Today's News

  • ShopKo plans donations to schools

    Shopko Hometown Foundation has launched a program called, “Help Us Give Back.” For every signature Shopko Hometown in Hodgenville receives by Dec. 24, the Shopko Hometown Foundation will make a $1 donation to LaRue County Public Schools (up to $2,000) as part of its Help Us Give Back initiative, a program that is being run in all 181 store locations. Customers can sign their name once a day to show their support; no donation or purchase is required. 

  • Birth: Maci Fortune

    Tiffany R. and Jeremy R. Fortune, of New Hope, announce the birth of a daughter, Maci, Nov. 19, 2013, at Flaget Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Scott and Jody Maynard, of New Haven. Paternal grandparents are Lorri and Marian Adams, of Bardstown, and Chuck Fortune, of Upton. Great-grandparents are Martha and Wayne Shuffitt, of Lebanon Junction, and Cora and Chester Spencer, of Boston.

    The baby was welcomed home by two brothers, Hunter, 3, and Waylon, 1.

  • Birth: Caroline Michelle Scott

    Brandon and Ashley Scott of Gleanings announce the birth of their daughter, Caroline Michelle.

    She was born Oct. 25, 2013, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    Maternal grandparents are Scotty and Robin Lee of Hodgenville. Paternal grandparents are George and Ruth Scott of Raywick.

    Great grandparents are Lois Hay of Eastview; Billy and Joyce Lee of Hodgenville; and Mary Dowell of Ekron.

  • Wedding: Brittany and Justin Crewz

    Kevin and Melissa Hornback of Upton and Gary and Sharon Crewz of Sonora announce the marriage of their children.  

    The bride, Brittany Hornback, is the granddaughter of the late Jane and Jessie Dennis, and the late Edward and Dorthy Hornback. She is an employee of Subway in Sonora.  

    The groom, Justin Crewz, is the grandson of Sue Crewz of Sonora and the late Jerry Crewz; and Randall and Shirley Ramsey of Sonora. He is an employee of AGI. 

    The wedding was Dec. 7, 2013, at the United Methodist Church in Sonora.

  • Generations: LaFollette

    Five generations of the LaFollette family from left, Bessie LaFollette, Wanda Dever, Stephanie Behringer, Britney Stamper and her daughter, Vanna.

  • Three injured in crash on Oak Hill Road

     Three people are recovering from injuries received in a two-vehicle crash on Nov. 29.

    Sherryll Krogg, 69, was driving a 2000 Pontiac Sunfire on Oak Hill Road toward Jenkins Road about 5 p.m., according to the LaRue County Sheriff’s office.

    Krogg’s vehicle sideswiped a 1986 Chevrolet pulling a bushhog. The Sunfire struck the mower deck, according to the accident report.

    Krogg and her passengers, Lorena Russell, 95, and Samantha Krogg, 38, were transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS and Hardin County EMS.

  • LCHS speech team enjoys successful weekend

     Five members of the LaRue County High School Speech Team traveled to Fairfax, Va., this past weekend to compete at the 10th annual Patriot Games Speech Tournament hosted by George Mason University.  

  • Ruthie's history to be preserved at Decades

     Less than a month after the closing of a landmark restaurant, plans are in the works to salvage its history.

  • Relay for Life: Team and sponsorship search

     LaRue County’s Relay for Life is looking for additional teams for the May 16, 2014, event at Hodgenville Elementary. To date, five teams have confirmed membership for the event’s $60,500 countywide goal including Nationwide’s Circle of Friends, Freedom Angels, Living Strong, Becky’s Team and Veirs Crew “Keeping the Faith.”  

  • Pipeline surveyors find burial ground, Indian Movement calls for halt to project

     Surveyors for the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline uncovered human remains, possibly from an Indian burial, in Hardin County in August.