Today's News

  • Undefeated Hawks roll over Breckinridge

    The LaRue County Hawks defeated Breckinridge County 56-47 at home Dec. 6.
    The teams were tied 10-all at the end of the first period but the Hawks broke away in the second period with a score of 25-17 at halftime.
    Senior Kyle Sheeran had 22 points, hitting four of nine 3-pointers, 13 rebounds, two steals and eight assists.

  • Turner named to KHS executive board

    LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner of Magnolia is one of five new members elected to the executive committee of the Kentucky Historical Society. The appointments were approved by KHS members at the Nov. 11 annual meeting.

    He will serve a four-year term expiring in 2015.

  • COLUMN: Nothing rinky-dink about Dinky's annual magic show

    I’ve covered Dinky Gowen’s Kid’s Day Christmas Spectacular for the newspaper for several years. I’d drop by the Park and Recreation Community Center and take a few photos of the magic show.
    It has always been enjoyable … but face it, it was work.
    It has been many years since I was accompanied by small children to the event. Watching the performance through the lens of a camera falls far short of experiencing it through the eyes of a child.

  • One injured in wreck on Salem Church Road

    A single vehicle crash on Salem Church Road left one person injured Saturday night.

    According to Constable Ira Bloyd Jr., a part-time deputy for the sheriff’s department, Billy Turner, 19, of Hodgenville was driving a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero southbound about eight miles from Hodgenville when he “lost control of the vehicle in a curve.”

  • Three injured in crash near golf course

    Three people were injured in a collision about 5 p.m. Thursday near the LaRue County Golf Course.

    Kenneth Lee, 25, of Cave City, was driving a 1996 Doge Ram southbound on KY 61 and attempted to make a left turn on Keith Road, according to Constable Tim Ford.

    The pickup turned in the front of a northbound minivan driven by James R. Brown, 70, of Buffalo.



    UNION - Results from Saturday's Raider Rumble at Ryle High School:


    1. LaRue County - 273.0

    2. Union County - 211.5

    3. Ryle  - 176.0

    4. Harrison (Ind.)  - 172.0

    5. South Dearborn (Ind.) - 168.0

    6. Campbell County - 159.5

    7. Grundy (Va.)  - 159.5

    8. Glen Este (Ohio)  - 154.5

    9. Louisville Trinity  - 148.0

    10. Valley View (Ohio) - 139.0

    11. Louisville St. Xavier  - 130.5

  • MYSTERY PHOTO: Riverside Tavern?

    The mystery of the old photo continues.

    Where was it taken?

    The photographer said it was taken between 1975 and 1977 in LaRue County – a statement that brought some confusion because LaRue County has been dry (no alcohol sales) for decades and the store sign clearly says “beer.” The photo is being displayed in an exhibit at the Frazier History Museum.

    It’s agreed that it wasn’t taken in LaRue County – but several people believe it to have been taken on the LaRue/Nelson line, facing toward LaRue County.

  • One injured in wreck on Lincoln Boulevard

    A wreck in front of Churchill Avenue last Monday closed one lane of Lincoln Boulevard for about 30 minutes.

    According to Hodgenville City Police Chief Steve Johnson, Adam Ward, 43, of Boston was pulling out of Churchill Avenue onto Lincoln Boulevard when a 2006 Chrysler Town and Country driven by Donald Kennedy, 54, of Lincoln Farm Road, struck his 1995 Ford Mustang.

    Passengers accompanied both vehicles, Judy McKinney with Ward and Jacqualyn Kennedy with Kennedy.

  • Clark's crash brought her closer to her patients

    During this Christmas season when gifts are on the mind of most people, Kelly Clark is thankful that she has received a special present that is free and yet priceless – the gift of life.

    “The doctor told me that I should be dead, that I should have bled out,” Clark, 29, said, remembering a car accident on an icy LaRue County road Feb. 21, 2009, that left her with a severed carotid artery, multiple facial fractures, a broken collarbone, fractured shoulder blade and bleeding on her brain.

  • United Way makes impact in LaRue County

    United Way of Central Kentucky has made an impact in LaRue County through its support of programs like Kids Crew daycare and Boy Scouts.

    It’s now involved in a push to reach $1,025,000 in donations during its 2011 campaign to better serve the community.

    Christopher Wilborn, executive director of United Way of Central Kentucky, and Megan Stith, resource development coordinator, have been visiting local businesses in recent weeks, promoting the agency’s programs.