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Today's News

  • BIRTH: Pipers welcome Kinze Mae

    Bo and Brandi Piper of Sonora announce the birth of a daughter, Kinze Mae Piper.

    Kinze Mae was born at 7:46 a.m. Jan. 22, 2015, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Pat and Donetta Eastridge of Sonora.

    Paternal grandparents are George and Kathy Piper of Sonora.

    Paternal great-grandmother is Virginia Pence.

  • Nelson deputy rescues woman from smoke-filled apartment

    A Nelson County Deputy Sheriff is being regarded as a hero after he carried a woman on his shoulder out of a smoke-filled building Sunday morning.

    According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Department, Deputy A. J. Lewis responded to the New Haven Green’s Apartment complex on 5th Street in New Haven just after 2 a.m. Sunday, April 12, to check on a female resident. A neighbor, Johnny Bailey, called 911 when he heard a fire alarm in the woman’s apartment. Lewis said Bailey advised him the woman had been in the apartment for about an hour.

  • 4-H Calendar - April 22, 2015

    Garden Club to meet

    The LaRue County 4-H Garden Club will meet 10 a.m. April 25 at the LaRue County Environmental and Education Center on Leafdale Road. LaRue County youth with an interest in gardening are welcome to attend.

     

     4-H Camp

  • BASEBALL: Hawks defeat Louisville Atherton

    LARUE COUNTY 8, LOUISVILLE ATHERTON 5. Sophomore Cameron Dawson’s RBI double in the bottom of the fifth gave the Hawks (9-5) the lead for good over the Raiders (7-2).

    Freshman Dane Milby tacked on an RBI double, while senior Turner Cottrell had a run-scoring single in the sixth.

    Sophomore Matheo Lynn hit a two-run triple in the first, when the Hawks took a 3-1 lead.

    UP NEXT: LaRue County plays Allen County-Scottsville at 7 p.m. Friday in the Saving Second Base tournament at Marion County.

  • PHOTO: New business at old Polley building

    One new business, an arts store, is occupying part of the old Polley Auto Parts building on Water Street. Local contractor Barry Risinger has refurbished the building which now contains three businesses – Creative Images, a photography studio; Games R Us; and Art Gypsy.
           
     

  • Council divided on mayor's hiring request

    Hodgenville City Council balked Monday night at the mayor’s proposal to hire a finance and accounting clerk.
    Mayor Kenny DeVore said the current staff – a full-time city clerk, a full-time deputy clerk and a part-time licensing clerk – cannot handle the workload at City Hall. He asked for the creation of a 30-to-40-hour position that pays up to $15 an hour.

  • Twain's humor presented at Woman's Club

    Curtis O’Dell loves to walk.
    Two years ago when he was 73 years old, the Tennessee native walked 150 miles from Knoxville to his home in Hodgenville.
    On April 21, he’ll begin a journey of a different kind – portraying the American humorist and author Mark Twain at 6:30 p.m. at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club.    
    Sporting neck-length white hair and an ample snow-white moustache, O’Dell, has according to many people, an uncanny resemblance to Twain.

  • Report: LaRue gains jobs, loses workers, pay

    LaRue County had a net gain of 16 jobs over the last five years, according to a recently released report by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
    The study, “Recovery from the Last Recession: How Kentucky’s Nine Regional Economies Performed,” shows the number of LaRue County jobs went from 2,676 to 2,692, an increase of .6 percent.

  • New signs approved for Red Hill

     Red Hill Cemetery Commission met in special session Monday night prior to the regular city council meeting. 

    The commission, which consists of members of Hodgenville City Council, voted to install new signage at the cemetery. The weather resistant aluminum signs will cost about $8,200 – and city workers will install them, saving about $2,000.

    Commissioner Mitchell Key was the only “no” vote, saying the cemetery didn’t need to “go further in debt.”

  • Cameron Dawson: Sportsman for all seasons

    Whether playing baseball, basketball, or golf, LaRue County High School sophomore Cameron Dawson loves competition.

    “This year’s team is why I love baseball,” he said. “We are young and all are competitors.”

    Dawson, 16, has pitched from his days in wiener league to the high school mound.

    On the Hawks’ varsity roster since he was in the eighth grade, Dawson found that competing against older players helped him with command and control on the mound and with his self-confidence.