas College on the rodeo team. He will attend there this fall.

    He also won a $250 Top Hand scholarship from Teskey’s Saddle Shop.

    Stephens, the Wrangler Bareback Champion at the Kentucky High School Finals Rodeo in June, is the son of Ricky and Sharon Stephens of Hodgenville; and the grandson of Roy and Linda Stephens of Hodgenville, Ronnie and Jane VanMeter of Sonora and Carolyn and Ron Campbell of Bagdad. He is the brother of Kaycee Stephens.

  • Tax credit increase good news for owners of historic properties

    There is good news for those interested in preserving old buildings and making them part of our lives today and part of our community’s future. Gov. Steve Beshear has signed House Bill 3, which includes added incentives for historic preservation in Kentucky. That has importance to people such as the Main Street Association, because we want to preserve buildings that, by their age or other reason, have become important to the Hodgenville of today.

  • The world wants to know if Christianity really works

    Does Christianity work? That is the question of an unbelieving world. When the chips are down, when the heat is on and when the pressure mounts – will Christianity stand the test? Does faith in God make a difference? 

  • Pesticide container recycling conducted today

    The LaRue County Plastic Pesticide Container Recycling Project will be conducted today at Southern States in Hodgenville.

    Commonly called Rinse and Return, the program provides a free, environmentally friendly way to dispose of used plastic pesticide containers. Local farmers and other users are encouraged to rinse the containers as they are used and store them until the collection date Aug. 5. There is only one date this year. Other eligible plastic products can be recycled at the county’s recycling center.

  • Church calendar

    Kids Krusade

    Family Worship Center will hold Kids Krusade 7 p.m. Aug. 7-8 and 6 p.m. Aug. 9. For more information, e-mail hcogfwc@comast.net.

    Gospel singing at Pleasant Grove

    “Looking Up,” a southern gospel group, will perform 10 a.m. Aug. 9 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Potluck to follow. For more information, call 358-8877.


    Gospel concert at Union Christian

    Union Christian Church will hold a gospel concert by Thomas Shelton 11 a.m. Aug. 9. For more information, call 358-7072.