Today's News

  • Relay for Life: Red Hazle survives bout with skin cancer

    A few of his cousins call him as Charles Ray. To his daughters, he is Daddy and to his six grandchildren and great-grandchildren he is Papaw. And almost everyone knows him as “Red” Hazle, but very few know him as a cancer survivor.

  • 10-year-old beats acute leukemia

    As LaRue Countians prepare for the annual Relay for Life Event scheduled for May 15 at Hodgenville Elementary School, the local Relay for Life County Committee is focusing on local survivor stories. This is the seventh of eight stories.

    Cancer knows no age. Just ask fourth-grader Misty Vittitoe.

  • Venegas, Jakes excel at middle school state meet

    Eighth-grader Jackson Venegas and seventh-grader Ramisha Jakes were LaRue County’s top performers in the middle school state track championships.

    Venegas’ throw of 118 feet, 2 inches in the discus competition was good for third place in the boys’ competition.

    Jakes tied for fifth place in the girls’ high jump in the May 9 meet at Paul Dunbar High School in Lexington. Her winning distance for 4 feet, 4 inches.

    Their performances accounted for all of the team’s points, which were awarded based on top finishes in the events.

  • HMH's board passes $10.4 million budget

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  • 3,000 attend penny unveiling

    Nearly 3,000 people gathered at a Spencer County, Ind., park May 14 for the U.S. Mint’s release of a new penny that pays homage to Abraham Lincoln’s boyhood years.

    Several local residents attended the penny’s release at Lincoln State Park. One reported standing in line about an hour to purchase six rolls of pennies.

    The coins depict a teenage Lincoln reading a book while taking a break from rail splitting.

    Most of the pennies were sold at face value to coin-collectors; children were presented the coins as souvenirs.

  • Orchard holds special event today

    Hinton's Orchard and Farm Market plans a new agritourism outing today. The family business will conduct its first Strawberry Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. They hope to make it an annual event.

    A car show is among the event's highlights and a pie-eating contest is scheduled for 1 p.m. In addition to enjoying the spring treat of fresh strawberries, strawberry shortcake and pies, hamburgers and hot dogs will be available off the grill.

    Of course, strawberries will be available for sale and you can save by picking them off the vine yourself.

  • Student team is top fundraiser at Relay

    LaRue volunteers raised $39,000 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life over the weekend. Organizers expect that amount to grow as teams continue to hold fundraisers and turn in dollars.

    The event appeared to be in jeopardy Friday afternoon as a rainstorm crept into the area about an hour before opening ceremony. The skies cleared, allowing the 16 teams to set up tents for the evening.

  • Farm calendar

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  • Strawberry hits a homer for Christ

    What a joy to listen to former major league baseball player Darryl Strawberry share how Jesus Christ had made such a change in his life. He unashamedly spoke of his relationship with Christ on Huckabee’s Fox News television program recently. Darryl played with several major league teams, including the New York Yankees. He had a long struggle with drugs.


  • Genealogy Society finds new home in old police station

    It’s been a long journey, but the LaRue County Genealogy Society finally has found a home.

    The group opened its research center and library Tuesday inside the former Hodgenville city police station at 109 N. Greensburg St. The building also houses the city maintenance department.

    The building became available in January after the police department moved next door to Hodgenville City Hall on West High Street. Mayor Terry Cruse said the city will pay the electricity and water bill for the combined offices.