Today's News

  • LaRue's Relay for Life begins Friday

    LaRue County’s annual Relay for Life will begin this Friday at Hodgenville Elementary School.
    Last year, 13 teams raised $61,000 for The American Cancer Society. Nine teams are signed up for this year’s event hoping to reach their goal of $65,000, according to coordinator Bill Hawkins.
    The 12-hour event spans over two days and offers several different entertainment events.
    Tentative schedule is as follows:
    May 13
    6 p.m. – registration starts
    7 p.m. – opening ceremony

  • Farmer's Market opens for season

    The LaRue County Farmer’s Market kicked off a new season last Friday.
    According to Abby Tate, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program Assistant at the U.K. Extension Office in LaRue County, the market began in 2008 with the mission  “To publicly support and sustain our local farmers markets in the long term, for the benefit of farmers, consumers and our communities.”
    Currently 10 vendors are signed up for this season, which runs May through September; there are seven returning vendors and three new.

  • Dorothy Crump retiring after 40 years at Sunrise Manor

    What marks the beginning of a new era for Sunrise Manor signals the end of a career for the nursing home’s beautician Dorothy Crump.
    As residents and employees prepare to move into the larger facility to be managed by Signature Healthcare, Crump, who has been styling hair of residents at the nursing home for the past 40 years, is preparing to retire.
    Crump, an East View native whose maiden name was Harper, married Bernice, a barber from Glendale, in 1961 (They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 13).

  • Councilman Otis Smith dies in sleep

    Long-time Hodgenville City Councilman Otis R. Smith, 78, died in his sleep at his home last week.
    His wife Rita said Smith had complained of a “stomach bug” for several days, but his death came as a surprise.
    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse said at Monday’s council meeting that he considers Smith’s death “a personal as well as business loss.”
    Smith, he said, was a good friend.




    GREENSBURG Results from Friday’s meet at Green County High School:



    12. LaRue County                           12 Points


  • United Way allocates nearly $16,000 to Kids Crew

    United Way of Central Kentucky saw an increase in its giving this year, which allowed the agency to directly benefit more agencies in its four-county coverage area.
    Fourteen agencies received funding totaling nearly $700,000 this year. The amount does not include specific charitable designations identified by donors, said Christopher Wilborn, executive director of United Way of Central Kentucky.
    Wilborn said each of the 14 applications received by the agency was reviewed for hours by a community investment team made up of representatives from local businesses.

  • Cattlemen’s Association offers scholarship

    The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association has been a long-time supporter of youth across the state through FFA, 4-H and scholarships. KCA has two education scholarships available funded by the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Foundation.
    The KCF Youth Scholarship started in 1991 and has provided $74,000 in scholarship funds to students across Kentucky.  Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to one graduating high school senior from each of the five KCA regions who plan to major in Agriculture or an Agriculturally-related subject.

  • School Calendar: Updated May 4, 2011

    No School
    May 6

    Last day of school
    June 2

    Senior photos
    Group senior photos will be taken 9 a.m. May 5 at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

    Baccalaureate is 5 p.m. May 22 at LCHS gym.

    Graduation is 8 p.m. June 3 at LCHS gym.

    Free GED testing

  • ALES students get artsy with tye-dye

  • Two high school students recognized for essay response

     “What’s great about America?”
    That’s the question John Stossel, former investigative reporter for ABC and Fox News, invited students to answer for a contest sponsored by “Stossel in the Classroom,” a project that provides curriculum materials to teachers.
    Two LaRue County High School students who responded were recognized by Stossel for their essays.
    Hope Farrar was a semi-finalist and fellow freshman Brigitte Skaggs an honorable mention in the national contest which had 7,514 essays submitted.