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Today's News

  • BASKETALL: Hawks drop three games

    The LaRue County Hawks dropped three games last week, falling to Nelson County 62-65 Feb. 8; Taylor County 45-63 Feb. 11; and Harrison County 48-68 Feb. 12.

    Nelson nudged

    Using the inside play of 6’4” Ricky Ricketts and 6’5” John Land, the Cardinals overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to pull out the victory. LaRue County Head Coach Paul Childress was not surprised when Nelson County went inside with the ball. 

  • McWilliams sentenced to six years

    Steven Earl McWilliams, 33, of Louisville, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree escape Feb. 7 in LaRue Circuit Court.

    McWilliams was serving a four-year sentence for complicity to burglary of Hometown IGA when he walked away from the LaRue County Detention Center last July. He was captured a couple of weeks later in Shepherdsville.

    McWilliams was sentenced to five years to be enhanced to six years as a persistent felony offender. He was also fined $385.

  • WRESTLING: Hawks win region

    The LaRue County Hawks will send 12 wrestlers to the state wrestling tournament which begins Thursday at the Frankfort Civic Center.

    The Mat Hawks won eight individual championships and cruised to its third straight region title. The Hawks won the title by 51 points over runner-up Central Hardin, 261-210.

  • New Haven library branch delayed
  • Nelson County serviceman dies in Afghanistan

    A 2003 graduate of Nelson County High School died Feb. 7 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. According to the Department of Defense, Sgt. Patrick Ryan Carroll, 25, died in a suicide bombing attack while on patrol.

    Carroll was serving with the Army’s 319th Military Intelligence Battalion, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, in Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Two arrested on sex charges

  • Austin Shirley signs with Lindsey Wilson

    LaRue County High School senior Austin Shirley, a standout for the Hawks football team, has been recruited to play outside linebacker for the Blue Raiders of Lindsey Wilson College.

    Shirley, the son of Jimmy Shirley and Kellie Shirley, was among 30 student athletes to sign letters of intent at the Columbia college. Twenty-two of the young men are from Kentucky.

    Shirley played in the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association/Drive Cancer Out East-West All-Star Game last fall.

  • Schools closed Thursday: Winter Weather Advisory

    LaRue County schools dismissed early Wednesday and will be closed Thursday, Feb. 10, due to inclement weather.

    Roadways are getting slick and a pair of wrecks were reported just before 4 p.m. Wednesday.

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until 1 a.m. Thursday. Moderate to heavy snow will continue across south central Kentucky through the afternoon and taper off during the evening. Snow accumulations of up 2 to inches are expected.

  • CHEERLEADING: Sydney Dobson competes with cheer squad at NCA World

    They just don’t build a pyramid like they used to.

    Only a few years ago, cheerleaders were selected more for looks and popularity than for their athleticism. They stood on the sidelines, shaking pom-poms and yelling for their team to score more points. Stunts were tame in comparison to the edgy routines squads perform these days. Cheerleaders are required to possess the strength, poise and coordination needed to do a series of back handsprings or toss a teammate above their heads – and catch them. And they have to look good doing it.

  • Inmate charged with assault of deputy jailer

    A Hodgenville woman, already facing a misdemeanor charge of third-degree assault, compounded her problems when she allegedly assaulted a corrections officer at the LaRue County Detention Center.
    Rachel McConnell, 28, was arrested Jan. 27 on the original assault charge. She became combative inside the jail and bit a jail employee’s arm, according to court records.
    Assaulting a corrections officer is a felony.
    Her bond was set at $9,500 full cash.