Today's News

  • Dinky Gowen entertains children at library program

    Dinky Gowen, Master of Illusion, made a white dove appear from nowhere Friday at the LaRue County Public library during the summer reading program. The magician performed for a crowd of more than 30 children and their parents.

  • Rolling Fork Christian Church donates VBS offering to Kosair's

     Awareness of childhood cancer is increasing slowly but surely in LaRue County, thanks to Rolling Fork Christian Church in Lyons Station and the family of Ashley Long. 

  • Dye indicted for attempted rape, attempted murder of child

    A LaRue County grand jury on June 18 indicted a Hodgenville man on four felony counts after he allegedly abducted and attempted to rape a 10-year-old girl in a wooded area, before trying to snap her neck.
    Jetto Dye, 28, is scheduled to be arraigned July 2 in LaRue Circuit Court. He faces felony charges for kidnapping, attempted murder, attempted first-degree rape (victim under age 12) and first-degree sexual abuse. He also faces a misdemeanor charge for resisting arrest.
    A LaRue Circuit judge has set bail at $500,000.

  • Murder trial postponed

     The trial for Abdullah Rahman White, who faces a murder charge in the death of 28-year-old Kristie Lynne Allen, has been postponed.

  • Boil water advisory; Fairview Lane

    The City of Hodgenville Tuesday issued a boil water advisory for residents on Fairview Drive.

    The advisory was issued after a waterline break in the Fairview Drive area. No other areas were affected, according to reports from the city.

    Residents are advised to boil all water used for drinking and cooking until further notice.

    For more information contact City Hall at 270-358-3832 or the Hodgenville Water Plant at 270-358-8717.  

  • ECTC to offer fall sports

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College President Dr. Thelma White announced Thursday the college would be fielding club-level teams in men’s and women’s soccer, men’s basketball and women’s tennis.

    Starting with the fall semester coming up in August, the Barons are back.

    The college last had basketball teams in the 1980s. Dean of Students Dale Buckles remembers how students in those years had something to take school pride in.

    He wants current students to experience that same feeling.

  • Dawson finishes 10th in golf tourney

    After area golfers struggled in the opening day of the Junior PGA Championship qualifier, they came to life in Thursday’s final round. Especially Michael Reed.

    The 14-year-old Elizabethtown resident won the boys’ 13-15-year-old Junior PGA Championship qualifier Thursday at Bardstown Country Club’s Maywood Course. He did it in thrilling fashion, too, in a playoff.

  • Youth league baseball tournaments scheduled

    The Cal Ripken District 7 Baseball Tournament schedule and field is set. The tournament, which features 10 divisions, will start at the beginning of July.

    The 7 year olds kick things off, as LaRue County will meet Elizabethtown at 3 p.m. July 1 at University Drive Park in Elizabethtown, while Meade County will meet the winner at 6 p.m. July 2. The two losers will square off at 6 p.m. July 3, with the championship set for 6 p.m. July 5. A third game will be played immediately after if needed.

  • Ford nets 10 in All-Star game

    LaRue County guard Kelton Ford opened the first Indiana-Kentucky Junior Boys’ All-Star game with a power-packed performance.

    Ford scored 10 points in Kentucky’s first meeting with Indiana, but his Junior All-Stars suffered a 126-103 loss at Heritage Christian High School in Indianapolis. He was 1-of-5 Kentucky players to reach double digits, along with Omar Prewitt (18), Darryl Hicks (16), Dominique Hawkins (14), LaVonne Holland (14) and Taylor Glover (10).

  • Plan approved for Bardstown branch of Lincoln National

     The Nelson County Development Review Board approved the design of a 5,300-square-foot branch of Lincoln National Bank Tuesday. The vote brings it one step closer to becoming the first Lincoln National branch to be built outside of LaRue County.

    The branch may create as many as 10 new jobs in Nelson County, Lincoln National President Doc Meredith said.

    “We plan to hire all local people,” he said.

    Meredith added he hopes the branch will open during the first quarter of 2013.