Today's News

  • Main Street building to be sold at courthouse door

     A pair of buildings that once held a restaurant in downtown Hodgenville will be sold at the LaRue County Courthouse door on Feb. 2.

    The historic buildings, formerly Mama Sond’s and later Abe’s Country Cooking, will be sold at a master commissioner’s sale beginning at 10 a.m.

    The property was owned by Hodgenville Main Street Renaissance Inc. until about a year ago when the organization was dissolved by the City of Hodgenville.


     A Radcliff resident wanted in connection with a LaRue County homicide last weekend was found Wednesday night at a Louisville motel on Preston Highway, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Abdullah R. White, 35, reportedly was seen fleeing the murder scene in the victim's vehicle that was later found in Taylor County.

    Kentucky State Police and the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force developed information leading to the arrest of White.

  • Routine pap testing can detect early cancer

     Cervical cancer is the third most common type of cancer in women worldwide. In the United States, 30 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 11 women die from it every day.

    Cervical cancer occurs when abnormal cells begin to develop and multiply on the cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb) that connects to the vagina in females. Cervical cancer usually has no symptoms, and is not hereditary like some other cancers. It typically develops very slowly, and patients usually do not have any problems until the cancer is advanced and has spread.

  • 2011 Year-End Review

     Jan. 5- Pickup driver charged with assault after striking city officer; Inmates, former county employee indicted for possession of meth precursors; Edmonton man to serve four years after five-county police chase; Deaths: William Lee Cofer, Jerry Morris Cundiff, James A. Jackson, Arthur Clay Taylor; Births: Caleb Joseph Hoffie

  • State offers tips to kick the smoking habit

    If quitting smoking tops your list of 2012 resolutions, the Kentucky Department for Public Health  recommends the use of one or a combination of available tobacco cessation resources. These range from group cessation to telephone coaching to online cessation and are available at no cost to all Kentuckians.

  • Writer dives deep into the rise, fall of the 'Cornbread Mafia'

     When Jim Higdon III was a student at Columbia University, he met a lot of intellectuals who he said could not find Kentucky on a map, yet they were entertained by the stories he shared from Marion County.

    “I realized at some point there was a currency in the stories from here, that we had the market cornered on awesome stories,” Higdon said.

  • Gas is 21.3 percent higher than last year

     The U.S. average price of gasoline ($3.26 per gallon), has declined significantly in recent months but still remains 21.3 cents per gallon higher than the U.S. average price recorded last year at this time.

    “As 2011 has come to a close, that's cause for concern,” says Gregg Laskoski, Senior Petroleum Analyst for GasBuddy.com. “Why? For the past seven years, the average price movement from the beginning of the year to the peak price posted during the year has been $0.93 cents per gallon, and as high as $1.31/gallon.”

  • Lady Hawks beat Breckinridge, drop to John Hardin

     The Lady Hawks overwhelmed Breckinridge County in Harned Jan. 2, 66-28.

    Sophomore guard/forward Ivy Brown posted her sixth double-double to lead the visiting LaRue County Lady Hawks.

    Brown had 25 points (hitting three of five 3-point attempts), 10 rebounds, nine assists and three steals as the Lady Hawks (6-4) won for the sixth time in seven games.

    Junior forward Haley Holt and freshman guard Alexis Brewer each scored 10 points, while sophomore post Allison Evans had eight points and seven rebounds.

  • Police continue hunt for Abdullah White

     Five days after Kristie L. Allen was found dead in a Buffalo residence, Kentucky State Police continue the manhunt for Abdullah R. White, the Radcliff man seen fleeing the scene in her vehicle.

    Norman Chaffins, public affairs officer at KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown, said Tuesday that White, 35, has a history of "violent crime," and state police are tracking down numerous leads in the case.

    "We're receiving tips," he said. "We're trying to figure out where he's at."

  • NARFE members learn about Tender Touch

     The Elizabethtown Chapter 1050 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees met Jan. 2 at Nolin RECC immediately following the Heartland Service Center re-opening for the New Year. Chapter president Kay Bennett presided over the meeting.

    The guest speaker was Robin Hildesheim, Certified Senior Advisor for Tender Touch Senior Services, Inc. in Elizabethtown. She may be reached at 270-765-3332.