Today's News

  • Cheerleaders flying high

    The LaRue County High School cheerleaders won their division at Kentucky Association of Pep Organization Sponsors competition Saturday. The squad competes at state KAPOS Feb. 20 at Western Kentucky University. On the squad are Leann Carothers, Savannah Hines, Danielle Evans, Gabriela Garcia, Erin Duvall, Whitney Graham, Whitney McDowell, Niccole Carter, Kim Swears, Olivia Dulak,  Emily Armes, Haley Dragoo, Taylor Dawson, Gracen WIlliams, Whitney Heath, Amber Murphy, Shelbi Brooks and Brigitte Skaggs. Coaches are Tara Wooden and Renee Wright.

  • Historic District expansion celebrated at luncheon today

    The Hodgenville Main Street/Renaissance Association plans to celebrate approval for the enlargement of Hodgenville’s commercial historic district in a ceremony today.

    The luncheon begins at noon in the Lincoln Museum Community Room on the square.

  • LaRue under weather advisory

    A winter weather advisory issued this morning by the National Weather Service includes LaRue County. Residents are encouraged to take special precautions early today because of a light band of snow. Accumulations will be one inch or less, according to the weather service statement.

    The advisory — issued just after 5 a.m. — is in effect until noon today. Hardin, Meade and Nelson counties also are covered by the alert as is much of southern Indiana and Kentucky counties in and around Louisville. Areas south of LaRue are not part of the 30-county advisory zone.

  • Church calendar

    Old-Fashioned Sunday at Buffalo

    Buffalo Baptist Church will have an “Old-Fashioned Sunday” Jan. 31. Beginning at 11 a.m., the service will consist of old-time singing and preaching, followed by dinner on the grounds. The evening service at 6 will feature old-fashioned acoustical music. Singers and groups will include Rusty Gate Quartet, Ronnie Benningfield, Gordon Thomas and The Buffalo Women’s Quartet. Call 325-3820 for more information.

  • Hawks defeat Adair, Hart

    LaRue County improved their record to 9-6 and 4-0 in district play with a 73-58 victory over Hart County Jan. 15 at Hart County.

    Sophomore guards Kyle Sheeran and Jordan Brewer scored 16 points while Kyle Meredith came off the bench to score 12. Jason Carlberg and Tyler Nall each scored eight, Anthony Myrks scored six points and Kelton Ford, five. 

    Defeat Adair   

    The win came on the heels of a 50-47 victory at home to Adair County Jan. 12.

  • Lady Hawks fall to Hart and Bullitt Central

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks lost to 18th District rival Hart County, 57-41 Jan. 15 and Bullitt Central 53-47 Jan. 16.

    Bullitt Central

    Junior forward Lyndsay Whitlock scored 19 points, but it wasn’t enough for the Lady Hawks as they let a five-point halftime lead slip away.

    Eighth-grade wing Ivy Brown chipped in 11 points and had nine rebounds, while sixth-grade guard Erin Boley scored five. Alexis Brewer, Valerie Whitlock, Shana Zajdel and Nancy Howell rounded out the scoring. Brewer hit the team’s single three-point attempt.

  • Grants to provide CPR and block watch training

    Thanks to a state grant, LaRue Countians have the opportunity to learn basic lifesaving skills – free of charge.

    Instruction and certification will be provided in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and basic first aid, according to Chris Jackson of LaRue County Emergency Management.

    CPR is used to restore breathing or heartbeat through chest compression and mouth-to-mouth rescue breathing.

    A paramedic from LaRue County EMS will provide the free training to residents in various locations – Hodgenville, Magnolia, Roanoke and Rolling Fork.

  • Seventh-grader taking on varsity play

    Since the second grade, Alexis Brewer has been ripping up the basketball court. Growing up in a basketball family, Brewer has been influenced by her brothers and her Dad to become a successful Lady Hawk basketball player. The seventh grader has been seeing a lot of varsity play.

    At 5 feet, 9 inches, Brewer plays guard and forward.

    “When I’m on offense, I like to think that no one can stop me and that I’m invincible,” she said. “When I’m on defense, my main goal is to shut my opponent down.”

  • Community calendar

  • 4-H calendar

    Wranglers fundraiser

    The Wranglers 4-H Club will hold an auction and chili supper 4-8 p.m. Jan. 23 at the LaRue County Extension Service office, Old E’town Road. For more information, contact volunteer club leader Brad Florence at 358-8170.