Today's News

  • Man charged after alleged assault of child

    A Hodgenville man was charged early Sunday with attempted murder, kidnapping, first-degree sexual abuse (victim under age 12), first-degree attempted rape and resisting arrest.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Jetto Dye, 28, took a sleeping child from his residence on River Road into a wooded area behind the house. He allegedly sexually assaulted the 10-year-old girl and attempted to choke her to stop her from screaming.

  • BASEBALL: Hawks are region runners-up

    The LaRue County Hawks lost the championship round of the 5th Region Baseball Tournament 4-2 to the Central Hardin Bruins.
    Central's Derek Westerfield hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to take the lead.

    The game, postponed twice due to inclement weather, was played Saturday in Elizabethtown.

  • BASEBALL: Region tournament postponed to Saturday

    The 5th Region Baseball Tournament, plagued by weather issues this week, now will have its championship game at 4 p.m. Saturday at Ron Myers Field at Elizabethtown High School.

    Defending region champion Central Hardin (30-9) is facing LaRue County (29-9) in the final. The game started Thursday night and was scoreless with one out in the top of the second inning when lightning and rain hit. The game will be picked up Saturday where it left off.

    Play was postponed Tuesday as well. The tournament originally was scheduled to end Wednesday night.

  • Curtis Puryear named to Transylvania's Dean's List

    Curtis Puryear, a LaRue County High School graduate and Transylvania University senior, was named to the Dean’s List for the 2012 winter term.

    To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average during the term.

    Puryear, a philosophy and psychology double major, is the son of Carlton and Donna Puryear of Hodgenville.

  • Ohio man injured in motorcycle crash

    An Ohio man was critically injured about 2 p.m. May 30 in a motorcycle wreck.

    Tony L. Dickson, 53, of Van Wert, Ohio, was driving a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle east on Upton-Talley Road. Dickson failed to negotiate a curve and lost control of the bike, according to Kentucky State Trooper Dewan Kelly.

    Dickson overturned and was ejected from the motorcycle. He was wearing a helmet but suffered severe injuries to his chest.

    He was flown from the scene to University Hospital in Louisville and is listed in critical condition.

  • COLUMN: Poison hemlock a danger, whether green or in hay

    Initial symptoms of poison hemlock poisoning can include nervousness, trembling, muscular weakness and loss of coordination, dilation of pupils, coma and eventually death from respiratory paralysis. 

    Lethal doses for cattle are considered to be in the range of 0.2 to 0.5 percent of the animal’s body weight. It can also cause fetal deformation of pregnant animals.      

  • 4-H Calendar - June 6, 2012

    Cooking Club

    The 4-H Cooking Club will have a picnic 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 11 at the Lincoln Farm picnic area. Members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert item. The club will provide meat and drinks. Rain will move the picnic to the Extension Office.


    Rabbit Club

    The 4-H Rabbit Club will have a meeting and picnic 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 11 at the Lincoln Farm picnic area. Members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert. Rain will move the picnic to the Extension Office.


  • Distinguished Alumni sought by schools

    LaRue County Schools is accepting nominations for the LaRue County Schools Distinguished Alumni program. The award provides an opportunity to recognize accomplishments of graduates and demonstrates to the teachers and staff of the school district the positive impact they have upon the lives of young people. 

  • COLUMN: Tickets needed for Taste of LaRue

     The LaRue County Farmers Market is again sponsoring a Taste of LaRue County. It will be Tuesday, June 19 beginning at noon at the Extension Office at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road. Come support local farmers and small businesses while getting ideas on how to prepare fresh, local products.

    Space is limited at the tasting event; cost is $5. To reserve a seat you must purchase a ticket in advance. Tickets are available at the Extension Office, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 358-3401 for more information.

  • Renaissance Recycling closed until June 11

    Renaissance Recycling will not accept recyclables until Monday, June 11.

    The building, located on Water Street in Hodgenville, was damaged earlier this week when a forklift struck the door, according to LaRue County’s Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray.

    Residents are requested to “hold off on bringing recyclables” such as plastics, newspapers and glass, until repairs are completed, according to Gray.