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Today's News

  • Carolyn Drake retires from Fort Knox Federal Credit Union

     After more than 36 years of dedicated service to Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, Carolyn F. Drake of LaRue County retired Dec. 1.

    She was appointed to the position of executive vice president more than 27 years ago and has been a key member of the Fort Knox Federal professional leadership team throughout her career.

  • PHOTO: Big wreath at Lincoln National Bank

     Lincoln National Bank employees Arthur Hawkins and Leon Kessinger worked Friday to get a large holiday wreath ready for display.

  • WRESTLING: Mat Hawks' goal is to win Region

     Head coach Gary Canter started the wrestling program at LaRue County High School in 1990.

    At that time, the form of wrestling most people in LaRue County knew was the smackdowns – professionals on television.

    “The biggest challenge I had the first year,” Canter once said, “was to convince the wrestlers that there were not any ropes or ring involved in real wrestling.”

  • PHOTO: Superintendent speaks to Chamber of Commerce

     Several LaRue County Schools Central Office employees of spoke at last week’s Chamber of Commerce luncheon. From left, Superintendent Sam Sanders, Special Education Director Camille Turner, Instructional Supervisor Denise Skaggs, Instructional Supervisor Amanda Reed, and LaRue County High School Principal Paul Mullins.

  • PHOTO: Warm Blessings Donation

  • PHOTO: Rowland's buck

     Rowland Thompson of LaRue County took this 13-point buck on Nov. 19.

          

     

  • Nelson Circuit Court Briefs

     • Charles Edward Brothers, 36, of New Haven, was sentenced to three years in prison for one count of complicity to first-degree possession of a controlled substance, five years in prison for one count of intent to manufacture and 12 months in jail for complicity to possession of drug paraphernalia. He was granted probation for a period of five years following set conditions including good behavior, serve six days in jail and report to a probation officer as directed. Brothers possessed methamphetamine, had intent to manufacture it and possessed drug paraphernalia.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks demolish Thomas Nelson

     Junior guard/forward Ivy Brown neared a rare quadruple-double as the LaRue County Lady Hawks routed first-year program Thomas Nelson, 71-36 in both teams’ season openers Nov. 27.

    It was the first-ever game for the Lady Generals.

    The Generals’ home opener against one of the 5th Region’s top teams was a rough one, as the Hawks jumped out to a 30-7 lead after one quarter and cruised from there. LaRue County ran the lead to 51-15 at the half.

  • Happy Trails

     Leslie Fender doesn’t get in a hurry.

    At 54, the lanky Texan is retired from careers as a butler and a restaurateur, and like many men, he’s finally getting a chance to travel.

    But he isn’t jetting from city to city or hurtling down the highway in an RV. He’s taking the back roads with his traveling partner, Angel.

    Together they’ve traveled 4,200 miles this year, and they have many miles to go before they reach warmer country for the winter.

  • FISCAL COURT: Hot wheels and hot engines

     At the same time that LaRue County Fiscal Court received a thank you card from some residents of Cissal Hill for the recent paving done there, second district magistrate Ricky Whitlock received a complaint that some teens and young adults had stopped traffic on the steep, winding hill to race Hot Wheels down it.

    “They were evidently going down it in those toy Hot Wheel cycles,” Whitlock told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Nov. 27. “I called dispatch about it and didn’t hear any more about them.”