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Today's News

  • Lady Hawk Jill Hughes: It's all about the team

    Throughout sports history successful programs have adopted the TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) concept. For junior Lady Hawk Softball player Jill Hughes, it’s all about the team. 

    As a youngster Hughes was surrounded by baseball and softball as she would attend her dad’s (Eric Hughes, former head baseball coach at LaRue County High School) games, along with her older brother (Cole Hughes), as well as her own softball games. Through these experiences she quickly learned the team concept.

  • Teen's banner displayed at KSP Conference

    Meghan Tipton, a LaRue County High School senior, painted the school district’s banner this year that was displayed at the Kentucky School Board Conference Feb. 27 - March 1 at Louisville’s Galt House East.
    “Everyone thought it was the best banner there,” said Sam Sanders, LaRue County School superintendent. “We have donated it to The Lincoln Museum per her request.”

  • Abdullah White to serve 45 years for murder

    Abdullah R. White of Radcliff, charged in the 2011 killing of Kristie L. Allen who was found dead inside a burglarized Buffalo residence, will be sentenced to 45 years in prison.

    White took an Alford plea for the Dec. 30, 2011 murder of Allen Thursday in Nelson Circuit Court. He also received 15 years for other charges such as first-degree burglary and tampering with physical evidence. He must serve 80 percent of his 45-year sentence to be parole eligible.

    White is 38.

  • Magnolia man sentenced to 30 years

    A Magnolia man pleaded guilty April 22 in Grayson Circuit Court to burglarizing a Clarkson residence – while the homeowners were attending the funeral of their son.
    James G. Parrett, 45, admitted to the June 2012 burglary and was sentenced to 30 years. He is not eligible for probation and must serve a minimum of 10 years in prison before he is eligible to seek parole.
    Parrett has prior felony convictions for theft, burglary and drug possession.  Parrett’s co-defendant, Timothy D. Terry, pled guilty and was sentenced to 25 years in prison in March.

  • Farmers rally to protect herds from a wily – and protected – predator

    Few predators in recent years have created a stir quite like the black vulture. It is loved by biologists – and equally despised by farmers.
    You can curse it. You can bless it. What you can’t do is kill it.
    All vultures are scavengers – feeding on dead flesh: In essence, a clean-up crew. But the black vulture is a bolder bird, willing to kill weakened or young animals.
    “It won’t pass up a free meal, but it will kill if it needs to,” said Brandon Boone, a conservation officer with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife.  

  • Forty participate in HES' archery club

    Remember those days of yore when Robin Hood, taking careful aim with his long bow, shot an arrow that split his opponent’s arrow shaft dead center of the target’s bullseye?

    Hodgenville Elementary School’s fourth and fifth grade students may not have attained that level of expertise, but they are having fun learning about archery in a safe manner.

    Teacher Laura Kudrna said enjoyment is a big part of the 40-member club’s goal.

  • Sheriff looking for campers

     Applications are being accepted for children interested in attending the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch summer camp in Gilbertsville.

    Five boys, ages 8-11, will be selected to attend July 12-17. Five girls will be selected to attend June 21-26.

    Programs include swimming, fishing, arts and crafts, horseback riding, sports, camp fires and archery.

    Applicants must qualify for the free or reduced lunch program. Registration and health form are a few of the documents needed to attend.

  • Ernst honored by E'town schools

    Caleb Ernst said he never knows how to respond to those who ask when he knew he wanted to be a teacher.

    “The decision to spend my life teaching didn’t happen at any specific moment,” he said. “It happened over a lifetime and it happens every day.”

    Ernst, an English teacher at Elizabethtown High School, was honored Friday as winner of Elizabethtown Independent Schools’ 2015 WHAS-TV ExCEL Award presented by LG&E Kentucky Utilities at the school.

  • City pool won't open

    Tens of thousands of dollars have been spent in recent years in an attempt to keep open the city-owned swimming pool.
    Monday night, Mayor Kenny DeVore announced to city council his decision to plug the financial leak: the pool will not open this summer.
    “It’s still leaking water and we’ve spent no telling how much (on it),” he said. The city spent $9,000 on chemicals last season and Park and Recreation lost $5,000 over the summer trying to keep it open.

  • Park an economic boon to area

     A new National Park Service report shows that 241,264 visitors to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in 2014 spent $13 million dollars in communities near the park.

    That spending supported 227 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of Hodgenville.