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Today's News

  • Padgett tops for Tigers

    The Campbellsville University Tigers defeated Eastern Kentucky University April 10 for the team’s first outdoor track and field win in program history.
    Campbellsville finished nine points ahead of NCAA Division I program EKU, 100.5 to 91.5.
    The Tigers beat Georgetown College for first-place in the 4x800 meter relay with distance runners Christian Black, Kody Hutchins, David McKellar and Truman Padgett, a former LaRue County High School athlete.
    Padgett also took seventh in the 400-meter dash (52.32).  

  • Female inmates file civil suit against jailer and employees

    Five women who allegedly suffered rape and abuse at the hands of two former LaRue County deputy jailers, filed a civil suit Monday in LaRue Circuit Court.
    Alleasha Knox Butler, Brandi Dennis, Stephanie Mason, Jennifer Nichols and Betty Cox were former inmates at the jail, according to the suit filed by Elizabethtown attorney Ronald Hines.
    The women claim they were “mistreated, harassed, assaulted, forcibly raped and forced to perform sexual acts” while incarcerated.

  • Softball: Lady Hawks defeat Louisville Fairdale 13-3

    The LaRue County High School Lady Hawks capped off the Florida Beach Bash at Fort Walton Beach April 8 with a 13-3 victory over Louisville Fairdale.
    “Spring break in Florida was a great team building getaway for the softball program,” said Lady Hawk Head Coach Aaron Howell. “I thought our team improved in all areas of the game, particularly pitching and defense. The three losses we had were a combined six runs – two of which we were winning going into the last inning. The competition we played in Florida will only help us during a season.”

  • Baseball: Hawks win three at Florida Beach Bash

    The LaRue County High School Hawks went 3-2 in last week’s Florida Beach Bash at Fort Walton Beach.
    Coach Chris Price said his defense has been “very inconsistent to this point but is definitely showing improvement.”
    “Losing two pitchers who were starters on the mound last year has been tough to get used to but several guys have stepped up and shown potential. Wesley Kessinger, Trevor Skaggs and Cody Williams have filled in very well for us.”

  • City seizes Main Street accounts, demands return of flower pots

    The Hodgenville Main Street saga continues.
    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse last month ordered the volunteer group to dissolve – but did not set a timeframe. The letter, in part, ordered Main Street to make “any and all restitutions, obligations or indebtedness as required by law. Furthermore, at the end of said dispositions, if there be any assets remaining, those assets shall be conveyed back to the City of Hodgenville.”

  • Family, friends build Gleanings man a new home

    An old adage says that charity begins at home.
    A group of local volunteers is putting that proverb into action through generous donations of time, money and construction materials.
    They’re building Bruce Brown a new house.
    The Gleanings man lived in a small frame house at the edge of LaRue and Marion County for most of his life. The century-old house was in bad shape, he said, but he had mixed emotions when it was torn down a few weeks ago to make room for the new house.

  • Sports Shorts

    Project Graduation Golf Scramble
    Project Graduation will hold a fundraiser golf scramble April 23 at LaRue County Country Club. Cost is $50 a player, bring your own team. Payout for first, fifth and ninth place; numerous prizes. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. Entry forms can be picked up at the golf course, LCHS or any Project Grad parent. Pre-registration requested. For more information, contact Kellie Shirley at 358-5405.

    LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble

  • TOUCHPOINTS: Strive for daily victory

    I Corinthians 9:24-27 – “Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may win. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:  But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be rejected.”

  • Boy Lincoln Statue slammed by alleged drunken driver

    Police say a Barren County man drove a Ford Taurus through the center of Hodgenville’s Lincoln Square early Sunday, striking both statues of Abraham Lincoln.

    The Boy Lincoln Statue, dedicated in May 2008 as part of the Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration, was knocked from its base and dragged as the car entered the traffic island from U.S. 31-E (East Main Street). The base was dented and the statue, which depicted Lincoln as a child standing with his dog Honey, was severely scratched and scraped.

  • PHOTO: Valiant Women recognized