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Today's News

  • Mat Hawks take second at Bruin Classic

    The LaRue County Mat Hawks won both matches of a tri-meet Wednesday, taking on Louisville Central and Fort Knox at home.

    The Hawks defeated Louisville Central, 66-12; and dropped one match to Fort Knox, winning 66-6.

    “We saw a lot of good things out of the team,” said Head Coach Eric Burrell, in his second season. “Team camaraderie was there, intensity was there, we worked some new things and we were successful doing those things. Our team is really coming together as of now and it is exciting to see.”

  • COLUMN: Do 'all lives matter?'

    December is shaping up as a somewhat Orwellian month in the realm of free speech.

    In Washington, the Supreme Court decided to take up the issue of whether states can deny permission for specialty license plates that have a logo or message that might offend some people. Given that states cannot ban stuff like pornography on the grounds it might offend some people, one would think the answer to that question would be no. But read on.

  • School Calendar

    ALL SCHOOLS

    School out

    Winter break is Dec. 22-Jan. 2. Spring break is April 6-10.

    ALES

    SBDM

    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.

    HES

    SBDM

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

    LCHS

    Prom

  • PHOTO: Ready for college
  • HES students put others first

    Though most fourth-graders are likely thinking this time of year about what Santa can bring them for Christmas, Caden Davis’s and Ryan Brooke Puckett’s Christmas wishes are directed toward others.

    The two Hodgenville Elementary students in Lacy Hatfield’s class decided it would be a neat idea if HES students donated items for the elderly at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

  • Flu reported as ‘widespread’

    The outbreak of flu-like symptoms is being reported as “widespead” according to a Lincoln Trail District Health Department news release. Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state. The activity levels for states are tracked weekly as part of the CDC’s national flu surveillance system.

  • Santa Run set for Christmas Eve

    The 48th annual Santa’s Helpers Bus will deliver toys and clothing to several areas of LaRue County on Wednesday, Dec. 24. Children may visit with Santa and receive a gift – a toy and candy.

    For more information, to volunteer or donate, call Ann “Snookie” Morrison at 270-234-3313.

    Schedule for Dec. 24

    9:30 a.m. – Magnolia Firehouse

    11 a.m. – Buffalo Firehouse

    1:45 p.m. - LaRue County/Hodgenville Firehouse

    2:45 p.m. – Smith’s Plaza

  • Hodgenville man dies in crash

    A Hodgenville man died early Saturday from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash.

    Christopher Ross Baird, 36, left his home about 6:30 a.m. to go to work, according to the Hardin County Coroner’s office. The crash was reported about 7:15 a.m. in the 4000 block of Middle Creek Road, about 1/4 mile from the LaRue/Hardin County line.

  • The secret to a long life: Mac Mather celebrates centennial birthday

    One hundred years ago, a baby boy was born in the Tanner section of LaRue County.

    Madison “Mac” Mather was born on Friday, Dec. 11, 1914 – in the same year that World War I began, the Panama Canal opened to traffic, the last known passenger pigeon died in the Cincinnati Zoo, and Charlie Chaplin made his film debut.

    He is the oldest son of Charles Ernest and Pearl Mather, and their only surviving child. He lost his parents in 1975. They died within weeks of each other and were buried at Barren Run Cemetery.

  • Bull-fighting technique used to train horses

    A Buffalo woman is helping to popularize a different form of horse training. The technique of garrocha originated in the Spanish bull-fighting scene.

    Karen Weaver, originally from Voorheesville, New York, discovered the method of training while watching videos of the bullfighters herding bulls. She is one of a handful of American practitioners of the art.

    Garrocha is a Spanish word meaning “vaulting pole.” It is also a method of training horses.