Today's News

  • Orchard holds special event today

    Hinton's Orchard and Farm Market plans a new agritourism outing today. The family business will conduct its first Strawberry Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. They hope to make it an annual event.

    A car show is among the event's highlights and a pie-eating contest is scheduled for 1 p.m. In addition to enjoying the spring treat of fresh strawberries, strawberry shortcake and pies, hamburgers and hot dogs will be available off the grill.

    Of course, strawberries will be available for sale and you can save by picking them off the vine yourself.

  • Student team is top fundraiser at Relay

    LaRue volunteers raised $39,000 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life over the weekend. Organizers expect that amount to grow as teams continue to hold fundraisers and turn in dollars.

    The event appeared to be in jeopardy Friday afternoon as a rainstorm crept into the area about an hour before opening ceremony. The skies cleared, allowing the 16 teams to set up tents for the evening.

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  • Strawberry hits a homer for Christ

    What a joy to listen to former major league baseball player Darryl Strawberry share how Jesus Christ had made such a change in his life. He unashamedly spoke of his relationship with Christ on Huckabee’s Fox News television program recently. Darryl played with several major league teams, including the New York Yankees. He had a long struggle with drugs.


  • Genealogy Society finds new home in old police station

    It’s been a long journey, but the LaRue County Genealogy Society finally has found a home.

    The group opened its research center and library Tuesday inside the former Hodgenville city police station at 109 N. Greensburg St. The building also houses the city maintenance department.

    The building became available in January after the police department moved next door to Hodgenville City Hall on West High Street. Mayor Terry Cruse said the city will pay the electricity and water bill for the combined offices.

  • Main Street sets dates for upcoming events

    Family Fun Day and the Main Street yard sale will be Aug. 8 with details to be announced at a later date. The annual banquet will be combined with a concert in July.

    Winter plans include the Festival of Trees, which will be open for setup Nov. 2-6 and be available for viewing and bidding Nov. 7-21. The opening date was chosen to coordinate with the various open houses planned by local stores. Christmas on the Square will be Nov. 21.

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  • Dangerfield is new junior member of American Angus Association

    Paul Dangerfield of Hodgenville is a new junior member of the American Angus Association headquartered in Missouri.

    Junior members are eligible to register cattle, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events.

    The American Angus Association is the largest beef registry association in the world with nearly 33,000 active adult and junior members.

  • Two score in middle school meet

    Eighth-grader Jackson Venegas and seventh-grader Ramisha Jakes were LaRue County's top performers in the middle school state track championships.

    Venegas' throw of 118 feet, 2 inches in the discus competition was good for third place in the boys' competiton.

    Jakes tied for fifth place in the girls' high jump in the May 9 meet at Paul Dunbar High School in Lexington. Her winning distance for 4 feet, 4 inches.

    Their performances accounted for all of the team's points, which were awarded based on top finishes in the events.

  • Mather places third in Rotary competition

    LaRue County High School student Ian Mather placed third in the sectional Rotary speech competition March 26 in Radcliff. He advanced to the competition after winning the Hodgenville Rotary Club speech contest.

    He  competed against other students from the Pennyrile area. He received $100 for his third-place finish. ­

  • Senior Celebration is today in E'town

    Historically, May and Older Americans Month has been a time to acknowledge the contributions of past and current older persons to our country, in particular those who defended our country. Older Americans Month gives the community a time to celebrate, recognize and give back to the contributions of our senior citizens. Many activities are planned in our communities and across the nation to help spotlight the programs and services available to older Americans and their families.