Today's News

  • WKU Hodgenville student named National Merit semifinalist

    A Western Kentucky University senior from LaRue County was recently recognized as a semifinalist in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.

    Leslie Pike of Hodgenville is one of seven 2015 National Merit semifinalist from the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky.

    Since The Gatton Academy’s inception in 2007, 79 students have been named National Merit Semifinalists. Fifty-eight current Gatton Academy seniors took the PSAT, meaning 12.1 percent of the students made the National Merit Semifinalist level.

  • LCHS ACT scores show growth

    ACT scores from the 2015 graduating class show LaRue County High School students were ahead of the state in every content test as well as composite.

    The LCHS students averaged six tenths of a percent higher in English-(20.1-19.5), 1.4 in math(20.9-19.5), .1 in reading(20.4-20.3), .2 in science(20.3-20.1), and six-tenths higher in the composite(20.6-20.0).

    For the percentages of those meeting national benchmarks, LaRue scored ahead of the average in English and math, but below the state average in reading and science.

  • Dislocated worker finds success

    Anna Brown is a testament to putting your mind to something and succeeding. Brown was employed at Elizabethtown Sportswear as a machine operator. When the factory closed, Brown was left wondering what she was going to do.

    “I was able to get some help from a dislocated worker program and had some options to choose from cosmetology was one of them, so that’s what I chose.” Brown said, “I was the oldest student in class but that didn’t phase me. I stuck with it and graduated and here I am!”

  • A plumb special bed and breakfast

    One LaRue County couple recently turned their dream home into an award winning bed and breakfast.

    Mike and Kaye Smith, owners of All the Way Plumb Bed and Breakfast, located on 4213 Tanner Road in Hodgenville. The bed and breakfast features five separate guest rooms, which include several amenities such as ironed sheets, towel warmers, heated toilet seats and many more. All the Way Plumb was also awarded the 2014 Best New Inn at the annual meeting of the Bed and Breakfast Association of Kentucky.

  • God first, business second

    The owners of a LaRue County auto detailing shop said all of their success is a result of God’s blessings on their lives.

    Long Lasting Auto Detail is located at 539 West Main Street in Hodgenville. Their hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

    The business specializes in detailing, cleaning inside and outside, of auto vehicles, boats, RVs, motorcycles, semi-trucks, tractors and other vehicles. The business is also looking to expand into detailing airplanes in the near future.

  • Hodgenville Rotary Club - September 16, 2015
  • Anniversary - Mike and Rachel Reed

    Mike and Rachel (Taylor) Reed of Winchester will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house on September 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Hollyrood. The reception will be hosted by their children Chris and Josh Reed.

    They were married September 17, 1965 at Magnolia Baptist Church in LaRue County by Rev. Richard Shields.

  • 4-H New Program Year Enrollment Taking Place

    4-H enrollment is currently taking place for 2015-16.  School club meetings are being held for 4th , 5th and 6th graders and at LCHS.  These students have the opportunity to sign up and participate in 4-H at school.  However, 4-H is open to all youth ages 9 to 18.  All current members must complete a new 4-H enrollment form each year in order to remain a member.  4-H Cloverbud activities are also available for 5 to 8 year olds.

  • 1985 reunion

    LaRue County Class of 1985 will be having a 30 year reunion, October 17 at Arrowhead BBQ located at  195 Lee Oak Drive, Hodgenville from 6-11 p.m. The cost is $20 per person; this includes the meal. Money can be mailed to Diana Sadler Cottrell, 2935 Parker Grove Road, Magnolia, KY 42757 or Melanie Skaggs Read, 1540 Parker Grove Road, Magnolia, KY 42757 by October 1. For more information call 270-324-3917..

  • Photo stirs memories

    In the September 2 issue of The LaRue County Herald News Lost in LaRue featured a picture of an abandoned house on Goodin Williams Road. Since then the picture has stirred quite a bit of interest.

    Velma Wells contacted the Herald to share information and some of her memories about the house that was pictured.