Today's News

  • Dawson takes 10th in Junior Golf Tournament

     After area golfers struggled in the opening day of the Junior PGA Championship qualifier, they came to life in Thursday’s final round. Especially Michael Reed.

  • Hosparus Thrift Shoppe plans open house and sale

     Hosparus Thrift Shoppe will celebrate its 20th anniversary on July 20 with an open house and sale.

  • Chamber looks to expand Leadership LaRue and Ambassador programs

    People in and around Hodgenville looking to expand their leadership and community involvement need only look as far as the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce.
    The Chamber is currently building the membership of two of its programs – the Chamber of Commerce Ambassador and the Leadership LaRue County programs.  
    The Ambassador Program was formed during the Lincoln Bicentennial year, but hasn’t been operating since 2009. The Chamber is looking to revamp that program this year in an effort to get people more involved in the community.  

  • Jaggers family has reunion

     The E.C. Jaggers’ family reunion was June 3, 2012.

    There were 69 in attendance.

    Members of the Virgie and Bob Hazle family were Norma and Susan Skaggs, Ruth Hazle Laha, Suzanne and Matt Laha, Paul Bruner, Fred and Hope Blakeman, Cindy Kershner, Robert E. Hazle Jr., Brian Hazle, Wilma Hazle and Louis Knott, Brad, Sierra, Matthew and Grace Bruner, Nina Cundiff, Mike, Patsy and Cy Cundiff, Tom Laha and Donna Robinson, Shelia Simmons, Keith and Tim Laha and Leslie Brooks.

  • Volunteers needed to work at State Fair

     If you are looking for something new to do in August that would also help the community, the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce is looking for Kentucky State Fair volunteers. 

  • Elswick, Whitlock attend leadership conference

     Two LaRue County High School students attended a leadership conference last week.

  • Students honored by Bellarmine

    Bellarmine University has named students to its dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester. The dean’s list recognizes students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.
    The following local residents were named to the dean’s list:
    • New Hope resident Angela Musk, a senior who is majoring in art, and previously attended Bethlehem High School
    • New Hope resident Flannery Musk, a sophomore who is majoring in secondary education, and previously attended Bethlehem High School

  • Fiscal Court focuses on road, sign issues

     Missing and obscured road signs formed a hot topic of discussion among magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville June 26.

  • LOOKING BACK: 1811 quake recalled by survivors

     At about 2 a.m. on Dec. 16, 1811, the ground began to shake uncontrollably. Large trees throughout Missouri, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, Illinois and other states swayed, then snapped. Steep bluffs tumbled into the Mississippi River, which overflowed its banks and appeared to flow backward in places. Cracks in the ground appeared, some of them miles long and wide enough to swallow livestock. Black rocks as heavy as 30 pounds shot into the air through holes that instantaneously developed in the ground.

  • PHOTO: Benjamin Conner honored

    Benjamin Conner of Hodgenville, right, received the Ladies of Bluegrass Auxiliary scholarship at the 2012 Kentucky Junior Angus Preview Show, June 14 in Louisville. Pictured presenting the award is Brandy Kiser, Kentucky Angus Auxiliary vice president. Conner won also top senior showmanship honor at the Show.