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Today's News

  • Band of Hawks have late date Saturday

    The LaRue County marching band drew the final time Saturday for the State Marching Band Contest's West Regional.

    The Band of Hawks are scheduled to take the field at 9:30 p.m. CDT Saturday at Warren East High School. The Class AAA West contest features 13 bands. The Class AAAA contest is being held earlier in the day at the same site.

    Awards are set to be announced at 10 p.m. following an exhibition by Campbellsville University's band.

    The regionals are qualifiers for next week's championships sponsored by the Kentucky Music Educators Association.

  • LaRue can't edge E'town

    LaRue garnered over two times the rushing yardage (412-184) and held possession of the ball almost three times longer (34 minutes to 14), but Elizabethtown came away with a 49-27 high school varsity football victory at Hodgenville Friday.

    "I thought we executed our game plan pretty well, which was to keep the ball out of their hands," said LaRue Coach Rodney Armes. "We just made some crucial mistakes--missed a fourth and short, third and goal--which we've got to cut down on."

  • 62-year-old man dies in wreck

    Wet roads contributed to a wreck Thursday morning that claimed the life of a 62-year-old Hodgenville man.

    Roger D. Nelson was killed this morning when he was thrown from his vehicle on Kentucky 210 nine miles east of Hodgenville, Kentucky State Police report.

    The vehicle was heading east on Kentucky 210 when Nelson apparently lost control, the KSP accident investigation report says. After leaving the road, the vehicle hit an earthen embankment, began to spin and the driver's side door came open, KSP reported.

  • Bids for sale of Buffalo School to be opened today

    A plan to convert the vacant Buffalo Elementary School into low-income housing for elderly residents was advanced Thursday at a special meeting of the LaRue County School Board.

    AU Associates of Lexington has expressed interest in turning the building into apartments. The school board held a community forum in September to provide information and a tour of a similar project in Glasgow.

    AU has developed five properties in Kentucky.

    The purchase option on the school was approved 4-1 at Thursday’s meeting. Board member Denny Duggins voted no.

  • Bids for sale of Buffalo School to be opened today

    A plan to convert the vacant Buffalo Elementary School into low-income housing for elderly residents was advanced Thursday at a special meeting of the LaRue County School Board.

    AU Associates of Lexington has expressed interest in turning the building into apartments. The school board held a community forum in September to provide information and a tour of a similar project in Glasgow.

    AU has developed five properties in Kentucky.

    The purchase option on the school was approved 4-1 at Thursday’s meeting. Board member Denny Duggins voted no.

  • Bids for sale of Buffalo School to be opened today

    A plan to convert the vacant Buffalo Elementary School into low-income housing for elderly residents was advanced Thursday at a special meeting of the LaRue County School Board.

    AU Associates of Lexington has expressed interest in turning the building into apartments. The school board held a community forum in September to provide information and a tour of a similar project in Glasgow.

    AU has developed five properties in Kentucky.

    The purchase option on the school was approved 4-1 at Thursday’s meeting. Board member Denny Duggins voted no.

  • Clayton Homes halts production

    CMH Manufacturing, Inc. Home Building Facility (Clayton Homes) in Hodgenville halted operations Wednesday.

    The action is "in direct response to the continuing challenges in the housing market and related economic conditions," according to a statement from Dave Kerschbaum of CMH.

    Team members were given 60 days paid notice in accordance with the Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.

    LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner called Clayton’s closure “a tragic situation for the employees and their families.”

  • LaRue's volleyball team drops to Nelson, Elizabethtown

    After losing the first game, 13-25, LaRue rallied to win the second 25-23 before Nelson County pulled away in the final set 25-17 to claim a high school varsity volleyball victory at Hodgenville Thursday.

    “We were much more aggressive in the second game than we were in the first,” explained Ben Schell, LaRue’s coach. “Nelson County is a very good attacking team and we threw off their attack by forcing them into making bad first passes.”

    Schell praised his team’s game two effort.

  • Railway Museum receives grant for $417,750

    By Stephanie Hornback

    Landmark News Service

    Phase 1 of a plan to put to use about six vacant acres at the Kentucky Railway Museum got a major boost recently with a $417,750 grant from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The money will allow KRM to complete site and drainage work and installation of a preserved historic railroad turntable, according to a KYTC press release.

  • Shorthanded Lady Hawks defeat Taylor 3-1

    The hazards of fall break are many, but there is no dilemma worse than opting between family vacation and school obligation. That is the problem facing most student-athletes during the fall term. Tack on injuries; sprained ankles, sore muscles and a team’s roster can be depleted very quickly. Then, you have to face a team on Senior Night. The results could be horrendous but not for the LaRue County High School girl’s soccer team on Oct. 7.