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Today's News

  • Troopers uplifted by community's response to Christmas SWAT

    I have been involved with Shop With A Trooper every year for the past 17 years. It seems that each year gas prices have increased, more citizens are laid off from their jobs, more homes are in foreclosure and the economy has been in bad shape.  
    However, one thing that has not changed is the giving spirit of the people in Post 4’s area.

  • Two sentenced in railroad track thefts

    Neither Robert Brandon Wheeler, 27, nor Misty M. Taylor, 37, both of Louisville, were granted probation in Nelson Circuit Court Dec. 9.

    Both were sentenced to two years in prison for complicity to first-degree criminal mischief and two years in prison for complicity to first-degree wanton endangerment, with the sentences to be served concurrently for a total of two years.

  • Crews continue to clear state highways

    Residents in Nelson County along KY 1066 and KY 458 may be wondering when the debris cut by the LaRue County Inmate Program almost two months ago will be cleared.

    According to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet information officer Chris Jessie, there have been many factors contributing to the response of clearing the road sides.

    "There is one bucket truck in the area that we have for cutting," Jessie said. "The state crews come back and do the chipping. We've been waiting for the ground to dry so we could get bigger equipment out there."

  • PHOTO: Williamson speaks to Rotary Club

    Cathy Williamson, left, of the Better Business Bureau was the guest of Kyle Williamson and featured speaker at the Dec. 22 meeting of the Hodgenville Rotary Club.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks compete in Holiday Classic

     The LaRue County High School Hawks spent part of their winter break competing in the Kentucky Fried Chicken Holiday Classic at McCreary Central.

    LARUE COUNTY 65, LINCOLN COUNTY 56.

    Senior Kyle Sheeran scored 21 points and junior Kelton Ford had 17 as the Hawks (6-0) rallied to knock off the Patriots Dec. 20.

    LaRue County outscored Lincoln County, 26-15 in the fourth quarter.

  • Claycomb joins Rotary Club

    Attorney Tom Claycomb is the newest member of the Hodgenville Rotary Club. He was inducted to the club on Dec. 22 at their weekly meeting at Paula's Hot Biscuit. He is working with Robert Claycomb in general law practice.

  • Lady Hawks split games at Holiday Classic

    The Lady Hawks (4-4) split their games in the Aspen Creek/Vision EyeCare Holiday Classic at Bullitt East.

    LaRue County rallied to force overtime against the Lady Titans, but ran out of steam in the extra period. They fell 50-47.

    Freshman Alexis Brewer led the Lady Hawks with 18 points, while sophomore Ivy Brown just missed a triple-double with 14 points, 11 rebounds and eight steals.

    Junior Haley Holt scored seven and had six rebounds while Allison Evans and Alisha Durbin had four each.

    Bell bounced 57-46

  • Eight indicted by grand jury in December

     Eight people were indicted Dec. 19 by a LaRue County grand jury.

    They include:

    Bradley Scott Hovious(1981) of Hodgenville was charged with first-degree robbery and second-degree persistent felony offender.

    He is accused of entering IGA Express Nov. 18 and threatening to use physical force while armed with a knife in order to take money from a store clerk.

    Bail was set at $50,000 cash. Hodgenville City Police investigated.

  • COLUMN: Good weight management strategy: Eat more meals at home

     Dining at home with family and friends is rewarding and enjoyable. In the coming year, consider making cooking and dining at home a priority in your family. It controls food costs and helps with weight management, and it brings a family together.

    Research shows that having regular mealtime can improve the health of children, help with their social and emotional development, and help them do better in school.

  • Hodgenville man charged in McCracken drug bust

     The McCracken County Sheriff's Department Drug Division wrapped up a month long investigation into a large marijuana trafficking ring on Wednesday. It resulted in the arrests of five people from the Taylorsville, Louisville and Hodgenville area.

    For about a month, detectives had been investigating a group they believed were intending to purchase a large quantity of marijuana.

    During that time, they came to Paducah to discuss the amount of marijuana they wished to purchase, the method of transportation, and the amount of money.