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Today's News

  • Alleged drug traffickers charged after high-speed chase

    A Campbellsville man faces numerous charges including drug trafficking and wanton endangerment after leading several law enforcement agencies on a chase Sunday at speeds up to 120 mph through Taylor and LaRue counties.

    According to Campbellsville City Officer Ben Riggs, formerly of Hodgenville City Police, officers received information about drugs being transported to Campbellsville just before 3 p.m.

  • Plan tobacco seedling production

    Tobacco growers soon will prepare greenhouses and outdoor float beds and start producing tobacco transplants. For those able to obtain contracts, higher production and input costs and lower tobacco leaf prices are among the problems faced by tobacco producers.

    Losses to disease in the float system could take an additional toll on a growers’ bottom line. Planning and preparation now can lead to better disease control and better yields of transplants in the spring.

  • Hardee’s to add Red Burrito brand

    Hardee’s in Hodgenville completed a week-long renovation and owner Wayne Tyree says a new product line is on the way.

    By April, Tyree’s restaurant will become one of Hardee’s first single-store operators to run a double-branded store. In addition to the full Hardee’s breakfast and dinner menus, the store will serve the Red Burrito line of tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos and various taco salads.

  • Guidelines help minimize the risk of childhood obesity

    Studies show that nationwide, 32 percent of children between the ages of 10 and 17 are overweight or obese. In Kentucky that number climbs to 37 percent giving us the second highest rate of childhood obesity in the United States. 

    A number of factors amplify the problem. Lack of physical activity and poor eating habits are two principal causes. 

    Here are some guidelines to help your child achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.

  • Tennis teams open season with wins

    The LaRue County High School tennis teams opened the 2010 season in a winning fashion with the boys’ team defeating Meade County 4-1; Bardstown Bethlehem 5-0; John Hardin 5-0; and Bardstown 5-0.

    The girls’ team defeated Meade County 3-2; Bardstown Bethlehem 4-1; and Bardstown 4-1; and lost to John Hardin 1-4.

    Top singles players Dylan Parr and Michelle Seymour had stellar performances, going undefeated in play.

  • March Madness proficiency push begins at ALES

    With the third quarter ending and the goal of reaching proficiency for the 2010 school year well underway,  the students and staff at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School are once again participating in their own style of March Madness. Students earn orange proficiency basketball style stickers for each “3” they individually score on an open response question and a “4” for each distinguished open response. Students from kindergarten to fifth grade are involved with the grade 3-5 having to earn the most to reach their class to 85 percent proficiency.

  • Men face drug possession charges

    A March 21 traffic stop resulted  in drug charges against two Hodgenville men.

    According to court records, Officer Robby Brownfield of Hodgenville City Police, signaled for David Leroy Stallins II, 24, to stop the vehicle he was driving.

    Stallins was charged with operating on suspended or revoked license, first-degree possession of controlled substance (cocaine) and use or possession of meth precursor.

  • Block watch meeting to be held Monday

    The City of Hodgenville is hosting a block watch organizational meeting 7 p.m. April 5 at City Hall.

    Anyone who is interested in “working together to make the community safe” is encouraged to attend, said Lt. Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police.

    Johnson will be the liaison between residents who wish to participate and the Kentucky Crime Prevention Coalition.

    The city received a $1,000 grant to purchase signage for block watch areas and pamphlets. 

  • Shared prescription medication leads to allergic reaction, discipline

    Two LaRue County High School students face disciplinary measures after sharing a prescription drug.

    According to School Resource Officer Doug Sherrard, a 14-year-old girl was charged with trafficking in controlled substance after giving a classmate two pills used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

    Sherrard said the girl had a reaction to the medication and was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital for treatment. The girl has since returned to school

  • Volunteers needed at HES for field day, other events

    The culture at Hodgenville Elementary School is enhanced daily by those who give of their time on a regular basis. Volunteers take on many roles.

    Some days you will see parents in the back foyer updating Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math bulletin boards so students can see their name on the wall for their accomplishments. On other days you might see volunteers reading with a child, running papers for a teacher or decorating a door for the next season. One important upcoming event that could not happen without volunteers is field day.