Today's News

  • Kyle Meredith signs with Lindsey Wilson

     Kyle Meredith has signed to play baseball with Lindsey WIlson College. Front from left, Katie Meredith, Karen Meredith, Kyle, Kevin Meredith and Lindsey Wilson Head Coach Jonathan Parsons. Back, Hawks Head Coach Chris Price, Athletic Director David Dawson, Assistant Coach Eric Allen and LCHS Principal Paul Mullins.

  • COURT BRIEFS - May 23, 2012


    Brandon Maddox (1990) received a diverted sentence May 7 after pleading guilty to complicity, theft by unlawful taking/disposition auto in LaRue Circuit Court. He was ordered to pay $656.90 costs.


    Five-year suspended sentence

  • New job training available for veterans

     Unemployed veterans aged 35 to 60 may qualify for up to 12 months of job training through the new Veterans Retraining Assistance Program.

    VRAP will provide training for programs of education that lead to a high-demand occupation. The program, a joint effort of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Labor, will start July 1.

  • Regional job fair to be hosted in Elizabethtown

     Lincoln Trail Career Centers and the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce will host a regional job and career fair 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 31 at the Pritchard Community Center, 404 South Mulberry Street, US 62, in Elizabethtown.

    Available positions vary and include customer service representatives, police officers, college instructors, health and medical positions, mechanical engineers, package handlers and sales representatives, among others. To see the full list of companies planning to attend, visit www.ltcareercenter.org

  • Library has new books and DVDs

     The LaRue County Public Library has several new DVDs and books for loan.

    DVDs – One for the Money; The Vow; The Genesis Code; Elizabethtown; and American Experience: The Amish.

    Books – American Folk Artby Kristin Congdon; The Other Side of Sufferingby John Ramsey; Thought Revolutionby William Donius; 11th Hourby James Patterson; Deadlockedby Charlaine Harris; Hannah's Joyby Marta Perry; and Last Boyfriendby Nora Roberts.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Hawks honored on senior night

     The Lady Hawk seniors and their families were honored at the team’s last regular season home game Thursday. From left, Bethany Skaggs, Brittany Enlow and Megan Smith.

  • Free fishing weekend is June 2-3

     Kentucky's Free Fishing Weekend, which began more than 30 years ago, offers youngsters and families an opportunity to try fishing at no cost on June 2-3.

    All anglers, both youngsters and adults, may fish without a license those two days. However, all anglers must still observe minimum size limits and creel limits.

    At several locations around the state, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife has partnered with sportsmen's clubs, parks departments or other government agencies to provide a variety of fishing events and activities for new anglers.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Kids Crew gears up for summer

     Since the first of the year, Kids Crew Director Denise Rose has been putting together ideas for her summer program.

    “I talked with the teachers and got ideas of what types of lessons they will be planning before scheduling,” said Rose. “We want the children to have a fun, educational, but safe time while attending Kids Crew.”

    The facility, open year-round, is located in the LaRue County Board of Education building (the former Hodgenville Elementary School) off College Street.

  • Hart County grand jury indicts three

     The Hart County grand jury indicted three local people in May.

    Albert T. Speed, 32, Civils Loop, Hodgenville, was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance less than two grams, meth, and complicity.

    Jana D. Collins, 39, Bales Raod, Magnolia, was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, less than two grams, meth, and complicity.

  • Grandmother: 'He's my hero.'

     Donnie Hogue of Hodgenville had planned a pleasant Mother’s Day. She was looking forward to spending some time with her 12-year-old grandson Levi Gaddie and “spoiling” him a bit.

    That Sunday took a frightening turn when she choked on a bite of food. She said Levi’s quick thinking saved her life.

    “I got up that morning and asked him if he’d like a big, homemade breakfast,” said Hogue. She started preparing homemade biscuits, gravy, fried potatoes, scrambled eggs and bacon.