Today's News

  • Fields' family provides information on fallen soldier

     More information has been provided about Lonnie Dale Fields, a local soldier who was killed in Vietnam in November 1970.

    Tammie Fields, who is married to Lonnie’s younger brother, Rickie, brought in a plaque that once was displayed in East Hardin High School. 

    Plaques were presented also to families of Thomas Jackson Barnes, Alvin Coy Knight and Dennis Lee Vance – all East Hardin students who died in Vietnam, according to a newspaper clipping.

  • Heritage Land Fund donates book to library

     The LaRue County Public Library received a donation last week from the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund. The KHLCF, founded in 1996, is dedicated to the preservation of land and areas significant to Kentucky’s history and natural beauty.

    Dr. Richie Kessler, a professor at Campbellsville University and chairman of the KHLCF, said they are the only real land conservation project in Kentucky. Their budget, he said, provides money for land purchases for cities and counties trying to preserve natural beauty throughout the state. 

  • Montana Metcalf to represent LaRue at DYW

     The 2015 Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky program is set for Jan. 16-17 in Lexington, and Montana Metcalf is preparing to represent LaRue County.

    Metcalf, the daughter of Greg Metcalf and Melissa Metcalf, won LaRue County’s Distinguished Young Woman program in August. She performed a gymnastics routine, showing off tumbling skills, dance, cheer motions and other choreography.

    She left Sunday to stay with a host family. The first preliminary is 7 p.m. Jan. 16. The second preliminary is 1 p.m. Saturday. Finals are 7 p.m. Saturday.

  • Meredith wins back stroke at All-Star event

     Madeline Meredith, the 10-year-old daughter of Andy and Whitney Meredith, has been named to the Kentucky Girls’ All-Star Team in swimming. 

    She competed Jan. 3-4 in the Mid-States 14-and-under All-Star Championships, sponsored by Speedo and sanctioned by USA Swimming and Indiana Swimming, at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis.

    Competitors were from Lake Erie/Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri Valley and Indiana.

    Meredith made the 10-and-under team through an application and selection process.

  • COLUMN: Healthy diet outweighs use of multivitamins

     Multivitamins and minerals marketing campaigns claiming to improve your health and reduce your risk of chronic disease constantly bombard us. Dietary supplements are a multibillion-dollar industry. In 2012, dietary supplement sales reached $11.5 billion. In a 2013, the U.S. Government Accountability Office reported more than half of all U.S adults have taken a dietary supplement in the past month. The 1999-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey showed 34 percent of children and adolescents take a vitamin or mineral supplement.

  • Chief pleads not guilty to misconduct charge

     Hodgenville Police Chief Steven Johnson pleaded not guilty to a count of official misconduct Jan. 7 in LaRue District Court.

    The long-time city officer was charged by Kentucky State Police for allowing TV news crews to watch and record dash-cam footage of a traffic stop on March 29, 2014.

    Johnson was represented in court by Hodgenville Attorney Danny Rock; however, his future counsel could be provided by the Kentucky League of Cities, according to Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore.

  • PHOTO: In support of the team

    The LaRue County High School Pep Club supported the Hawks and Lady Hawks basketball teams during Friday’s doubleheader with Green County. From left, senior Eli Royalty, senior J.C. Dunn and junior Chase Watson put on an ESPN-like skit for the crowd.

  • Community Calendar: Jan. 14, 2015

     Boyhood Home closed

    The Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek, part of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is now closed due to construction. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/abli.


    Dance at Senior Center

    A dance will be held 7-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16 at the LaRue County Senior Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville. The Prime Time Band will play a variety of country and rock classics. Admission is $4. For more information, call Jim Walters at 270-737-5655.

  • Senior Activities: Jan. 14, 2015

     Retired Teachers’ Association to meet

    The Elizabethtown, Hardin, LaRue Retired Teachers’ Association will meet 1:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at Stone Hearth Restaurant, 1001 North Mulberry, Elizabethtown. The meal will be $12, followed by a presentation from Virgil Willoughby of the Elizabethtown Police Department. The community service project is spaghetti sauce and pasta. For more information, call 270-737-8063.


    Senior Citizens music

  • Students could earn money for college through 'Dream Out Loud'

     Kentucky students in grades K-6 have the opportunity to win $1,500 toward college and $500 for their school in the “Dream Out Loud Challenge.” Students are invited to submit an original drawing, poem, essay or video answering the question: “How will I change the world after I go to college?” 

    The annual challenge, sponsored by the Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust, is intended to encourage Kentucky families to start saving and planning for higher education with their children.