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Today's News

  • Take time to learn about your history

    In a column in The Turret, Gen. George S. Patton’s grandson talked about the importance of keeping not just things but memories. He called recorded memories “the most meaningful, enduring dimensions of inheritance.”

  • Christian Cox gets sole hit in All-Star game

    Former LaRue County High School Lady Hawk Christian Cox competed in the East vs. West All-Star game June 12-14 at the University of Kentucky.

    Cox, who played for the West Seniors, played three games that weekend – two seven-inning games on Saturday and one nine-inning game on Sunday.

    Lady Hawk coach Mielle DiStefano coached the West Junior All Stars. 

    DiStefano said her team defeated the West Seniors, with pitchers combining for a one-hitter.

  • School personnel changes

    The LaRue County School Board accepted the following personnel recommendations June 15:

    •Extended-employment of Lisa Kerr as LaRue County High School girls' track coach effective end of school year.

    •Resignation, due to retirement, of Vicky Stewart as teacher at LaRue County Middle School effective July 1.

    •Extended-employment of Becky Hawkins as HES Cool School Cake Decorating Club Sponsor effective May 20.

    •Extended-employment of Cara Holt as HES Cool School Art Teacher effective May 20.

  • Chamber announces three major annual awards

    A civic organization, a federal employee and a local businessman were honored Thursday night as the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce conducted its annual awards banquet at First Baptist Church.

  • ALES custodians win good housekeeping award

    For the second time since the recognition program began last school year, custodians at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School have won the district’s good housekeeping award.

    “They have taken a lot of pride in their work and it shows in the school building,” said Phil Fulkerson, district director of transportation and maintenance.

    Larry Nunn, Kent Ballough and Michael Franklin, custodial staff at ALES, received district-logo shirts for their first win and Texas Roadhouse gift cards the second time they claimed top honor.

  • Cyclists travel through county

    A group of cyclists following the Wilderness Trail passed through Hodgenville June 10.

    The 12 cyclists on the 31-day tour started in St. Louis and will end in Virginia July 1, with riders traveling 50-60 miles a day.

    Organizer Tom Armstrong said the members of this group come from all across the United States. Their ages range from 50 to 75-years-old.

  • Police in the sky, scanning the fields

    Landmark News Service

    Kentucky State Police began joint air and ground marijuana eradication efforts in the region this week, making a related arrest and substantial find Monday after spotting a pot patch.

    The annual eradication efforts by Post 4 employ a Bell UH-1 helicopter flying over an eight-county region, which includes LaRue. A spotter trained to identify the illegal plant from above is part of the flight crew.

  • HIV testing offered Monday at LaRue County Health Department

    In honor of National HIV Testing Day, the Kentucky Department for Public Health is promoting routine HIV testing and awareness.

    The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate is that one out of five people living with HIV in the U.S. is unaware of his or her HIV status. The CDC estimates that someone is newly infected with the HIV virus every 9.5 minutes in the U.S.

  • Trial date set in attempted sexual abuse case

    The trial date for a Radcliff man accused of attempted sexual abuse first-degree has been set for Aug. 21 in LaRue District Court.

    Thaddeus J. Artis, 27, also known as “T-Dog,” is accused of attempting to fondle a 12-year-old girl in March. The alleged victim resisted by “grabbing his finger and pulling it back with force,” according to court records.

  • Ragland recognized by Bryan

    Josh Ragland, son of David and Debbie Ragland of Hodgenville, was recognized for his academic achievement at Bryan College in Tennessee.

    Ragland was named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester. He earned at least a 3.5 grade average on Bryan’s 4.0 scale.