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Today's News

  • Junior Golf Tourney

    LaRue County High School freshman Cameron Lasley shot 41-34-75 to finish second in the 14-15 age category and second overall at the Louisville Metro Parks Junior Golf Tournament at Crescent Hill golf course. His 34 was the low 9-hole score of the day. He had an eagle and three birdies on the day.

  • Benefits of playing multiple sports outweigh disadvantages

    LaRue County High School Athletics has experienced success over the last 50 years due in large part to the sharing of athletes. In a school such as LCHS, it is necessary for coaches to encourage athletes to play more than one sport.

    Playing multiple sports is something that I, along with many others, did in this community simply because there was very little else to do. I believe we still have a healthy number of our athletes participate in more than one sport even though there are numerous other opportunities available to them.

  • Dawson wins 21-player golf tournament

    Cameron Dawson, a LaRue County High School sophomore, shot a 4-under 32 on the front nine and finished with a 1-under 70 to win the 21-player boys’ championship division at the Musselman-Dunne Golf Tour stop at the 6,247-yard, par-71 Oldham County Country Club in LaGrange.

  • Man charged with DUI after 31-E crash

    A Hodgenville man was charged with DUI July 1 after being involved in a vehicular crash.

    Ronald Vanderwege, 58, was driving a 1990 Chevrolet pickup on U.S. 31-E near Lincoln Boyhood Home about 2 p.m., according to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy. He lost control of the vehicle, running off the right shoulder of the roadway. The pickup struck a rock wall.

    Vanderwege was transported by LaRue County EMS to Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    He will be arraigned in LaRue District Court.

  • Claycomb named master commissioner

    For the first time in two decades, LaRue County has a new master commissioner. Hodgenville attorney Thomas P. “Tom” Claycomb was sworn in last month by LaRue Circuit Judge Charles Simms III.

    He takes over from attorney Carl Howell, who has retired.

    The master commissioner assists circuit court in enforcement of duties – for example, conducting sales of property to satisfy liens, mortgages or claims of ownership. It’s commonly thought of as “selling at the courthouse door.”

  • Howell retires from law practice, new master commissioner named

    After a career that included three years as an FBI special agent and 45 years as a LaRue County attorney including 20 as master commissioner, Carl Howell has retired.

    “I’ll still do some work in handling estates, but as of the end of May, I have been retired,” Howell said from his home on Campbellsville Road.

  • LaRue park hosts 10U state tournament

    Several hundred people are expected to visit LaRue County this week for the West Kentucky Cal Ripken 10U State Tournament.

    Sixteen teams from around the state will play a total of 31 games at LaRue County Park and Recreation.

    Pool play begins Wednesday July 16. The championship game is 4:15 p.m. July 20.

    LaRue County is in the “A” pool with Germantown, Jeffersontown and Barren County. LaRue plays against Germantown at 6 p.m. Wednesday, and against Jeffersontown at 9 p.m. Friday, July 18.

  • 'The City's business': Court of Appeals says public knowledge of affair will not jeopardize mayor's right to a fair trial.

    On June 28, 2013, Kentucky State Police executed a search warrant on Hodgenville City Hall. They seized numerous financial and personnel records – the contents of which led to the indictments of then mayor Terry L. Cruse and former city clerk MaDonna Hornback.

    Other documents that were seized from the mayor’s desk were sealed after Ron Mather, Cruse and Hornback’s attorney, asked the Court of Appeals to intervene.

  • School Calendar - July 16

    ALL SCHOOLS

    First day of school

    The first day of school for students is Aug. 6. Fall break is Oct. 6-10.

    ALES

    Summer reading at ALES

    Summer reading will be held 10 a.m. to noon July 23 at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School for both HES and ALES students. AR points will count toward next school year and door prizes are given out every 30 minutes.

    Registration

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School will hold registration 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 29. Parents may bring supplies at this time if needed.

  • Duncan named FRYSC Region 11 chairperson

    This year, Marsha Duncan, LaRue County School Districts Youth Service Center coordinator, assumes an additional role, having been chosen as chairperson of the 13-county, 18-school-district Family Resource and Youth Services Center Region 11 Advisory Council.