Today's News


     District basketball tourneys

    The District Basketball Tournaments will be Feb. 20-24 at Green County High School.

    The schedule is as follows:

    Monday, Feb. 20

    5:30 p.m. –– Girls #1 Green vs. #4 Caverna

    7 p.m. –– Boys #1 LaRue vs. #4 Caverna


    Tuesday, Feb. 21

    5:30 p.m. –– Girls #2 Hart vs. #3 LaRue County

    7 p.m. –– Boys #2 Hart vs. #3 Green


    Friday, Feb. 24

  • Dairy farmer speaks to Hodgenville Rotary Club

     Bonnie Sammons is similar in many ways to the members of the Hodgenville Rotary Club she spoke with on Feb. 2 - working hard and taking pride in providing a quality product to customers. But unlike the typical local business, Sammons' most important asset is cows and her product is milk. Sammons and her husband are dairy farmers.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks defeat Nelson 59-49

     Junior guard Kelton Ford scored 23 points and senior guard Kyle Sheeran added 19 as the host Hawks (17-7) knocked off the Cardinals (6-17) Tuesday for their fourth win in six games.

    Nelson pulled within three points at halftime but the Hawks outscored them 15-7 in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

    Ford also had seven assists and four steals, while Sheeran hit four 3-pointers and had three steals.

  • Girls basketball: NELSON 38, LARUE 33

     The host Lady Hawks blew a nine-point first-quarter lead as Nelson County's Lady Cardinals rallied to win their sixth straight Feb. 7.

    The Lady Cards took advantage of the early lead to win 38-33.

    LaRue County, which lost its third straight, led 12-3 after the first quarter but was held to single digits the final three periods.

    Sophomore wing Ivy Brown paced the Lady Hawks with 22 points, eight rebounds and three steals. She hit two-of-four 3-point shots. Sophomore center Alley Evans scored five points.

  • PHOTO: Rep. Terry Mills checks messages

     FRANKFORT – Rep. Terry Mills, D-Lebanon, checks his legislative office messages from outside the Kentucky House of Representatives.

  • REDISTRICTING: LaRue back in 19th District - for now

    LaRue County is again in the 5th State Senate District and 19th House District after Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled Feb. 7 that House Bill 1, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Steve Beshear, is unconstitutional. State Senate and House districts created by House Bill 1 will be thrown out and the district boundaries will go back to where they were before the bill was signed.

    Sen. Carroll Gibson of Leitchfield and Rep. Michael Meredith of Brownsville once again represent LaRue County.

  • ECTC hosts juried art contest

     A juried art contest is being sponsored by Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s “The Heartland Review.”

    The exhibition theme is inspired by natural elements. Works of art in every media are invited: nature, environmentalism, the body, identity, urbanism and responses to modernity.

    First place is $250; second, $150; third, $75.

    Artists may submit up to three pieces for a tax-deductible contribution of $10

    which will support the contest and the journal.

  • Western Kentucky University announces fall graduates

     Several local students completed degrees at Western Kentucky University for the fall semester.

    Hodgenville– Megan E. Culver, bachelor of science; Tessa R. Dever, interdisciplinary studies (BIS); James R. Massengill, interdisciplinary studies (BIS); Hannah R. Mayfield, bachelor of science in nursing; Kelsey L. McCubbin, bachelor of science; Scott E. Porter, bachelor of science; Sophie C. Routt, bachelor of social work; Jessica Ann T. Sadler, bachelor of arts; and Kathy C. Vaughn, interdisciplinary studies

  • Businesses, individuals asked to participate in broadband survey

     The Commonwealth Office of Broadband Outreach and Development and the Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts are asking businesses and citizens to participate in a survey that will collect information on broadband use as part of the Broadband KY initiative to help increase internet utilization in the daily lives of Kentuckians.

  • Rapist sentenced to 11 years

     Final sentencing paperwork was completed for Pascal "Pat" Jones, 51, of 130 Willow Springs in New Hope, last week in Marion County. Jones was sentenced to 11 years in prison for first-degree rape in October 2011.