Today's News

  • Baptists offer disaster relief to Haiti earthquake victims

    Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief is on alert for the developing Southern Baptist relief effort aimed at helping Haitians affected by the deadly earthquake that hit the island on Jan. 12.

    According to Kentucky Baptist Convention Disaster Relief Associate Coy Webb, the KBC will “more than likely send an assessment team within the next week, but everything right now depends upon transportation.”

  • Local leaders meet with FACES of coal

    Miranda Harvey spoke of the importance of coal when she met with local officials Jan. 20 at the courthouse in Hodgenville, mining support here and across the state for this nation’s most abundant resource.

    Harvey, with Preston-Osborne, a public relations firm out of Lexington, told LaRue County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner, Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and Community and Economic Development Director Bob Sims, “We all need to step up and realize how much coal plays an integral part in our economic well-being.”

  • Balance leads to an abundant life

    God desires that we each live a balanced life and the finest picture of the balanced life in the scriptures is found in Revelation 10:1-2.

    “And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire; and he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot upon the earth.”

  • Prevent hay feeding losses

    Hay is the major source of winter feed for beef cattle and considerable effort and cost goes into producing the hay. This effort and cost increases concern as hay feeding losses increase. Hay losses can be expected with any hay feeding system, however the amount of loss varies with the particular system used.  Small square bales fed properly generally have less loss than do large round bales.

  • Winter storm heads toward area

    The National Weather Service's latest update includes LaRue County in a winter weather advisory.

    The status means that snow is expected to cause travel difficulties. Motorists are advised to use caution and be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibilities.

    Total accumulation of 2 to 4 inches is possible. Because of the storm track, snowfall totals to the south are expected to be greatest in areas around the state line.

  • New bridge approved for Lynn Camp Creek

    A bridge is being planned on Die-Shiboley Church Road over Lynn Camp Creek.

    Hart County Fiscal Court opened bids at its Jan. 7 meeting, awarding low bid to Hornback Construction of Hodgenville, according to a report in The News-Herald.

    The bridge over Lynn Camp Creek will replace a concrete ford of the creek which allows water to pass through three pipes in the concrete. The area is near the LaRue-Hart County line.

  • Hodgenville resident indicted on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse

    Pedro Damien Mejia was indicted on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse by a LaRue County grand jury Jan. 11.

    Mejia, 35, of Hodgenville allegedly engaged in sexual contact through forcible compulsion with a minor on Nov. 14.

    Hodgenville City Police investigated the case.

    Bail is set at $9,500 cash only on condition he stay away from the alleged victim, dusk to dawn curfew except for employment and remain drug and alcohol free.

    He will be arraigned Feb. 1.

  • Siblings reunite during holidays

    On the day after Christmas, David Miller of Hodgenville found what he had been seeking for more than 45 years – his half-sister.

    “This was the best Christmas present I could have asked for,” Miller said after reuniting with his sibling, Jayne Allen, at LaRue County Sportsman’s Lake. 

    Finding her was a combination of coincidence, collaboration and persistence.

  • IGA burglary suspect back in custody

    A man charged with burglary of Hometown IGA three years ago is back in custody after being declared a fugitive months after his arrest.

    Steven Earl McWilliams, 32, was charged with third-degree burglary and complicity; theft by unlawful taking and complicity; two counts of criminal mischief and complicity; and possession of burglary tools and complicity in March 2007.

  • Woman pleads to amended charge in shooting death of Magnolia man

    A married Howevalley mother of four indicted last year on a murder charge for a boyfriend’s shooting death pleaded guilty to lesser charges last week in Hardin Circuit Court as part of a plea deal.

    Angie T. Ricketts, 32, agreed to a deal that gives her three more years to serve on a four-year sentence in exchange for her plea of guilt to a reckless homicide charge, a Class D felony.

    Kentucky State Police detectives did not arrest Ricketts after she admitted to fatally shooting 37-year-old Eric West of Magnolia around lunchtime on Sept. 29, 2008.