Today's News

  • Superintendent receives nearly 'excellent' rating

    For the second year in a row, the LaRue County School Board conducted the superintendent’s evaluation in open session.

    Superintendent Sam Sanders received just under an excellent rating in his eighth year on the job.

    The scores range 0 to 4 with 4 being outstanding, 3 excellent, 2 good, 1 means the individual needs improvement and zero is unacceptable. Board member names were not attached to the scores.

    Sanders said the “evaluation in open session is somewhat intimidating, but transparency can be very positive.”

  • State's first hybrid school bus will travel North Lyons route

    When LaRue County students return to classes Thursday, some of them will be transported by the state’s first hybrid electric school bus.

    Bus 133 was purchased with a grant from the first round of federal stimulus dollars helping public schools become more eco-friendly. LaRue is one of 22 districts awarded a share of $13 million in stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the Department of Energy.

  • Rely on the Scriptures to avoid arguments

    How do you avoid arguments with others? James 4:1 says, “They come from your desires that battle within you.” When my wants conflict with your wants the sparks fly.

    In James 4:1-10 he goes into greater detail as to the causes of conflict, but I want to look at his cures for conflict. “God gives grace to the humble” (4:6). “Humble yourselves before God and He will lift you up” (4:10). The cure is humility.

  • Fundraiser calendar

    Hosparus benefit

    Hardin County residents Andy Gani and Mattias Lambert, will host a rock concert and backyard barbecue to benefit Hosparus 7 p.m.-midnight Aug. 28 at 223 E. Nalls Road, Elizabethtown. Mattias and other members of “Two Feet High” will perform. Admission is $5 at the door. Food vendors will be on site to sell concessions. For more information, call 270-307-2917. Proceeds will benefit Central Kentucky hospice patients and their families. 

  • Sports Shorts

    Softball signups

    LaRue County Youth Softball is having fall signups at Parks and Recreation 6-8 p.m. Aug. 26 and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 28. For more information, call Regina Devers at 234-6217.

    Youth Football signups

  • Hawks drop football opener to Mercer

    The LaRue County Hawks fell to Mercer County 45-27 in the final game Saturday of the Forcht Bank Bowl at Campbellsville High School.

    The Hawks couldn’t stop Mercer sophomore running back James Johnson who had 281 yards and two touchdowns. Mercer had 361 yards on 43 carries.

    LaRue had 256 yards.

    LaRue’s scores came on carries by junior fullback Drew Newberry, junior running back Cody Thompson and senior running back Alex Lee.

    Newberry rushed for a team-high 81 yards and two touchdowns; Lee and Thompson had a touchdown each.

  • Ten candidates seek six seats on Hodgenville City Council

    The race for Hodgenville City Council will feature nine candidates seeking one of the six seats.

    Five of the six incumbents filed their intentions to seek another two-year term in the Nov. 2 general election.

    Councilwoman and Chamber of Commerce Director Rita T. Williams filed to run against incumbent mayor Terry L. Cruse.

    Former city councilman Kenny DeVore was the last to file before deadline Aug. 10.

  • Church calendar

    Church of Christ has food pantry distribution

    The food pantry at LaRue County Church of Christ will distribute food to families who qualify 9:30 a.m.-noon Aug. 27. For more information, call 358-9812.

    Freedoms Way to hold revival

    Freedoms Way Assembly of God will hold revival 7 p.m. Aug. 27-28. Service will be 11 a.m. on Aug. 29. Krista Hampton will speak. For more information call John Lear at 270-737-9700.

    Singing at Nolynn Baptist

  • Railway Museum back on track after flood

    More than three months after a flood submerged the town and derailed operations at the Kentucky Railway Museum, passenger service for tourists between New Haven and Boston has resumed.

    Train service stopped for about three weeks after a May 1-2 flood severely damaged sections along the 11-mile track between New Haven and Boston. Part of the track runs through LaRue County.

    Tourists were temporarily detoured on a shorter, southern route, while track officials repaired more than 6,400 feet of damaged track.

  • Hawks outlast Eagles and a thunderstorm

    The LaRue County Hawks soccer team opened the 2010 season with a 1-0 victory over the home-standing North Bullitt Eagles. The Hawks outshot the Eagles 12-5 and senior goal keeper Bo Haun recorded the shutout with five saves.

    The Hawks were relentless on the attack in the first half with eight shots on frame before senior striker Dylan White notched the only goal of the match. At the 28 minute mark, senior midfielder Dillon Walker gave a hard-driven pass to White, who lofted the ball over the keeper’s head into the net.