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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Grand jury to hear charge of reckless homicide

     

    Charges of reckless homicide that resulted from a Nov. 22 crash will be heard by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Brian Christopher Smith, 27, of River Road, was the driver of a pickup truck that crashed head-on into a fertilizer truck on that date, according to Deputy Russell McCoy.

    Smith was attempting to pass a box truck when it struck the fertilizer truck, McCoy said.

  • Man pleads guilty to trafficking

    A Hodgenville man may serve up to 10 years after pleading guilty to trafficking charges.

    Brett Alan Decker, 25, of Fairview Drive, was arrested July 1 after he fled from officers serving a search warrant at his residence. He was charged with numerous counts.

  • Dog warden retires after 25 years

    Jim Evans has had many unusual calls for help during his 25 years as LaRue County dog warden.

    “I’ve had calls for me to come and get possums, coons, and horses,” said Evans, who is retiring at the end of the year. “I’ve even had a call for me to catch a skunk and a three-foot lizard.”

    As dog warden, his actual responsibility was to pick up only the canines, so he would usually refer the callers to the appropriate people who could capture the other animals. He has had his hands full, sometimes literally, with dogs.

  • Volunteers complete 44th annual Santa Run

    There is something priceless about the expression on a child’s face when they receive a gift – a really good gift – they weren’t expecting.

    On Christmas Eve, 17 LaRue County children were presented with brand new bicycles through the generosity of a “secret Santa” and the Santa’s Helpers program. 

    Their smiles brought bigger smiles – and a few tears – to the volunteers who work year-round to create Christmas for our community.

  • Let 'be nice' be your motto for 2011

    Often times, New Year’s resolutions consist of weight loss, money management and various other personal goals.

    People often fail to acknowledge resolutions that are fairly easy to implement. For example, in today’s society I see a lack of respect for mankind. Respect is an easy thing to give and most people were taught at an early age to “treat people how you would want to be treated.”

    Instead I see violence, slander, theft and turmoil that seem to overpower the kindness that some people extend to others.