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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Superintendent enters Alford plea

    LaRue County School Superintendent Sam 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.

    Special Judge Lisa P. Jones signed off on the plea agreement. The case will be reviewed July 27, as Sanders is appealing the court’s decision in circuit court.

  • Nelson deputy rescues woman from smoke-filled apartment

    A Nelson County Deputy Sheriff is being regarded as a hero after he carried a woman on his shoulder out of a smoke-filled building Sunday morning.

    According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Department, Deputy A. J. Lewis responded to the New Haven Green’s Apartment complex on 5th Street in New Haven just after 2 a.m. Sunday, April 12, to check on a female resident. A neighbor, Johnny Bailey, called 911 when he heard a fire alarm in the woman’s apartment. Lewis said Bailey advised him the woman had been in the apartment for about an hour.

  • Council divided on mayor's hiring request

    Hodgenville City Council balked Monday night at the mayor’s proposal to hire a finance and accounting clerk.
    Mayor Kenny DeVore said the current staff – a full-time city clerk, a full-time deputy clerk and a part-time licensing clerk – cannot handle the workload at City Hall. He asked for the creation of a 30-to-40-hour position that pays up to $15 an hour.

  • Twain's humor presented at Woman's Club

    Curtis O’Dell loves to walk.
    Two years ago when he was 73 years old, the Tennessee native walked 150 miles from Knoxville to his home in Hodgenville.
    On April 21, he’ll begin a journey of a different kind – portraying the American humorist and author Mark Twain at 6:30 p.m. at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club.    
    Sporting neck-length white hair and an ample snow-white moustache, O’Dell, has according to many people, an uncanny resemblance to Twain.

  • 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.

  • Relay for Life moving to Lincoln Square

    LaRue County’s Relay for Life Committee is changing things up a bit this year with the May 30 event not only moving locations, but changing the time and entertainment focus.

  • Five Democrats running for treasurer in primary

    Kentucky Democrats will have plenty of options when they go to the polls May 19 to select their nominees.

    Treasurer Todd Hollenbach is in the final year of his second term in office, so he is ineligible for re-election.

    Neville Blakemore of Louisville, Jim Glenn of Owensboro, Daniel B. Grossberg of Louisville, Richard Henderson of Mt. Sterling and Rick Nelson of Middlesboro are seeking to succeed Hollenbach.