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Today's News

  • County offers $500 reward for information about stolen road signs

    LaRue Fiscal Court is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a person or persons who has been stealing or destroying road and stop signs in the county.

    Over the summer, several signs, costing hundreds of dollars to replace, were stolen throughout the county. Timmy Brown, county road supervisor, speaking to magistrates as the court met Tuesday in Hodgenville, said the latest incident occurred two weeks ago in the Roanoke area.

  • Hodgenville man recovering after motorcycle crash

    A Hodgenville man is recovering from a motorcycle crash at home after spending several days in a Louisville hospital.

    About noon Tuesday, Sept. 15, Donald Marshall, 47, of Kerrick Lane, was driving a 1998 Harley Davidson motorcycle on North Lincoln Boulevard near Lincoln Village Apartments. According to Police Chief John Cottrill, Marshall’s motorcycle rear-ended a 2005 Mercury passenger car driven by James R. Daughtery, 69, of Bardstown Road.

    “Witnesses said speed was a factor,” Cottrill said.

  • Lady Hawks will host middle school tournament today

    The LaRue County Middle School girls’ basketball team will host the district tournament Saturday, Sept. 26.

    The seventh-grade teams play that morning with the Lady Hawks battling Hart County at 11:30 a.m. The winner will play the victor of the Caverna and Green County match-up at 4:15 p.m.

    The eighth-grade teams begin play at 2:30 p.m. when the Lady Hawks play Hart County. The winner will play the victor of the Green County and Caverna match-up at 5:45 p.m.

    All games will be six-minute quarters and played in the high school gym.

  • WKU’s enrollment breaks record

    In today’s college world, learning happens where the students are. That might be a traditional campus like Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green or a satellite locations and even the home computer.

    Ron Stephens, associate dean of WKU’s Division of Extended Learning and Outreach, described the college’s long-term commitment, recent expansions and extended local instruction during the September luncheon meeting of the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Visitor center previews national parks documentary today

    A special preview of the upcoming Ken Burns television documentary “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea” will be shown Saturday, Sept. 26, in the visitor center at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park. This presentation, lasting about 45 minutes, will be shown at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

  • Main Street announces future plans

    ­Everyone involved with Main Street is working hard to get ready for the Sept. 26 annual dinner and what should be a great concert by Water’s Edge. We’re still getting items for the silent auction and we have some good stuff, from free dinners to UK basketball and football tickets to jewelry to baskets from several sources, to many other items.

    Tickets for the dinner and concert ($20) must be reserved by Sept. 24. Dinner space is limited, so get your tickets now. Tickets for the concert only are $15.

    Historic district expansion

  • Hawks fight back, defeat Scotties 28-24

    LaRue County and Glasgow traded punches at the end zone Friday night in Glasgow, but it was the Hawks that seized the opportunity with seconds on the clock to put the Scotties away 28-24.

    “We had to keep the ball moving,” running back Alex Lee said,” the line did a really good job blocking tonight. They stepped it up from the Green County game.”

    Lee led the Hawks in rushing with 143 yards and a touchdown scamper from 20 yards out.

  • Lengyel to speak at Campbellsville

    The legendary coach Jack Lengyel, who rebuilt Marshall University’s football program after the tragic plane crash in 1970, will travel to Campbellsville University to promote the athletic department and its endeavor to fund raise, Sept. 25-26.

    Lengyel will speak at the athletic fundraising dinner 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Banquet Hall in the Student Union Building at 110 University Drive, Campbellsville. Reservations can be made at the Office of Development at 270-789-5211.

  • Brothers continue love of baseball through coaching

    Former Hawks baseball standouts Eric and Bryan Allen are viewing the game from another angle as both brothers are coaching the sport, one in high school and the other in college.

    Eric, who graduated from LCHS in 2000, is assistant coach for the John Hardin High School Bulldogs. Bryan, a 2003 graduate, assists at St. Catharine College in Springfield.

    Jimmy Lee, their maternal grandfather, recalls that the game has been a lifelong experience for both sons of Eddie and Mitzi Allen of Hodgenville.

  • Police called when trapped raccoon panics

    Hodgenville City Police took a young raccoon into custody early Tuesday after reports that the animal was “tearing up an apartment and everyone in it.”

    Officer Donald Jewell said he was called to Morningside Apartments about 1 a.m. A resident there had brought the raccoon into the apartment after it had been hit by a car, he said. The animal was not pleased with the new habitat and someone in the apartment called dispatch for assistance.