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Today's News

  • 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.

  • WRESTLING: Mat Hawks dominant in region

    Heading into the weekend's regional duals at John Hardin High School, the LaRue County Mat Hawks were 3-0 against regional opponents and long-time head coach Gary Canter wanted his team to send a message to the rest of the region.

    The message was clear. The Mat Hawks ran their regional record to 7-0 dominating every team they have faced to date.

    “A team can set a tone at one at these regional duals that will resonate into the regional tournament,” said Canter.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks overcome early deficit, win 47-40 over Green County

    By KENDRICK BRYAN

    For the fourth time this season, the LaRue County Lady Hawks found a way to win at home.

    The Lady Hawks overcame early difficulties to notch a 47-40 victory over the visiting Green County Lady Dragons on Friday night.

    The win marked the first time the Lady Hawks (12-2 overall, 2-1 in district) have defeated the Lady Dragons (2-12, 1-4) in Hodgenville since the 2005-06 season. The victory also helps the program remain in contention for the No. 1 seed in the 18th District.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks defeat Green, Campbellsville

    The LaRue County Hawks Basketball Team defeated two Fifth Region rivals last week, beating Campbellsville High School 63-58 and Green County High School 59-44.

    The Hawks improved their record to 9-3 with a 63-58 victory over rival Campbellsville High School Jan. 4.

  • Youth Service Centers celebrate 20 years

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of Family Resource and Youth Service centers across Kentucky.

    The Kentucky Education Reform Act mandated the formation of these centers to help not only students but also their families in ways that would best benefit those kids in school.

    LaRue County Schools have two family resource centers, one at Hodgenville Elementary, with Melissa Pearman, coordinator, and the other at Abraham Lincoln Elementary, Machelle Durham coordinator.

  • Lawson named top sales agent

    Betty Lawson with the J.E. Bramblett sales team was named top sales agent for December, announced J.E. Bramblett, principal broker of Re/Max Executive Group Inc. in Elizabethtown. Lawson specializes in residential and new construction sales.

  • HES archery club finds success

    Thanks to the Hodgenville Elementary School’s Family Resource Center, HES was able to have a very successful first year of Archery Club. 

  • Man indicted for cultivating marijuana

    A Hodgenville man was indicted Dec. 20 by a LaRue County grand jury on several drug charges.

    Christopher R. Logsdon, 34, of Carter Brothers Road, was charged with cultivating marijuana, five or more plants; possession of firearm while committing an offense; trafficking in marijuana; first-degree possession of a controlled substance; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    The alleged incidents occurred in February 2010, according to Kentucky State Police.

  • Bryan accepts position as sports correspondent

    Kendrick Bryan has accepted a position as sports correspondent with The LaRue County Herald News.

    He will be covering the Lady Hawks basketball games for the rest of the season and writing sports features.

    He is a substitute teacher for LaRue County Schools and has served as assistant volleyball coach for the Lady Hawks.

    He graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2009 and is working on a degree in school counseling. He serves as executive vice president and student body vice president at WKU.

  • Meredith named vice chair of Local Government Committee

    Newly-elected Rep. Michael Meredith, R-Brownsville (19th District) was named Vice-Chairman of the House Local Government Committee in the Kentucky House of Representatives. The announcement was made Friday.

    “I’m pleased and humbled to be named as Vice-Chairman of the House Local Government Committee,” said Meredith. “I hope to use the feedback I receive from those living in my district and across the commonwealth in my new role.”