Today's News

  • School Calendar - April 1, 2015


    School out

    Spring break is April 6-10.


    Last day of school

    The last day of school for LaRue students is May 28.


    School board dates

    The LaRue County School Board meets at 7 p.m. at LaRue County High School on the following dates: April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 (LaRue County Middle School) and Dec. 21 (Abraham Lincoln Elementary School).


  • Scholarships - April 1, 2015

     Leadership LaRue

    Leadership LaRue County will award a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior from LaRue public or private schools, or an adult wishing to begin an educational program. Essay, high school transcript and letters of recommendation required. Application available at LCHS guidance counselor’s office or The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce. Deadline is April 1.


    Bluegrass Cellular

  • TOUCH POINTS: On this rock I will build my church

     Jesus said, “I will build my church” (ecclesia). And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

    “Ecclesia” means a called out assembly or congregation; political (Acts 19:39); Christian (Ephesians 1:22,23); or national (Acts 7:38).

    God calls the saved out of the world to congregate in worship. This is the church in the world – in it but not of it. Jesus’ church is not synonymous with Christendom (Christians as a whole).

  • Church Calendar - April 1, 2015

     Easter egg hunt at Parkway

    Parkway Baptist Church, Old Sonora Road, Hodgenville, will hold an Easter egg hunt 2 p.m. April 4. Games, prizes, food, girls’ and boys’ bike giveaway.


    Easter programs at Magnolia Cumberland

    Magnolia Cumberland Presbyterian Church will hold several Easter presentations: 7 p.m. April 2 (Maundy Thursday), and a cantata, “Jesus Saves,” 7 p.m. April 3 and 10:45 a.m. April 5.


  • PHOTO: Christian Women meet

     The Christian Women’s Fellowship of the Hodgenville Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) hosted a Ladies’ Night March 17 in their newly remodeled annex on Lincoln Square.

    Women from Union, Salem, Rolling Fork and White Mills Christian churches were invited to attend the St. Patrick’s Day meal with Linda Jones as guest speaker. 

  • Mr. Anderson goes to Frankfort

      LaRue County High School senior Brian Anderson received two notable honors while in Frankfort Feb. 24.

    The Kentucky House of Representatives passed a resolution honoring him for his achievements, and Terry Mills, 24th district state representative, hosted a day-long tour for him in which Anderson, as a page, experienced state government in action.

  • State Auditor: Interim sheriff should have prepared quarterly reports

     Adam H. Edelen 

    The state auditor’s office released recently the 2013 financial statement of LaRue County Sheriff Merle Edlin.

    Edlin was appointed sheriff on March 1, 2013, to fulfill the term of former sheriff Bobby Shoffner. The report is for March 1 to Dec. 31, 2013 only.

    The sheriff’s office handled $269,940 in revenue in that timeframe, and had $172,356 in expenditures.

    The audit made three observations:

  • Two charged with promoting contraband

    Two people were indicted on drug charges March 16 by a LaRue County grand jury.
    Timothy A. Rollin, 38, and Kayla M. Mitchell, 25, both of Hodgenville, were charged each with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (less than two grams of methamphetamine), and complicity; and first-degree promoting contraband, and complicity.
    They are accused of possessing the illegal substance with the intent to sell – and in “introducing coffee filters soaked in methamphetamine residue into the LaRue County Detention Center.”

  • COLUMN: Spring brings bird brains and dumb clucks

     This column is about chickens. If you don’t want to read about roosters in particular, now is a good time to stop.

    A few months ago, my pet rooster Chi-Bob was assassinated. There is no other way to describe the carnage that occurred when a red-tailed hawk dropped out of the sky directly onto his head. One second Chi-Bob was standing inside the pen, flirting with the hens – the next, he was a flattened wad of feathers.

  • Memorial balloon release planned

     There will be a balloon release 6 p.m. April 5 at Holly Grove Cemetery in Green County in honor of Shalayna Carman Skaggs’ birthday.

    For information or directions, call Vicki Dawley at 270-696-3186.