Today's News

  • Lady Hawks go 3-0 in Taylor

    Senior forward Alyson Yingling recorded three double-doubles and the Lady Hawks (5-3) got above the .500 mark by winning all three of their games over the weekend in the Taylor County Christmas Tournament.

    LaRue County beat Metcalfe County, 65-48 and Lynn Camp, 55-39 on Saturday, and topped the host Lady Cardinals, 62-57 on Friday.

    Yingling had 14 points and 17 rebounds as the Lady Hawks pulled away from Metcalfe County.

  • Forecast: agriculture receipts down in 2015

    In early December each year, the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture’s Department of Agricultural Economics releases their annual Agricultural Situation and Outlook covering the country’s and state’s general farm economy, and 12 specific farm commodities important to Kentucky.

    A brief summary of their thoughts on the overall Kentucky’s Agriculture review for 2014 and outlook for 2015 follows. The entire publication is available at http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agecon/.

  • Writer analyzes the language of barns

    The little barn in this picture can be seen from Ky. 470. Travel east on 470 one half mile or less after you cross McDougal Creek. Look to your right and there it is, about 400 feet from the highway.

    I’ll name this little barn “Bantam Barn” because it is so small. It is not far from two other barns I featured some time ago. I dubbed those two old barns Grover and Wilson.

  • Two injured in wreck on Ky. 210

    Two people were injured about 7 a.m. Dec. 17 in a two-car crash on Campbellsville Road (Ky. 210).

    Janice K. Weaver, 53, of Hodgenville, was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu west on Campbellsville Road when a deer crossed in front of her vehicle. Weaver stopped in the roadway to avoid striking the deer, according to a report filed by LaRue County Deputy Robbie Brownfield.

  • Man injured in Saturday crash

    A Hodgenville man was injured about 8 p.m. Dec. 20 in a single-vehicle crash

    Donald E. McCoy, 58, was driving a 2001 Ford Focus south on North L&N Turnpike. The right side tires dropped off the roadway and the vehicle struck a culvert. The Focus crossed the centerline and struck a fence and several posts before coming to a rest.

    McCoy was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital the following morning and admitted for treatment, according to LaRue County Deputy Robbie Brownfield.

  • Christmas spectacle draws viewers from around county

    The Christmas spirit can surface in unexpected places: shopping, sitting at a red light, eating dinner and driving down the back roads of LaRue County.

    Out on Knob Schoolhouse Road, toward Sonora, you’ll find the Fulkerson house. It’s hard to miss. Covered in multicolored Christmas lights and surrounded by holiday-themed inflatables (including one chilly polar bear who shivers), the house stands out in the daylight. At nighttime, though, it shines.

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  • Board adopts district improvement plan

    LaRue County Board of Education voted on Dec. 15 to adopt a new comprehensive district improvement plan. The plan, compiled and submitted by Assistant Superintendent Amanda Reed, is designed to serve as a system of checks and balances for the district in the coming year.

    The plan consists of five state-mandated goals, based around improving the district’s academic standing. The district could add to the goals, if they wanted, but they can’t take away from the ones provided.

  • Helping your child with today’s math

    Math looks different these days. When you visit your child’s math class, it may look different from what you remember. For example, 2 apples + 2 apples still equals 4 apples, and learning your multiplication tables is still important. But, now you are likely to see your child solving real problems. Second graders might figure out how many apples they need for a classroom party; determine the cost to buy those apples; and compare how much money they need to have in the class kitty.

  • School Calendar


    School out

    Winter break ends Jan. 2. Spring break is April 6-10.



    The Abraham Lincoln Elementary School site-based decision-making council will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 12. For more information, call the school at 270-358-4112.



    The Hodgenville Elementary School site-based decision-making council meets regularly at the school. For more information, call the school at 270-358-3506.


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