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Today's News

  • LaRue to host U-7 Cal Ripken District Tournament

    The brackets for the Cal Ripken District 7 youth baseball tournaments have been released.

    The U-7, U-8, U-9, U-10 and U-12 tournaments start July 8, while the U-15 tournament begins July 11.

    U-7. The tournament at Hodgenville City Park features Elizabethtown, Grayson County, LaRue County and Meade County.

    LaRue County meets Meade County at 6 p.m. July 8, while Elizabethtown faces Grayson County at 8. The winners meet at 6 p.m. July 9, while the losers face off at 8.

  • Another Level Camp welcomes Clem Haskins

    Paul Handley hosted a free basketball camp for local children at his home in June.

    “Another Level Basketball Academy,” provided four days of instruction to students from first-to-12th grade.

    “The reason that I have this camp is a lot of young men don’t have the money to pay for a camp. I want to give back to the community – I’m never going to charge for a basketball camp, said Handley.”

    According to Handley, the camp is getting bigger every year. This year, a few people from Indiana attended the camp.

  • Carol George to serve as sports medicine trainer

    In 2006 I had the opportunity to meet with a representative of the newly-formed Hardin Memorial Hospital Sports Medicine program. That meeting with Eric Oliver quickly became a great relationship with HMH and LaRue County High School.

    Over the last eight years LCHS has been fortunate to be a part of the HMH Sports Medicine program. We have had great trainers since 2006, and are pleased to announce that Carol George will assume responsibilities this week as LCHS certified athletic trainer.

  • National motocross champ off to Murray

    Not only has Reese Merrick, a 2014 LaRue County High School graduate, earned a diploma for his work in school, he also is the holder of state and national motocross titles, claiming his first when he was 7 years old.

    “I was sitting in our living room, watching motocross on TV with my stepdad,” the 18-year-old Upton area resident recalled. “I wanted to do what they were doing, and I told him that I wished I had a bike so that I could do that.”

  • Glendale Children's Home sells

     Ron Biddle of Carlisle traveled more than 200 miles to look at Glen Dale Children’s Home one final time Saturday as the property was being sold at auction.

    The property that once housed troubled and orphaned children and closed five years ago included more than 272 acres and 13 decaying structures broken up into 10 tracts sold Saturday for more than $1.77 million, including buyer’s premium. The sale averaged more than $5,900 an acre.

  • Police Chief charged with misconduct

    Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson was served Saturday evening with a summons to court. He is accused of first-degree criminal misconduct and hindering prosecution, both misdemeanors.
    A fellow city officer told prosecutors that Johnson warned then-Mayor Terry Cruse that Kentucky State Police were looking for him and advised him to "lay low."
    Cruse was indicted in December on charges of abuse of public trust.
    The accusations against Johnson first surfaced immediately after Cruse's indictment, resulting in KSP seizing the Chief's phone.

  • UPDATE Hodgenville man arrested in connection with killing, home invasion

    The three other suspects wanted in connection with the death of a Morehead man after a home invasion are in custody.

    The Morehead News reported Jaque Abrams, 19, has been charged with murder. He is lodged in the Rowan County Detention Center.

    Julius ‘Jubee’ Kolowitz, 20, turned himself in. Anthony ‘Rell’ Paysen, 19, was arrested in his hometown of Hodgenville.

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    Kentucky State Police in Morehead have arrested an Elizabethtown teenager in a Sunday killing of a 20-year-old man in Morehead.

  • State Convention a success for LaRue County Future Farmers of America

    LaRue County FFA attended the 85th state convention. Several members were honored for contests held at region; others competed in state contests.

    The organization was recognized as a Gold Rated chapter and one of the top 15 chapters in the state. It now receives a National Rating.

    Six members received their state FFA degree – the highest degree awarded by the state to the organization. They are: Kyle DeVary, Kyle Edlin, Branden Pepper, Vickie Rhinehart, Sarah Stults and Austin Stillwell.

    Stillwell was a state officer candidate.

  • Court briefs - June 25

    Final sentencing conducted

    Joshua Jason Logsdon (1984) pleaded guilty May 19 in LaRue Circuit Court to one count of possession of controlled substance, third or greater offense. Recommended sentence is one year. A count of first-degree persistent felony offender was dismissed. Pre-sentencing investigation was waived by defendant. Probation denied. Final sentencing conducted.

    Guilty plea entered

  • Swimming pool now open

    The LaRue County Park and Recreation swimming pool opened Tuesday.

    There were a few delays as workers cleaned and painted the area. The kiddie pool will not open due to water leaks, according to interim Mayor Kenny DeVore.

    The pool will be open every day until school starts back on Aug. 6. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

    It can be rented 6-9 p.m. for pool parties.

    Admission to the pool is $6 for ages 12 and older and $3 for ages under 12. A pool pass for a family of four can be purchased for $30.