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Today's News

  • Crews work to stay ahead of the cold

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet highway district road crews continue plowing and salting roadways this afternoon following the morning's newest round of snow - the second this week - and are preparing for a new, lighter round later today.

     

    Crews in most districts are racing against time and temperature. Their challenge is to get roadways cleared before pavement temperatures drop too low for de-icing substances to be effective.

     

  • Cox's Creek woman drowns in cistern

    Nelson County first responders battled freezing temperatures and hazardous roads Monday while responding to a drowning at a Cox’s Creek farm on Whitesides Road.

    Nancy Dugan, 56, was found drowned in a cistern on her farm at 1845 Whitesides Road.

    Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly said in a press release that foul play is not suspected. An autopsy is scheduled Wednesday at the state medical examiner’s office, after which a preliminary report on the cause of death is expected.

  • LaRue Schools closed Thursday and Friday

    LaRue County Schools will be closed the rest of the week, due to snow and frigid temperatures.

  • Former city officials report to jail

    Despite the snow, former Hodgenville mayor Terry Cruse and former city clerk MaDonna Hornback reported Monday as scheduled to Nelson County Jail in Bardstown to begin serving their 30-day sentences.

    The two pleaded guilty in Nelson Circuit Court to multiple felony counts a week ago for inappropriate use of the city’s credit cards to fuel personal vehicles and claiming mileage for which the two were ineligible.

  • Police investigate Springfield Road shooting

    The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting of a 20-year-old man Monday night inside his Springfield Road home.

    Deputies responded around 6:15 p.m. to a home in the 4000 block of Springfield Road where a man had been shot. Hardin County Sheriff John Ward said the man suffered a single gunshot wound to the neck.

    Police have not identified the man, who was treated by Hardin County EMS and trans­ported to Hardin Memorial Hospital. The man’s condition was unavailable Tuesday.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Love and song are in the air

    Students at Hodgenville Elementary School celebrated Valentine’s Day this year by making and sending cards to young patients at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

    Fourth-grade students Ellee Price and Stephanie Whiteman came up with the idea as Lacy Hatfield’s class discussed a leadership project.

  • Mat Hawks take second in Region Tournament

     

    The LaRue County Mat Hawks finished as runners-up in Friday and Saturday’s Region 2 Wrestling Tournament in Meade County.

    The team finished with 185.5 points, behind first-time champion and host team, Meade County.

    North Hardin was third with 172 points, while John Hardin was fourth (147), Apollo was fifth (117.5), Central Hardin sixth (115) and Fort Knox 11th (30).

    Nine Mat Hawks advanced to next weekend’s State Wrestling Tournament.

  • Sports Shorts: Feb. 18, 2015

    Donations for Little League Baseball

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks fall to John Hardin

    Lady Hawk senior Alyson Yingling had a team-high 15 points Saturday in the opening game of the Hillbilly’s Tease Valentines Day Shootout at the Dawg Pound.

    Yingling also pulled down 16 rebounds in the Lady Hawks’ 66-40 loss to John Hardin’s Lady Bulldogs.

    John Hardin was in control for most of the game, trailing just once at 5-4 after LaRue County’s Presley Brown buried a 3 off an assist from fellow freshman guard Mallory Williams with 4:01 left in the first quarter.

  • WKU's freshmen take over for win

    Western Kentucky University Lady Toppers overcame foul trouble by their leading scorers and got strong play from a pair of freshman off the bench as the Lady Toppers secured a 74-60 win over Marshall on Saturday afternoon in E.A. Diddle Arena.