Today's News

  • Fundraiser will benefit St. Jude's and Crusade for Children

    What began as a softball team reunion in 2006 has evolved into an annual fundraiser event for St. Jude Children’s Hospital and Crusade for Children.   
    Event coordinator Tommy “Chief” Locke said the idea stemmed after the first ever softball reunion held at Sportsman’s Lake. After about 25 years of coaching men’s softball teams, Locke found it appropriate to hold a reunion of sorts to get everyone and their families together in one place.

  • Grand jury indicts 17

    Seventeen people were indicted Sept. 19 by a LaRue grand jury. All were arraigned Oct. 3 in LaRue Circuit Court.
    Drug-related offenses
    Matthew A. Dickerson (1973) of Cissal Hill Road, Hodgenville was indicted on one count of manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity; first-degree trafficking in controlled substances and complicity; first-degree possession of a controlled substance and complicity; and six counts of possession of firearm while committing an offense.

  • COLUMN: 'Polio Sundays' saved lives 50 years ago

    I got a flu shot last week. It didn’t hurt and I got a nice booklet of coupons for my trouble.
    It seems that getting an annual vaccination for a variety of ills has turned routine, something we take for granted. One local pharmacy will even bring the shots to your workplace.
    But it wasn’t always that way.
    There have been times, in the not-so-distant past, that preventative measures were not available to the public. Epidemics occurred. People became sick and sometimes died.
    The best you could do was avoid everybody and pray.

  • School board hears test results

    District Assessment Coordinator Amanda Reed presented the school board Monday with two separate reports. The first was on No Child Left Behind and the second on the 2011 State Assessment.
    The No Child Left Behind report showed LaRue County Schools failed to make minimum improvement required of each school to show adequate yearly progress (AYP).
    While the school system met 84.6 percent of its goals, federal law requires schools to meet 100 percent of their targets to show AYP.

  • Park to celebrate 100th birthday of Memorial Building

    The Lincoln Memorial Building, the first memorial built in honor of native son Abraham Lincoln, is turning 100.
    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park will celebrate the centennial of the Memorial at 1 p.m. Nov. 14.
    A program of music and speakers “designed to recapture the sentiment of the Lincoln Farm Association and a grateful nation will be presented,” according to a Park release.
    The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks will perform “Dixie” and “My Old Kentucky Home.”

  • LCHS Band advances to state quarterfinals

    The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks ended their regular season competition schedule Saturday with a win at the Barren County Marching Invitational.  
    The band members put their best foot forward to beat the reigning Class AA State champion, earning first place in the class along with Best Color Guard in Class AA.  

  • Marksbury family recovering from crash

    Nine weeks ago, three members of the Marksbury family were involved in a small plane crash outside Hodgenville.
    Many prayers, surgeries and physical therapy sessions later, they are on their way to recovery.
    Four-year-old Jacob Marksbury returned to school last week, according to his uncle Jim Shaw.
    “All braces and casts are off; he’s 100 percent,” Shaw said.
    His parents, Joshua and Jamie, received more severe injuries, but the last four weeks have brought “a lot of progress,” Shaw said.

  • Prescription 'Take-Back Day' is Oct. 29

    Many medicine cabinets contain outdated or unused prescription drugs. Maybe it’s the last dose of an antibiotic – or someone suffered an adverse reaction from the medication and stopped taking it, but never disposed of the pills.
    When taken as prescribed, the pills or capsules provide health benefits. If misused, they can contribute to accidental poisonings or overdoses. If disposed of improperly, they can lead to environmental problems.

  • PHOTO: Seven-pound largemouth bass
  • 19th District may change due to population trends

    LaRue County’s voting districts will remain the same for the next 10 years – but the state’s districts could change.
    Every 10 years, after the census is compiled, state legislators begin the redistricting process. Discussions began in July.
    The state did not gain or lose a congressional seat but there was some population shift to the central part of the state which could mean changes for LaRue County.
    Overall, the more populous central districts are expected to become smaller while the eastern and western districts will become larger.