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Today's News

  • Inmate escapes from jail

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  • Local 4-Hers take top honors at area Rally Day

    LaRue County 4-Hers participated in Area Rally Day.

    Michaela Rock took champion in Junior Animal Science, champion in Junior Theatrical, blue in Junior Vocal and 12-year-old speech category.

    Sierra Mullins took champion in Junior Foods Demonstration and champion in Junior Theatrical.

    Kenzi Langley was the champion in the Senior Vocal Category. She sang “Broken Wing.”

    Taylor Campbell was the champion in the Senior Instrumental Division.

  • Campaign signs will be removed from state right of way

    As the political campaign season heats up, Kentucky Department of Highways crews face an increasing number of campaign signs on the state highway right of way – signs that must be removed for safety purposes.

    Acting State Highway Engineer Steve Waddle said state highway workers are required to remove and discard hundreds of signs during each election cycle. The signs can pose hazards for drivers and for maintenance crews.   

  • Flooding brings mold and mildew issues

    The following tips come from the Extension Service in Louisiana. This is information they found useful after the Hurricane Katrina flooding. During Derby weekend, we all were reminded that high water issues can hit our area too.

    Flood waters will contaminate any surface they touch. Here are some kitchen items you must throw out to insure the safety of your food:

    •Get rid of all flooded food stuffs except those in sealed, metal, airtight cans or airtight glass jars

    •Throw out all opened containers of food

  • Woman injured in Ky. 210 crash

    A Hodgenville woman was injured in a two-vehicle collision Thursday at the intersection of Ky. 1618 and Ky. 210.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, James Hill of Hodgenville was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt on Ky. 1618 and pulled into traffic, striking the right side of a 2007 Nissan Maxima driven by Melanie D. Whitlock of Hodgenville.

    Debris from the crash struck a third vehicle driven by Tonya M. Thomas of Magnolia.

    Whitlock was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS. She was treated and released.

  • Woman injured in Ky. 210 crash

    A Hodgenville woman was injured in a two-vehicle collision Thursday at the intersection of Ky. 1618 and Ky. 210.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, James Hill of Hodgenville was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt on Ky. 1618 and pulled into traffic, striking the right side of a 2007 Nissan Maxima driven by Melanie D. Whitlock of Hodgenville.

    Debris from the crash struck a third vehicle driven by Tonya M. Thomas of Magnolia.

    Whitlock was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS. She was treated and released.

  • Bluegrass Speedway- May 22

    44 Auto Mart Super Late Models (13 entries)

    Top Qualifier- D.J. Wells 15.060

    Dash- Tim Tungate, Jeff Watson, Terry English, Dustin Neat, D.J. Wells, Aaron Hatton

    Heat- Johnny Wheeler, Jarryd Holshouser, Tanner English, Lee Devasier

    Feature- Jeff Watson, Dustin Neat, Terry English, Aaron Hatton, Tim Tungate, Lee Devasier, Jarryd Holshouser, Johnny Wheeler, Tanner English, Tommy Klein, D.J. Wells, Rob Starkey, Dan Dunbar

     

    American Sprint Car Tour (9 entries)

    1st Heat- Hud Cone, Blake Nimee, Shane Wade, J.T. Stapp

  • Magistrates question jail consultant expense

    Discussion over bill payments and the budget brought questions from two magistrates concerning payments being made for jail consulting services as LaRue Fiscal Court met May 25 at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    Third district magistrate Bryan Durham questioned if paying the $60,000 per year to Stanton Consulting of Leitchfield was worth the cost.

    Scotty Lee, second district magistrate, added that the community is asking why the county is paying two jailers’ salaries.

  • Hawks win District Tournament

    The LaRue County Hawks heard all of the talk prior to the season about how their reign over the 18th District was about to come to an end.

  • 5th Region baseball tourney begins Monday

    5th Region BASEBALL Tournament

    HODGENVILLE — As determined by Saturday morning’s draw, the pairings for this week’s 5th Region Baseball Tournament at LaRue County High School: