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Today's News

  • Glendale woman charged with drug trafficking

    A 24-year-old Glendale woman is facing drug trafficking charges after a series of run-ins with law enforcement March 26.

    LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy said the chain of events began with an investigation into the alleged theft of four diamond rings. He located the jewelry at a local pawn shop and took out a warrants against Jessica Ida Smith, who was accused of pawning them.

  • First candidate forum is tonight

    Constituents will have a chance to meet local candidates at a political forum April 13 and 20.

    The forums, hosted by LaRue County Farm Bureau and the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, begin at 6 p.m. in the upstairs courtroom at the LaRue County Courthouse.

    The candidates for judge/executive, sheriff and jailer have been invited to speak April 13.

    Candidates from all four magisterial districts - along with the three candidates for state representative - have been invited to speak April 20.

  • Bulk of backlog cleared for Circuit Court judge

    A senior judge appointed to help a circuit judge clear a backlog of nearly 100 cases ended his assistance March 31, but a small number of cases still remain.

    Judge Jack Seay’s backlog prompted intervention of the state court system because some civil disputes, particularly child custody cases, lingered undecided for years. In November 2009, Senior Judge Geoffrey Morris was appointed to hear Seay’s docket so he could concentrate fully on issuing decisions.

  • Hawks back on top with win over North

    After back-to-back losses to John Hardin (4-3) and Barren County (11-10), LaRue County Coach Chris Price was glad to put one in the win column March 29 against the North Hardin Trojans 9-1. 

  • The empty tomb holds a great message

    The world has seen some dark days, but the darkest was the day Jesus Christ was crucified. His body was removed from the cross by two friends and placed in Joseph’s tomb. Early in the morning, some of his followers went to the tomb to complete the earlier preparing of His body for burial. To their amazement they found the stone rolled away and were told by an angel that Jesus was alive.

  • Church calendar

    Hope Food Pantry at Methodist Church

    The Hope Food Pantry at Hodgenville United Methodist Church, 825 Tonieville Road, will distribute food at 5 p.m. April 14 for those in need. For more information, call 358-3028 or 358-9328.

    Revival at First Baptist Hodgenville

  • Lady Hawks win two before heading to Florida

    At the beginning of the season, the Lady Hawks listed a few goals: To protect the home field, concentrate for the full game and dominate when the opportunity arises. 

    The team took care of business March 29 when the Lady Commanderettes visited Hodgenville. The Lady Hawks overwhelmed Washington County 16-3 in five innings.

  • Ursuline Sisters celebrate religious profession jubilees

    Eighteen Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph are celebrating jubilees of religious profession this summer, including two who ministered in LaRue County.

    Sister Frances Miriam Spalding is celebrating her 70th year of religious life. She taught at Our Lady of Mercy School in Hodgenville 1954-57. She also ministered elsewhere in the Archdiocese of Louisville, the Diocese of Owensboro, and in Missouri.

  • ECTC and Campbellsville U sign agreements for credit transfer

    Officials from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and Campbellsville University crossed paths Wednesday at Hodgenville’s new Brockman Center to sign four agreements of cooperation.

    After negotiations, the institutions created seamless transfers in four programs: business administration, criminal justice, interdisciplinary early childhood education and organizational management.

    Representatives of both schools said in economic times when budgets are tightened, cooperation seems natural.

  • Community calendar

    Community Blood Drive

    The community blood drive will be noon-5 p.m. April 13 at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. All blood types are needed and the procedure takes about an hour. Bring an I.D. card.

    Library closed

    LaRue County Public Library will be closed April 13.

    Hobby Mania