Today's News

  • Happy Trails

     Leslie Fender doesn’t get in a hurry.

    At 54, the lanky Texan is retired from careers as a butler and a restaurateur, and like many men, he’s finally getting a chance to travel.

    But he isn’t jetting from city to city or hurtling down the highway in an RV. He’s taking the back roads with his traveling partner, Angel.

    Together they’ve traveled 4,200 miles this year, and they have many miles to go before they reach warmer country for the winter.

  • FISCAL COURT: Hot wheels and hot engines

     At the same time that LaRue County Fiscal Court received a thank you card from some residents of Cissal Hill for the recent paving done there, second district magistrate Ricky Whitlock received a complaint that some teens and young adults had stopped traffic on the steep, winding hill to race Hot Wheels down it.

    “They were evidently going down it in those toy Hot Wheel cycles,” Whitlock told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Nov. 27. “I called dispatch about it and didn’t hear any more about them.”

  • Lyndsay Whitlock returns to court for Transy

     Lyndsay Whitlock, a 2011 graduate of LaRue County High School and former Lady Hawk, returns this fall to the court. The sophomore guard is a member of the women’s basketball team at Transylvania University.

    Greg Todd is in his seventh year as head coach of the Pioneers.

    Last season, she played in 14 games with a field goal percentage of .333 and free throw percentage of .750.

  • PHOTO: Chloe's buck

     Chloe Owen, 14, of Magnolia, harvested an 8-point buck Nov. 14. It weighed 200 pounds.       

  • PHOTO: Snowflake Lights

     Hodgenville city worker Ronnie Cruse installed a snowflake light on Lincoln Square in preparation for Lighting Up the Square.

  • COLUMN: Ruth Blair's outreach impacted many

    I never really understood what real outreach looked like until I watched my mother become a full-time interpreter/advocate for the Hispanic community in LaRue County. What's interesting is that my mother, Ruth Blair, a retired foreign language teacher, wouldn't strike anyone as an advocate. She passed away a day before Thanksgiving this year, and I can best describe her as a mild-mannered, soft-spoken woman who never had an unkind word for or about anyone.

  • 2012-13 Mat Hawks roster

    Wrestling roster

    285 - Nathan Bell (senior)

    285 – Charlie Roarx (sophomore)

    220 - Cody Strausser (sophomore)

    220 – Clayton Engle (freshman)

    195 – Matt Hornback (senior)

    195 – Tony Couch (junior)

    195 - Ed Hernandez (freshman)

    182 – B.J. Carman (senior)

    182 – Jeremy Luttrell (freshman)

    170 – Caleb Canter (senior)

    160 – Jared Whitlock (senior)

    152 – Chad Gray (sophomore)

  • Smith chosen as Republican whip

    Sen. Brandon Smith, R-Hazard, has been chosen by his fellow Republicans to be the majority whip in the Kentucky Senate.

    He replaces Sen. Carroll Gibson, R-Leitchfield, who represents District 5 which includes LaRue, Breckinridge, Grayson, Hancock, Hart and Meade Counties. Gibson opted out of the position.

    Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, who had also been a candidate for the leadership position, was the other candidate for whip.

  • South Fork Homemakers meet

    The South Fork Area Homemakers met Nov. 20 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    Hostesses were Delores Bale, Amanda Gatewood and Julia Devore.

    Also present were Virginia Allen, Janice Bowen, Exie Elliott, Ann E. Flanders, Emogene Gardner, Clovis Johnson, Norma Jean McDonald, Billie Shahayda, Della Thomas, Sue Crutcher and Wanda West.

  • Training available for moving van drivers

    Free training is available for people who want to become long-distance moving van drivers.

    The Lincoln Trail Workforce Investment Board said the jobs could pay $40,000 per year.

    According to industry experts, this is one job category that is about to boom in Kentucky and across the nation.