Today's News

  • Criminal mischief or protection of property?

     A Hodgenville man was charged with several counts Nov. 29 after an altercation with a Texas truck driver who turned around in his driveway.

  • Fiscal Court: Road department employees receive new radios

     Chris Jackson, LaRue County emergency management/911 coordinator, told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Jan. 22 that 12 new VHF-band radios have been installed in county road department vehicles, greatly enhancing communication over the airways.

    “Before we installed these, we leased our frequency on a trunk line, which can be compared to the old party lines that telephone service used to have,” Jackson said. “Other users on the same frequency as us would interfere with our transmissions.”

  • Middle School Region Wrestling Tournament

     Middle School Region 1 tournament at John Hardin

    Individuals - LaRue

    70lbs    Tharon Blair    0-2

    75lbs    Thomas Hoppes     0-2

    80lbs    Jesse Walters    0-2

    86lbs    Stiles Metcalf    3-1    3rd Place

    92lbs    Dalton Bell    2-1    2nd Place

  • Eastridges celebrate 50 years

     James “Bud” and Shirley Shipp Eastridge of Sonora will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

    They were married Jan. 26, 1963, at Oak Hill Baptist Church in Sonora.

    They have three children, Sindy Durham and Christy Vertrees, both of Sonora; and Mike Eastridge of Hodgenville; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

    The celebration is 2-5 p.m. Jan. 27, 2013, at First Baptist Sonora MRC Building (former Sonora Elementary School).

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • TOUCHPOINTS: Rely on God when times get tough

     There are days in a person's life when it is very hard to be cheerful.

    Every day that we live, we encounter a multitude of changes ... some good, some not so good, some downright disheartening. 

    When we must endure life-changing personal losses that leave us feeling depressed, rejected and unloved, there is a place we can turn for comfort and assurance. We can turn to our heavenly father who is the same yesterday, today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)

  • BILL HAYES COLUMN: A View From the Mountain

     Four years and a few months ago, before the Obama/Biden ticket decided it couldn’t win in Kentucky and the rest of the coal producing states, I was in Frankfort sitting around the Governor’s Office of Local Development with Dick Prelopski, the Director and Leo Haggarty, East Kentucky field rep one afternoon.  A call came in from National Public Radio, NPR. John Hockenberry, NPR news show host, wanted to talk to someone in Kentucky about what the Obama campaign had to do to be competitive in Kentucky.

  • Partial video obtained of attempted abduction

     Bardstown Police have obtained a partial surveillance video of a white van suspected in two attempted abductions last weekend.

    “It’s a rough, grainy video,” said Capt. Tom Roby. But it does show a van in the lot and shows it leaving.”

    With the video, we’re almost sure it’s a Ford, but we can’t call it yet,” said Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin.  “We’re almost certain it’s a Ford van.”

  • New Haven man indicted for cultivation of marijuana

     Matthew Eric Rogers, 25, New Haven, was charged with cultivating marijuana five plants or more, possession of a firearm while committing an offense, trafficking in marijuana, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Bail was set at $5,000 cash or property, plus conditions. He was arraigned Jan. 17 in Nelson Circuit Court Jan. 17.

    The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

  • Circuit Clerk: Add a heart to license for organ donation

     Kentucky’s Circuit Clerk’s offices, including LaRue County’s, have launched a change to driver’s licenses.

    Like Indiana, Ohio and several other states, Kentuckians will soon have the option to have an organ donor heart printed on their license.

  • Taylor County Animal Shelter dedicated

     The cages were empty, with food and water bowls at the ready. Now, the shiny new cages are full of meows and barks.

    Taylor County Animal Shelter dedicated its new building on Tuesday morning.