Today's News

  • PHOTO: Kelly Sandidge named to Hall of Fame

     LaRue County High School Director of Student Services Kelly Sandidge was inducted into Centre College’s Athletic Hall of Fame Oct. 20 during homecoming. The 1987 LCHS graduate assumed the starting role as quarterback the fifth game into his freshman season at Centre and started every game after that. He lettered four years in football, was College Athletic Conference football team honorable mention in 1989 and made C.A.C. first-team at quarterback in 1990. 

  • Former deputy pleads guilty to misdemeanors

     A former LaRue County Deputy Sheriff pleaded guilty to three misdemeanors Monday in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Joshua Matthew Darst, 32, of Hodgenville, a six-year veteran of the department, was charged in April with first-degree official misconduct, a misdemeanor; and theft by unlawful taking – auto, and tampering with physical evidence, both Class D felonies.

    Darst was accused with recovering a stolen motorcycle “with the intent to deprive the owner of its use by keeping it himself,” according to a press release by Kentucky State Police.

  • Dye sentenced to 30 years for attempted rape, murder

     A Hodgenville man pleaded guilty Monday to the attempted murder, kidnapping, first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree attempted rape of a 10-year-old girl. He could serve up to 30 years for the crimes.

    Jetto Dye, 29, admitted in LaRue Circuit Court to taking a sleeping child from his residence into a wooded area behind his house on River Road and attempting to rape her. Dye admitted also to attempting to choke her when she resisted the sexual assault.

  • Tribute to Veterans Memorial set by local patriots

     What people will see when the Hardin County Tribute to Veterans official opens on Veterans Day is an impressive series of statues and monoliths honoring the sacrifices and service of all United States veterans from each of the five military branches as well as men and women of the civil service.

    What they won’t see is the patriotic pride instilled in Terry Shelton, co-owner with his wife Diane of Quarry Hill Monuments that set the 16 granite pieces and six sculptures in place.

  • BOYS SOCCER: Records set in an unforgettable season

     The 2012 LaRue County High School boys soccer team made history with victories in the Trojan Classic soccer tournament, the 18th District tournament and a first ever appearance in the 5th Region tournament. 

    Best team in school history? Facts are hard to deny. Best record, most goals, district finals, region quarterfinals. The team went undefeated for 31 days, 10 matches in a row.

    Individually, there was little argument.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Kelly Fitzpatrick and Craig Dunn

     Kelly Fitzpatrick and Craig Dunn, both of Hodgenville, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Robert and Tammy Fitzpatrick of Summersville. She is a graduate of Hart County High School.

    The prospective groom is the son of Robert and Karen Dunn of Hodgenville. He is a graduate of LaRue County High School and a student at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • Better Business Bureau hosts shred event in E'town

     The Better Business Bureau is teaming up with A-Plus Paper Shredding, Securitas Security Services, Walmart, and the Elizabethtown Police Department for a community shred event 9-11 a.m. Nov. 10 in the Walmart parking lot, 100 Walmart Drive, Elizabethtown.

    Paper, CDs, paper clips, staples, rubber bands, sprial bounds and floppy disks will be accepted at the event.

    Batteries, pens, plastic bags, cords, string, hard plastic items, metal object or glass will not be accepted.

  • FOR YOUR HEALTH: November is COPD Awareness Month

     Up to 24 million Americans show impaired lung function, which is common among those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the third leading cause of death in the United States.

    It’s a staggering number, made more so by the fact that only about half of them have been diagnosed. More than 12 million Americans have been diagnosed with COPD, while an estimated 12 million more have it, but have not been diagnosed.

  • Cheerleaders to compete in national contest

     The LaRue County High School Cheerleaders won the medium varsity division in Saturday’s Universal Cheerleading Association’s Northern Alabama Regional competition at Sparkman High School in Harvest, Ala.

    The win qualified them to compete in the National High School Cheerleading Championships in February 2013.

    It’s the second consecutive year the squad has earned the right to compete in the national competition. Last year, they placed second out of seven teams in the qualifier and eventually took 13th in the national championship.

  • Relay for Life announces theme contest

     With a nine teams already registered for the 2013 LaRue County Relay for Life and a carnival theme chosen, the County Relay Committee announced last week that they are seeking a title for the May 17 event.

    There are no contest rules other than the title must reflect a carnival theme and all submissions must be made by noon Nov. 21. Make submissions to bill.hawkins@cancer.org or RChildress@fechheimer.com. The winner will receive a $25 gift card.