Today's News

  • Kids Crew a golden opportunity for youngsters

    For Traci Peters, new director of Kids Crew, the opportunity to have children in the daycare there is a golden one for the youngsters to learn facets of education upon which they can build.

    “We promote child-directed, hands-on activities for our students,” the Pennsylvania native said.

    The 38 children enrolled at Kids Crew, located at the LaRue County Board of Education office in Hodgenville, take part in daily lessons that teach skills appropriate to their age level.

  • Lincoln Days thanks

    Another Lincoln Days has come and gone. We clearly have a lot to be thankful for. The small rain on Saturday evening interrupted a couple of the artists and dampened the crowd, but it was badly needed. 

  • Reunion calendar

    Class of 1985

    The LaRue County High School Class of 1985 will hold a 25-year class reunion 6 p.m.-midnight Oct. 23 at Sportsman Lake in Hodgenville. The cost is $18 per person and includes dinner. Advance registration for dinner is required. For more information or to make reservations, go to LCHS Class of 85 Reunion Facebook Page. Send reservations to Kim Pruitt Clough, 4301 High Meadow Place, Louisville, KY 40299 or Diana Sadler Cottrell, 2935 Parkers Grove Road, Magnolia, KY 42757 or call 502-261-0405 or 270-324-3917. 

    Richardson Smith

  • Bluegrass Speedway Final Points

    44 Auto Mart Super Late Models

    1. Tim Tungate - 202

    2. Jeff Watson - 171

    3. Dustin Neat - 154

    4. Lee Devasier - 141

    5. Aaron Hatton - 123

    6. Justin Rattliff - 114

    7. Jarryd Holshouser - 103

    8. Johnny Wheeler - 95

    9. Tim Rivers - 83

    10. Mike Jewell - 82


    UMP Open Wheel Modifieds

    1. Jason Wheatley - 226

    2. Benji Lee - 192

    3. Brad Schlosser - 114

    4. Michael England - 109

    5. Adam Cole - 109

    6. Gary Parks - 105

  • Community calendar

    County Clerk announces hours

    The LaRue County Clerk’s office will be open half day Sept. 1 and all day Sept. 2. The office will close Sept. 4 and 6 to honor Labor Day.  

    LaRue County Reads

  • Band of Hawks named reserve grand champion at Taylor County

    Hundreds of spectators greeted 10 of the area’s top band programs as they competed Sept. 25 in the Taylor County Marching Invitational.

    In preliminary competition, the LaRue County Band of Hawks received first in their class, Best Percussion in their class, and Best Guard in their class.  That evening in finals, the Band of Hawks outscored eight other bands to earn the title of Reserve Grand Champion – the second title in two weeks. 

  • Community Calendar

    Class of 1990

    LaRue County High School Class of 1990 will hold a 20-year class reunion Sept. 18 at Sportsman Lake in Hodgenville. For more information, contact Michael Shelton at 270-392-7479 or visit Facebook at LaRue County Class of 1990 Reunion.

    Class of 2000

  • Community calendar

    Free Single Mom’s Oil Change

    A free single mom’s oil change and car wash will be provided by Harvestland Community Church 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 16 at the church. Free brunch, childcare and gift included. For more information, call Debbie Ragland at 270-735-6454 or Sandy Lamas at 270-317-4007.

    Fall cleanup

  • 'Promote Your School' scholarship available

    A junior at one of Kentucky’s public or private high schools may win a $500 scholarship and a photo shoot at his or her school through the “Promote Your School” scholarship contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

  • Grand jury indictments range from wanton endangerment to burglary

    Several people were indicted by a LaRue County grand jury Sept. 20.

    Julio Vences Zaragoza, 25, of Hodgenville was indicted on charges of first-degree fleeing and evading police (motor vehicle), first-degree fleeing and evading police (on foot), three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, two counts of first-degree criminal mischief, no operator’s license, resisting arrest, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance and excessive window tinting.