Today's News

  • Ready to survive cancer

    Never in my wildest imagination would I have thought I would be diagnosed with cancer.
    How could this happen to me?
    As a woman, being told I had rectal cancer was very embarrassing, and let’s face it, none of us like to talk about that part of our bodies. Suddenly, reality set in and I felt as though that I had been punched in the stomach, and I was forced to confront my situation head on.

  • Chamber presents four community awards

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce recognized several community leaders May 9 at its annual dinner at First Baptist Church of Hodgenville.
    Outstanding Citizen
     Donnie Propes was named the 2013 Outstanding Citizen of the Year and received a standing ovation from the packed room.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Laura Stewart and Craig Bell

    Laura Stewart and Craig Bell would like to announce their upcoming marriage on May 31, 2013, at Pleasant Valley United Baptist Church in Millwood.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Carol Jr., and Lola Stewart of Millwood. She is a certified surgical technologist/first assistant at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    The prospective groom is the son of Tommy and Frankie Bell of Hodgenville and is the owner of Craig Bell Electric in Hodgenville.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Talina Lee Patterson and Tommy Gordon Tedder

    The children of Talina Lee Patterson and Tommy Gordon Tedder, both of Buffalo, wish to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their parents.

    The ceremony will be 4 p.m. June 1, 2013, behind Tedder’s barn with a reception to follow in the backyard of the home of Allison and Keith Blair.

    All friends and relatives are invited. No invitations will be mailed. RSVP at 270-734-6552 or 270-765-9305.

  • Upton teen wins art contest

    Congressman Brett Guthrie announced Jacob Walters of Upton as the first place winner for Kentucky’s Second District in the 2013 Congressional Art Competition.
    Walters, a student at Hart County High School, titled his artwork “Quilt of Life” and describes it as “a representation of dreams as well as a dedication to my grandmother.”

  • Gordon Thomas named KAAHC liaison

    Gordon Thomas has been named the liaison for LaRue County for the Kentucky African American Heritage Council.

    Thomas, a LaRue County native, is the son of Earl and Claudine Thomas of Hodgenville.
    He graduated from LaRue County High School in 1980 and studied at the University of Kentucky, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, Morehead State and Shenandoah University.  

    Thomas will promote education and awareness of the African American experience as liaison.

  • School Calendar - May 15

    Last day

    May 22 – Last day for students

    Baccalaureate is 3 p.m. May 19.

    Graduation – new venue
    LaRue County High School graduation is 8 p.m. May 24 at the football stadium, weather permitting.

    LCHS site-based council
    The LCHS site-based decision-making council will meet at 4 p.m. June 11 in the school’s conference room. For more information, call the school at 358-2210.

  • HES students enter KET video contest

    Students at Hodgenville Elementary School submitted a video to Kentucky Educational Television in hopes of winning an Apple iPad and video production accessories including a microphone, tripod and iPod tripod adapter, through a drawing.
    The overall theme for the video project was, “Our Environment: Local Solutions.”
    Sydney Pepper and Savannah Bandurske, with help from fellow student Christy Kirkpatrick, produced the video entitled, “Home-School-Community: How can we help?”

  • Benefit concert held by Benningfields

    The Benningfields‚ Ashley, Brittany and Ron‚ will perform in concert at 2 p.m. June 2 at Pleasant Ridge Separate Baptist Church.

    Brittany, Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the University of Kentucky and 2003 alumnus from LaRue County High School, has been invited to perform the role of “Alice” in Verdi’s opera “Falstaff” at the prestigious Bay View Music Festival in Petoskey, Michigan, this summer.

  • What makes for the best teachers?

    Ask anyone who has gone to school, and most likely that person has had a favorite teacher.
    As part of celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10, numerous people posted online the top qualities of the best teachers. One site’s choices (www.ripplesofimprovement.com) are listed below.