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Today's News

  • Bobby Morrison Memorial benefit, tractor pull is Friday

    A memorial benefit, honoring longtime LaRue County Fair Board member Bobby Morrison, will be held Oct. 3 at the LaRue County Fairgrounds.

    The event is a mini-Fair, presenting several crowdpleasers: tractor pull, cornhole tournament, go cart races and ATV drag races.

    Funds raised will assist Bobby’s widow, Snookie Morrison.

    “They’ve done so much for the community,” said Tammie Engle, one of the event’s organizers. “It’s time to give back to them.”

  • Anniversaries

    55 years for the Greers

    Kenny and Marilyn Greer will celebrate their 55th anniversary on Oct. 3, 2014.

    A trip is planned at a later date.

    Their children are Neicha (Wendell) Pottinger and Leicha (David) Howell. They have four grandchildren and one great-grandson.

    60 years for the Cundiffs

    Joe and Mattie Stearman Cundiff of Taylorsville, celebrated their 60th wedding on Oct. 1, 2014.

    They were married at Friendship Baptist Church #2 in LaRue County on Oct. 1, 1954, by Rev. L.B. Cantrell.

  • Cundiff opens medical practice

    Recent statistics (gallup.com poll) show that more people die of lung cancer in Kentucky than in any other state in the U.S.

    Kentucky (30.2 percent) also has the highest smoking rate in the nation, as has been the case since 2008.

    These facts are among the reasons Dr. Ben Cundiff decided to move back to his native state and home area to resume his medical practice as a board certified pulmonary and critical care specialist.

  • Community News

    Georgetown

    John R. Smith

    Joyce Mae Williams Thurman passed away Friday. Her funeral was Monday at Lane Lincoln CME Church.

    Rennie Powell is in the hospital at Louisville; Patricia Mountain was admitted to Norton’s Hospital last Tuesday and returned home on Wednesday. Shameka Lynch, the daughter of Victor Cox, had surgery last Thursday. Alice Lee Thomas will have surgery at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

  • Reunions

    Class of 1974

    The LaRue County High School Class of 1974 will hold its 40th reunion Saturday, Oct. 4, at Sportsman Lake, Campbellsville Road, Hodgenville. Dinner at the clubhouse is paid in advance for classmates and spouses, 4-8 p.m. An outdoor pavilion is open to all who wish to come (but not to the dinner itself) from 7 p.m. to midnight at no charge. Many classmates will be attending The Herd concert that evening (separate charge applies).

    LCHS Class of 1964

  • PHOTO: Retaining the library
  • LCHS students rally for life

    A group of LaRue County students is helping organize what they’re calling a “pep rally for life.” The event, originated by Department of Agriculture intern and LCHS alum Ashley Cottrell, is being run by Dale Dobson, head of safety for the Department of Agriculture.

    According to Dobson, the event started in LaRue County almost 20 years ago. Now it’s coming back, and Dobson said it’s the kids who have coordinated the event.

  • PHOTO: Saint Catherine Academy Food Drive
  • Band of Hawks compete and host

    The LaRue County Band of Hawks doubled down on events last weekend, competing in Taylor County before coming back home to host a contest of their own.

    This all came about because of a partnership between the two schools, according to LaRue County Band Director Jaime Smith. Smith said they felt something needed to be done about LaRue County’s contest, which, as he said, has been declining in popularity in recent years. Last year, Smith said the contest was canceled as only four bands signed up.

  • Goff takes over as Adult Education Director

    Connie Goff has had many responsibilities – teacher, counselor, principal, professional development director – during her 23 years in education, but as the new director of adult and community education for LaRue County Schools, she’s determined to add yet another hat, as recruiter.