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Today's News

  • Free smoke detectors available

    Those who are interested and in need of a free smoke detector can call Chris Jackson at LaRue County’s Office of Emergency Management at 358-9903 to set up an appointment to have a smoke detector installed.

     

  • Preliminary hearing set for twins

    Preliminary hearings for two Elizabethtown men charged with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment are set for Feb. 3 in LaRue District Court.

    Twins Jeremy Finch and Joshua Finch, 25, were charged after they allegedly fired a total of 12 shells outside a residence at 136 Browns Court Jan. 19. At least six of the rounds struck a vehicle.

    Three people were inside the home when the alleged incident occurred, according to Hodgenville Police Chief John Cottrill.

    Both men were lodged in the LaRue County Jail.

  • Fiscal Court passes waste tire resolution

    Magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Jan. 26 passed a resolution asking the state’s Environmental Protection Cabinet to spend funds only in places where they were stipulated to be spent.

    County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner told members of the LaRue County Fiscal Court that the resolution applies specifically to money set aside for waste tire removal.

  • Lady Hawks break losing streak with 52-35 win over Presentation

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks improved their record to 11-9 on the season with a 52-35 win over visiting Louisville Presentation Jan. 27. Presentation fell to 5-11 for the season.

    The Lady Hawks jumped out to a 17-9 lead in the first quarter and led 30-15 at halftime. The team scored 13 points in the third quarter and nine points in the fourth quarter.

    Head coach Travis Wootton called the game a much-needed win.

  • Sports Shorts

    Wrestlers compete at State Duals

    The LaRue County High School Mat Hawks will compete at State Duals Jan. 30 at Lexington Henry Clay.

    Make-up basketball games

    The Lady Hawks play at Green County Feb. 1. JV game begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by varsity at 8 p.m.  The Hawks play at Green County Feb. 8. JV begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by varsity at 8 p.m.

     

    Youth baseball board to meet

  • Kentucky Utilities seeks rate hike

    Kentucky Utilities Company is requesting a $136 million base rate adjustment to cover the costs, for the most part, associated with meeting the growing customer demand for energy. 

  • South Fork Area Homemakers

    The South Fork Area Homemakers met Jan. 19 at Magnolia Baptist Church with Mary Lou Owen presiding.

    The roll call was answered by the members responding to the question “What is the coldest day you remember?”

    There were a lot of interesting stories about the experiences members had to endure at different times during their lives because of cold or snowy weather.

    Also present were Virginia Allen, Delores Bale, Janice Bowen, Amanda Gatewood, Louise Graber, Norma Jean McDonald, Martha Owen, Clovis Johnson, Della Thomas, Phyllis Perkins and Exie Elliott.

  • New Haven woman's case waived to grand jury

    Jennifer Nichols, 32, of Edlin Hill Road, New Haven, faces three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

    A preliminary hearing was scheduled in LaRue District Court last week but the charges were waived to the grand jury.

    She has been indicted also for first-degree burglary and complicity by a Nelson County grand jury.

  • Wrestling State Duals canceled

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  • Hawks defeat region rivals 56-51

    It felt like tournament time Jan. 22 when the Central Hardin Bruins came to invade the LaRue County Hawks’ territory in Hodgenville. It was a tough battle the entire game as LaRue County jumped out to an early lead and lead 31-17 at the half.

    Central Hardin came back in the second half, outscoring the Hawks 13-3 to keep the game close, but the Hawks won 56-51.