Today's News

  • Garris attends summer institute at Center for Gifted Studies

    The Center for Gifted Studies recently held its annual Advanced Placement Summer Institute. This summer, 476 teachers from 91 Kentucky school districts, 17 states and three countries participated in the weeklong institute at Western Kentucky University.

    Summer Garris of Magnolia, a teacher at LaRue County High School, attended.

    Endorsed by the College Board, The Center’s Advanced Placement Institute offered more than 20 workshops for both beginning teachers and experienced Advanced Placement teachers.

  • Hodgenville Elementary deals with overcrowding

    Hodgenville Elementary School began the school year with about 600 students.

    HES Principal Penny Cecil told school board members Monday that she and her staff are utilizing every square inch of the building and do not have much more room if any additional students come in during the year.

    She said numbers are increasing faster than students are moving out, and she has already seen families coming in because of the Base Realignment and Closure at Fort Knox.

  • Farm calendar

    Goat and sheep producers meet

    LaRue County Goat and Sheep Producers will meet 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at the LaRue County Extension Service office following the 6:30 p.m. meal. All interested individuals are invited.

    Cost share funding

  • Lady Hawks win Slam Jam volleyball tourney

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks won their own tournament over the weekend, going 6-0 and improving their record to 20-3. The Ladies defeated Taylor County, Beth Haven, Washington County, Campbellsville and Marion County.

    Taylor toppled

    LaRue dealt Taylor County a sound defeat 25-19 and 25-17. Beth Haven had a 24-20 lead on the Lady Hawks in their match-up, but the Lady Hawks pulled out a 26-24 victory. The Lady Hawks won their second game against Beth Haven 25-21. 

  • Community calendar

    Chamber luncheon

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be noon Sept. 15 in the Lincoln Museum Community Room. A representative from kix.com (Kentucky Indiana Exchange) will be guest speaker. For reservations, call 358-3411. Cost of the luncheon is $6 per person. The public is invited and Chamber members are encouraged to attend and bring a friend.

    Modern square dance lessons

  • Fundraiser calendar

    Sunrise Volunteers

    A benefit gospel concert will be 2-4 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Hodgenville Civic Center. Admission is free, but a love offering will be taken with all proceeds going toward the purchase of a digital projector and screen for the new nursing home chapel. Performers include Mike Ash, Ronnie Benningfield, Charles Durham, the Grimes Family, Jim Kessler, Amy Loyall and Meadowlarks from Wesley Meadows Church.

  • Creekfront plans to flush

    Creekfront Park is scheduled for another improvement.

    And to the many groups and individuals who hold events at the park, this one will provide much-needed relief. 

    The City of Hodgenville has received a $24,692 state grant to install restrooms at the site. The money is being awarded by the Department for Local Government.

    New lighting along the walking path was installed earlier this year.

  • Church calendar

    Grandparents honored

    Bethlehem High School will hold a Mass honoring grandparents 11 a.m. Sept. 15 at the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral. Prior to the Mass, there will be an open house with refreshments 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Bethlehem High School Cafeteria. For more information, call 502-348-8594, ext. 214 or visit www.bethlehemhigh.org.

    Ovesen Heights has women’s conference

  • Charges against New Haven man dismissed

    Ten felony counts against a New Haven man were dismissed Aug. 13 in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Patrick D. Rawlins, 33, was charged with 10 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment after allegedly stopping his pickup truck on railroad tracks owned by Kentucky Railway Museum on May 25, 2009. Witnesses claimed 94 passengers were on board an oncoming train when a red pickup truck stopped on the tracks.

  • School calendar


    Fall break

    Fall break is Oct. 4-8.


    Wonderful Wednesday graduates needed for parade

    Wonderful Wednesday is inviting all former W.W. students to join them as they walk in the Lincoln Days Parade. The program is being honored this year as the grand marshal. For more information, call Abraham Lincoln Elementary at 358-4112. Parade lineup is 1:30 p.m. Oct. 2.

    Fourth District Choir