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Today's News

  • Large turnout at Knight fundraiser

    Sonora auctioneer David L. Knight is not lacking for friends.

    An outpouring of support for Knight, who suffered a series of debilitating strokes in September, reaped $20,000 over the weekend during a fundraiser held at Upton Community Center. Paralyzed from the neck down, Knight has been in medical care since suffering the strokes.

    The event included a chili supper and an auction, where a 1930s antique bedroom suite, old coins, TVs and cakes were up for bid. Local businesses also donated items, such as gift certificates.

  • LaRue joins state's eWarrant system

    Last week, local law enforcement and court officials attended classes to learn about the new state electronic warrant system.
    The eWarrants, which are available online, “do away with all paper warrants that had to be mailed,” according to Acting Chief Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police.
    The network allows officers to electronically file complaints, which can be viewed and signed by judges. Officers can act immediately in making an arrest rather than waiting hours or days.

  • Main Street's funding halted until contract signed

    The Main Street organization will be self-funded at least until its current contract with the state is renewed.
    Mayor Terry Cruse told members of Hodgenville City Council that he wants the volunteer group to “become more self-sufficient.” He said the city would not pay the agreed-upon amount of $1,250 monthly to Main Street until the recertification contract is signed.
    And that could take at least three months, according to Director Celia McDonald.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks continue winning ways over Hart and John Hardin

    BY KENDRICK BRYAN

    LaRue County senior sisters Lyndsay and Valerie Whitlock celebrated their 18th birthdays Saturday and ensured their teammates weren’t left out of the festivities in Hodgenville.

    On Friday, the homestanding Lady Hawks edged the Hart County Lady Raiders, 53-50. On Saturday, the Lady Hawks were victorious over the visiting John Hardin Lady Bulldogs, 61-44.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Hawks defeat Hart, drop to Adair

    The LaRue County Hawks and the Hart County Raiders boys’ basketball teams played to a packed house Friday night at Hodgenville. The Raiders were short-handed as they had seven players suspended due to an altercation in a game at Warren East High School on Jan. 10. The Hawks won easily 77-43.
    The Hawks started out cold in the first quarter, missing several easy shots but Kyle Sheeran put the Hawks up 13-11 on consecutive, old-fashioned three-point plays, scoring two baskets and getting fouled on each one.

  • Elementary wrestlers compete at Cobra Tournament

    LaRue County Elementary School wrestlers competed Jan. 16 at the Cobra Wrestling Tournament at Nelson County High School. No team score was kept.

    Individual scores are:

    First – Lucas Barnes, Clay Perry, Dalton Bell, Cameron Lasley, Hayden Polston, Thomas Hoppes

    Second – Preston Carter, Tristin Brown, Levi Gooden, Dylan Dycus

    Third - Braden Sferro, Cash Cruse, Mason Polston

    Fourth - Caleb Hack, Jameson LaRue, Dawson Bingham

  • Hardin County Historical Society to meet

    The Hardin County Historical Society will meet 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the State Theater Gallery, 209 West Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown. The buffet dinner will be catered by Back Home. The price is $8.50 per person. For reservations, contact Judy French at 735-9698 or jmfrench9@windstream.net by Jan. 21.

  • Curves add Zumba classes

    Curves of Hodgenville is adding Zumba classes to its fitness facility.

    Owner Karen Elliott has earned a license to teach Zumba, an exercise regime that relies on high-energy, Latin-inspired music to keep participants motivated.

    Elliott called the simple dance moves “a real stress reliever."

    "It really works the abdomen and hips and tones all over,” she said. “You’ll feel stronger after a workout.”

    Zumba can burn up to 500-calories in a 30-minute workout.

  • Electric rates to increase

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission has granted a rate increase to Winchester-based East Kentucky Power Cooperative, the wholesale electric power supplier for Nolin RECC and 15 other member cooperatives.

    The PSC approved the rate increase for service rendered on and after Jan. 14, 2011. EKPC sought the rate increase to strengthen its financial condition and continue building equity.

  • Twins channel energy from Wickland spirits

    BY ERIN L. MCCOY

    The crowd was fixated on two L-shaped rods gripped in the woman's hands just as they started to turn.

    "Cross the rods, Antoine," Michael Wilhite asked again.

    The rods turned toward each other, but the woman's hands weren't moving. Whoever - or whatever - moved the rods was invisible to everyone present.