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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Superintendent speaks to Chamber of Commerce

     Several LaRue County Schools Central Office employees of spoke at last week’s Chamber of Commerce luncheon. From left, Superintendent Sam Sanders, Special Education Director Camille Turner, Instructional Supervisor Denise Skaggs, Instructional Supervisor Amanda Reed, and LaRue County High School Principal Paul Mullins.

  • PHOTO: Warm Blessings Donation

  • PHOTO: Rowland's buck

     Rowland Thompson of LaRue County took this 13-point buck on Nov. 19.

          

     

  • Nelson Circuit Court Briefs

     • Charles Edward Brothers, 36, of New Haven, was sentenced to three years in prison for one count of complicity to first-degree possession of a controlled substance, five years in prison for one count of intent to manufacture and 12 months in jail for complicity to possession of drug paraphernalia. He was granted probation for a period of five years following set conditions including good behavior, serve six days in jail and report to a probation officer as directed. Brothers possessed methamphetamine, had intent to manufacture it and possessed drug paraphernalia.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks demolish Thomas Nelson

     Junior guard/forward Ivy Brown neared a rare quadruple-double as the LaRue County Lady Hawks routed first-year program Thomas Nelson, 71-36 in both teams’ season openers Nov. 27.

    It was the first-ever game for the Lady Generals.

    The Generals’ home opener against one of the 5th Region’s top teams was a rough one, as the Hawks jumped out to a 30-7 lead after one quarter and cruised from there. LaRue County ran the lead to 51-15 at the half.

  • Happy Trails

     Leslie Fender doesn’t get in a hurry.

    At 54, the lanky Texan is retired from careers as a butler and a restaurateur, and like many men, he’s finally getting a chance to travel.

    But he isn’t jetting from city to city or hurtling down the highway in an RV. He’s taking the back roads with his traveling partner, Angel.

    Together they’ve traveled 4,200 miles this year, and they have many miles to go before they reach warmer country for the winter.

  • FISCAL COURT: Hot wheels and hot engines

     At the same time that LaRue County Fiscal Court received a thank you card from some residents of Cissal Hill for the recent paving done there, second district magistrate Ricky Whitlock received a complaint that some teens and young adults had stopped traffic on the steep, winding hill to race Hot Wheels down it.

    “They were evidently going down it in those toy Hot Wheel cycles,” Whitlock told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Nov. 27. “I called dispatch about it and didn’t hear any more about them.”

  • Lyndsay Whitlock returns to court for Transy

     Lyndsay Whitlock, a 2011 graduate of LaRue County High School and former Lady Hawk, returns this fall to the court. The sophomore guard is a member of the women’s basketball team at Transylvania University.

    Greg Todd is in his seventh year as head coach of the Pioneers.

    Last season, she played in 14 games with a field goal percentage of .333 and free throw percentage of .750.

  • PHOTO: Chloe's buck

     Chloe Owen, 14, of Magnolia, harvested an 8-point buck Nov. 14. It weighed 200 pounds.       

  • PHOTO: Snowflake Lights

     Hodgenville city worker Ronnie Cruse installed a snowflake light on Lincoln Square in preparation for Lighting Up the Square.