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Today's News

  • Hodgenville man faces federal charges

    A federal grand jury in Louisville returned an indictment against Bobby William Fultz of Hodgenville charging him with theft of numerous quantities of government property at the Fort Knox Military Reservation.

  • Check out free movie

    There’s nothing to do in this town.

    I’ve heard this statement more than a few times. Well let me remind you that, thanks to Hodgenville elected officials and The LaRue County Herald News, the next free movie night is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at the newly renovated Civic Center in downtown Hodgenville.

    In fact, movie and popcorn both are free while you watch Alfred Hitchcock’s 1959 thriller “North By Northwest.”

  • Officials complying with new sports safety course law

    No one at LaRue County Schools is arguing that the new law requiring high school coaches to complete a sports safety course on how to prevent common injuries is not beneficial. 

    The cost of complying with HB 383, however, has raised some concerns.

    “For every coach to attend a medical symposium could cost the school in excess of $700 every two years,” said LaRue County High School athletic director David Dawson. “This will be seen as a necessary cost, however, to provide a safer environment for our athletes.”

  • Students compete at Gladiator Week

    Gladiator Sports Week is a smorgasbord of sporting events for LaRue County youth. The summer camp is sponsored by the Family Resource and Youth Service Center.

    Wiffle ball, dodge ball and mat ball were just some of the sporting events held Monday. About 14 youths in grades 6-9 participated. 

    Tennis coach and physical education teacher Chris Estes, in his ninth year of teaching at LaRue County, was pleased with the turnout. 

  • Mayfield honored for heroics 32 years ago

    May 28 marks the 32nd anniversary of the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire, the third deadliest blaze in U.S. history that claimed the life of former LaRue County High School football coach and teacher, Herman Clark “Clarkie” Mayfield, with 164 other victims.

    A room in the soon-to-be-completed Fort Thomas military and community museum, adjacent to Southgate where the blaze occurred, will be dedicated as a memorial to those victims.

  • Our good intentions can be lost in too many words

    If I were God, I would create humans with rewind buttons on their mouths or a 10-second delay device.

    We tend to say some really dumb things.

    Once I met a man at a gym who said he’d been a bodybuilder for 48 years. Since he wasn’t all Hulk Hoganish, I asked, “When did you stop?”

    Although he laughed, he looked at me with a combined horrified amazement as if to say, “I can’t believe you said that!”

  • Farmers Market open on Thursdays

    The LaRue County Farmers Market is open each Thursday during the growing season with an assortment of bedding plants and hanging baskets. Joanna Hinton had asparagus, herbs and potted plants for sale as well. The sales will be held each Thursday afternoon in the LaRue County Extension Service's parking lot from 2 to 5 p.m.

  • Hear and heed what he says

    The human voice is a wonderful thing. Man is the only animal to which God gave the gift of speech. With his voice man is able to say “I love you,” sing praises to God, make his wishes known, express appreciation, pray to God and preach the unsearchable riches of God.

    It would have been wonderful to have lived on the earth when Jesus was here and have heard his voice. Surely it was rich, full and vibrant. But there is something more important than the sound of the voice and it is what you say with that voice.

  • Canter, Durham selected for Presidential Cabinet

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School selected two employees for the May Lincoln Presidential Cabinet awards.

    D.J. Canter is the certified employee and Machelle Durham represents the classified employees.

    Canter, a third grade teacher, has a true teacher’s heart. She works hard to get to know her students and families and in return they know what she expects from them both personally and academically.

  • Many factors play role in scholastic success

    Success in school is measured by more than grades. It includes non-academic data – results from attendance, retention, dropout, graduation and successful transition to adult life.

    These factors made up the non-academic component of the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System. Though CATS accountability has ended, much of this information is used in the No Child Left Behind federal accountability.