Today's News

  • Scouts canvass neighborhoods for Food Drive

    The 21st annual Scouting for Food Drive is under way, said Scott Nutt, program chairman for the Frontier District of the Boy Scouts of America, which includes LaRue County. Some 2,400 Scouts and 7,000 adult volunteers, throughout the nine-county area will participate in this food drive.

    The Scouts canvassed local neighborhoods last Saturday and left door hangers or flyers requesting that residents place non-perishable food items on their doorsteps Saturday, Nov. 15.

  • Youth football team succeeds

    LaRue County's all-star 9-and-under football team finished second in the Jessamine County Cup.

  • Proper carcass disposal is the law

    State Veterinarian Robert C. Stout reminds Kentucky livestock producers that state law spells out how to dispose of dead animals properly.

  • 5 of 6 re-elected seen as confidence in city

    Five of six members of Hodgenville City Council won re-election and will be joined next year by Bonni Clark, who retired after 27 years working in City Hall.

    Strong support for the incumbents is viewed by Mayor Terry Cruse and others as an endorsement of city government’s direction.

    “If people were really displeased it wouldn’t have gone that way,” Cruse said Tuesday night.

    Councilman Jim Phelps Jr. agreed that “the council that’s there is doing a good job.”

  • LCHS deals with cyberstalking

    When Hodgenville Police Chief John Cottrill received a call to investigate a possible threat Thursday at LaRue County High School, he assumed he would be dealing with a handwritten letter.

    Instead, he learned a student had been playing an interactive video game at his home and became concerned at comments made by another online player. The student reported the incident to Principal Paul Mullins who turned the matter over to police.

    Cottrill and Mullins agree it was the right move.

  • Beef Cattle Association meets Nov. 11 at Extension Service

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the LaRue County Extension Service office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville.

    A program related to beef production will be presented and a meal will be served. All interested producers are invited to attend.

    For more information, contact the Extension Service, 358-3401.

  • Training offered for local child care providers

    The LaRue County Early Childhood Council sponsored training for local child-care providers on Nov. 1 at the Extension Office.

    Training topics included sessions on activity plans- this is a new licensing requirement for each classroom, and learning centers taught by Karen Hellman, STARS Quality Coordinator. The afternoon session covered working with special needs children, such as those with autism was presented by Lisa Sallee.

  • ECTC helping Clayton employees

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has partnered with Lincoln Trail Area Development District to provide assistance to Clayton Homes' employees in Hodgenville. The manufacturing company announced its closure last month. Approximately 140 employees are affected.

    Rapid response sessions were held Oct. 29-30 at Clayton's, where employees learned about unemployment, insurance and educational opportunities.

    ECTC is offering three free classes to employees affected by the closure. Interviewing techniques will was Wednesday at Clayton Homes.

  • Chelf, Smith return to school board

    A nickel doesn’t stretch as far as it once did.

    Voters overturned a nickel-growth tax in January but returned two incumbent LaRue County School Board members to office Tuesday who approved the measure. The two re-elections came despite an aggressive campaign by a slate of opposition candidates.

    Local businessman Ronnie Chelf, who won by 26 votes in District 2, said the tax proposal overshadowed the school district’s accomplishments and his record of service in the eyes of some voters.

  • Little League basketball signups set

    LaRue County Boys Little League Basketball for kindergarten through 6th grade will have signups from 9-11 a.m. Nov. 8,  and 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in the high school cafeteria.

    Registration is K-3, $35; 4-6th, $45. Scholarships are available. Forms will be passed out at local schools or you can pick one up on day of registration.

    For more information, contact Todd Rogers, 735-5233