Today's News

  • Sports Shorts updated 4-25-12

    Youth Softball League’s Fun Day
    The LaRue County Youth Softball League will kick off their season 6 p.m. April 27 with opening ceremony that introduces all teams.  A 19-team weekend tournament begins after the ceremony. Fun Day is April 28, which includes face painting, games, bouncy houses and an auction of items donated by parents and businesses around town.
    The League is accepting donations for Saturday’s auction. To donate or for more information, contact Greg Cooper at 270-491-0302 or coopergreg21@gmail.com.

  • BASEBALL: Hawks defeat Nelson, Green, John Hardin

    The Hawks won three games last week, overpowering Nelson County 7-1 on April 17 and edging Green County  (5-4) April 19 and John Hardin (5-4) April 20.
    Senior Slade Owens had two doubles, three RBIs and scored twice to lead the homestanding Hawks past 5th Region foe Nelson County.
    Senior Wesley Kessinger, who got the win, helped himself out with an RBI double. He gave up three hits and struck out two in five innings.

  • PHOTO: Youth soccer
  • TRACK AND FIELD: Warren East Raider Run

    April 21 results
    Girls 4x800 Meter Relay
    7. LaRue County High School ‘A’, 11:14.86, 11:27.84 (Amarah Reed, Mariah Wiseman, Amanda Brewer, Nichole Thomas)

    Boys 4x800 Meter Relay
    11. LaRue County High School ‘A’, 10:03.00, 10:07.44 (Austin Parrish, Raymundo Perez, Adam Sandidge, Dalton Lawson)

    Girls 100 Meter Hurdles
    3. Alisha Durbin, 18.02, 17.93

    Girls 100 Meter Dash
    24. Shaila Winston, 14.68, 14.55
    33. Logan Grant, 16.31, 15.80

  • TRACK AND FIELD: LaRue County All-Comers

    Results from April 17 all comers meet at LaRue County High School:

    3. LaRue County (LC), 42.50

    100-Meter Dash
    3. Shaila Winston, 14.02
    5. Shelbi Brooks, 14.50
    9. Sadie Peters, 15.75
    10. Cindy Martinez, 15.84
    13. Mahaleigh Embrey, 16.96
    14. Logan Grant, 17.03

    200-Meter Dash
    3. Courtni Price, 30.00
    5. Destinee Young, 30.58
    6. Patricia Gibson, 31.20
    9. Delaina White, 31.56

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Hawks win 3-of-4

    The Lady Hawks won Monday and had two wins and a loss last week.
    The team defeated Hart County 13-4 on April 17 and Caverna 9-0 on April 19 before falling to East Robertson, Tenn., in four innings April 20 in the Greenwood Border Battle. Monday, they defeated Caverna 5-1.
    Sophomore Brigitte Skaggs had three hits and two RBIs and sophomore Courtney Johnson was a homer short of the cycle as the visiting Lady Hawks (7-13 overall, 1-2 18th District) routed district foe Hart County.

  • LaRue County deputy arrested, felony charges filed by KSP detective

    A LaRue County deputy sheriff was arrested Wednesday by Kentucky State Police and was jailed on two felony charges as well as one count of official misconduct.

    Joshua Matthew Darst, 31, of Clarkson, a six-year veteran of the LaRue County Sheriff's Department, is accused of keeping a stolen motorcycle that he recovered while working as a deputy. The KSP official statement issued after midnight Thursday claims Darst altered the motorcycle's appearance "in an attempt to mask its identity" from the owner.

  • 'Cornbread Mafia' author to have book-signing at Lincolns Loft

     James Higdon, author of “The Cornbread Mafia” will have a book signing 5 p.m. April 30 at Lincolns Loft, 25 Lincoln Square, Hodgenville.

    The book deals with the largest homegrown marijuana syndicate in American history – the Cornbread Mafia.

    Higdon, the first journalist subpoenaed under the Obama administration to answer questions about federal fugitive Johnny Boone, will be available to read, answer questions and sign books.

    For more information, call the bookstore at 358-0124

  • COLUMN: Is your conscience expandable?

     Your word have I hidden in my heart that I might not sin. Psalm 119:11

    Ever hear of a pitcher plant?

    It attracts insects with its bright colors. Once inside, the insects lose their footing and slide down a sugarcoated tube into a liquid that drowns them.

    Satan does that too. He sugarcoats the way to ruin and before you know it, you’re hooked.

  • Man suspected in theft of checks, jewelry

    A Bardstown man is suspected of forging thousands of dollars in checks and selling jewelry from a Hodgenville burglary.

    Stuart Brent Kirtley, 30, was arrested Tuesday, April 16 after a Cox’s Creek man complained his checkbook had been stolen the day before.

    According to a press release, Bardstown Police discovered that 12 checks had been forged. Eleven were cashed for a total of $4,255.

    Bardstown Police recovered the stolen checkbook.