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Today's News

  • Duckworth Insurance adds AAA policies to lineup

    Duckworth Insurance, a constant in Hodgenville for more than 110 years, is offering a new service.

    It has been appointed an independent agent for auto insurance from another old-timer - AAA.

    AAA has been a “leader in automotive safety and travel services” for more than a century, according to Randi Clark, an agent for Duckworth Insurance. AAA is rated “A” for excellent by A.M. Best, the insurance industry’s largest independent rating organization.

    “We’re excited to have them,” Clark said.

  • KHSAA Board of Control seeks member

    The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking an individual to serve on the Kentucky High School Athletics Association Board of Control to fill a vacant position. 

    The KHSAA is the Kentucky Board of Education’s designee to manage statewide interscholastic athletic programs. The Board of Control supervises KHSAA, establishes staff salaries, sets goals for the association and has the authority to set rules and review proposed changes to the KHSAA constitution and bylaws.

  • St. Catharine announces Dean's List

    Two LaRue Countians were recognized for academic excellence by St. Catharine College for the fall 2010 semester. Kathy Warren of Mount Sherman was named to the President’s List for maintaining a perfect 4.0 grade point average for the semester.

    Ellen Brown of Hodgenville made the Dean’s List for achieving a GPA between 3.6 - 3.999.

         

  • COLUMN: Meeting corrections challenges means finding common ground

    It is uncommon – especially in these days of polarizing political rhetoric – to find two people with significantly different points of view working toward the same goal. Yet that is exactly the situation we find ourselves in as members of a state task force that is looking for solutions to Kentucky's big – and growing – challenges in corrections spending.

  • Officer improving, moved to rehab hospital

    Hodgenville City Officer Dennis Wells, who was seriously injured Jan. 3, is improving.
    Wells, 55, was struck by a pickup truck as he directed morning traffic in front of Hodgenville Elementary School. He suffered a broken leg and hip and bleeding in the brain. He was flown to University Hospital in Louisville for treatment.
    Wells was transferred to Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Elizabethtown where he began treatment Monday, according to Hodgenville City Clerk MaDonna Hornback.

  • David Whipkey named Employee of the Year

    David Whipkey has been selected as Employee of the Year for 2010 by Nationwide Uniform Corporation.

    He has been employed with Nationwide since Feb. 4, 2009. He works in the jacket department and received an award for his service.

  • 2010: Year-end review

    Jan. 6 – Troy Eugene Tarter charged with rape of teen; Tommy Turner in line for KACo presidency; pizza and electronics stores opening in Hodgenville; Mat Hawks defeat sixth-ranked Union County. Deaths: John Edward Brey, Elizabeth Davis Druen, Edna Thomas Gardner, Melva Kathleen Burba Heath, John Michael Ovesen, Kathleen Morris Roberts, Cerena Brown Simmons, Edward Lee Mardis

  • More charges filed against Parrett

    More charges have been filed against a Hodgenville man accused of drug trafficking.

    Joshua Wayne Parrett, 34, was charged Jan. 5 with manufacturing methamphetamine by Kentucky State Police.

    He was charged Dec. 15 with trafficking in methamphetamine by Elizabethtown City Police.

    According to ECP, an officer “observed a suspicious truck with a car hauler style trailer at the water tower on Valley Creek Road. Due to recent thefts at the tower and other thefts in the area, (the detective) made contact with the driver.”

  • Richmond man charged with sexual abuse

    A Richmond man was indicted Dec. 20 by a LaRue County grand jury on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

    Charles R. Stockton, 50, is accused of engaging in a self-gratifying sexual act while communicating with a juvenile over an electronic communication device. The teenager told investigators she “heard” the act.

    The alleged incident occurred in 2008.

    Electronic communication devices may include the Internet or telephone, according to the indictment.

    Kentucky State Police investigated.

  • Woman sentenced to five years, four suspended

    Lisa Marie Puckett, 39, of Sonora, will serve seven months in the county jail and was fined $1,260 after pleading guilty to two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and three counts of third-degree criminal mischief.

    According to court records, a small child was in the vehicle when the alleged offenses occurred Aug. 22.