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Today's News

  • Jimmy Shaw named Referee of the Year

    A former LaRue County High School student received recognition at the state wrestling tournament.

    Former wrestler Jimmy Shaw, a regional and state champion in 1999, was selected by the Kentucky Wrestling Coaches’ Association as its Referee of the Year.

    Central Hardin High School wrestling coach Russ Pike, who wrestled for Central Hardin at the same time Shaw wrestled for the Hawks, said he voted for Shaw.

  • Hawks take on Taylor in first round of Region Tourney

    Hawks basketball coach Paul Childress left the draw for the boys’ 5th Region Tournament in a happy frame of mind.

    The eight-team field was set Sunday afternoon at Nelson County High School.

    On Thursday, LaRue County (17-9) meets the 20th District runner-up Taylor County Cardinals (17-13) at 8 p.m. Taylor County pulled out a 57-54 win at LaRue County on Feb. 12.

  • Arts Council needs performing artists

    The Kentucky Arts Council is accepting applications from Kentucky performing artists from every tourism region in the state to perform on the Kentucky Experience Pavilion Performance Stage during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park Sept. 25-Oct. 10, 2010. The World Equestrian Games are expected to draw audiences from around the world and the Kentucky Experience Pavilion is the hospitality center for the event, which expects to host over 60,000 visitors.

  • Magnolia Bank promotes employees

    Magnolia Bank’s board of directors announced promotions of three employees.

    Pamela Cecil was promoted to assistant vice president. Cecil joined the bank in 1992. She serves as loan processor and administrative assistant to President Ron Sanders at the Lincoln Hills Branch.

    Weldon Riggs was promoted to assistant vice president. Riggs has been with the bank since 2008. He serves as manager to the secondary market loan department at the Parkway Branch in Hodgenville. 

  • Red Cross says thanks

    Thank you to the 13 individuals who braved the weather to donate blood Feb. 9 at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. The snow caused some problems and early closure.

    Many thanks to the volunteers who worked – Cecil Druen, Opal Dail and Diane Rock.

    The community blood drive returns April 13.

    Faye Puyear

    Volunteer Coordinator

  • Attorney General takes on Topix

    After receiving dozens of calls and complaints from Kentuckians, Attorney General Jack Conway has asked Topix.com, an interactive message board Web site host, to provide information regarding its policies dealing with abusive posts that violate the Web site’s terms of service. The Office of Consumer Protection has received calls and complaints from concerned citizens who allege that false and defamatory information about children, as well as adults, has been posted on Topix.

  • Mat Hawks place fifth, earn five medals at State

    It was not the ending the LaRue County Mat Hawk wrestlers and coaches had envisioned. Heading into the 2010 Kentucky Wrestling State Championships in Frankfort, the Mat Hawks were looking to bring home the KHSAA state title. After a slow start, the team finished in fifth place overall and as Class A State runners up.

  • Democracy provides freedom and equality

    What type of government do you have in your country? There are so many to choose from. One could have one of two types of monarchies. A person might have a democracy, which is what my country has. Also one can have a dictatorship.

  • Judge orders removal of signs along I-65

    A judge ordered the removal of religious signs near the Upton exit of Interstate 65 but an appeal is planned.

    In what Senior Judge Geoffrey P. Morris called an “extremely interesting case,” the state Transportation Cabinet claimed the postings are in violation of billboard advertising statutes. Jimmy Harston of Allen County, who said he erected the signs at the request of two property owners, said the messages are not ads but expressions covered by Constitutional protections of free speech and religious expressions.

  • Films focus again on Abe

    Three years ago, we learned that Steven Spielberg planned to make a movie about our Abe Lincoln. The opening was to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the birth of the 16th President.

    If you’re a movie-goer, you may have noticed, ahem, no Lincoln movie.

    We ran a front page story with photos of Liam Neeson and Holly Hunter reading lines in front of a gathering of the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. (Sally Field has since been cast in the role of Mary Todd.) We reported on Neeson’s fact-finding visit to Hodgenville in preparation of the role.