Today's News

  • Trio named to Dean's List in Savannah

    Three LaRue Countians have been named to the Dean's List at the Savannah College of Art and Design for fall quarter 2011.

    They include Ian Mather of Buffalo; Timothy Gibson of Hodgenville; and Jeshua Logsdon of Upton.

    Full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the quarter receive recognition on the Dean's List.

  • BIRTH: Saydee welcomes baby brother Finley 'Jett' Loyall

    Saydee LeAnne Darst is proud to announce the birth of her baby brother, Finley “Jett” Loyall.

    Finley Jett was born 11:07 a.m. June 3, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces and was 19.25 inches long.

    He is the son of Detra Darst and Zach Loyall, both of Hodgenville.

    Maternal grandparents are Bobby and Tami Tawney and Darrell and Cathy Whitlock.

    Paternal grandparents are Daphne Loyall of Hodgenville and the late Mike Loyall.

  • Relay for Life 2012 dates set

    The County Committee for LaRue County's Relay for Life has set the dates of May 11-12 for the annual event at Hodgenville Elementary School. The relay will return to a 7 p.m. start time on Friday and an ending time of noon on Saturday. Survivor registration will begin one hour earlier.

    To date, eight teams have pre-registered and collected $1,314.00 toward the county goal of $49,500. New or returning teams have until Jan. 24 to pay the $50 fee and register at www.relayforlife.org/larue. After this date, the registration rate increases to $100.

  • Heart of Kentucky Men's Chorus presents concert Dec. 9

    The Heart of Kentucky Men's chorus sings in the season at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Hardin County with “A Christmas Jubilee.”

    This is the group's sixth Christmas show and it's grown every year. It started with about 300 in attendance at the Historic State Theater.

    By 2007, the audience had grown and had to move to Severns Valley Baptist Church on Ring Road to accommodate, group member Brian Simpson said.

    Now more than 1,000 come to see the holiday production each year, filling the room.

  • One Knox site links returning soldiers with assistance

    Community members are invited to welcome home soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division through use of a website designed to provide multiple ways for residents to thank those who have served.
    The website, www.oneknox.com/welcomehome, was launched by One Knox in conjunction with the organization’s Army partners and the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Council.

  • PHOTO: Robo Hawks visit Rotary Club

    The LaRue County Middle School Robo Hawks were the featured presenters Thursday at the Hodgenville Rotary Club. The Robo Hawks will compete at the First Lego League Regional Dec. 3 in Owensboro. Team members are from left, Assistant Coach Price Smith, Mary Gearon, Isaac Johnson, Parker Smith, Celeste Menard, Ethan Johnson, Gilbert Cox and Head Coach David Walsh.

  • Military contract forum planned

    A free military contracting forum to explain the process for obtaining contracts at Fort Knox is planned for Dec. 12 at the Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. 

  • Lera Williams dies at age 111

    By James Roberts

    Lera Williams, who was unofficially the oldest living Kentuckian, has died.

    Williams died Friday, Nov. 25, at the age of 111. Originally from Cumberland County, Williams moved to Campbellsville in 1928.

    Kitty Dixon of LaRue County, a friend of Mrs. Williams, said they often talked about what they thought heaven would be like, as well as what Williams thought of living for so long.

  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: Changes to mortgage rules bring out scammers

    Starting today, some homeowners who are “under water” with their mortgages can refinance under the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP), but the BBB is warning consumers that banks and mortgage companies aren’t the only ones gearing up for the rush of applications. Whenever there is a new or updated government program that may be confusing, scammers come out of the woodwork! There are already hundreds of websites claiming to be able to help homeowners through the HARP process, but many of them are scams.

  • Employers win higher percentage of unemployment cases

    Employers were the winners of the majority of employer-contested unemployment insurance cases in 2010 and are emerging the winners of these types of cases in 2011, state lawmakers were told last week by the state official who oversees unemployment insurance for Kentucky.