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  • Corky Cox inducted into the Valley High School Hall of Fame

    On Friday, September 7, Hodgenville resident and former Hawks Head basketball Coach Corky Cox was inducted into the Valley High School Hall of Fame during the half-time football game between Valley High School and Anderson County.

    In 1947, Cox began his high school career at Valley High School during the second semester of his sophomore season. The transition period to Valley High School was an easy transition for him.

    “All of the students and faculty were extremely nice and welcoming to me,” Cox said.

  • Band of Hawks looking to soar in 2018

    The LaRue County Band of Hawks marching band had a breakout year last season and they are participating on larger stages this season.

    The Band of Hawks soared through the state semifinals and made it to their first state finals appearance since 2012 on October 28, 2017. The Band of Hawks finished second out of 16 bands during the KMEA Class AA semifinals. Only the top four teams went on to perform at the KMEA state finals. At the state finals, the Band of Hawks placed third overall in Class 2A.

  • American Pickers coming to Kentucky

    A popular reality television series will be traveling through Kentucky during the month of October and they are currently looking for places to film.

    Recruiters for the show “American Pickers” are currently looking for places to “pick” throughout Kentucky and possibly in LaRue County. Some of the items they are seeking are vintage bicycles, toys, advertising memorabilia, automotive items and more.

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  • Can’t put a finger on it

    Ken Gibson celebrated his 90th birthday August 23, but he can’t really put a finger on the reason for his longevity.

    Speaking at his home on Bailey Road last week, he offered, “I smoked, but quit several years ago; I drank some, but quit that, too; and the only way I watched my diet was looking at the food as I put it in my mouth.”

    He has attended church for many years, first at St. Anne’s in Howardstown and later at Our Lady of Mercy in Hodgenville. 

  • Peace KYPGA Tour

    Osyrus Peace, 14, of Hodgenville has placed in three tournaments this year with the Kentucky PGA Junior tour, and he placed first in one of the tournaments. Pictured below are photos from the tournament and how he placed in each.

  • Working for others

    Imagine packing over 20,000 meals in less than an hour.

    That’s what local Homestead Family Farms family Aaron and Ashley Reding and their children helped FamilyFarms Charities achieve July 17 at the Regency Conference Center in O’Fallon, Illinois.

     “Our farm, Homestead Family Farms (located at Howardstown), is a member of FamilyFarms Group which is a member-owned network of farmers,” Ashley Reding said.

  • Wranglers win big

    The LaRue County 4-H Wranglers Horse Club finished the season on top with all riders making top 5 in the district and state finals. They started out with a three day event at horse camp brushing up on their skills then on to district all bringing home blue ribbons.

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