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Today's News

  • 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

  • KSP investigates Lincoln Parkway Pharmacy break-in

    Kentucky State Police are investigating a break-in that occurred early Tuesday at Lincoln Parkway Pharmacy in Hodgenville.

    Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson was called to the scene when the store opened. He turned the case over to KSP.

  • 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.

  • PHOTO: Water line break near Central Office

    City employee Craig Wright watches water pour down Walnut Street behind LaRue County Board of Education after a water line broke on Wednesday. Workers blocked the street so they could safely make the repair. Wright said the break was located about four-feet below the roadway surface.

  • McConnell, Grimes spar over policy

    After he’s spent 30 years in Washington, U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes no longer believes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is the best candidate for Kentucky’s farmers.

      “Never has a senator been paid so much for doing so little for the people in Kentucky,” Grimes said at Kentucky Farm Bureau’s “Measure the Candidates” forum, held at its headquarters in Louisville on Wednesday. 

  • Louisville Civic Orchestra to bring free concert to LaRue

    Come 7 p.m., Sept. 20, LaRue Countians will have the opportunity to hear the Louisville Civic Orchestra perform in a free concert at a site in this county.

    “The beauty of these instruments imparts an enjoyment that lasts a lifetime,” said local pianist and music teacher Diana Aubrey who is coordinating the visit.

    “The good thing is you don’t have to have all this classical knowledge to enjoy it.”

  • Drug overdose is leading cause of death in state

    Most Kentucky adults don't know that drug overdose is the leading cause of death in the state, but those in the east do.

  • CENSUS: LaRue losing population

    Is the county dying?

    The U.S. Census issued a report last week showing births and deaths in all U.S. counties from the end of June 2011 to July 1, 2012. There were more deaths than births in 36 percent of the nation's 3,100-plus counties.

    In rural counties, the percentage of places with more deaths than births was even higher. Nearly half (46 percent) had more deaths than births. A number of news reports, according to The Rural Blog, carried headlines saying that these counties were “dying.”

  • SPACE PLACE: Tiny grains of dust from way-way-outer space

    Everything around us came from an ancient swirling disk of dusk. Our sun, our planet, and the planets of our solar system all formed from the remnants of this disk. Our mountains, our animals, and even us humans came from the sun that formed from this disk. Nobody on Earth has ever handled anything that came from anywhere else.