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Today's News

  • Hawks blanked by Spencer County

    Penalties and injuries plagued the LaRue County Hawks Friday as they were blanked by the Spencer County Bears.

    Sophomore running back Logan Holbrook rushed for a game-high 176 yards on 13 carries and scored four of Spencer County’s six touchdowns as the homestanding Bears pounded the Hawks, 42-0.

    Holbrook scored the first three touchdowns on a 50-yard run, a 75-yard interception return and a 27-yard rumble to stake the Bears to a 21-0 lead. He tacked on a 2-yard scoring run in the third quarter to make it 35-0.

  • Lady Hawks raise $1,700 to fight cancer

    The Lady Hawks Volleyball Team had a win-win Thursday.

    The team improved its record with a 3-1 win over Taylor County – and raised more than $1,700 in the Volley for the Cure fundraiser. The team and crowd honored cancer survivors and through T-shirt sales and concessions, raised money for the American Cancer Society.

    “None of that would’ve been possible without the great crowd we had,” said Head Coach Ben Schell.

  • Band of Hawks takes Reserve Grand Champion at Bourbon

    The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks started the season off strong competing in Bourbon County on Saturday. In preliminary competition the Hawks outscored every Class AAA band to win awards for Best Music Performance, Best Visual Performance, Best Effect and First Place.  

    The Hawks outscored the second place band by “an incredible spread of 3.2 points,” said Band Director Jaime Smith.  

  • Two injured in crossroads crash

    Two people were injured Friday afternoon at the Wesley Meadows Church crossroads in a motor vehicle accident.

    Nathaniel D. Patterson, 23, of Hodgenville, was driving a 1993 Buick LeSabre Limited on N. L&N Turnpike about 4:45 p.m. Patterson told investigating officer, Deputy Robby Brownfield, he didn’t come to a complete stop and pulled into the path of a 2002 Buick Century Custom driven by Brieta J. Puryear, 17, of Hodgenville.

    Puryear was traveling west on Campbellsville Road. Both vehicles had severe front-end damage.

  • Court Briefs -September 11, 2013

    Guilty plea
    Christopher Zacharia Metcalf (1988) pleaded guilty to amended counts of criminal mischief, second degree; and assault, fourth degree, Sept. 3 in LaRue Circuit Court. Original charges were assault, third degree, police or probation officer; and first-degree criminal mischief. Recommended sentence was 12 months on each count to run concurrently. He was ordered to serve 90 days, which is already satisfied, conditionally discharged for two years. Final sentencing was held.

    In contempt

  • Woman Tasered after traffic stop

    A Hodgenville woman was Tasered Saturday night after allegedly running from police and persistently failing to show officers her hands.

    Annabelle Rae Carlen, 29, was a passenger in a 2003 Toyota Land Rover when it was stopped about 10 p.m. on Lincoln Parkway by Hodgenville Officer Eddie Dockery.

    Dockery’s report indicated Carlen threw a needle out of the Rover’s window as it was stopping. When it stopped, she allegedly got out of the vehicle and ran toward a ditch line, hiding in tall grass beside Ky. 1618.

  • Senator McConnell: Obamacare is a ‘trainwreck’

    U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell seemed relaxed Thursday as he met with about 30 residents in the Lincoln Museum Community Room. The group – composed of local officials, businessmen and women and retirees – gave the senior senator a warm welcome.

    The usually glum Republican leader broke into laughter during introductions when Charles Durham, long-time drummer for Joel Ray Sprowls’ Lincoln Jamboree, referred to himself as “Joel Ray’s illegitimate son.”

  • Lewis a national finalist in karate

    Gus Lewis, a freshman at LaRue County High School, was recently recognized as a national finalist for placing in the top 10 in his division of the Professional Karate Commission tournament circuit.

    He finished in 10th place in the nation among Jr. Boys Intermediate/Novice (13-14 years old) for Kumite, which is free sparring, and received his award at a banquet in Indianapolis. Gus trains at Victory Martial Arts in Elizabethtown where he recently promoted to purple belt.
     

  • The Monarchs to perform at Cow Days

    Honk or moo if you like milk, Kool Aid and fall festivals.

    The 41st Greensburg Rotary Club Cow Days will offer fun, excitement and a cow that gives Kool-Aid, on the square Friday and Saturday Sept. 20-21.

    Kids can milk Annie the life-size, fiber glass Holstein and get their favorite flavor of Kool Aid. They will also have a great time bouncing around in the large inflatables presented by the Greensburg Baptist Church.

  • Sandidge takes third in run

    LaRue County senior Adam Sandidge placed third at Saturday’s Central Kentucky Run for the Gold at the Elizabethtown Sports Park.

    His time was 16:55.20.

    Sandidge was looking to atone for what he called a lackluster showing at the St. Xavier Tiger Run last weekend. While his time isn’t where he’d like it be, he said it’s getting better.