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Today's News

  • Teens charged with trafficking in marijuana

     Four teenagers – one only 13 – face charges of trafficking in marijuana.

  • LaRue wins Region, sends 10 wrestlers to State

    LaRue County will send 10 wrestlers to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s State Wrestling Tournament Friday and Saturday.

    The Mat Hawks earned their 13th Region 2 victory last weekend at John Hardin High School. 

  • Fiscal Court: Magistrates want roads graveled

     County road supervisor Clyde Veirs told LaRue County fiscal court magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Feb. 12 that crews spread more than 105 tons of salt on county roads during two recent rounds of freezing rain.

    “We used about 80 tons on Jan. 25 and then pre-salted hills and curves with 25 tons on Feb. 1,” Veirs said. “We’ve received another 192 tons which leaves us with over 400 tons of salt on hand.”

  • Reception held for new Eagle Scout

     An Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Jason Willman will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at First Baptist Church of Hodgenville, 730 Tonieville Road, Hodgenville. Refreshments will follow in the ceremony in the church gym.

  • Panel approves industrial hemp bill

    A bill that would regulate industrial hemp crops in Kentucky if the crop is legalized by the federal government received unanimous support of the Senate Agriculture committee Monday.

    Senate Bill 50, sponsored by committee chair Sen. Paul Hornback, R-Shelbyville, would make the state Department of Agriculture responsible for monitoring industrial hemp. Farmers wishing to grow hemp in Kentucky would register with the department and submit to criminal background checks before receiving licenses. Licenses would be renewed yearly.

  • FOR YOUR HEALTH: Know the fat you're dealing with

     Certain types of fat are essential for good health, while others can raise blood cholesterol and have negative effects on cardiovascular health. Fat should not be taken out of a diet completely, but choosing the right fat can be difficult.  It is important to understand the differences in order to make heart healthy decisions. 

  • Spruel named Employee of the Month at Nationwide

     Gwen Spruel has been selected as the February Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since July 1978 and is under the supervision of Kim Beard in the trousers department. She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • PHOTO: Hornback signs with LWC

     LaRue County High School senior Matt Hornback signed to play football with Lindsey-Wilson College. Front from left, Kelly Hornback, mother; Matt Hornback; Dean Hornback, father; back LCHS head football coach Josh Jaggers; and Powell Miller, assistant coach at LWC.

  • PHOTO: Gabe Shirley and Matt Thompson bound for LWC

     From left, LaRue County High School head football coach Josh Jaggers, Matt Hornback and Gabe Shirley. Hornback and Shirley have signed to play football at Lindsey-Wilson College.

  • PHOTO: Shirley signs to play football at LWC

     LaRue County High School senior Gabe Shirley signed to play football with Lindsey-Wilson College. Front from left, Jim Shirley, father; Gabe Shirley; Kellie Shirley, mother; back, LCHS head football coach Josh Jaggers; Austin Shirley, brother of Gabe Shirley and current LWC football player; and Powell Miller, assistant coach at LWC.