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Today's News

  • Mr. Anderson goes to Frankfort

      LaRue County High School senior Brian Anderson received two notable honors while in Frankfort Feb. 24.

    The Kentucky House of Representatives passed a resolution honoring him for his achievements, and Terry Mills, 24th district state representative, hosted a day-long tour for him in which Anderson, as a page, experienced state government in action.

  • Judge dismisses Cruse/Hornback charges

     A final set of charges was dismissed Monday against former Hodgenville mayor Terry L. Cruse and former city clerk/treasurer MaDonna Hornback.

    The two were indicted in February on charges of theft by unlawful taking and complicity for allegedly accepting raises to which they were not entitled.

    The dismissal was part of a plea agreement in which Cruse and Hornback admitted to misuse of the City’s fleet fuel card. They each spent 30 days in jail and agreed to reimburse the City several thousand dollars.

  • More information released about Kinder-Morgan pipeline project

    As Kinder Morgan continues to take steps toward abandoning a portion of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline, the company has provided more information than ever before about the project.

    Recently, the Marion County Clerk’s Office received a DVD from Kinder Morgan that contains 53 files with more than 5,000 pages of information.

    Those records include a copy of the 34-page abbreviated application that the Tennessee Gas Pipeline LLC filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

  • Check on school's progress with one click

    Just as parents examine their child’s report card to see how well he is doing, so, too, can anyone with Internet access look at each Kentucky public school’s or district’s report card to see how it is performing.

    Each year, School and District Report Cards are posted on the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE's) website. These Report Cards provide information including test performance, teacher qualifications, student safety, awards, parent involvement and much more.

  • Discovery of headstone may cause revisionist Lincoln history

    DECATUR – A recently uncovered headstone at Greenwood Cemetery in Decatur could rewrite part of the family history of Illinois' most famous figure.

    That headstone belongs to Mary Hanks, who was the second cousin of Abraham Lincoln. While history books say she was born in 1824 and was buried in 1843, the headstone suggests she was instead buried in 1813, which would make her the oldest recorded burial in Decatur and perhaps the oldest in the entire state of Illinois.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Durbin's routine has led to track success

     For the last six years, Kristina Durbin has had a routine that few teenagers would want.

  • BASEBALL: John Selman brings commitment to the game

     The urban dictionary defines the words baseball junkie as someone who eats and breathes baseball. 

    To claim that junior John Selman is a baseball junkie is an understatement. Hawks head coach Eric Allen said, “This day and age there’s not a lot of high school kids that are baseball junkies, but John is definitely that.”

    Baseball has been a big part of Selman’s life since the age of 2. He has been playing on a team since the age of 5.

  • Court Briefs - April 1, 2015

      In contempt

    Lewis Ray Ireland Jr. was found in contempt March 16 in LaRue Circuit Court regarding a 2005 civil suit. He was ordered to serve 179 days in jail or pay $1,040.