Today's News

  • Scholarships - March 4, 2015

     Leadership LaRue

    Leadership LaRue County will award a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior from LaRue public or private schools, or an adult wishing to begin an educational program. Essay, high school transcript and letters of recommendation required. Application available at LCHS guidance counselor’s office or The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce. Deadline is April 1.


    Bluegrass Cellular 

  • Hodgenville hosts Republican candidates

      The hometown of Abraham Lincoln will play host on March 13 to 13 Republican candidates for state office.

    The candidates have confirmed attendance at the LaRue County Republican Party’s chili supper at 6:30 p.m. at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. 

  • Local students honored by UL

    Several LaRue County students have distinguished themselves academically at the University of Louisville.
    Jasmine R. Dickerson earned a bachelor of science in the fall 2014 semester.
    Several students were named as dean’s scholars or to the dean’s list in December. Generally, a student who is a dean’s scholar has a 4.0 grade point average and a student named to the dean’s list has a 3.5 grade point average.
    Dean’s Scholars – Chelsea Elizabeth Blair and John Ross Slack.

  • PHOTO: Scholarship winner
  • Women's Health Registry seeks confidential information
  • Sunrise Volunteers - March 4, 2015

     The Red Hat Society of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home – a group of residents who raise funds for diabetes, multiple sclerosis, cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease – held a Valentine’s Day indoor yard sale Feb. 13 at the nursing home.

    The president of the Red Hat Society said the proceeds went to the heart disease foundation. Items were donated by Sunrise employees and volunteers.

    Sunrise Volunteers assisted in set-up and sales.

  • Fiscal Court shows appreciation for road and ambulance crews

     Clearing the drifted and at times almost impassable county roads meant little sleep and long hours for LaRue road crews during the recent major winter storm.

    Each of LaRue County Fiscal Court’s magistrates and Tommy Turner, judge-executive, thanked Clyde Veirs, county road supervisor, and the other road department employees for their work as the court held session at the courthouse in Hodgenville Feb. 24.

  • Law enforcement logs numerous calls during winter's worst week

    Local law enforcement answered numerous calls during the period Feb. 16-23, when Winter Storm Octavia dumped more than a foot of snow on the county.
    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office went on 92 runs, ranging from non-vehicular accidents, motorist assists, domestic altercations, obstruction in roadway, snowdrifts in the roadway, a hit-and-run, and welfare checks.
    Sheriff Russell McCoy said his office has started a Facebook page (LaRue County Sheriff’s Office) that has information on road conditions and arrests.

  • Sports Shorts - March 4, 2015

    LaRue County Saddle Club to meet

    The LaRue County Saddle Club will meet 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5 at Golden Corral in Elizabethtown. Members will discuss horse shows for the coming season. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. if you plan to eat. For more information, call 270-766-8313 or 270-765-9798.


    Softball sign-ups

  • COLUMN: Simple steps to seed-starting success

     Get a jump on the growing season by starting your favorite or hard to find plants indoors from seeds. Starting hard to find plants, like many of the heirloom or newly introduced varieties, from seed may be the only way you will be able to add these to your garden. Plus, you’ll be extending the growing season and bringing the fun of gardening indoors.