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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Filmmaker shows documentary of Thomas Merton

    Nineteen sixty-eight was “a beast of a year,” Thomas Merton wrote in his journal.

    U.S. soldiers torched villages in Vietnam, war resisters burned their draft cards and Buddhist monks immolated themselves.

    It seemed the world was on fire.

    But it also was a year of searching and discovery for Merton.