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Today's News

  • Benningfield - Lands announce engagement

    Jay Bill and Barbara Benningfield of Magnolia are happy to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their son Jeffery Lee Benningfield to Samantha Carolyn Lands, the daughter of David and Melynda Lands of Lebanon Junction.

    The wedding will be held Dec. 11, 2010, at Mount Sherman Baptist Church. Invitations have been mailed.

  • Lincoln Way Supports for Community Living opens Hodgenville location

    Lincoln Way Supports for Community Living held its grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday.

    The business, new to Hodgenville but in existence since 2007, provides services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    Amanda McGrew, executive director for the agency, exhibits unmitigated enthusiasm for her work.

  • Dinky Gowen presents free Christmas party Dec. 12

    Dinky Gowen will present his annual Kid's Day Christmas Spectacular on Sunday.

    The free event will be held at LaRue County Parks and Recreation and begins at 2 p.m. It offers two hours of magic, ventriloquism, comedy, face painting and generous door prizes.

    Elvis impersonator Joseph Williams is new to the show this year with a performance that is "sure to rock the house," Gowen said.

  • KSP investigate Buffalo stabbing

    Kentucky State Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred in Buffalo about 2 a.m. Dec. 5.
    The LaRue County Ambulance Service transported the male victim from Hardee’s in Hodgenville to Hardin Memorial Hospital. The victim, who identified himself as Doug Heath, was driven to the restaurant from Buffalo, according to 911 records.
    Trooper Bruce Reeves said the victim was “uncooperative” and the investigation is in preliminary stages. An Elizabethtown man was charged with assault Tuesday afternoon. Further information is unavailable.

  • Charges to be heard by grand jury

    Charges against Jeremia Jay Thurman, 22, of Hodgenville, will be heard by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Thurman was charged with second-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault, third-degree terroristic threatening and violation of EPO/DVO by the LaRue County Sheriff's Office.

    Deputy Matt Darst testified in a preliminary hearing Wednesday that Thurman entered a residence on Campbellsville Road, had a "verbal exchange" with the alleged victim and struck her in the face.

  • New Haven man dies from stab wounds

    David Jerome Willett is accused of fatally wounding Eric Douglas Stallard, 39, New Haven, Thursday evening after a quarrel between the two men escalated into violence.

    The search that began Friday evening when an arrest warrant was issued for Willett ended Monday in the office of attorney Steven Mirkin. According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff's Department, Willett has retained Mirkin to represent him in court. He is in the process of being transported back to Nelson County by Kentucky State Police.

  • Mat Hawks win Oldham Super Duals

    For the second year in a row, the LaRue County Mat Hawks won the 16-team Oldham County Super Duals tournament. The Mat Hawks defeated Western Hills, North Oldham, Nelson County, Central Hardin and Simon Kenton.
    “It was a good early season test for us,” said Head Coach Gary Canter. “We had some tough matches and definitely a very tough finals Match with Simon Kenton. We learned a lot about our weaknesses on Saturday.”

  • LaRue goes 2-1 in six-team Lady Wave Tip-Off Classic

    The LaRue County High School Lady Hawks went 2-1 in the Meade County Lady Wave Tip-Off Classic. Six teams competed in the Friday and Saturday tournament.
    LaRue’s Ladies defeated Edmonson County, 62-39 and Meade County, 66-48 on Saturday.
    On Friday, LaRue County lost to Russell County, 55-51 in overtime.
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    The Lady Hawks led Edmonson County, 36-22 at halftime before taking control of the game with a 16-8 burst in the third quarter.

  • BASKETBALL: Experienced Lady Hawks eye District Tournament

    With all starters and a deep, experienced bench returning, LaRue County High School’s Lady Hawks basketball team is in the driving lane to improve last year’s 14-13 record and perhaps capture its first 18th District crown in six years.
    “We have experience, size, and versatility,” Travis Wootton, Lady Hawks’ coach, said.  
    The team has set a goal of 22 victories, which would be a season record. Wootton will depend a lot on one of the team’s leaders, senior guard Valerie Whitlock, to help make that dream a reality.

  • Michelle McKamey wins Fall Southern Closed Tennis Tournament

    Michelle McKamey, sixth grade student at Lone Oak Middle School in Paducah and  a member of the State runner-up Lone Oak High School varsity tennis team, won the girls 12s division at the prestigious Fall Southern Closed Tennis Tournament in Louisville. The tournament was held over the Thanksgiving holiday.
    The tourney consisted of the top 48 girls representing the nine states that make up the southern section of the U.S.
    McKamey, the Number 2 seed, won five matches in a row, without losing a set. She won the championship 6-3, 6-0.