Today's News

  • Daniel Carpenter hired as agriculture specialist

    Daniel Carpenter has been selected as an agriculture specialist with Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, specifically serving the agriculture communities of LaRue and Hart counties.

    A Springfield native, Carpenter is a 2007 graduate from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in plant and soil science, and is also a certified crop adviser. He has spent the last six years in the agriculture retail industry.

  • Weaver honored for teaching excellence

    LaRue County’s 2014 ExCEL Award winner is Traci Weaver, a teacher at Hodgenville Elementary School.
    The ExCEL Award, sponsored by WHAS11 and LG&E KU honors teachers who have shown excellence in the classroom.
    Weaver, a fourth-grade reading and science teacher who also coaches the Academic Team and Junior Beta Club, will be honored by her students and peers at a ceremony 9 a.m. March 26 at HES.

  • Veterinarians ready to tackle large and small

     A pair of veterinarians have re-opened the LaRue County Animal Clinic on Shepherdsville Road.

  • Family loses home to fire

    Rodney and Magen Baird Thompson lost their East Leafdale Road home to a fire Thursday, Feb. 6.
    The flames broke out about 9:30 a.m. and the efforts of Buffalo, LaRue and Magnolia firefighters were hampered due to the freezing temperatures and slick roadways.
    The home was a loss, according to Buffalo Fire Chief Wendell Perkins. The fire was fully involved when the volunteers arrived – and the flames had burned through the roof and the center of the house. Rodney Thompson was asleep at home when the fire broke out and was wakened by the smoke.

  • City Council makes changes

    Hodgenville City Council adopted a pair of municipal orders Monday – and tabled a third.
    The council members voted to identify all City vehicles with a “City of Hodgenville” decal “placed prominently on the front door on each side if the vehicle has doors. If the vehicle does not have doors or the decal would obstruct the operator’s vision, then it will be placed where the decal is readily visible to the public.”
    The vehicles are to be numbered in a similar fashion and display standard government license plates.

  • Two named to EKU's President's List

    Eastern Kentucky University has announced that 1,248 students earned President’s List honors for the fall semester.
    Local students honored are:
    • Christian Carl Pope of Hodgenville, a sophomore psychology major;
    • Russell Taylor Despain of Campbellsville, a senior aviation major at EKU;
    The President’s List was established by the University to recognize outstanding academic achievement. It is bestowed upon full-time undergraduate students who attain a perfect 4.0 grade point average for a semester.

  • School Calendar - Feb. 12, 2014

    ALES site-based council

    The ALES site-based decision-making council will meet 5:35 p.m. Feb. 24. For more information, call 270-358-4112.

    LCMS site-based council

    The LCMS site-based council meets at 4:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. For more information, call the school at 270-358-3196.

    Wee Time

  • Farm Calendar - Feb. 12, 2014

    Pork producers meet
    The LaRue County Pork Association will meet 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at the LaRue County Extension office in Hodgenville. All interested individuals are invited to attend.

    Farmers market planning
    A meeting to discuss a LaRue County farmers market, or ag market days will be 1:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the LaRue County Extension office. Previous and potential vendors of the farmers market or last year’s ag market day are encouraged to attend the meeting.

    Kentucky Alfalfa Conference

  • Community Calendar - Feb. 12, 2014

     Lincoln Birthday Luncheon 

  • Fundrai$ers - Feb. 12, 2014

     Benefit for Thompson family: DATE CHANGE TO MARCH 8