Today's News

  • Hornback uses new techniques to improve LaRue schools

    Sarah Hornback, director of family services for LaRue County Schools, is one of the first educational professionals in the nation to become a Certified Manager in Program Improvement.

  • Tucker sentenced to 10 years

    A Hodgenville man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to numerous counts of sex crimes against a child.

    A year ago, Steven Lewis Tucker, 31, of 2142 Lincoln Farm Road, was charged with two counts of incest, victim under age 12; two counts of first-degree sodomy; one count of first-degree rape; two counts of sodomy, victim under age 12; and three counts of incest, victim under age 12.

    As Kentucky State Police continued to investigate, more charges were added, including 213 counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.

  • 4-H calendar

    Cooking Club meets

    The 4-H Cooking Club will meet 3:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Extension Service office. The 4-H Cooking Club is open to LaRue County youth with an interest in learning basic cooking skills. For more information, call the Extension Service at 358-3401.


    Shooting Sports

  • 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.