Today's News

  • Steve Cox to manage golf course

     LaRue County Golf Course’s new manager and head pro, Steve Cox, wants to increase membership and visitors while, in his words, making the 18-hole course as “good as it can be.”

    A lifelong resident of Hodgenville, Cox has played the game since he was a young kid putting golf balls into holes formed from empty tin cans. During the 57-year-old golfer’s career, he has won 23 amateur and 54 pro tournaments and is the current Senior Kentucky PGA player of the year.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Preparing children for school

     Not only do educators want students to be career or college ready when they graduate from high school, they also desire young children to be prepared to enter kindergarten.

    To provide community leaders, community early childhood councils, and school districts with data to assist in developing local strategies for helping these children arrive at kindergarten ready to do kindergarten work, the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood released last week early childhood data for each county in Kentucky.

  • PHOTO: Youth wrestlers honored


    These youth wrestlers were honored at Hodgenville Elementary School for competing at the state tournament. Front from left, Conner Lambert, Seth Redmon; middle, Thomas Hoppes, Trent Redmon; back, Dylan Lambert and Thomas Boone.

  • Pipeline bill passes house

     FRANKFORT- Eminent domain could not be used to build pipelines that transport natural gas liquids through the Commonwealth under a bill that cleared the House on March 21, 75-16.

  • Three running for Court of Appeals

     Three men are seeking to be elected as Judge of Kentucky Court of Appeals, District 2, Division 2. The District consists of Union, Henderson, Daviess, Hancock, Ohio, Breckinridge, Grayson, Meade, Hardin, Bullitt, LaRue, Hart, Warren and Barren Counties.

    Incumbent Judge Kelly Thompson is facing opposition from Bowling Green attorneys Mark H. Flener and Osi Onyekwuluje.

    Thompson has served on the state appeals court since 2006.

  • PHOTO: Rotary welcomes Miss Basketball
  • Band of Banks looking for local venue

     What do three bankers and a guy named Banks do in their spare time? Form a band, of course.

    Chris Buchanan, Charles DeRoche, Matt Neel and Pat Banks make up the local band Poor Man’s Grave.

    While their photos resemble those of many folk bands, they started out that way, but morphed into something louder and more electric, according to Buchanan, lead vocalist and acoustic guitar player.

  • New Haven to take on world bunco record

    Bobbi Jo Nalley approached the New Haven Board of Commissioners at their meeting Thursday evening with a request that could put the small town “in the books.”

    Nalley, a respiratory care coordinator at Norton Suburban Hospital and New Haven resident, informed the Commission that she had applied to the Guinness Book of World Records to break the record for having the largest Bunco tournament.

    “I am big on volunteering and I try to raise money for different foundations,” Nalley said.

  • Register early for FSA programs

    Farmers and ranchers who plan to participate in FSA programs should register in advance. Producers are encouraged to report farm records and business structure changes to the Hardin/LaRue FSA Service Center before April 15. Enrollment for the disaster programs authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, including the Livestock Indemnity Program and the Livestock Forage Disaster Program will begin by April 15.

    Updates or changes to report include:

    New producers or producers who have not reported farm records to FSA.

  • Clarification needed to protect property rights

    Last March a land agent showed up at my door to inform me that two private companies wanted to install a pipeline for natural gas liquids on my farm. It would originate in Pennsylvania and West Virginia and join with an existing pipeline in Hardinsburg, which would link it to Louisiana. I was shocked and told the man I was not overjoyed with that news. But his response set me back even farther when he stated that they felt their project would have eminent domain power, meaning they could come through my property whether I like it or not.