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Today's News

  • Chief's trial date set for July

     A trial date has been set in the case of suspended Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson.

    Johnson was charged last year with official misconduct by Kentucky State Police after he allegedly permitted TV news crews to watch and record dash-cam footage of a traffic stop on March 29, 2014. The video, which showed Superintendent Sam Sanders taking a field sobriety test and the arrival of his wife at the scene, was broadcast on several stations. 

  • Couple files suit against City, officer

     A Hodgenville couple has filed a civil suit against a city officer, the police department and the City itself.

    Alex M. Garvin and Brittany Gibson Wright, in the suit filed in LaRue Circuit Court, claim their rights were violated by Officer Eddie Dockery during an incident on May 25, 2014.

  • Ivy Brown: Making the transition

     Ivy Brown has learned a lot at Western Kentucky University her freshman year, not only in the classroom where she’s studying to be a physical education teacher, but also on the basketball court where she has experienced just how different college play is from high school.

    “College basketball is about 10 times more physical than high school,” said the LaRue County High School graduate and last year’s Kentucky Miss Basketball. “I’ve also had to adjust my moves when playing against taller opponents.”

  • Anderson, Locke in top-3

    Two LaRue County High School seniors are among the top three winners in a literary analysis contest sponsored by the Robert Penn Warren Center at Western Kentucky University.

    Ben Locke captured second place and $100 while Brian Anderson received $50 for third place in the contest in which they wrote essays analyzing one of the poems by Kentucky-born writer Warren entitled, “Why You Climbed Up.” The poem first appeared in Warren’s book Altitudes and Extensions in 1984.

  • Superintendent enters Alford plea

    LaRue County School Superintendent Samuel D. Sanders entered an Alford plea Monday in LaRue District Court to a charge of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
    Through the Alford plea, Sanders maintains his innocence, but admits the prosecution has enough evidence to prove that he is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    However, the case is far from over. An appeal is being filed in a higher court.

  • Sanders' civil suit moved to federal court

     A civil suit filed in LaRue Circuit Court has been transferred to federal court.

    DeeAnne Sanders of Hodgenville filed the suit against city officials last month, alleging they caused her “great humiliation, embarrassment, mental anguish, mental and emotional pain and suffering, and damage to her reputation and character.”

    Sanders is seeking damages against the City of Hodgenville, Steven R. Johnson and unknown defendants. 

  • LCHS Speech sending five to nationals

    The LaRue County High School Speech Team competed at the Kentucky Catholic Forensic League national qualifier and the National Forensic League national qualifier and won several awards which earned the students spots to compete at four national championship tournaments to be held in April, May and June.

  • Republican Primary: Westerfield, Hogan campaign in attorney general race

     State Sen. Whitney Westerfield from Hopkinsville and Lawrence County Attorney Mike Hogan – the two Republican candidates for attorney general – will face off in the May 19 primary.

    The attorney general, elected to a four-year term, serves several roles, including as the state’s chief prosecutor, law enforcement officer and the chief law officer. He supervises prosecutors in Kentucky and writes opinions to advise government agencies and officials of the law.

  • 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.

  • Last day of school is May 28

     The last day of school for LaRue County students will be Thursday, May 28 – as long as the weather cooperates and no more days are missed.

    The LaRue County School Board voted Monday to amend the calendar, making up days lost to snow. Students have missed seven instructional days this year – but will make up only six.