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Today's News

  • Abell joins staff of Rust-Wright Funeral Home

    Roy Abell of Buffalo has joined the staff of Rust-Wright Funeral Home in Hodgenville.  He will serve as director’s assistant to Funeral Director Ron Rust.
    He recently retired from Core-Mark of Leitchfield after 12 years. He worked also for International Harvester in Louisville for more than 20 years.
    Abell has been married to the former Brenda Helvey for 46 years. They have three children, Rhonda Whitlock of Hodgenville; Ruthie Abell of Oregon; and Annie Bell of Glendale; and two grandchildren.

  • Concert honors Elvis, raises funds for animal shelter

    Elvis Aaron Presley was born in a two-room house in Tupelo, Miss., on Jan. 8, 1935.
    It would be difficult to count the numerous tributes that will be held around the country in honor of The King’s birthday. But you don’t have to travel to Graceland to get a dose of “Hound Dog.”
    A tribute concert and fundraiser for a no-kill animal shelter will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

  • Hoffies welcome new son

    Shayne Aaron Hoffie would like to announce the birth of his brother, Caleb Joseph Hoffie.

    Caleb was born Dec. 16, 2010, at 10:10 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds and was 19-inches long.

    Proud parents are Jerome and Carla Hoffie.

    Maternal grandparents are Joe and Glenda Dohn. Paternal grandparents are Bob and Patty Hoffie.

    Maternal great-grandparents are Dixie Pearman and the late John “J.T.” Pearman and Fred and Nan Dohn. Paternal great-grandparents are Ken and Betty Hoffie and the late Elaine Linstead Hoffie.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks win National Guard Holiday Classic

    The LaRue County Hawks basketball team won their own National Guard Holiday Classic Dec. 28-30, defeating three very solid teams: Louisville Atherton, Bullitt Central and Barren County.

    Atherton annihilated

  • Mat Hawks win Georgia tournament

    The LaRue County High School Mat Hawks traveled to Atlanta, Ga. to compete in a 38-team tournament during Christmas break. When the dust settled, the Mat Hawks claimed a victory over some of the best teams in Georgia, winning the tournament with 241 points.

  • Officer struck at school crossing

    Hodgenville City Officer Dennis Wells was hospitalized Monday after being struck by a pickup as he directed traffic in front of Hodgenville Elementary School.

    Wells, 55, parked his cruiser and set the emergency lights flashing before taking his usual spot near the school that morning, according to Deputy Matt Darst.

    Wells also was decked out in full reflective gear, including flashlight, flashing armbands, gloves and vest, when he took his normal place near the school. He was struck about 7:30 a.m.

  • CAPTURED: Inmate who escaped from Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women

     Inmate Laura Chase was apprehended at around 12:40 p.m. Sunday by Hart County Deputy Sheriff Chris Edwards.  Edwards was assisted by Kentucky State Police Trooper Joel Huff from Kentucky State Police Post 3.  

  • Mary Stella Boone celebrates 105th birthday

    In 1905, Las Vegas was established when a railroad company auctioned 110 acres of land. The Wright brothers succeeded in keeping their third aeroplane in the air for 30 minutes. Tsar Nicholas II begrudgingly granted Russia's first constitution. And in New Hope, John Davis, the town's blacksmith, and his wife, Elizabeth Brady Davis, welcomed a baby girl, Mary Stella.

    On Dec. 7, Mary Stella Boone celebrated her 105th birthday with a steady stream of friends and family.

  • MAT HAWKS: Lafayette, Ga. tournament

    FAYETTE COUNTY CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENT

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. — Results from Wednesday opening round of the 38-team Fayette County Christmas Tournament:

    1. LaRue County (130)

    103: Kyle Edlin                                        2-1

  • Charges mount in human trafficking case

    A LaRue County grand jury indicted two Hodgenville residents on several felony charges including first-degree sexual abuse and human trafficking.

    Preliminary hearings for Rhonda J. Brown, 54, and James M. Curtsinger, 63, were scheduled for Dec. 22 in LaRue District Court. However, District Judge C. Derek Reed said the evidence was presented in LaRue Circuit Court Monday and the grand jury opted to indict both.

    “I have no more jurisdiction in this,” Reed said.