Today's News

  • Redistricting proposal looks like last year's

     The House State Government Committee just approved House Bill 2, the redistricting plan designed by House Democrats but reportedly with input from some of the area caucuses.

    LaRue County would become part of a revised 24th District, along with all of Green and Marion County.

    Eleven Republican incumbents would be pitted against each other in five of the six districts.

  • Suspects in New Haven burglaries apprehended

     Police believe they have captured two of three men who hit Nelson County as part of a cross-country burglary spree.

    The men are suspected of breaking into three Nelson County businesses on Feb. 25. They were arrested in Garrard County the same day on a string of burglary charges.

    Boston Food Mart, Culver’s Kwik Market and the Marathon in New Haven were burglarized during the early morning hours, all within about an hour. At the time, sheriff’s deputies believed they narrowly missed capturing the burglars.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks are Region runners-up

     The LaRue County Lady Hawks ran with not just the top team in the 5th Region on Tuesday night, but one of the top squads in the state and even the country in the Marion County Lady Knights.

    After overcoming an early flurry of turnovers inside the Green County High School gym, the Lady Hawks outscored the mighty Lady Knights over the final 17 minutes before falling, 82-60 in the highest-scoring championship game in the Girls’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament’s 39-year history.

  • PHOTO: T-shirt winner

     Anna Druen is the final winner of the T-shirt drawing held at LaRue County Public Library in February. 

  • Lady Hawks are region runners-up

    The Lady Hawks fell in Tuesday's 5th Region championship to top-ranked Marion County, 60-82.

    Ivy Brown scored 30 points. Alexis Brewer  scored 24.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks ready to take on Marion

     During practice Monday afternoon before the biggest game of their high-school careers, the LaRue County Lady Hawks were foot-loose and fancy-free.


     The Hawks’ crowd psyched out Adair County with a fake countdown toward the end of the first quarter in 5th Region girls’ basketball play. Their antics forced a bad shot with about three seconds left. LaRue County High School senior Cole Hughes counted down with pushups.

    The Lady Hawks won, 60-57. 

  • Change of venue requested for man charged in officer's death

     The attorney for Jason L. Avis has requested a change of venue for his client.

  • Shoffner retires as Edlin steps in as sheriff

     For a few hours Thursday, Feb. 28, LaRue County had two sheriffs.

  • Jury awards $10,000 to dog bite victim

     A three-day trial resulted in a settlement for a Hodgenville man who claims he was bitten by his neighbor’s dogs.

    Joseph C. Johnson, 82, said he was attacked by two black dogs on Jan. 7, 2011, as he crossed North L&N Turnpike on his way to a mailbox.

    He suffered bites to his legs and buttocks, requiring stitches and several treatments at area hospitals, according to court records.

    The dogs had taken him to the ground when a family member came to his rescue by firing a gun in the air.