Today's News

  • Downtown celebrates season with Santa and home tours

     Hodgenville celebrates Christmas Saturday evening beginning with a holiday home tour and ending with a live nativity and visit by Santa.

  • COLUMN: 'Lincoln' beats out "Vampire Hunter'

     I admit it – I was prejudiced against the new Lincoln movie.

  • Grinch strikes at Red Hill Cemetery

     Several local families have experienced a Grinch already this season in an unlikely place – Red Hill Cemetery.

  • Santa's Helpers prepare for Christmas Eve

     Every Dec. 24 for the past 45 years, a small group of Santa’s Helpers have delivered Christmas gifts and baskets to LaRue County families. It’s a year-long process that kicks into high gear during the Thanksgiving holidays.

  • LCHS Academic Team competes

     The LaRue County High School Academic Team competed Nov. 10 in the JV Challenge hosted at LCHS. The Quick Recall team defeated Washington County, Bethlehem and Elizabethtown to place second overall.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks eye fifth straight district title

     LaRue County High School’s boys varsity basketball team has captured the 18th District crown four years running, and with a veteran squad returning this season, the Hawks are a credible contender for a fifth title.

    “We have nine to 10 kids that could contribute,” said Paul Childress who is entering his eighth season as the Hawks’ head coach. “Our point guard position is really strong; potentially we could have a good shooting team from the perimeter and we have decent size, so we should rebound the basketball.”

  • Madagascar 3 and Killing Kennedy available at library

     The LaRue County Public Library, 201 S. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, has several new books and DVDs to check out.

    Books include Beyond Tomorrow by Fern Michaels, Kingmakers Daughter by Philippa Gregory, NYPD by James Patterson, Amish Midwife by Mindy Starns Clark and Killing Kennedy by Bill O'Reilly.

    DVDs include Madagascar 3, The Color Purple, The Carol Burnett Show, Journey to Grace and Encounter: Paradise Lost.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Changes coming to GED

     Big changes are coming in 2014 for people obtaining their GED (general educational development) certificates.

    Those who have taken the current test, but have not passed all five parts have only until Dec. 18, 2013, to take the current test, according to information from the Kentucky Department of Education. If they do not pass all five parts by that date, they will need to start over again in 2014 with the new GED test.

    The new test will also be given only on computers at designated locations.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Walters celebrate 25 years

     Jim and Mary Rose Walters of Elizabethtown celebrated their 25th anniversary on Nov. 23.

    The couple married on Nov. 22, 1987.

    The celebration was held at the LaRue County Senior Citizens Center. Music was provided by the Prime Time Band and the community helped celebrate with them. 

  • ENGAGEMENT: Amanda Kate Dye and Stanley Dempsey Wingard

     Amanda Kate Dye and Stanley Dempsey Wingard of Fort Worth, Texas, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Albert and Brenda Dye of Santa Fe, NM. She is a graduate of New Mexico State University and a student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

    The prospective groom is the son of Sam and Carol Wingard of Hodgenville. He is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and a student at  Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.