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Today's News

  • Former LCHS principal passes away

    Robert E. “Bob” Brown, former principal of LaRue County High School, passed away Oct. 18, 2011, at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home at the age of 84.
    Brown was well known in the community, having served as director of transportation, probation parole officer, radio personality and auctioneer. He was a member of Hodgenville Christian Church.
    Brown, a native of Winchester, Tenn., was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. After service, he attended Sewanee University and Middle Tennessee State University where he played basketball and football.

  • Band of Hawks' score breaks school record for KMEA

    The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks set a school record Saturday at the Kentucky Music Educator’s Association Class AA West quarterfinals. The band scored 89.2, the highest score reached by the school in a KMEA State Championship event.
    The competition was in Owensboro on the campus of Kentucky Wesleyan College.

  • Trick-or-Treat hours set

    Prepare to be spooked Monday night as trick-or-treaters will be out in force in both county and city.
    In LaRue County and Hodgenville, the time is 6-8 p.m.; in Upton, it’s 5-7 p.m.
    Downtown Hodgenville will be filled with little goblins, princesses and hobos for the annual Trick-or-Treat on Lincoln Square. In past years, about 1,500 people have participated.
    The City will close the square to vehicular traffic and offer extra police patrols to provide a safe evening for families, according to Mayor Terry Cruse.

  • Donors make a difference with the gift of life

    The need for blood is constant. In fact every two seconds someone in the U.S. is in need.
    That’s why on the second Tuesday of every other month, downtown Hodgenville is lined with signs urging people to donate blood at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club.
    “It’s a simple, but life saving process,” said Volunteer Coordinator Faye Puyear “The actual giving blood part only takes eight to 10 minutes.”

  • Barren man pleads guilty to crashing into Lincoln statue

    A Barren County man pleaded guilty in LaRue Circuit Court earlier this month to one count of criminal mischief and driving while under the influence of alcohol. He’s expected to receive a diverted sentence.
    Police say Jeremy Scott Veatch, 24, was driving a 2001 Ford Taurus on U.S. 31-E just after 4 a.m. on April 10. The car entered the traffic island on Lincoln Square and struck the “Lincoln as a Boy” statue.

  • PHOTO: One big cat
  • 4-H Dog Club teaches care and training to youth

    The LaRue County 4-H Dog Club will meet 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 29 at the Extension Office. New members are welcome to attend. Do not bring your dog to this meeting.      
    The 4-H Dog Care and Training Project is a valuable experience that teaches youth to raise and understand animals as well as master important life skills.

  • Farm News: Updated 10-25

    Extension Council to meet
    LaRue County Extension Council will meet noon Nov. 1 at the Extension Office, 807 Old E’town Road. Future program planning will be discussed. The Extension District Board will meet immediately afterwards.

    Wildlife Habitat
    applications accepted

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 10-25

    Dog Club to meet
    The LaRue County 4-H Dog Club will meet 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 29 at the LaRue County Extension Office. Do not bring dogs to this meeting. New members are welcome to attend. The club is open to LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18 with an interest in dogs. Younger youth, ages 5 to 8 may join and attend meetings, but are not allowed to participate in competitive events. For more information, contact the Extension Office at 358-3401 or attend the meeting. Membership forms may be completed at the meeting for anyone who is new to the club.

  • Modern gun season for deer opens Nov. 12

    Hunters often wonder about rules and regulations concerning deer hunting. Here are some frequently asked questions about Kentucky’s most popular big game hunting season:
    Q: Does modern gun season for deer open on Nov. 12 every year?
    A: No. It opens statewide on the second Saturday in November. The actual date changes annually due to calendar shift.
    Q: How long is modern gun season open?