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Today's News

  • Officer cleared in fatal shooting

    A LaRue County grand jury failed to indict Hodgenville City Officer Jaron Skillman in the fatal shooting of a local man.

  • Distinguished Young Woman

    LaRue County High School student Brigitte Skaggs competed last week in the Kentucky Distinguished Young Women program in Lexington. Above, Skaggs sang and played ukulele in the talent portion of the program. She is the daughter of Mike and Denise Skaggs of Hodgenville. Chaney Rose of Warren County won the event.

  • Are you sticking with your resolutions for the new year?

    The New Year is just a few weeks old and hopefully your resolutions are still going strong.

    But if they’re not, here are some tips to sustain your 2014 goals.

  • Man charged with theft of tractor

    A Hodgenville man was charged Jan. 14 with numerous counts – including theft of a tractor.

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 received a call about 4:38 p.m. Jan. 14 about a man running down U.S. 62 in Stephensburg, according to Trooper Jeff Gregory.

    “The caller stated that the man said that someone was chasing him,” said Gregory in a release.

    Troopers were dispatched to the area but were unable to locate the man.

  • Man charged with receiving stolen property

    Michael A. Underwood, 45, of Buffalo, was charged with receiving stolen property valued at $10,000 or more by the LaRue County Sheriff’s office.

    Deputies located a car motor and transmission that had been taken from a Mount Sherman residence, in Underwood’s possession.

    He was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under $25,000 bond. He will be arraigned Wednesday in LaRue District Court.

  • Reding named to Dean's List at Benedictine College

    James Reding of Howardstown has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas.

    Reding, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Reding, earned a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.9 to earn a spot on the Dean’s List.

  • Community Foundation shares story

    Thanks to all our members who joined us for the chamber luncheon this week. We had a great turnout.

    Al Rider, president and CEO of the Central Kentucky Community Foundation, shared with our group how they can offer people a way to help strengthen their local community by working with donors who want to make a lasting impact through giving. The opportunity is within our grasp for LaRue County.

  • Fundraisers

     Bowl for Kids Sake

    Major League baseball pitcher Steve Delabar will speak at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake kickoff 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 23 at American Legion Hall, Ring Road, Elizabethtown. Lunch provided and sponsored by Texas Roadhouse. Make reservation by contacting Kevin Clark at 270-351-2220 or kevin.clark@bbbsky.org. Bowl for Kids’ Sake is March 8, 9, 15-16 and 21-23, at Dix-E-Town Lanes.

     

    Big Brothers Big Sisters benefit

  • Eminent domain should not apply with pipeline

    Oklahoma-based Williams Co. and Texas-based Boardwalk Pipeline Partners want to build a pipeline to pump natural gas liquids across the commonwealth. The partnership expects it will not be able to negotiate sales with 2 percent of landowners along the route.

  • Frankfort Update

    Jan. 7 convened the 2014 General Assembly, a 60-day legislative session creating the next two-year budget for Kentucky. This session will encompass complex issues that require legislative action as the Senate Majority strives to make pathways for economic growth, pro-life initiatives, managing the impact of the American Care Act and fighting for fiscal responsibility.