Today's News

  • Watch for heavy fog this morning

    The National Weather Service issued a dense fog advisory this morning for more than 80 counties in Kentucky, including LaRue.

    Visibility will be limited. Motorists are advised to use caution, reduce speeds and  increase distances between vehicles.

    Also be aware that the school year begins today. Buses will be on the road and children maybe standing alongside roadways awaiting school buses.

    The advisory is in effect until 10 a.m.

  • Hodgenville girl on championship team

    Erin Boley of Hodgenville is a member of the Louisville Lady Sluggers, a 12U fast-pitch softball travel team went undefeated as it won three Kentucky State Tournaments this season.

    On June 27-28 in Fort Knox, the team won the U.S. Specialty Sports Association Kentucky State Tournament. On July 3-5, in Lexington, they won the National Softball Association Kentucky State Tournament. On July 10-12, they won the Amateur Softball Association State Tournament in Bowling Green.

  • LaRue Baptist School holds open house today

    LaRue Baptist School, 2492 Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville, will host an open house from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4.

    This is to provide interested parents an opportunity to see the facilities, meet teachers and receive information concerning enrollment.

    LaRue Baptist School has been affiliated with LaRue Baptist Church for more than 30 years.

    For more information about the school, call 270-358-4673.

  • Edwards earns degree

    Scott Edwards of Hodgenville was a May degree candidate at Murray State University. Edwards received a bachelor of science in Architectural Engineering.

    He is the son of Jimmy and Patty Edwards.

  • Perkins honored as All-American Scholar

    Allie Lynn Perkins, a recent graduate of LaRue County High School, has been named an All-American Scholar.

    The award is offered to students who earn a 3.3 or higher grade point average and are recommended by a teacher or counselor.

    Perkins, the daughter of Tracy and Jeff Watson, will appear in the All-American Scholar Yearbook which is published nationally.

    She is the granddaughter of John and Alice Perkins of Bowling Green and Janice Jones of Hodgenville and the great-granddaughter of Allean Skaggs of Hodgenville.

  • ALES students meet high goals

    Two Abraham Lincoln Elementary students surpassed all previous math and reading goals at the school this past school year.

    Fifth-grader Shayne Wathen, a student of Todd Rogers, achieved 638.8 points with a 5.6 reading level and 93.6 percent comprehension rate in the Accelerated Reader Program.

    In Accelerated Math, fifth-grader Matthew Warren took first place with 305 mastered math goals. Matthew is a student in Allison McDowell’s class. Both students received trophies and a gift certificate to Lincoln’s Loft.

  • Bluegrass Speedway Top 10

    Super Late Models

    1. Jason Keltner (Campbellsville)- 137  

    2. David Webb (Nicholasville)- 118

    3. Justin Rattliff (Campbellsville)- 111  

    4. Michael Chilton (Salvisa)- 103

    5. Jeff Watson (Campbellsville)- 99

    6. Mike Marlar (Winfield, Tenn.)- 88  

    7. Mike Jewell (Scottsburg, Ind.)- 83

    8. Dustin Linville (Bryantsville)- 82   

    9. Tim Tungate (Campbellsville)- 74   

    10. Victor Lee (Stanford)- 63     


  • Teen beats odds, walking again after being paralyzed in wreck

    Doctors said she’d never walk again.

    But seven months after a wreck left her paralyzed from the waist down, 19-year-old Kim Fisher is proving them wrong.

    She maneuvers around her Buffalo home with the aid of a walker, although she can take tentative steps holding onto furniture and the wall. She wears a brace on her right ankle to stabilize it.

    “She’s come a long way in a very short time,” said Kim’s mother Becky.

    It’s an amazing recovery that Becky attributes to providence and Kim’s determination.

  • Pottinger named to ECTC academic team

    Courtney Pottinger of Magnolia was selected for the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Kentucky Community and Technical College System All-Academic team. Each year, two students from each KCTCS institution are chosen for the honor by instructors and administrators.

    Pottinger was recognized for the achievement at the opening luncheon of the KCTCS New Horizons Conference on Teaching and Learning in Louisville in May. She was presented a plaque and stipend.

  • Bourbon City Speedway standings


    First-#UR8UP Theresa Bellah

    Second-#21L Kevin Lee

    Third-#4 Lucas Chaudoin

    Fourth-#21R Ray Copely

    Fifth-#25 Brad Lawless

    Sixth-#28 Chris Buchanon

    Seventh-#10 Jeff Webb

    Eighth-#84 Tina Morgan

    Ninth-#98 Sherry Priddy



    First-#99 Jeff Shively

    Second-#59 Scott Coffey

    Third-#188 Nick Nelson

    Fourth-#28 Mike Bray

    Fifth-#42 Travis Wilburn

    Sixth-#17 Blake Rogers



    First-#72 Mason Grant