Today's News

  • 1,400 Kentucky students honored at Western's Duke Talent ceremony

    The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University hosted the Kentucky award ceremony for the Duke Talent Identification Program on May 28. Kentucky Commissioner Terry Holliday presented the keynote address.

    More than 1,400 Kentucky students were honored at the event at WKU’s Diddle Arena.

    LaRue County students include Leslie A. Pike, Kylie A. Rogers, Mackenzie E. Bradley, Madison P. Lee and Jonathan M. Lawler, all of Hodgenville; and Brian Anderson of Buffalo.

  • Marti invited to join honor society

    Christina Marti has become a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor society at Georgetown College. She was invited to join as a result of her last term’s academic success. Members must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the first term or year of college, an accomplishment that only 20 percent of college freshman reach.

    She is the daughter of Sherri Hall and Jose Marti of Louisville.

  • Lady Hawks end season with accolades

    The 2010 Lady Hawks set three KHSAA state records: most runs scored in an inning (18); most hits in a game (31); and most combined hits in a game with Lexington Bryan Station (49). This year’s team also made their mark in the Lady Hawks’ history book as they tied the 1997 team with most hits with 308 and second in team batting average with .341 average.

    Several individuals were also recognized by their performance in the 2010 campaign.

  • Whitlocks headed to East/West All-Star Game

    Lady Hawks junior twins Lyndsay and Valerie Whitlock have been honored by the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association by being named to the 2010 Western Kentucky All-Star Team.

    The traditional all-star game will take place June 18-20 at the University of Kentucky Softball Complex. The West All-Stars will compete Saturday June 19 against the East Senior All-Stars and West Senior All-Stars before facing the East Junior All-Stars Sunday, June 20.

    The Whitlocks are among six Lady Hawks that have been honored in the program’s history for the annual East/West game.

  • Sports Shorts

    Bicycle drawing is Friday

    LaRue County Parks and Recreation will draw for the bicycle Friday, July 2. The drawing will be taken from the park admittance tickets. The winner will be notified by Regina Devers.

    Updated physical


    All student-athletes need to have an updated physical, parent permission and drug consent form. Packets can be picked up at the middle and high school offices. For more information, call David Dawson at 270-766-7419.

    White Mills Days 5K Run

  • Gatton Academy recognizes seniors

    Celebration of Commencement Weekend at Western Kentucky University included The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky honored its third graduating class of high school seniors.

    Fifty-one students representing 37 counties from across the Commonwealth, including Gretchen Fraze of LaRue County High School, were recognized during the ceremony at the newly renovated Van Meter Auditorium.

  • Volunteers honored by L.A.C.E.

    Each year the LaRue County Literacy Adult Community Education Council recognizes those who have generously and unselfishly given to our community. 

    Michael Huff received the Youth Volunteer Service Award for accumulating the most volunteer service hours through the LCHS Community Volunteer Service Club. 

    Huff, who will be a senior this year, has been volunteering since elementary school. Over the past three years, he has logged over 150 volunteer hours. 

  • Fiscal Court receives state grant for solid waste

  • Camp Invention back for another summer

    The Camp Invention program returns to Hodgenville this summer.

    In this program, children are immersed in a week-long experience of imaginative play leading them through inquiry-based activities in science, technology, engineering, math, history and the arts.

  • Technology may improve jail and ambulance service

    During last week’s LaRue Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates discussed some new technologies they hope will improve various areas within the community.

    The court is providing some funding for updating security within the LaRue County Jail. Closed circuit cameras are being installed throughout the jail. The camera system will allow officials who are given a password to access the visuals obtained by the system with a simple Internet connection.