Today's News

  • Couple enter guilty pleas in child abuse case

    Children who lived in terror were spared the trauma of testifying in court because a plea agreement approved Friday promises to put their mother behind bars for 10 years.

    Myra Rodriguez, 31, admitted guilt to 16 felony and 30 misdemeanor charges regarding what court documents called “torture and cruel punishment” inflicted upon four children – the youngest who was only 3 at the time.

  • Consider breeding program when purchasing livestock

    As LaRue County beef producers consider buying bulls they should think about their overall breeding program. It is important to assess what traits are going to have the greatest economic impact in your management system and target a bull to give the production level that you need. If you are in the commercial cattle business and you have been using the same breed of bull for several years then you should probably consider adopting a crossbreeding program.

  • High-yielding corn comes with a price

    The increased costs of seed, fertilizer, fuel and land rents have caused many farmers to consider cutting costs in corn production, however, it is also a good time to review the concepts of producing high yields.

  • Jimmy Shaw named Referee of the Year

    A former LaRue County High School student received recognition at the state wrestling tournament.

    Former wrestler Jimmy Shaw, a regional and state champion in 1999, was selected by the Kentucky Wrestling Coaches’ Association as its Referee of the Year.

    Central Hardin High School wrestling coach Russ Pike, who wrestled for Central Hardin at the same time Shaw wrestled for the Hawks, said he voted for Shaw.

  • Hawks take on Taylor in first round of Region Tourney

    Hawks basketball coach Paul Childress left the draw for the boys’ 5th Region Tournament in a happy frame of mind.

    The eight-team field was set Sunday afternoon at Nelson County High School.

    On Thursday, LaRue County (17-9) meets the 20th District runner-up Taylor County Cardinals (17-13) at 8 p.m. Taylor County pulled out a 57-54 win at LaRue County on Feb. 12.

  • Arts Council needs performing artists

    The Kentucky Arts Council is accepting applications from Kentucky performing artists from every tourism region in the state to perform on the Kentucky Experience Pavilion Performance Stage during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park Sept. 25-Oct. 10, 2010. The World Equestrian Games are expected to draw audiences from around the world and the Kentucky Experience Pavilion is the hospitality center for the event, which expects to host over 60,000 visitors.

  • Magnolia Bank promotes employees

    Magnolia Bank’s board of directors announced promotions of three employees.

    Pamela Cecil was promoted to assistant vice president. Cecil joined the bank in 1992. She serves as loan processor and administrative assistant to President Ron Sanders at the Lincoln Hills Branch.

    Weldon Riggs was promoted to assistant vice president. Riggs has been with the bank since 2008. He serves as manager to the secondary market loan department at the Parkway Branch in Hodgenville. 

  • Red Cross says thanks

    Thank you to the 13 individuals who braved the weather to donate blood Feb. 9 at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. The snow caused some problems and early closure.

    Many thanks to the volunteers who worked – Cecil Druen, Opal Dail and Diane Rock.

    The community blood drive returns April 13.

    Faye Puyear

    Volunteer Coordinator

  • Attorney General takes on Topix

    After receiving dozens of calls and complaints from Kentuckians, Attorney General Jack Conway has asked Topix.com, an interactive message board Web site host, to provide information regarding its policies dealing with abusive posts that violate the Web site’s terms of service. The Office of Consumer Protection has received calls and complaints from concerned citizens who allege that false and defamatory information about children, as well as adults, has been posted on Topix.

  • Mat Hawks place fifth, earn five medals at State

    It was not the ending the LaRue County Mat Hawk wrestlers and coaches had envisioned. Heading into the 2010 Kentucky Wrestling State Championships in Frankfort, the Mat Hawks were looking to bring home the KHSAA state title. After a slow start, the team finished in fifth place overall and as Class A State runners up.