Today's News

  • Scholarships updated 4-3-12

    Leadership LaRue County
    The Leadership LaRue County Class of 2006-07 will offer a $500 scholarship to graduating seniors from LaRue County public, private or home schools. Adults wishing to begin an educational program may apply.
    Applicants must reside in LaRue County and enroll as a full-time student in either the Kentucky Community and Technical College system or a four-year college or university in Kentucky.

  • ALES holds rally for state testing

    Batter, Batter, Swing! Abraham Lincoln Elementary School recently kicked off their state testing emphasis in conjunction with their quarterly Hawk Rally. Senior members of the LaRue County High School baseball and softball teams joined in the rally fun and the Hawk mascot and senior cheerleaders pepped up the students as they entered the gym. Two students from each classroom were chosen at the rally for being responsible, trustworthy and fair. Each received a ticket for either cotton candy or popcorn and a baseball treat bag.

  • Farm & Home Safety program continuing to grow

    Persuaded by a part-time farm hand working on the family grain and dairy farm, Dale Dobson, now safety coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, joined the LaRue County Volunteer Fire Department.
    “Brad Miller was his name,” said Dobson. “He would always say, ‘come on man, join ... you’d really like doing this at night,’ so in February 1989 I finally did.”

  • Water line extension benefits 50 customers

     A $1.5 million waterworks improvement project proposed by LaRue County Water District No. 1 has been approved by the Public Service Commission.

  • Man injured in motorcycle crash

     A motorcyclist was flown to University of Louisville Hospital by Air Methods Friday due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident near the Ovesen Heights area. 

  • Sheriff's office warns of 'grandparents scam'

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a pair of suspicious phone calls to local residents asking for them to wire funds out of state.
    The “grandparents scam” targets the elderly, according to Chief Deputy Russell McCoy.
     “What they’re doing is calling and acting like one of their grandchildren has gotten in trouble and needing money,” said McCoy.

  • LaRue park and eatery named tops by Kentucky Living readers

    Two Hodgenville entities have received top honors in Kentucky Living Magazine’s 2012 Best in Kentucky issue.
    Paula’s Hot Biscuit and Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park were both recognized for receiving the most votes in their categories.
    Paula’s Hot Biscuit took first place in the nonfranchise breakfast restaurant category and tied for second place in nonfranchise restaurant.
    Paula Varney, owner of Paula’s Hot Biscuit, was thrilled by the announcement which appeared last week in the magazine.

  • ECTC to sponsor job fair for those interested in long-term care

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Nurse Aide Program will host a job fair for anyone interested in the program and careers as a nurse aide or in long-term care. The event will be 3-6 p.m. April 16 in Room 257 of the Academic/Technical Building on ECTC’s Elizabethtown Campus. It is free and open to the public.
    For more information, contact Nurse Aide Coordinator Stephanie Bennett at 270-706-8648 or email sbennett0017@kctcs.edu.

  • Almost 4,000 LaRue Countians have agreed to be organ donors

    April showers may bring May flowers, but it also brings celebration. Circuit Court Clerks throughout Kentucky and their Trust For Life are celebrating National Donate Life Month in honor of the generosity of organ, eye and tissue donors and their families throughout the month of April.
    While 2011 marked one million registered donors in the state, and 100 million nationwide, the need for organ, eye and tissue transplants is on the rise and adding more donors to the Organ Donor Registry is critical.

  • Kayla Cruse honored by ADDY

    Imagewest’s Semester at Sea campaign was awarded a 5th District Student Silver ADDY in the second tier of the three-part National ADDY Awards. The piece will advance to the third and final round at the National ADDY Competition.