Today's News

  • 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.”

  • Bluegrass Speedway July 24 Results

    American Modified Series (38 entries)

    Time Trials Top Qualifier- Benji Lee 17.553

     Heat #1 (Top Four Transfer)- Randle Sweeney, Don Adams, Ed Shamhart, Dennis Roberson, Adam Cole, Elliott Despain, Bryan Fiscus, Rocky Wilson, Keith Smith (DNS- Robbie Gullion)

    Heat #2 (Top Four Transfer)- Michael England, Doug Adkins, Miguel Coffey, Brian Shaw, Rob Penny, Jacob Webber, George Hertter, Mike Selby, Kelly Warren

  • Wellness on Wheels offers low cost screenings

    Elizabethtown resident Jo Nell Lee admits she needs a push to visit her doctor regularly.

    Lee rose early Wednesday to climb into Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Wellness on Wheels mobile health unit at Kroger on Dolphin Drive in Elizabethtown. The visit served as a motivational self-starter.

    The mobile medical unit has become a staple in Hardin and surrounding counties, including LaRue, pulling into local parking lots and setting up shop on the spot from 7 a.m. to noon.

  • Family Fun Day is this Saturday

    A free concert by Edgewood offers a chance for you to enjoy music under the stars at Creekfront on this Saturday night. The concert starts at 8 p.m. Bring blankets or chairs. Edgewood most recently was a headliner on 4th Street Live’s Hot Country Nights in Louisville and has lots of fans. We hope you’ll join them.

  • Applications being accepted for 4-H Teen Leadership Academy

    The 4-H Teen Leadership Academy soon will start with its third class of participants. The leadership program is a combined program with teens from LaRue, Hardin, Meade, Breckinridge and Grayson counties. Up to five participants from each county will be selected based on their applications.

  • Wolverines play to raise funds for BackPack Program

    Two local organizations are teaming up for the second time to help prevent LaRue County kids from going hungry on the weekends.

    This August, the Kentucky Wolverines, a minor league football team from Hardin County, will reform a partnership with the LaRue County BackPack Program, a non-profit organization for local kids in need. The Wolverines, who first collaborated with the BackPack Program in 2008, will host the Wolverine Classic, a charity football game, at LaRue County High School to raise money for the backpacks. The team will play the Miami Valley Warriors.

  • It's easy to pour on the pounds when you don't think your drink

    There is no other single food or beverage that promotes weight gain as much as sugary drinks do. Drinking one can of soda a day can add up to 10 extra pounds a year. The link between sweetened beverage intake and obesity is undeniable.  People who drink more soda, take in more calories and are heavier. Cutting back on sweet drinks and drinking more water is one of the easiest ways to lose weight.