Today's News

  • Long named Mother of the Year

     Linda Gail Long of Hodgenville was named LaRue County’s Mother of the Year Monday at the LaRue County Fair.

    Long was referred to as an “every day hero” by Renee Skaggs, who nominated her for the award.

    Skaggs said Long “has become a champion for awareness of childhood cancer. She has been involved with a national foundation by distributing information about bone marrow donor drives and helping with fundraisers.”

    Long and her husband Todd have two children, Austin and Ashley.

  • Carnival worker injured during set-up

    The Derby City Amusements carnival was shut down Monday by state officials after one of its workers was injured while setting up a ride.

    Ronald Brown, a 38-year-old carnival worker from Campbellsville, was standing on a “giant slide” that was being moved into place by a semi truck about 2:15 p.m. The driver of the truck, who has not been identified, backed the vehicle into an electric line near the entrance of the LaRue County Fairgrounds off Greensburg Street, according to workers.

  • KSP accepting applications

     The Kentucky State Police is accepting applications for its next cadet class. Interested applicants should visit the KSP website at www.kentuckystatepolice.org and click on the Career Opportunities, Recruitment Home and How To Become A Kentucky State Trooper links.

  • PHOTO: Kickin' Cancer

    Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, Durham Beef and Bandit Racing sponsored a kickball team for the American Cancer Society’s “Kickin’ Cancer” fundraiser at LaRue County Park and Recreation. From left, Christy Ferguson, Paul Cooper, Katie McDowell, Greg Cooper, Allison McDowell, Derrell Cooper, Jack LaRue, Patrick Durham, Todd Gozzard and Gary Canter. Not pictured: Dan Heady.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Dasha 'Dee Dee' Bowen and McKenna Akers

     Dasha “Dee Dee” Bowen and McKenna Akers announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The wedding is 6 p.m. Aug. 11, 2012, at Gospel of Grace Baptist Church, 3426 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville.

    All family and friends are invited to attend.

  • PHOTO: Lady Hawks Basketball Camp, K-4th grade

    Kindergarten to fourth-grade students who attended last week’s Little Lady Hawks Basketball Camp are front from left, Sydney Eads, Shelby Cooper, Emma Kate Puckett, Ryan Brooke Puckett, Allie Cecil; second row, Avery Murray, Harper Hynes, Madison Cox, Olivia Bingham, Sarah Harned; back, Macie Sandidge, Haley Thompson, Kayla Highbaugh, Kelsey Hornback and Katelyn Eads.

  • PHOTO: Lady Hawk Basketball Campers, 5th-8th grades

     Fifth to eighth graders who attended Lady Hawks Basketball Camp are front from left, McKena Buck, Claire Keller, Jolie Puckett, Kelsey Hornback, Katelyn Eads, Haley Thompson; second row, Peyton Murray, Mallory Williams, Macy Mattingly, Sara Warren, Sophie Akin, Presley Brown; third row, Sydney Robinson, Rachel Sheffer, Ameena Wells, Amarah Wells, Bailey Rogers, Kristen Boone; back, Kourtnee Davenport, Katelyn Boone, Katelyn Warnhuis, Airyl Heath, Jordan Bradley, Savia Brashear and Chloe Childress.

  • Win an iPad through KHEAA

    Kentucky residents have another chance to win a new iPad from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority in a sweepstakes being held through Facebook in August. The contest runs through 12 a.m. Sept. 1.

    To enter, a Kentuckian must click on the orange graduate icon on the KHEAA Facebook page, answer one question about college, and “like” KHEAA on Facebook. KHEAA will not share or sell any personal information to a third party.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Back-to-school policy change

    As students enter LaRue County schools to begin a new year of instruction Aug. 8, a few reminders and schedules might be helpful.

    The school district strives to provide equitable opportunities for all students in a safe environment. To help ensure that safety and to inform parents and students of what conduct is expected of them, the district has for several years published a code of pupil conduct which is disseminated each year to school employees and parents of enrolled students.

  • BIRTH: Zoey Christine Hunt

    Meagan Williams and Christopher Hunt of Scottsville announce the birth of a daughter, Zoey Christine Hunt.

    Zoey Christine was born July 19, 2012. She weighed 9 pounds and was 21-inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Bobby and Lisa Williams of Hodgenville and the late Lisa Smith of Morristown, Tenn.

    Paternal grandparents are Terry and Beth Hunt of Radisson, Wis.

    Maternal great-grandparents are Gary Jones and Patsy Quinton of Tennessee and the late Sherley and Ann Williams of Hodgenville.