Today's News

  • LaRue attends builder seminar in Louisville

    Laura LaRue, executive officer of Lincoln Trail Home Builders Association, attended a four-day educational seminar at the Galt House Hotel & Suites in Louisville presented by the Executive Officers Council of the National Association of Home Builders. About 300 people attended the event.

    Lincoln Trail HBA represents more than 400 builders and their associates in the housing industry in a five-county area that includes LaRue.

  • New hearing loss chapter opens in Nelson County

    The Hearing Loss Association of America has started a Kentucky Home Chapter in Nelson County.

    The first meeting is 6:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Nelson County Public Library, 201 Cathedral Manor, Bardstown. Tony Schickel will discuss communication issues for the hard of hearing. Real time captioning will be utilized.

    Hard of hearing persons, friends and family are welcome.

    Future meetings will be the first Wednesday of each month through December.

    For more information, call 502-349-6792 or e-mail information@hearinglosskyhome.org.

  • Cell phones restricted at school

    During the school day, the use of cell phones by students will be prohibited, except in the case of emergencies.

    The LaRue County School Board gave first reading Monday to a board policy that affirms the rules in place at LaRue County High School and LaRue County Middle School. If approved on second reading, the policy would be adopted as the districtwide requirement.

    The change in the telecommunications device policy (09.4261) strikes the use of cell phones during students’ lunch breaks.

  • Water tower bid less than $1 million

    Caldwell Tanks Inc., a Louisville-based company, submitted the low bid on the Greensburg Street water tower project Sept. 3. The bid was $918,700 – just shy of the $1 million projected cost.

    Phoenix Fabricators of Indiana was the only other bidder at $1,063,441.

    The proposals were opened in front of several company representatives and consultants at Hodgenville City Hall.

  • ALES students begin microsociety jobs

    Twenty third, fourth, and fifth graders from Abraham Lincoln Elementary School became a part of the latest student microsociety workforce by completing an intense one-day summer workshop in the school library. Students learned how to complete a job application, interviews, job evaluations, and then got on the job experience in four different job areas - safety patrol, flag duty, flower caretenders and the recycle brigade.

  • Senior activities

    Senior Citizens music

    The Senior Citizens Center in Hodgenville has music every Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Musicians and singers are welcome. For more information, call 358-4311 or e-mail viola47@windstream.net.

    Prime Time Band to play

    The Prime Time Band will play at Hodgenville Senior Center 7 p.m. Sept. 18. Free admission and snacks. For more information, call Jim Walters at 737-5655.


  • Soccer leaders emerge

    Within the confines of the LaRue County soccer teams are a tale of two players. One is quiet and unassuming; the other is boisterous and very confident in his abilities. The girl is the emergent leader of a small band of young ladies who play with heart and never quit. The boy is the confident leader of a group of young men who readily challenge anyone to step on their turf.

  • Saturday night tradition marks 55th anniversary

    It began in 1954 in a rented theater on Lincoln Square. A radio disc jockey with a house band introduced acts and sprinkled in occasional quips and jokes.

    Every Saturday night for the past 55 years, Joel Ray Sprowls' Lincoln Jamboree has entertained audiences in Hodgenville. Despite fires, an airplane crash and a stroke, the host and the show have gone on.

  • Farley Brashear's workout helps students 'feel the burn'

    Several fitness enthusiasts, rivulets of sweat flowing down their faces, “felt the burn” last week as they worked out to Farley-cise. 

    Farley Brashear, certified fitness trainer, put the group through the first part of his program composed of four areas – strength training, cardio workout, proper nutrition, and rest.

  • Reunion calendar


    The Laha-Harbin reunion will be held Sept. 20 in the No. 2 pavilion at LaRue Sportsman Lake. Lunch about 2 p.m.


    The Slayton family reunion will be Sept. 20 at the Senior Citizen Center in Hodgenville. Potluck served at 1 p.m. Bring dish and serving utensils. For more information, call Geneva Milby at 324-3543 or Paul Trayner at 324-4833.