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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Man charged with assault, trespass

    A Hodgenville man is facing numerous charges after allegedly assaulting a woman in her apartment Aug. 25.

    James Christopher Matthews, 19, who recently moved to the area from Edmonton, according to police, allegedly held a knife to a woman’s throat and threatened to kill her. Charges filed include second-degree assault, fleeing and evading police (on foot), second-degree attempted burglary, second-degree criminal mischief and second-degree criminal trespass.

  • Jamboree celebrates 60 years

    As he enters his 60th year as owner and producer of the Lincoln Jamboree and his 56th year as proprietor of Joel Ray’s Restaurant, Joel Ray Sprowls’ path to longevity has been like the Energizer Bunny: He takes a lickin’ but keeps on tickin.’

     “I’m like a cat with nine lives, and I think I just lived my eighth one,” he quipped.

  • 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. 

  • 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.”

  • PHOTO: DeVary wins scholarship

    Kyle DeVary of Hodgenville is the winner of the Gerald T. McCubbin Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500, sponsored by Magnolia Bank.

    The scholarship is awarded based on school activities, club memberships, community activities, scholastic honors and achievements. Also, applicants write a one-page essay on how their education will benefit humanity.

    DeVary graduated from LCHS in May and will be attending Western Kentucky University and pursuing a degree in agri-business. 

  • PHOTO: Welcome, Raylan

    Stephen and Samantha Brown are proud to announce the birth of a son, Raylan Elijah Brown, born July 30, 2014, at Twentynine Palms Naval Hospital, Twentynine Palms, California.

    Raylan Elijah weighed 9 pounds 14 ounces and was 22.5 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Tim and Teresa Robertson of Hodgenville; paternal grandparents are Israel and Rhonda Brown.

  • PHOTO: West-Koenig Engagement

    The children of Mark Koenig and Stephanie West would like to announce the forthcoming marriage of their parents on Sept. 13, 2014.

    Their children are Brook Koenig, Mark Koenig Jr., Bryson Boergett and Madison West.

    The union will take place at 2 p.m. at Hodgenville Christian Church.

    The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Wanda West and the late Harold “Mel” West.

  • Trooper injured on I-65

    A Kentucky state trooper working his final shift on the force was hit by a vehicle Saturday in the northbound lane of Interstate 65 afternoon while walking on the shoulder of the road to issue a speeding ticket.

    Sam Shacklette, 46, a 20-year veteran of KSP, had “about an hour left in his shift,” said KSP Post 4 spokesman Jeff Gregory. Gregory said Shacklette was scheduled to retire at midnight Saturday.