Today's News

  • Photography workshop offered to LCHS teens

    Teen shutterbugs gathered in the LaRue County High School art room for a week of intense training and fun starting June 15.

    Teacher Monique Hanna provided photography and ceramics instruction.

  • Truck driver misjudges, drives through power line

    Several East Main Street residents lost electricity Wednesday after a tractor-trailer hooked a telephone line - and kept going. The utility pole and a multitude of wires were dragged behind the vehicle.

    Residents said they heard "a terrible racket" and one thought an earthquake had occurred.

    Kentucky Utility and Windstream workers were at the scene to restore service within an hour.

    Hodgenville City Police are investigating.

  • The love of new shoes is in the genes

    My granddaughter Claire is a feisty child. She reminds me a lot of her mother at that age.

    She is 19 months old and starting to string words together. Sometimes I can understand her – sometimes not – but I always get a kick out of what she says. She gives an extra twist to the word “umbrella-la-la.”

    The other day I was talking to her on the phone and two words came out perfectly clear.

    She said “new shoes.”

    The child is a prodigy – and a girl after my own heart.

  • Owen, Wheeler chosen to attend Ag Institute

    Kellie Owen and Lannah Wheeler, juniors at LaRue County High School, have been chosen to attend the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders, sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau.

    IFAL is a five-day summer leadership conference that exposes students to college life and explores different fields of study for careers in agriculture.

    The conference will be June 14-18 on the campus of Murray State University and will include special leadership classes and speakers; team building recreation activities; and visits to research farms and agriculture-related industries.

  • Bourbon City Speedway Go-Kart results

    June 6 Results


    First-#11 Jordan Soards

    Second-#2 Lucas Chaudoin

    Third-#21 Kevin Lee

    Fourth-#664 Matt Henon

    Fifth-#00 Greg Wooten

    Sixth-#21B Brandon Lucas

    Seventh-#11A Melissa Arnett

    Eighth-#52 Theresa Bellah


    First-#51 Scott Booker

    Second-#7 Lee Elliott

    Third-#20 Tyler Lee

    Fourth-#4U Anthony Underwood

    Fifth-#38 Casey Payton

    Sixth-#19 Brandon Lewis

    Seventh-#1 Anthony Arnett



  • Dewayne Bell honored as Volunteer of the Year

    The Kentucky Organization of School Volunteers recognized Dewayne Bell as Abraham Lincoln Elementary’s Volunteer of the Year at a ceremony held in Shepherdsville.

    Bell, his wife, Amy, and ALES Principal Amber Thurman attended the ceremony where about 75 volunteers from across Kentucky were honored.

  • People are more important than wealth

    Recently it was my honor to bring the first graduation address for the Leitchfield Christian Academy, which was founded during my ministry there. My message began with some remarks from the late Sir Winston Churchill made some years ago at a Yale commencement where he followed a Yale alumnus who was receiving an honorary degree. The alumnus had elaborated extensively about the university with each letter of “YALE” a point in his speech.

  • Campbellsville University honors local students

    Numerous students were recognized at Campbellsville University’s annual honors and awards program April 29.

    Academic awards that were given include Environmental Biology, Andrea Michelle O’Bryan of New Hope; and Exercise Science/Sports Medicine, Elizabeth Ann Smith of Glendale.

    Those graduating summa cum laude, with GPAs of 3.85 to 4.0; magna cum laude from 3.70 to 3.84; and cum laude 3.5 to 3.69, were also honored.

    Magna cum laude graduates were: SuLynne Oliver of New Haven; O’Bryan; and  Smith.

  • Legal opinion could ease process for expanding gambling

    As the legislative special session began, Attorney General Jack Conway released an advisory legal opinion Monday saying it would not be necessary to pass a constitutional amendment to allow video lottery terminals at Kentucky race tracks.

     Conway said the Kentucky General Assembly could chose to enact a law allowing the Kentucky Lottery Corp. to operate the terminals at tracks.

  • Upton’s Wabash Motorsports offers tons of mud and fun

    Imagine the street rods racing for the fastest time. Sitting at the line waiting for the green light, revving their engines, then hammering the gas pedal trying to have the fastest time of all your competitors.

    At Wabash Motorsports in Upton Saturday night, they had similar racing but under a little different conditions ... mud.

    Not only mud, but trucks. Fast trucks.

    There were fans of all ages packing the grandstand to watch the trucks race across 150-foot long track covered in a foot of mud.