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Today's News

  • LaRue Countians take on the Polar Bear Grand Prix

    LaRue County High School sophomore Adam Sandidge won his age group’s race and finished fifth overall in the Polar Bear Grand Prix three-race event at Louisville’s Cherokee Park.
    Jim B. Phelps, a LaRue County Middle School teacher, captured first place in his 30-34 age group, and placed seventh overall.
    The two were among seven LaRue County runners who competed in the 4K (2.5 miles) Reindeer Romp Dec. 10, Frostbite 5K (3.1 miles) Jan. 7 and the Snowman Shuffle 4-miler Feb. 4.

  • PHOTO: Addition to Quilt Trail

     The newest addition to the LaRue County Quilt Trail is located at the home of Reed and Angie Smith, 537 Upton Talley Road in Upton. The quilt block design is a Sawtooth Star. 

  • PHOTO: Greening up
  • Frankfort Update

    After a slow start, a number of bills introduced to protect Kentucky families from runaway government spending, substance abuse related crimes and restrain government spending began moving through the Kentucky Legislature this week.

  • Candidates set for May primary

    Those who have filed to run in the May primary are:
    Incumbent Circuit Court Clerk Larry Bell (D) is the only local candidate to file for the May 22 Primary Election. Bell is running for his third six-year term.
    Terry L. Geogehegan (D) has filed for Commonwealth Attorney which covers the 10th Judicial District of LaRue, Hart and Nelson Counties.
    U.S. Representative, 2nd District – S. Brett Guthrie (R), Bowling Green; David L. Williams (D), Glasgow
    State Senator, 5th District – Carroll Gibson (R), Leitchfield, unopposed

  • Personnel recommendations heard

    The LaRue County School Board heard several personnel recommendations at its Feb. 20 meeting.
    Accepted recommendation of employment of:
    - Katie Wheatley as assistant softball coach at LaRue County High School
    - Jeremy Curle as substitute custodian at the LaRue County bus garage
    - Roger Pierce as the boys’ tennis coach at LCHS
    - Jerry Cooper as custodian at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
    - Amanda Williams as primary teacher at Hodgenville Elementary School
    - Amanda Reed as interim principal at ALES

  • Schools have kindergarten registration March 6

    LaRue County elementary schools will have kindergarten registration on March 6.
    The child must be 5 by Oct. 1 to enroll.
    Parents will need to bring several items to the sign-up day including a certified birth certificate, social security card and immunization certificates. Proof of residence (utility bill, lease or rental agreement) is required.
    Guardians must bring custody agreement if applicable.
    Free dental screening for those who qualify is available.

  • Aebersold Quartet to perform at ECTC

    The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Fine Arts Series will present a performance by the Jamey Aebersold Quartet: Jamey Aebersold, sax, Steve Crews, piano, Tyrone Wheeler, bass, and Jonathan Higgins, drums.
    The program will be in the Morrison Gallery of the College’s James Owen Administration Building 3 p.m. Sunday, March 4. The Fine Arts Committee is sponsoring the performance, and there will be no admission charge. The public is invited.

  • Melanie Wells Photography has open house, ribbon-cutting

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new photography business located on North Lincoln Boulevard in Hodgenville.
    Melanie Wells Photography held their grand opening Friday with the help of several Chamber members and guests.
    The shop is located behind the MAM Candy building.
    Wells opened her doors in January after leaving her job as a night shift coordinator for the Internet help desk at Bluegrass Cellular Inc. after seven and a half years of service to pursue her dream.

  • PHOTO: District Champs

    Senior Kyle Sheeran took his turn at cutting down the basketball net after the Hawks defeated the Green County Dragons Friday for the 18th District Championship. The team enters Region Tournament play Feb. 29 at Central Hardin High School.