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Today's News

  • Flu vaccine available

    Flu season is upon us, and it’s time once again to get vaccinated. According to a recent study by the Center for Disease Control, of the children who died of influenza last year, 90 percent were unvaccinated. And, as Diana Leathers, community educator for the LaRue County Health Department says, you don’t just get vaccinated to protect yourself; you do it to protect everyone else.

  • FISCAL COURT: Magistrates debate payment of $5,000 for Mesonet

    A $5,000 payment to Western Kentucky University for support of the operation of the Kentucky Mesonet created a topic of discussion among members of LaRue County Fiscal Court meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Sept. 9.
    As the magistrates were examining current county bills, Ricky Whitlock, second district, noted the payment for the weather reporting station located at the LaRue County Environmental and Research Center off Leafdale Road.

  • Population declines, workforce leaves home

    Eighty percent of LaRue County’s workforce travels outside the county for work. They are most likely to drive to Hardin, Jefferson and Nelson Counties. Their average travel time is 27 minutes – to and from work.
    Conversely, 52 percent of LaRue County’s jobs are filled by people outside the county – mostly from Hardin and Hart Counties.
    Those are a few of the many statistics Mike Burress, deputy director of the Lincoln Trail Development District, included in a presentation Wednesday at the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

  • Have you Herd? Local band reunites for Lincoln Days

    The Herd is back.
    After having not played together as a rock band for almost four decades until last fall, the Herd will play their third gig in a year Oct. 4 at Arrowhead Archery and BBQ in Hodgenville.
    Their fans, who followed the local rock band from the late 1960s through 1977, are also back in numbers, listening and dancing to classic rock songs. The fans’ enthusiastic response to the Herd and their music happily surprised the band members.

  • Brown, Cochran named to Southern States Board

     David Brown of Hodgenville and Bill Cochran of Rineyville were elected to the local board at the Southern States annual membership meeting of the Hardin Co-op.

    The meeting was held Sept. 24 in Elizabethtown with more than 73 stockholder-members and their families attending.

    Caleb Ragland of Magnolia was elected chairman/president of the board of directors. Paul Hayse was named vice chairman.

    Don Thomas, district manager, presented a report on major developments at the co-op.

  • PHOTO: LCMS Bowl Bash

    The LaRue County Middle School Hawks hosted TK Stone Sept. 20 at the second annual Nathan McCurry Memorial Bowl Bash. LaRue’s eighth-graders remained undefeated by pulling out another win with the final score, LaRue 28, TK Stone 8. The team plays at Hart County 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23. LaRue will host the playoff game on Sept. 30. Above, the eighth-graders pose with their trophy. The seventh-grade team defeated TK Stone 22-8.

  • COLUMN: The Obscure Alcove 'Check out the classics'

     “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better place that I go to than I have ever known.”  Would reading this final line from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens compel you to read this piece of classic literature for the first time?

    What about this first line from The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner? “Through the fence, between the curling flower spaces, I could see them hitting.” So many time-honored books to choose from at the library. 

  • PHOTO: Warriors win

    The Warriors, a baseball team with kids from Hardin, Larue, Grayson, Meade and Breckinridge Counties, won the Moving On Up baseball tournament this weekend in Indiana. Front from left, Justin Hiner, Evan Morris, Cason Brady, Isaac Seeger; second row, Cohl Proctor, Owen Honaker, Brayden Stowe, Caine Smith, Bryson Arnette; back, Coach Adam Stowe, Coach Wayne Smith, Coach Todd Morris and Coach Johnathan Coleman.

  • PHOTO: U4 Soccer action

    Cooper Thomas, Devin Seymour, Kaedynn Handley, Benjamin Santos and Bryce Hutcherson look for a path to the goal in recent LaRue County U-4 soccer league action.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: YSC welcomes Theresa Price

    Theresa Price has joined LaRue County’s Youth Service Center as program assistant.

    “My job responsibilities include assisting the coordinator with the development and implementation of YSC Programs such as Red Ribbon Week, College Application Week, and helping meet the basic needs of families of the school district who are in need,” said Price, whose first day on the job was Sept. 8.

    A native of Abilene, Texas, she moved to Anderson County during high school and graduated from Anderson County High School.