Today's News

  • Hawks back on top with win over North

    After back-to-back losses to John Hardin (4-3) and Barren County (11-10), LaRue County Coach Chris Price was glad to put one in the win column March 29 against the North Hardin Trojans 9-1. 

  • The empty tomb holds a great message

    The world has seen some dark days, but the darkest was the day Jesus Christ was crucified. His body was removed from the cross by two friends and placed in Joseph’s tomb. Early in the morning, some of his followers went to the tomb to complete the earlier preparing of His body for burial. To their amazement they found the stone rolled away and were told by an angel that Jesus was alive.

  • Church calendar

    Hope Food Pantry at Methodist Church

    The Hope Food Pantry at Hodgenville United Methodist Church, 825 Tonieville Road, will distribute food at 5 p.m. April 14 for those in need. For more information, call 358-3028 or 358-9328.

    Revival at First Baptist Hodgenville

  • Lady Hawks win two before heading to Florida

    At the beginning of the season, the Lady Hawks listed a few goals: To protect the home field, concentrate for the full game and dominate when the opportunity arises. 

    The team took care of business March 29 when the Lady Commanderettes visited Hodgenville. The Lady Hawks overwhelmed Washington County 16-3 in five innings.

  • Ursuline Sisters celebrate religious profession jubilees

    Eighteen Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph are celebrating jubilees of religious profession this summer, including two who ministered in LaRue County.

    Sister Frances Miriam Spalding is celebrating her 70th year of religious life. She taught at Our Lady of Mercy School in Hodgenville 1954-57. She also ministered elsewhere in the Archdiocese of Louisville, the Diocese of Owensboro, and in Missouri.

  • ECTC and Campbellsville U sign agreements for credit transfer

    Officials from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and Campbellsville University crossed paths Wednesday at Hodgenville’s new Brockman Center to sign four agreements of cooperation.

    After negotiations, the institutions created seamless transfers in four programs: business administration, criminal justice, interdisciplinary early childhood education and organizational management.

    Representatives of both schools said in economic times when budgets are tightened, cooperation seems natural.

  • Community calendar

    Community Blood Drive

    The community blood drive will be noon-5 p.m. April 13 at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. All blood types are needed and the procedure takes about an hour. Bring an I.D. card.

    Library closed

    LaRue County Public Library will be closed April 13.

    Hobby Mania

  • Personnel changes

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations at its Feb. 18 meeting:


    •Ben Schell as volleyball coach at LaRue County Middle School effective Jan. 15.

    •Jennifer Adams as Youth Service Center Technology Club sponsor effective Jan. 27.


    Susan Lord as special education instructional assistant at Hodgenville Elementary School effective Feb. 5


    •Francis DiStefano as assistant softball coach at LCHS effective Feb. 8

  • Science fair answers some burning questions

    Which kills germs better – liquid hand soap or hand sanitizer?

    What brand of bubble gum retains its taste the longest?

    Which toilet paper is stronger – Angel Soft or Charmin Ultra Strong?

    These questions show the range of topics that elementary students covered through experiments during LaRue County Schools’ District Science Fair at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School last weekend. 

  • Citizens Union Bank CEO steps down

    Landmark News Service

    Citizens Union Bank announced that Billie Wade, its CEO since 1991, retired from that position and as a member of the bank’s board of directors.

    The bank had been under review by both the state and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for what bank officials have said was a series of problem loans.

    The announcement was delivered in a press release. It is not known if Wade’s decision is related to those examinations.