Today's News

  • Beginners' wrestling clinic scheduled

    Youth wrestling sign-ups and a beginners' clinic for first-year wrestlers (ages 5-12) will be noon-4 p.m. Nov. 28 at the LaRue County High School wrestling room. The clinic begins at  12:30 p.m. Wrestlers should bring shorts and T-shirt, wrestling shoes (if you have them), a towel and water bottle. 

    Returning wrestlers may sign up that day.

  • Mat Hawks win first tournament

    The LaRue County Middle School Mat Hawks hosted a preview tournament Saturday. The team had top score (232 points) over second place North Hardin (224 points). Trinity Shamrock Wrestling Club took third; Bluegrass Middle was fourth. They were followed by University Heights Academy, Meade County, Caldwell County, Barren County and Central Hardin.

    It was first year head coach Dan Heady’s first tournament and many of his Mat Hawks are first year wrestlers.

  • Crash sends one to hospital

    A Hodgenville woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash Nov. 17.

    Loretta Miller, 75, was driving a 2001 Oldsmobile on Lincoln Boulevard when it was struck from behind by a 1991 Buick Regal driven by Stephanie Brescan, 17, of Hodgenville.

    Neither Brescan nor her passenger, Casilda Haynes, 16, of Hodgenville were injured.

    Miller complained of chest pain, possibly related to seatbelt use, and was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS, according to investigator Lt. Steve Johnson. She was treated and released.

  • Grand jury returns murder indictment

    The man accused of killing a LaRue County resident was indicted Nov. 19 by a grand jury in Nelson County.

    Kenneth Craig “Sprout” Mattingly, 33, of Boston faces multiple charges including one count of murder and a charge of complicity to commit murder.

    The victim was Donald Carey Marshall, 47, of Hodgenville, owner and operator of Marshall Quality Builders and the father of two sons, Branden Marshall and Kippy Marshall. He was buried in a family cemetery in New Haven on Nov. 14, the same day Kentucky State Police arrested Mattingly.

  • Reunion calendar

    LCHS Class of 1994

    The LCHS Class of 1994 will hold its 15-year class reunion 8 p.m.-midnight Nov. 27 at LaRue County Parks and Recreation. Cost is $15 for individuals and $25 for couples. For information, call Kathy Hagan Okeson at 358-5295, Sherri Jeffries Cochran at 505-5690 or mail payment to Julie Wright Skeens at 3774 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville 42748 or go to LaRue County Class of 1994 on www.facebook.com.

  • Joel Ray back on stage after stroke

    Fans attending the Lincoln Jamboree Nov. 14 were pleasantly surprised when, after the opening number, featured singer Heidi Shea Baldwin introduced Joel Ray Sprowls, who walked onstage to a long, loud ovation.

    Sprowls, owner and producer of the Jamboree since he started the country music show in 1954, returned to the stage for the first time after suffering a stroke Oct. 30 at his residence about three miles from Hodgenville.

    He was a patient at Hardin Memorial Hospital for five days. Despite the stroke, he missed only two Jamboree performances before returning. 

  • Rumpke schedule delayed for the Thanksgiving holiday

    Waste and recycling collection will be delayed one day the week of Thanksgiving for customers in LaRue and Hardin County whose regular collection occurs on Thursday or Friday. The regular collection schedule will resume Nov. 30.

    The collection schedule can be viewed online at www.rumpke.com or call 800-678-6753.

  • Hawks kick off season at Blue/White Night

    Hawk fans enjoyed a night of fun and excitement at Friday’s fourth annual Blue/White Night. This was a time for fans to get a preview of the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams.

    The festivities kicked off with the LaRue County Middle School and High School cheerleaders performing competition routines and introduction of the middle school basketball teams.

  • LaRue included in basketball showcase

    The Kentucky Basketball Academy preseason high school basketball showcase will be Nov. 27 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, according to http://kyhoopsreport.


    8:45 a.m. – Clay Mills Baptist vs. Trinity Christian

    10 a.m. – Bluegrass United vs. Bracken County

    11:15 a.m. – Buckhorn vs. Carroll County

    12:30 p.m. – Barbourville vs. Pendleton County

    3 p.m. – Kentucky Girls Middle School State Final

    4:15 p.m. – Whitley County vs. East Jessamine

  • Trial postponed for employee arrested at jail