Today's News

  • Beef Cattle Association meets Nov. 11 at Extension Service

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the LaRue County Extension Service office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville.

    A program related to beef production will be presented and a meal will be served. All interested producers are invited to attend.

    For more information, contact the Extension Service, 358-3401.

  • Training offered for local child care providers

    The LaRue County Early Childhood Council sponsored training for local child-care providers on Nov. 1 at the Extension Office.

    Training topics included sessions on activity plans- this is a new licensing requirement for each classroom, and learning centers taught by Karen Hellman, STARS Quality Coordinator. The afternoon session covered working with special needs children, such as those with autism was presented by Lisa Sallee.

  • ECTC helping Clayton employees

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has partnered with Lincoln Trail Area Development District to provide assistance to Clayton Homes' employees in Hodgenville. The manufacturing company announced its closure last month. Approximately 140 employees are affected.

    Rapid response sessions were held Oct. 29-30 at Clayton's, where employees learned about unemployment, insurance and educational opportunities.

    ECTC is offering three free classes to employees affected by the closure. Interviewing techniques will was Wednesday at Clayton Homes.

  • Chelf, Smith return to school board

    A nickel doesn’t stretch as far as it once did.

    Voters overturned a nickel-growth tax in January but returned two incumbent LaRue County School Board members to office Tuesday who approved the measure. The two re-elections came despite an aggressive campaign by a slate of opposition candidates.

    Local businessman Ronnie Chelf, who won by 26 votes in District 2, said the tax proposal overshadowed the school district’s accomplishments and his record of service in the eyes of some voters.

  • Little League basketball signups set

    LaRue County Boys Little League Basketball for kindergarten through 6th grade will have signups from 9-11 a.m. Nov. 8,  and 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in the high school cafeteria.

    Registration is K-3, $35; 4-6th, $45. Scholarships are available. Forms will be passed out at local schools or you can pick one up on day of registration.

    For more information, contact Todd Rogers, 735-5233

  • Hawks defeat Warren East

    LaRue County snapped its losing streak Friday with a 28-26 win at Warren East.

    The Hawks, who play at Valley as the playoff season opens next week, displayed a dominating ground game, gaining more than 200 yards rushing.

    Recording their first win since Sept. 19, the Hawks improved to 4-6 on the season.

    Scores from other games Friday:

    Adair County 33, Metcalfe County 14

    Allen County-Scottsville 27, Edmonson County 7

    Bullitt East 51, Nelson County 14

    Butler County 35, Muhlenberg South 17

    Campbellsville 40, Glasgow 8

  • Reflective vests required for emergency workers

    Pat Helm, director of emergency medical services, informed LaRue County magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville last week that his department will be purchasing reflective vests to comply with a new federal regulation.

    “It applies to any emergency responder or construction worker,” Helm said. “It’s a carryover from what the state is doing.”

    Helm said state workers already are wearing the lime-green vests, which he believes might be the most reflective. Other color choices include yellow or orange-red.

  • Stop and enjoy what we have

    Ask someone what LaRue County needs and you'll get an immediate response.

    It seems every resident has an idea. Sometimes its an inspirational vision of the future; other times just a longing. But it's always right on the tip of the tongue.

    As a long-time area resident but a newcomer to LaRue County, I had thoughts of my own. But I've actively been trying to tap into the collective desires of the community. Recently as a member of the latest Leadership LaRue County class, I participated in a brainstorming session that asked just the same question.

  • Schools, Legion plan events to honor veterans

    The LaRue County Youth Service Center will sponsor Veterans Day programs at both the middle and high schools on Tuesady.

    The middle school program begins at 9 a.m. in the gym. All veterans are invited to attend and will be recognized during the program.

    The high school’s program is at 2 p.m. in the gym. This program is to help students understand the importance of service to country and honoring all those who have served, according to YSC coordinator Marsha Duncan.

    For more information, call Duncan at 358-9745.

  • Youth Soccer Association board meets Nov. 11

    The LaRue County Youth Soccer Association board meets at 6 p.m. Nov. 11 at the LaRue County Fairgrounds.

    The agenda includes election of board members and adoption of bylaws and rule changes.

    Anyone willing to participate in this volunteer program is welcome. For more information, call Bill Hawkins at 358-2213.