Local News

  • Rineyville soldier falls in Afghanistan

    A soldier from Rineyville died Saturday in Kandahar province in Afghanistan.

    First Lt. Eric D. Yates, 26, a 2003 graduate of John Hardin High School, died from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. Yates along with Staff Sgt. Jaime C. Newman, 27, of Richmond, Va., were killed in the attack.

  • 10 charged in drug syndicate

    A year-long investigation into the growing problem of methamphetamine has resulted in the Sept. 15 arrest of 10 people in Green County. Troopers from Post 15 along with units from the Greensburg and Campbellsville City Police and Green County Constable Brad Hall executed the indictment warrants – and more arrests may be pending.

    All 10 were charged with engaging in organized crime – criminal syndicate.

    Other charges are:

  • Jail employees become certified in CPR

    Several employees at the LaRue County Detention Center were certified or re-certified last week in CPR and first aid.

    Joey Stanton, chief administrative officer at the jail, first set up the class last year with Southern Health Partners. Employees are required by the Department of Corrections to stay up to date on the four-hour course. Stanton said that before last year the course hadn’t taken place in three or four years.

  • Band of Hawks named Reserve Grand Champion in Show of Bands

    The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks traveled to Russellville High School last weekend to compete in the 2010 Show of Bands. The band delivered their best performance of the season, so far, to earn first place in their class, best guard in their class and best percussion in their class.

    The guard not only won their class, but also achieved the highest guard score overall. 

    In the end, the Band of Hawks earned the title of Reserve Grand Champion. 

  • KSP charges 10 in alleged drug syndicate

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  • Houchens Market executive dies in Glasgow

    A man who was a key player in bringing the Houchens Market to Hodgenville died Sept. 17.

    William Ruel Houchens, 81, of Glasgow, died at Baptist East Hospital after a lengthy illness.

    Houchens began his career with the company after returning to Glasgow after serving in the Korean War. He was mentored by his uncle Ervin Houchens, the founder of Houchens Grocery.

  • Lincoln Days: Little Abe and Sarah, family and baby contests are Sunday

    Girls, get out your great-grandma’s dress and bonnet. Fellas, get out your grandpa’s suspenders and pioneer shirt.

    It’s time to choose a new Little Abe, Little Sarah and best-costumed family for Lincoln Days.

    The main events for the annual festival are Oct. 2-3. However, there will be plenty of entertainment Sunday with baby contests beginning at 2 p.m., followed by Little Abe, Little Sarah and costumed family contests.

    It’s too late to register for the Abe, Sarah and family contests, however, babies may register through Saturday, Sept. 25

  • Police step up patrols to combat break-ins

    Local law enforcement has been faced with a string of break-ins and burglaries that “really don’t make a lot of sense.”

    That’s how Hodgenville Police Chief John Cottrill summed up the latest break-ins at Bent N Dent in Smith’s Plaza, Paula’s Hot Biscuit on West Water Street and Royal Pizza on Lincoln Boulevard.

    The thieves took the cash register from each business. At Royal Pizza, they also took a clock from the wall; at Paula’s, they took a window air conditioner.

    In most locations, a small amount of cash has been taken.

  • Police investigate man's disappearance

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  • Outdated prescription drug drop-off set for Saturday

    Many medicine cabinets contain outdated or unused prescription drugs. When taken as prescribed, the pills or capsules provide health benefits. If misused, they can contribute to accidental poisonings or overdoses.

    Despite the frequent warnings by physicians and drug companies, many people are comfortable using drugs prescribed for others.

    National surveys show how widespread the problem has become:

    • More Americans abuse prescription drugs than those who abuse cocaine, hallucinogens and heroin combined.