Today's News

  • Sonora Elementary to be sold

    Landmark News Service

    The Hardin County School Board voted Monday to sell Sonora Elementary School and its land, after the board and the Kentucky Department of Education decided it was surplus.

    The board will accept sealed bids for the land.

    Sonora Elementary closed in 2006 when Creekside Elementary opened in Sonora.


  • Band of Hawks compete at state level Saturday

    The LaRue County Band of Hawks competed in the KMEA AAA West Quarterfinal Competition Saturday at Warren East High School in Bowling Green. 

    The Band of Hawks earned third place out of 13 bands, behind Adair County and Muhlenberg North High School. The Band of Hawks outscored Russell County by four points and Taylor County by five points, who came in fourth and fifth place respectively. 

  • Property bills get new look

    LaRue County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner, at last week’s fiscal court meeting at the Hodgenville courthouse, reminded the county’s residents to expect a different look to their property tax bills this fall.

    “We’re used to a yellow copy of our tax bill coming in the mail in a business envelope,” said Turner, “but this year the bill will come as a post card.”

    He said the yellow card will have the sheriff’s logo in the upper left hand corner.

    The bills will be distributed starting Oct. 31.

  • Trick-or-Treat on the Square is Friday night

    The annual Trick-or-Treat on Lincoln Square will be Halloween night, Oct. 31. Children in the community will be able to enjoy a safe and fun holiday by visiting the many tour stops sponsored by local businesses.

    The event has grown over the past few years to  involve more than 1,000 children. The costume contest, sponsored by the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, is part of the reason for the event’s popularity.

  • MLK State Commission seeks nominations for Citizenship Award

    The Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission is accepting nominations for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Citizenship Award.

  • Church calendar

    Parkway Baptist holds three-night revival

    Parkway Baptist Church will hold revival Oct. 23-25 at 7 p.m. Ben Bailie is the evangelist and The Warren Family Singers will perform.

    Gospel concert Sunday at Buffalo Baptist

    Buffalo Baptist Church will have a gospel concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26. The guest group this month will be the Trinity Gospel Aires. Everyone is invited. Call (270) 325-3820 for information.

    Roanoke church plans Halloween alternative

  • Family activities are focus of event

    Nelson County resident Dennis Gray doesn’t think there are enough family activities locally, so he decided to organize one. Gray will present the Bardstown Rock-n-Rides Festival Oct. 28-Nov. 1 at Nelson County Fairgrounds. Events will include carnival rides, a haunted house, and live music every night, with nationally known talent as well as local groups scheduled, Gray said.

  • School board approves FFA trip

    A Future Farmers of America trip to the national convention in Indianapolis made a last-minute appearance on the LaRue County School Board meeting agenda Monday night.

    Superintendent Sam Sanders said a concerned parent who wasn’t completely comfortable with their child riding to the convention on a Greyhound bus contacted him.

    Sanders said he “didn’t know anything about a Greyhound bus,” and when a search was done to find details of the approved field trip, he said there “was no record of the request.”

  • Sale of Buffalo School is pending

    The sale of Buffalo Elementary School to a Lexington company which renovates historic structures was approved Thursday at a special meeting of the LaRue County School Board. 

    AU Development LLC was the sole bidder and offered $60,000, the minimum price listed in the district's request for bids. The company plans to convert the structure into an elderly housing center.

  • Clayton Homes to close

    CMH Manufacturing Inc., better known as the Clayton Homes, notified its work force Wednesday morning of the plant’s closing.

    Employees were given a letter from plant general manager Pete Janatello that said: “With worsening economic conditions and declining home orders, it has become necessary to idle our manufacturing facility in Hodgenville, KY. It is with much regret and deliberation that we are unable to continue production.’”