Today's News

  • Wolverines seek sponsors

    On behalf of the Hardin County Wolverines, we would like to thank you for the opportunity to discuss our 2010 Wolverine Classic. The Wolverines are an amateur minor league football team based in Hardin County and composed of predominantly local athletes. Our goal as an organization is to provide young men a means to develop their talents and assist them in reaching their goals, whether it is to play collegiate or even professional football. Our players are pillars in the community representing various professions including businessmen, teachers, engineers and military servicemen.

  • If you live long enough, you'll see amazing things

    Is there anyone else amazed that she or he has lived to see some amazing things?  

    I graciously agreed today to complete a brief survey online for a national group. One of their questions: to how many of these social networks do you subscribe; my response was “none.” But I was amazed that there were a dozen of them, some of which were brand new terms to me. The good news: the sun has continued to appear each day though I haven’t subscribed to any of them or even knew about some of them.

  • 4-H calendar

    State Fair exhibits

    4-H exhibits advancing to the Kentucky State Fair must be brought to the Extension Service office by 8:30 a.m. Aug. 16. Non-perishable items may be submitted any time this week. Items and ribbons will be returned Aug. 30 to the Extension Service office from the State Fair.

    Poultry Club

  • Perkins Brothers to perform Saturday at State

    The Perkins Brothers headline a fundraiser concert Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    The brothers, who hail from Ball Hollow in LaRue County, present musical tributes to Elvis, Meatloaf, Dean Martin, Johnny Cash, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr. and Sr.

    They’ve hosted several successful, sell-out concerts for the Elizabethtown theater.

  • Football district adjusts to changes

    Local schools felt the ripple from the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s decision to allow the new Martha Layne Collins High School to play a full varsity district schedule for 2010.

    Collins is the product of the split of Shelby County High School. Shelby County, which competed as a Class 6A school last year, was moved along with Collins into Class 4A District 4, joining Bullitt East, Bullitt Central, Marion County and LaRue County. With two district games to add, some shuffling had to take place.

  • Boone joins Department of Fish and Wildlife

    When he was in the eighth grade, Brandon Boone, LaRue County’s new Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources conservation officer, took an aptitude test at LaRue County Middle School that foretold his occupation.

    “When the results came back, they showed I had a high aptitude for law enforcement, but I thought they were surely mistaken,” said Boone, a 2003 LaRue County High School graduate. “Although I enjoyed hunting and fishing, I wanted to be a biologist and I planned my high school courses in that direction.”

  • 4-H calendar

  • McDonald named Mother of the Year

    Norma Jean McDonald, long-time member of South Fork Homemakers Club, was honored Monday by the LaRue County Extension Homemakers. She was named Mother of the Year at the LaRue County Fair.

    McDonald is active at South Fork Baptist Church and has served as church pianist and organist. She is president of the Women’s Missionary Union and participates in the Samaritan’s Purse program.

  • Donations needed to expand library's DVD collection

    Only a few years ago, the main offerings at the LaRue County Public Library were books, newspapers, a handful of books-on-tape and a modest vinyl record collection.

    Today, there is still plenty of reading material but an increasing emphasis on new technologies as the staff attempts to meet customer expectations. The latest novels remain popular, but there is a growing demand for computer time and DVDs – both documentaries and new movie releases.

  • Man charged with burglary of ice cream store

    A Hodgenville man was charged last week with the burglary of a Baskin Robbins store, according to a report in The Herald-Citizen in Cookeville, Tenn.

    Brian Neil Hammons, 37, is charged also with evading arrest in the case.

    It was around 3:15 a.m. July 26 when someone in a nearby building heard a hammering noise at the back of the ice cream shop. He called police and Cookeville officers responded.

    The officers found the back door of the business had been forced open, and they could hear “what sounded to be power tools being used inside.”