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Today's News

  • Mather to appear in 'Charlotte's Web,' directing second project

    Ian Mather, a 2010 graduate of LaRue County High School and current senior at Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, has accepted a position with the McLeod Summer Playhouse at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill.  Mather will play the starring role of Wilbur in the playhouse’s production of Charlotte’s Web, and will also have roles in Oklahoma and Spamalot. 

  • COLUMN: Leave your burdens to the Lord

    Burdens! All have them because burdens are a part of life. They may refer to sickness, accident, financial reverses, or anything that is beyond our control. If we are going to live victoriously, we must learn how to handle our burdens.

    The Psalmist admonishes us in Psalm 55:22 to “Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee.” Whatever comes to us, we are told to lay it upon the Lord. If we do this, God will sustain (keep, nourish, strengthen) us in whatever life hands us.

  • Lincoln Days, Paula's are "Best of"

    Several LaRue County businesses and organizations were highlighted in the “Best in Kentucky” section of the April issue of Kentucky Living magazine.

    The Lincoln Days Celebration was the winner of the annual festival (nonmusic category), besting the Casey County Apple Festival in second place, and the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in third place.

    Paula’s Hot Biscuit in Hodgenville was the nonfranchise restaurant winner.

    Lincolns Loft in Hodgenville took third place in the local bookstore category.

  • PHOTO: Relay for Life Survivor dinner
  • CROSS COUNTRY: New season begins

    With most athletes returning from last year’s boys’ track team, LaRue County coach Orion Tucker is looking for a strong showing from his squad this season.

    Leading the charge is senior Adam Sandidge, clocking a personal best 4:32 mile to win at Grayson County March 28. It was the third win in the mile this season for the runner who placed fourth in cross country competition at state last fall.   

    He also finished first in the two-mile race in 10:07. He holds the school two-mile record (9:52) which he sat last year. 

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Data helps parents understand kindergarten readiness

    The Early Childhood Profile provides data on how prepared our children are to enter kindergarten. Now that the data is available, how can people use it to best prepare the children?

    “I think the greatest value of the report at this point is the conversations it will generate at the school, community and family level,” said Sarah Hornback, LaRue County Schools’ director of family services, adding, “It truly takes a village to raise a child.”

  • Superintendent charged with DUI, speeding

    Hodgenville police arrested LaRue County Schools Superintendent Sam Sanders on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol shortly after midnight Saturday.

    Sanders, who also was charged with speeding, was driving a school-owned car, according to Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson. The arrest occurred about 40 minutes after midnight Saturday.

    Bardstown attorney Doug Hubbard spoke on behalf of Sanders, saying he was asked to represent the superintendent.

    “Our families go back a long way,” Hubbard said.

  • Sunrise Volunteers form duet

    Sunrise Volunteers

    Two more volunteers are making their voices heard – literally. They have started singing as a duet at 2 p.m. on Mondays in the second floor dining hall. They will sing at least one-half hour each session.

    These two dedicated volunteers – Sybil Skaggs and Susie Milby – are also starting something else that is new: singing in residents’ rooms on a one-on-one basis. Many residents love the visitation and the demand on these ladies’ time is great.

  • Superintendent charged with DUI, speeding

    LaRue County Schools Superintendent Sam Sanders was charged early Saturday with driving under the influence by Hodgenville City Police.

    Police Chief Steve Johnson said Sanders was driving a car registered to LaRue County Board of Education. He allegedly pulled out in front of another vehicle on Water Street. Johnson said he speeded up when a city officer's cruiser fell in behind him.

    Chief Johnson said Sanders was taken to LaRue County Detention Center and released shortly after he was brought there.

  • Hardin Fiscal Court raises animal adoption fees

    Hardin Fiscal Court created a change fund for Animal Control, raised adoption fees Tuesday and set new fees for the animal shelter on Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown.

    The fund would be used to provide change for customers who adopt animals, said Magistrate Garry King. King said the department never had the fund before, but the new facility has seen a rise in adoptions and less need for euthanizations.

    According to the resolution, the county treasurer will withhold $100 out of a daily deposit from the department to start the fund.