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Today's News

  • ANNIVERSARY: Bondurants celebrate 60 years of marriage

     Kaye (Katherine Elizabeth Keyes Bondurant) and Jim (James Elliott Bondurant) celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary recently with a gathering of their family in Tennessee.

    They were married at Central Christian Church in Lexington on Aug. 31, 1952.

    They have two children.

    They were both active in community, civic and political affairs in LaRue County for more than 50 years.

    Both say they miss their friends in Kentucky.

  • Wilkinsons celebrate anniversary with church

     Sunday morning, Rev. Jerry Wilkinson had two reasons to celebrate.

    He has been pastor at First Baptist for 12 years and was waiting for the arrival of his granddaughter.

    While the first lady was with their daughter, Rev. Wilkinson enjoyed the anniversary that was prepared for him.

    Mary Jackson was the mistress of ceremony. The music was provided by the First Baptist Senior Choir. The presentation of flowers were done by Ola and Lanie Cobb. John Smith read the announcements and extended words of welcome to our guest speaker and wife.

  • BIRTH: Reidner announces birth of granddaughter

     Jamie Reidner is proud to announce the birth of this granddaughter, Kaylee Alayna Thompson.

    Kaylee Alayna was born on Aug. 24, 2012, at Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio. She weighed 7.9 pounds and was 20.9 inches long.

    Proud parents are Linsey and Nick Thompson.

    Grandparents are Karen and Tony Dile of Magnolia and Lisa Bell of Hodgenville. Great-grandparents are Beverly and Richard Bendick of Freeport, Ill.; Joan Gjesdahl of Palm Bay, Fla.; and Melvin and Sandy Bell of Hodgenville.

  • Georgia man injured in crash

     A Georgia man was injured early Friday in a two-vehicle crash.

    Thomas Marshall, 20, of Euharlee was driving east on Ky. 210 near the intersection with Whitlock Road.

    His vehicle struck a vehicle driven by Margie Brewer, 63, of Campbellsville, in the rear.

    Marshall told officers he was distracted by his phone. He sustained minor injuries and was transported by LaRue County EMS to Hardin Memorial Hospital, according to Kentucky State Polcie.

    Brewer was not injured.

    Both vehicles were towed due to moderate damage.

  • Band of Hawks take third

    The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks took third in the AA Division in the Kentucky Music Educators Association State Championship.

    The Band placed in the top four bands in its class in semifinals, earning the right to compete Saturday night at Western Kentucky University.

    Jaime Smith is the band director.

  • FOOTBALL: Hawks whip Washington County

    Five weeks ago, the LaRue County Hawks were 2-4 following a loss to Warren East. They had lost three straight and things weren’t looking so great for the boys from Hodgenville.

    After Friday night’s 49-7 dismantling of the visiting Washington County Commanders, the Hawks are riding a wave of momentum into the Class 3-A playoffs.

    They’ve reeled off three wins in their last four games to finish the regular season 5-5, a mark that didn’t appear attainable after Warren East won, 38-7 on Sept. 21.

  • Band of Hawks head to state finals

    The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks will compete tonight in Bowling Green for a chance to win a state championship.

    The Kentucky Music Educators Association is conducting its marching band finals in five classifications at Western Kentucky University. During semifinal contests earlier today, the top four bands in each class qualified to compete again in the finals.

    LaRue County's Band of Hawks, who are defending state champions, made the finals again in Class 2A. Hart County, Glasgow and Danville also advanced in Class 2A.

  • Three indicted in burglary case

     Three men charged in connection with a July burglary in Glendale are making their way through Hardin Circuit Court.

    John J. Stamper, 22, of Elizabethtown, David H. Spalding, 18, and Kassidy L. Spencer, 19, both of Hodgenville, were indicted last month on charges of complicity to commit first-degree burglary.

    Stamper also faces two counts of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and second-degree persistent felony offense.

  • Man critical after wreck

     A Hodgenville man is in critical condition following a single vehicle crash early Friday.

    Edward Renfrow, 22, was driving a 1997 Honda Accura just after midnight in the 900 block of Howardstown Road when he lost control of the vehicle. The Honda ran off the edge of the roadway and rolled several times.

    Renfrow was ejected from the vehicle, according to LaRue County Deputy Robby Brownfield.

    He was transported to University Hospital in Louisville by LaRue County EMS.

  • COLUMN: Don't text and drive

     Most of us have experienced distractions of one sort or another while driving, but did you know the consequences you might face if your distractions cause an accident?

    In Kentucky, all drivers are now prohibited by law from texting while driving. The law was signed in 2010.