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Today's News

  • Woman charged with unlawful transaction with a minor

     A Buffalo woman was charged Oct. 5 with third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor and third-degree sodomy.

    Haley Glass, 22, is accused of having unlawful contact with a 15-year-old boy in July. The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office served the arrest warrant.

    She was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center on $9,500 unsecured bond.

    She was arraigned Oct. 31 in LaRue District Court. Probable cause was found for the case to be heard by a grand jury.

    She is ordered to have no contact with the complaining witness.

  • COLUMN: Unfunded pension system threatens Kentucky's future

     Less funding for schools. No employee pay raises. Service cutbacks for people in need. Construction projects cancelled. Job-creating programs put on hold. Still higher college tuition.

    These and other stark developments could become Kentucky’s future if the state fails to take decisive action to address a huge unfunded liability in its public employee pension plans.

  • STUDENT WORK: The Battle of Verdun

     Imagine, hundreds of thousands of men bleeding in the same battle. The Battle of Verdun was one of the most famous, bloodiest, costliest battles in World War I. The battle had a repulsive cause. The German Army shelled France at the start. And its effects on World War I were huge. The history of the Battle of Verdun was amazing and unique.  

  • Jaden's Day Golf Scramble
  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: LCHS offers alternative to ACT prep program

     After several years using TestGear as an online prep for students preparing to take the ACT, LaRue County High School is going to an alternative program.

     “We didn’t feel as though students were utilizing TestGear as much as we had hoped and we believe part of the reason was that it was not as user friendly as we would have liked,” said Ruth Sorace, curriculum specialist for LaRue County high and middle schools.

  • Community play offers Sunday matinee, dinner

     Radio morning drive personality Cale Tharp is finding out he needs the patience of Job in learning his lines for this year’s community play, God’s Favorite.

    In Neil Simon's modern tale loosely based on the Book of Job, Tharp plays the part of Joe Benjamin, a wealthy and respected businessman living with his family in suburban Long Island.

    In the comedy, God and Satan make a bet and God puts his trust in Joe to keep his faith. God's messenger, sent to test Joe's faith, is a wise cracking messenger of God from Queens, Sydney Lipton.

  • Library has several new offerings

     The LaRue County Public Library, 201 S. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, has several new offerings:

    BOOKS – Threats and Promises by Barbara Delinsky; River of Mercy by B.J. Hoff; Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling; Cutting Edge by Linda Howard; Sweet Talk by Julie Garwood; Fallen Masters by John Edward; Tales From Kentucky Funeral Homes by Williams Lyn Montell; and Lincoln's Last Days by Bill O'Reilly.

  • LCMS Mat Hawks compete at Veterans Memorial Tournament

     Two LaRue County Middle School wrestlers medaled in Saturday’s Veterans Memorial Tournament at John Hardin High School.

    Stiles Metcalf went 4-1 for a second place finish; Justice Harrison went 4-1 for a third place finish.

    The team’s next challenge is a tournament at North Hardin on Nov. 17.

    Results

    Tharon Blair 1-2

    Thomas Hoppes 1-2

    Stiles Metcalf 4-1 (2nd place)

    Jesse Walters 0-2

    Sebastian Barzee 0-2

    Dylan Grimes 1-2

  • CROSS COUNTRY: Adam Sandidge places fifth in State

     LaRue County’s Adam Sandidge took fifth in Saturday’s 2-A KHSAA State Cross Country Championship at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

    It was a significant improvement from last year when he placed 32nd.

    Sandidge, who was ranked second entering Saturday, covered the 3.1-mile course in 17 minutes, 10.48 seconds.

  • Bar owner charged with murder

      The owner of Raywick Bar and Grill, Chris Gribbins, 46, of Hodgenville has been arrested and charged with murder and second-degree assault following a shooting in Raywick Friday, Nov. 9.