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Today's News

  • LCHS juniors set new record in ACT scores

      ACT results from last year’s LaRue County High School’s junior class revealed the highest composite scores since all juniors statewide were required to be tested as part of state accountability, according to the district’s assistant superintendent Amanda Reed.

  • Four charged by LCSO and Task Force

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office and Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force combined for a total of four drug-related arrests last week in LaRue County.
    Lewis Ray “Jody” Ireland Jr., 44, of Magnolia, and Deela Dawn Chandler, 31, of Hodgenville, were each charged Aug. 21 with cultivating marijuana and trafficking.
    Several officers served a search warrant at Ireland’s residence on South L&N Turnpike.

  • LCHS Band aims to top last season

     Last marching season, the LaRue County High School Band of Hawks took judges “Beyond the Sunset,” This year, the band is continuing its journey beyond with “Awakening Angels.”

    “Basically it’s about the transformation of angels in terms of kind of coming to life,” Director Jaime Smith said. “They start as metallic beings and they come alive throughout the show. There is a progression of earth to heaven going on.”

  • Judge rules in Sanders' case

    The special judge handling the DUI case of LaRue County Schools Superintendent Samuel D. Sanders has ruled against three motions brought by his attorney.
    The case will not be dismissed – the dash camera footage will not be suppressed – and Sanders’ statements on the night of his arrest will be admissible in court.

  • Local church goes beyond their borders to spread the word

    One-thousand six-hundred fifty-two: the number of miles between Hodgenville and San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic. It’s the same number of miles a group from a local church traveled to do what they felt they were being called to do.
    First Baptist Church in Hodgenville has been working in the San Pedro area since a trip there in March yielded favorable results. According to Senior Pastor Paul Richey, the whole thing came about because of a storybook.

  • Firefighters critically injured in C-ville

    Firefighter Tony Grider is in critical condition and Alex Quinn is listed in fair condition after they were injured Thursday afternoon while helping Campbellsville University students with an ALS cold water challenge.

    Four Campbellsville Fire & Rescue personnel were injured at 11:42 a.m. today after a ladder from a fire truck approached power lines, and the proximity of the ladder to the lines allowed what is known as an electric arc to occur, which caused the firefighters to be shocked.

  • Fundraisers planned for firefighters

    By Calen McKinney

    Central Kentucky News-Journal

     

    They remain in a Louisville hospital receiving treatment, but reports are they are improving each day.

    Firefighter Tony Grider is still in critical condition and Alex Quinn is in stable condition after they were shocked last Thursday afternoon when they got too close to a power line after helping Campbellsville University students with an ALS ice bucket challenge.

  • Dawson's Sports Week in Review

     Monday, Aug. 18

    • Volleyball vs. North Bullitt:  Lady Hawks come from a 1-2 set deficit to defeat the Lady Eagles in the first game of the season 3-2.

     

    • Girls Soccer at John Hardin (lost 2-7)

    Gillian Nunn scored two goals while Natalie Wolf and Nichole Thomas with the assist on each goal.  Goalkeeper Sierra Mullins with 11 saves. 

     

    • Golf at Green County Country Club

    18th District Cup

    Par 36 - 3267 yards

    Alternate Shot

  • Three file in mayor’s race

    The deadline for candidates to file for nonpartisan races was 4 p.m. Aug. 12.

    Candidates drew Thursday afternoon for position on the ballot. They are listed as their names will appear on the ballot.

    Three people have filed for mayor of Hodgenville: James Phelps Jr.; Kenny DeVore and Greg Harry.

    Two people have filed for school board: Farrah L. Pruitt in District 3 – Lincoln Farm and Buffalo; and Joanna Hinton in District 5 – Hodgenville, Otter, Atilla and Mount Sherman).

  • Rep. Guthrie fields questions at town hall

     The future of Fort Knox, problems with the Veteran’s Administration and frustration at the misuse of welfare programs were among the topics discussed at the Aug. 21 town hall meeting with U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie.

    The congressman recently wrote a letter to the Pentagon in opposition to potential reductions – as many as 4,100 jobs – at Fort Knox.

    Guthrie said the army post is as important to the local community as it is to the nation’s defense.