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Today's News

  • ENGAGEMENT: Kayla Puckett and Caleb Ernst

    Sharon Richardson of Elizabethtown and Eric Puckett of Leitchfield would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla E. Puckett, to Caleb M. Ernst, son of Bob and Sharon Ernst of Buffalo.
    Kayla, a 2007 graduate of Elizabethtown High School, is an English major student at Western Kentucky University. Caleb is a 2006 graduate of LaRue County High School and a 2010 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in English.
    The wedding will be June 11. Formal invitations will be sent.

  • Two men sentenced in church burglaries

    Two men accused of break-ins of several churches last summer received diverted sentences in LaRue Circuit Court.
    In each instance, a small amount of cash was taken and damage to the building reported.
    Cullen Thomas Logsdon, 19, of Hodgenville, pleaded guilty to several counts of third-degree burglary and complicity. He was sentenced to six months, diverted for five years and fined $555. He was credited with seven days served.

  • Rape is one of 3 charges

    A man employed as a LaRue County school bus driver is in jail facing numerous felony charges, including first-degree rape.
    Donald Wilson, 54, of Harmon Drive, was arrested April 15 by LaRue County Deputy Eric Williamson and lodged in LaRue County Detention Center.
    The indictment says Wilson engaged in sexual intercourse by the use of forcible compulsion. Although he faces only one count of rape, the grand jury’s statement says the allegation occurred sometime between April 1, 2009, and March 6, 2011.

  • Hodgenville takes futuristic step with new water meters

    Hodgenville residents will be receiving an upgrade to digital water meters in the future.
    The project, which has cost roughly $19,000 so far, will provide precise billing on statements for customers and reduce manpower required to perform meter readings, according to City Clerk MaDonna Hornback.

  • Seven students to spend summer in Scholar studies

    Seven LaRue County High School juniors have been selected for a prestigious five-week intensive learning experience known as the Governors Scholar Program.
    Chelsea Blair, James Crosswhite, Misty England, Zach Lee, Nathan Schaefer, John Slack and Megan Smith will know by the end of May which campus they will attend and their summer area of focus.  
    The program, established in 1983, has the mission of enhancing “Kentucky’s next generation of civic and economic leaders,” according to the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars website.

  • Series of storms prompts alerts

    A recent series of storms has prompted several flood watches and warnings over the past week with rainfall amounts totaling a foot or more since the beginning of the month.
    Heavy rains and multiple rounds of severe weather occurred over several parts of Kentucky. The daily storms are expected to continue through today.
    Debris and rising water have kept road crews busy and residents on high alert. The Kentucky Mesonet weather reporting stations in nearby Hardin and Taylor counties both are reporting rainfall amounts in excess of 12 inches for the month.

  • Men sentenced for church break-ins

    Two men, accused of break-ins of several churches last summer, received diverted sentences in LaRue Circuit Court.

    In each instance, a small amount of cash was taken and damage to the building reported.

    Cullen Thomas Logsdon, 19, of Hodgenville, Logsdon pleaded guilty to several counts of third-degree burglary and complicity. He was sentenced to six months, diverted for five years, and fined $555. He was credited with seven days served.

  • Akers to celebrate 50th anniversary

    Larry and Alice Jenkins Akers of Sonora will celebrate their 50th anniversary April 30, 2011.

    The couple married April 29, 1961 at First Baptist Church of Sonora. They have three children, Ryan Akers, Alicia Reeves and Jay Akers, and five grandchildren.

    The celebration will be 2:4 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Sonora, 709 Main St., Sonora.

    Family and friends are invited.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Hawks defeat John Hardin

    For the second time in a span of five days, John Hardin senior pitcher Olivia Greenwell had a tough outing.

    And for the second time in that same span, the opposing team took full advantage.

    The homestanding LaRue County Lady Hawks exploded for 12 runs in the first three innings and finished with 14 hits en route to a 13-6 win Monday night.

  • PHOTO: State fishes debris from under bridge

    High water created some issues for the Lincoln Blvd. bridge. Tuesday, state workers removed some of the debris clogging the waterway.