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Today's News

  • City and county residents may take advantage of clean-up days

    It was brought to my attention that I made an error in my article last week in regards to the citizens of the City of Hodgenville. I am very sorry to have misled anyone and hope this article will clear up this issue.

  • Man charged with causing '07 barn fire

    A Hodgenville man has been charged with causing a fire that destroyed a Hawkins Road barn Dec. 30, 2007.

    Phillip Despain, 31, was charged with second-degree arson by Kentucky State Police and indicted by a LaRue County grand jury March 15. The indictment claims Despain started the fire “with the intent to destroy or damage the barn ….”

    Bail was set at $25,000 cash only with conditions of no further law violations and no communication with the alleged victim.

  • Tennis teams benefit from experience and new courts

    LaRue County High School’s tennis teams have come into their own as regional powers in the past few seasons.

    The boys and girls squads have a combined 129-34 won-lost record over the past five years. Nine individuals have advanced to the state tournament. The conference champion boys’ team claimed its first-ever regional title last season. The girls were runners-up in both conference and region.

    Coach Chris Estes was named coach of the year in 2007 and 2008.

  • Lady Hawks whip E'town in season opener

    When the 2010 version of the Lady Hawks softball team took to the field March 22, the players were ready to start a new chapter in the history book.

    No longer are there players left from the 2005 regional championship team. This team is ready to get back to the top of the 5th Region, and be considered a contender for that trip to the KHSAA State Tournament. 

  • Man faces charges in five counties after high-speed chase

    A vehicle pursuit that began with a driver refusing to stop for a law enforcement officer on Interstate 65 ended early March 12 when the suspect’s truck crashed 68 miles away in Metcalfe County.

    According to Kentucky State Police Post 3 Trooper Charles Swiney, an Elizabethtown officer ordered southbound Ollie David Campbell, 34, of Edmonton to pull over on I-65 at 12:30 a.m.Campbell didn’t comply.

  • Volunteers needed for Parks and Recreation cleanup

    The LaRue County Youth Baseball League is inviting community members to join in the work of preparing the county park for this year’s Little League baseball and softball season. 

    Interested residents can pitch in by contributing needed items, donating funds or by volunteering their time during an upcoming workday Saturday, March 27. The event begins at 8 a.m. at LaRue County Parks and Recreation.

  • March is colon cancer awareness month

    March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, time to call your doctor and ask about a screening test that’s right for you. Few cancers are as easily prevented as colon cancer yet more than 2,500 Kentuckians will be diagnosed with colon cancer this year and nearly 900 will die. Routine screening is highly effective, which means nine out of 10 colon cancers may be prevented or cured if detected early.  

  • Hawks defeat Caverna 12-1

    Kyle Sheeran singled twice and scored three runs, and the visiting LaRue County Hawks exploded for nine runs in the first three innings en route to a 12-1 win Monday in five innings over 18th District rival Caverna.

    Slade Owens singled twice and drove in a run, and Jesse Johnson had two singles, two runs and an RBI for the Hawks, who didn’t have an extra-base hit.

    Kyle Meredith (1-0) struck out two and allowed three hits, one walk and one earned run in three innings.

  • Whitlock and Brown named to district, region teams

    Lady Hawks Ivy Brown and Lyndsay Whitlock were named to the 18th District regular season basketball team.

    Whitlock was named to the 18th District All-Tourney Team.

    Brown, an eighth-grader, also was named to the All-5th Region Team.

  • Volunteer going strong after 23 years

    A volunteer can be defined as a person who voluntarily offers himself for a service or undertaking; one who performs a service willingly and without pay. That pretty much sums it up for Brian Sprowles.

    There are many die hard LaRue County Hawks basketball fans around the state but one would be hard pressed to find one any more committed than Sprowles. He is a 1992 graduate of LaRue County High School and the son of long-time and retired teachers from the LaRue County School system, Donald and Nancy Sprowles.