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Today's News

  • Man arrested for promoting contraband

    A LaRue County man was arrested for promoting contraband and several other charges after police responded to an incident at a local business.

    Arrested at the scene was Jonah A. Kaelin, 35, of Hodgenville.

    According to police reports, LaRue County Deputy Sheriff Robby Brownfield responded to a complaint from an off-duty state trooper, Sergeant Jonathan Vaughn, about a possible intoxicated person at a local gas station.

  • Hawks beat Thomas Nelson

    The LCHS boys varsity basketball team beat the Thomas Nelson Generals 62-47 last Saturday in the Nathan McCurry Classic tournament.

    With the game against Glasgow last Tuesday being canceled because of inclement weather, the game against Thomas Nelson was the Hawks first game since beating Bullitt Central 63-38 on January 19.

  • Additional filings for state office

    Several people filed to run for state offices last Tuesday after press time of the LaRue County Herald News.

    The additional filings were democrat Ricky Alvey who filed as a candidate for state senator. He will face democrat candidate Leslie J. Stith in the May primary election. The republican candidate for state senator is Stephen L. Meredith.

  • LCMS Mat Hawks finish fourth

    The LaRue County Middle School Mat Hawks finished in fourth place overall out of 19 teams during the region 1 tournament last Saturday in Cadiz. The Region 1 individual tournament serves as a qualifier for the KSWA Middle School State tournament. Only the top four individuals in each weight class advance.

  • Lady Hawks lose to Elizabethtown

    The Elizabethtown Lady Panthers dismantled the LaRue County Lady Hawks last Monday night with a score of 90-11.

    The game featured Lady Panther star Erin Boley, who lives in Hodgenville. She was recently named a McDonald’s All-American and she is currently listed as the fifth best high school girls basketball player in the nation according to ESPN.

    During the game last Monday, Boley reached the 3,000 career point mark and she now holds the record at Elizabethtown for the most career points. She scored 22 points during the game against the Lady Hawks.

  • Beginning the budget process

    By Terry Mills

    State Representative

    The biggest responsibility the governor and the General Assembly have during legislative sessions in even-numbered years is enacting a budget to run state government.  It sets our priorities in a way no other law can.

    The budget process actually began months ago, when agencies compiled their projected needs while the state’s economists, known as the Consensus Forecasting Group, determined exactly how much the state could appropriate.

  • LCHS Hawks fall in state duals

    The KYWCA Small School State Duals didn’t go exactly as planned for the LCHS Mat Hawks last Saturday.

    The Mat Hawks entered last Saturday expecting to be in contention for the championship, but they wound up settling in the top five. LaRue County went 3-1 and placed fifth in the small-school division.

    The Mat Hawks picked up wins over Louisville Moore (48-27), Boyle County (50-19) and Wayne County (48-33). However, they lost to Walton-Verona, 44-27.

  • Thirty lessons, thirty years

    I’m turning 30 next week! Yikes, right? Wrong. Thirty is young and I welcome it as well as every other year that I am blessed enough to celebrate on this annual occasion. I’ve learned a lot over these thirty years. I thought it would be fun to compile a list of thirty things I’ve learned in thirty years. These are just the lessons that stick out in my mind at this time; not everything I’ve learned, Lord knows there isn’t enough space here for all of that, I’ve done a lot of learning.

  • All business, no show

    Mark Twain once said “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” For junior wrestler Stiles Metcalf, the size of the fight has rarely been an issue.

    At 5-6 120 pounds, Metcalf takes a different approach to his matches than the typical wrestler. Most all wrestlers can be seen warming up anxiously, running around, jumping up and down and sometimes slapping themselves in the legs or hips. Not so for the unassuming Metcalf who approaches every match with a business-like attitude.

  • HPD investigating burglary on Northridge Circle

    The Hodgenville Police Department is still investigating a burglary that happened on Northridge Circle in Hodgenville last Thursday.

    According to Hodgenville Police Chief Marcus Jackson, someone entered the residence between the hours of 7:40 a.m. and 2 p.m. After further investigation, officers discovered that a video game system, a handgun, a hat and approximately $20 worth of change was taken from the residence.