Today's News

  • COLUMN: Sunrise elders enjoy trip to Graceland

    What started out as a conversation about places you would like to go, turned into a reality for Joyce Williams.

    Joyce, 81, is an elder at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home who attends some activities, but not outings. One day she mentioned to me, “I’d really like to go to Graceland,” and I responded, “OK, we can go in the spring.”

  • BASEBALL: Hawks pound Caverna

     The LaRue County Hawks got off to a slow start, but once they warmed up, the Caverna Colonels couldn’t stop them.

    The Hawks collected 19 hits, including six for extra bases, on their way to a 20-1 pounding of the visiting Colonels on March 25 in an 18th District game.

    Caverna took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first before LaRue County tied it in the bottom half of the inning. The Hawks erupted for eight runs in the second and 11 more in the third.

  • Lieutenant Colonel John Todd Shipp retires

     All good things must come to an end, and for Lieutenant Colonel John Todd Shipp, it was time. Shipp departs the United States Army and United States Army Reserves with more than 29 years of service to his country.

  • Hodgenville man charged with murder after wreck

     A Hodgenville man charged with two counts of murder after he struck and killed an Elizabethtown couple last August appeared Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Heather Stroutman, public defender for Earl D. Richardson, 46, made a motion to receive medical records of Richardson and copies of the accident, reconstruction and autopsy reports from the prosecution.

    Judge Ken Howard sustained the motion and ordered the documents be submitted by May 20.

  • Sonora man pleads guilty to unlawful imprisonment

     A Sonora man accused of kidnapping a woman and her 3-year-old son pleaded guilty and was formally sentenced Tuesday to amended charges in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Allen W. Riggs, 25, pleaded guilty in three cases to two counts of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, theft by unlawful taking – automobile, second-degree assault, fourth-degree assault and complicity to promote contraband.

    Riggs was sentenced to 10 years to run concurrently. He will serve five years. Five years of the sentence is probated.

  • DeVary wins scholarship

    The recipient of the 2014 LaRue County Homemaker $400 Scholarship is Kyle DeVary. He is from Hodgenville and will be graduating from LaRue County High School this year. He is the local Chapter President of FFA and serves as the Lincoln Trail Region Reporter. He is a member of KY Cattlemen’s Association.  Kyle was on LCHS soccer and football teams and volunteers as a coach for youth league soccer, little league baseball and is an active member of his church youth group.

    He plans to attend Western Kentucky University and study agriculture business.

  • PHOTO: Survivor dinner

    The third annual Relay for Life Survivor Dinner was held last week at First Baptist Church Hodgenville. Abraham Lincoln Elementary School's Jr. Beta was well represented at the dinner as table waiters and servers. Pictured from left to right are Zoe Van Riper, Tristen Locke, Emmi Clline, Biven Turner, Chandler Walters, Tara Goodwin, Dalton Milliken and Brittany Serrano.

  • Forum: Two Democrats running for county attorney

     Tuesday’s candidate forum drew about 150 spectators to the LaRue County Courthouse.

  • Democratic Woman's Club plans more candidate forums

    The LaRue County Democratic Woman’s Club will hold a forum for Democratic candidates 7 p.m. March 31 at Upton City Hall.
    Phinis Hundley will serve as moderator.
    Democratic candidates who have opposition in the primary election were invited to take their show on the road to six locations in the county as a convenience for voters.
    “Our elections are not just about Hodgenville,” said Celia McDonald, LCDWC president. “Every voter and every vote should count equally.”

  • LaRue native works on PTSD legislation

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder has been called “The Invisible Wound.”
    Though the physical scars of PTSD may not be seen, its effect cuts deeply into the psyche of the person suffering from it.
    The disorder develops after a terrifying ordeal that involved physical harm or the threat of physical harm. The person who develops PTSD may have been the one who was harmed, or may have witnessed a harmful event that happened to loved ones or strangers.