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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Consider rotation for 2015 burley production

    The 2014 tobacco growing season is over, stripping is well underway, and receiving stations have opened. But as we wind down this season, now is the time to start planning for next year. LaRue county farmers need to prepare to manage diseases in the 2015 burley crop.

    Black shank was not a big disease problem this year, but there's no way to tell what disease pressures growers will face in the coming growing season. Much depends on the climate when dealing with diseases like black shank and target spot.

  • COLUMN: Help for caregivers during the holidays

    Caregiving can be stressful, and these stresses can be exacerbated around the holidays as you are faced with added responsibilities and obligations.

    Whether this is your first holiday season as a caregiver or you have been providing care for years, you can do several things to make the holidays easier on you, the person you're caring for and your extended family and friends by following these recommendations:

  • Jaggers resigns as football coach

    Josh Jaggers confirmed that he has resigned as LaRue County’s football coach.

    When it came to running the program, Jaggers said he had "full support" from LaRue County principal Kyle Goodlett and LaRue County athletic director David Dawson.

    Jaggers, 33, who said he plans to stay at the school, was 8-26 in three seasons with the Hawks. LaRue County, playing a lineup featuring several freshmen and sophomores, went 2-9 this year after a 42-13 loss at Corbin in the first round of the Class 3-A state playoffs.

  • BASKETBALL: LaRue falls to Nelson

     The LaRue County Hawks fell Dec. 9 to Nelson County, 49-44, at home.

    Senior forward Caleb Sheffer led LaRue County with 21 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three steals, while sophomore guard Cameron Dawson chipped in with six points, four assists and three rebounds.

    Senior guard Micah Wiseman and freshman guard Shane King each scored six.

    The Hawks went 0-for-11 on 3-pointers.

    Kane Harris scored three; Bryson Cobb scored 2.

    UP NEXT: LaRue County plays at Hart County at 8 p.m. Friday.

  • Man charged with assault, fleeing

    A Hodgenville man is facing several charges after allegedly running from police and fighting with them.

    Kentucky State Police were dispatched about 11:30 p.m. Dec. 6 to a residence on Heying Lane, according to an arrest citation. When they arrived, they spotted two subjects, later identified as Conor Wayne Creekmore, 18, of Hodgenville, and Larry Patrick Brooks, 18, of Buffalo, running toward a treeline in a field behind the home. Neither man stopped when ordered to do so.

  • Mac Mather celebrates 100th birthday with South Fork friends

    South Fork Baptist Church honored one of its longtime members Sunday as he celebrates his 100th birthday.

    Madison “Mac” Mather, the church’s oldest member and deacon emeritus, received dozens of cards and a cake comprised of more than 100 Krispy Kreme donuts.

    Pastor Jonathan Carl said the cake symbolized Mather’s love of sweets. A donation of 100 Gideon Bibles symbolized his dedication to church.

    Madison’s son, Ron Mather, a Hodgenville attorney, attended the Sunday service in honor of his father. 

  • School board learns of bonding opportunities

    The LaRue County Board of Education had a special called meeting Wednesday, Dec. 3 to hear a report on bonding capacity by Chip Sutherland, of Hilliard and Lyons, a financial consulting firm. The board also heard a public relations proposal by Kenny Rambo of Heartland Communications Consultants.

  • PHOTO: Kentucky Youth Assembly
  • City council will have new look

    City council members Glenda Wathen, Alex LaRue and Jim Phelps were honored Monday at their last council meeting.

    LaRue is finishing up a two-year term, while Wathen and Phelps have served in some capacity a total of 41 years. Wathen was either mayor or on the council for 19 years while Phelps served 22 years as a councilman.

    New council members Mitchell Key, Don Costello, Larry Davis and Sharon Hornback were sworn in, along with those elected to another term: Bonni Clark and Woodie Handley.

  • News of Record

    DUI

    The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in LaRue District Court: ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Program. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.