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Today's News

  • Sandidge tops at Heartland Festival 5K

    LaRue County High School senior Adam Sandidge won his age division and took fourth overall in Saturday’s Heartland Festival Run.

    He had a personal best of 16:30 in the 5K run.

    “He had set some goals this summer for this season,” said Hawks’ cross country coach Jim B. Phelps. “I think his hard work and dedication in the off season will really pay off this season.”

  • Lady Hawks show leadership, speed

    Though her girls’ cross country team is few in numbers, Coach Jackie Harley is hopeful determination, endurance and some runners with great speed will lead the LaRue County High School team to a successful season.

    Veterans returning for the Lady Hawks include juniors Kristina Durbin, Kaelyn Herrin and Amanda Brewer. Seventh grader Clair Keller is back after sitting out a season. The coach said she is close to running her average time from two years ago.  

  • Ford chooses Troy University

    Kelton Ford, former multi-sport standout at LaRue County High School, has signed on as a member of Troy University’s Trojan basketball team in the Sunbelt Conference.

    “I am extremely happy for Kelton,” said his high school coach Paul Childress.  “He has worked so hard to achieve his dream of playing Division One basketball.  He is at a great institution with Troy University and has a quality coach in Phil Cunningham.”

  • Traffic snarled by schools

    An accident on Interstate 65 has diverted traffic - lots of it - through Hodgenville via Lincoln Parkway and U.S. 31-E, just as schools are letting out.

    Traffic is backed up to South Fork Church on U.S. 31-E due to a tractor-trailer crash.
    Law enforcement urges drivers to use caution in the area.

  • Traffic detoured on I-65

    Northbound Interstate 65 is closed at mile point 56 in Hart County. A semi crash occurred earlier today, initially reducing the interstate to one lane. 

    The vehicle’s cargo includes used batteries.

    Due to safety concerns, northbound traffic is now being detoured off I-65 at Cave City (Exit 53), onto KY 70 east, to US 31W north, to KY 218 west and rejoin the interstate at Horse Cave (Exit 58).

    Closure is expected to last 4-5 hours as the cargo is unloaded and the semi removed. Southbound traffic is not affected at this time.

  • HOWARDSTOWN; Homestead Family Farms receives environmental certification for 4th year

    Homestead Family Farms was recently awarded Environmental Certification by Validus for their commitment to environmental cropland stewardship.

    “We’re very pleased to be receiving this recognition again this year,” said Aaron Reding, Homestead Family Farms. “This is our fourth year of recognition and we are excited about what the certification has provided us.”

  • HOWARDSTOWN; Howardstown Homecoming: 35 years of family

    The 35th annual Howardstown Homecoming was held Aug. 4 at Saint Ann’s Church.

    The popular event started in 1978 with picnic on the grounds. Now, second and third generations of Howardstown families are enjoying the festivities.

    “The grounds were filled with a lot of people this year,” said Lois Cecil, principal at Saint Ann’s School.

  • HOWARDSTOWN; Looking back at Howardstown
  • HOWARDSTOWN; F.M. Head store was local hot spot

    At one time small towns had one or two major stores to supply food and other supplies. These stores often were the central “hot spot” for visiting with neighbors and sharing a bit of gossip.

    For Howardstown, the local hot spot was the old F.M. Head store.

    Also called the Howardstown Grocery, Howard Brother’s store, and Head’s Grocery, the business was established in 1875 by Joe Howard, the founder of Howardstown.

  • HOWARDSTOWN; Small church bands together for 157 years

    Union Band Baptist Church outside Howardstown was established in 1856 by members of the Stiles family.

    The original church building was located on a hill near to where the church is now. According to Herbie “Herb” Stevenson, former pastor of UBBC, “lightning hit it and they had to rebuild.”

    The white frame building was completed in 1924. It has double entry doors used to separate the genders. Men used the right door; women used the left.

    The building is surrounded by six acres but the congregation once owned several more acres.