Today's News

  • Concealed deadly weapon classes coming to LaRue

    For almost 13 years, Kentuckians have legally been able to carry a concealed deadly weapon if they have a permit.

    To obtain that permit, they must pass a certification course which instructor Wesley Rock said stresses safety.

    “All firearms are placed in a safe location during the class,” he said. “Each firearm is inspected for safety, and each student is required to sign a safety rule acknowledgment form before participating in the course.”

  • WKU selects Akin as part of student recruitment team

    Western Kentucky University’s Potter College of Arts & Letters has selected 15 students to serve as the college’s first student recruitment team.

    The students include Aleshia Akin, a junior music education major from Magnolia.

  • LaRue band students named best in district

    Twelve students from the LaRue County High School Band of Hawks were recognized among the best in the district by being accepted to the 2009 Fourth District Band Directors Association All District Honor Band. These musicians auditioned among students from the surrounding area for spots in one of two honor bands.

    Taylor Akin (euphonium), Drew Tucker and Jared Helm (french horn) were selected for the All-District Symphonic Band under the direction of Richard L. Saucedo, director of bands at Carmel High School in Carmel, Ind.

  • ALES custodial staff wins inspection award

    Though the building is new, the job is tough. Just ask the custodial staff at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

  • Armour awarded Sullivan scholarship

    Sullivan University has awarded Dakota Armour of Upton one of 20 senior academic scholarship awards.

    The scholarship rewards seniors who have met or exceeded high standards at their high school. In addition to their school performance, the winners must meet other criteria including test scores.

  • The Street takes home 24 awards

    The Street, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s student newspaper, won 24 awards at the Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association annual conference at Western Kentucky University Feb. 28. Seven were first place in their categories.

  • Lady Hawks blank Caverna - twice

    Good pitching and timely hitting is always a good recipe for a successful softball team. The LaRue County Lady Hawks did both in their win over the Caverna Lady Colonels last Wednesday in a 10-run, five-inning victory. 

    LaRue had seven base hits to go along with three walks in scoring the 10 runs. At the same time, Amelia Miller struck out seven batters while allowing just two singles in five innings. 

  • LaRue County Genealogy Society finds a home in police station

    After a three-year wait, the LaRue County Genealogy Society has found a home.

    The historical research group will move to the Hodgenville City Police station on North Greensburg Street after the first of the year – just as soon as the police have relocated to another building. The new police station will be in the educational building formerly owned by First Baptist Church on West High Street.

    Last week, members of the historical society met with Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse to hear his plans for accommodations for the group.

  • House hot for Mid-Continent

    Senior Alex House, who plays for Mid-Continent University in Mayfield, had five hits in six at-bats last weekend against Martin Methodist College and has a seven-game hitting streak.

    House, a former LaRue County High School baseball standout, is a centerfielder for the Cougars.


  • Hawks win district games

    LaRue County defeated district foes Green County and Caverna in baseball action last week.

    The Hawks outlasted Green 12-11 Tuesday night. Scott Cox hit two three-run home runs to lead LaRue, which overcame five fielding errors in the win.

    LaRue traveled to Caverna on Wednesday and picked up a 14-1 win. Slade Owens and Jay Eastridge had homers for LaRue. Cox was the winning pitcher.

    For details, see the May 6 print edition of The LaRue County Herald News.