Today's News

  • LaRue County High School's writing scores soar

    Results from on-demand writing assessments show that LaRue County High School seniors this fall produced the highest scores since writing accountability was initiated.

    Working toward a goal of 100, the students garnered an index of 85.53, up 8.2 points over last year’s scores.

    “It shows a great effort from both our teachers and students,” said an elated Paul Mullins, LCHS principal. “Our students are taking pride in the successes of our high school.”

  • COLUMN: Smiling faces can be evil clowns in disguise ... and I got proof

    My husband Bud and I were talking about ourselves the other day.
    We determined that we are not big grinners. That sometimes is off-putting to people who are big grinners.
    Smiley People sometimes try to “cheer us up.” The thing is, we may not be glum at the moment. We just look it.
    At times, we have misunderstood “Smiley Person’s” motive and think they are simply obnoxious.

  • Four charged with manufacturing methamphetamine

    Four people were charged Jan. 4 with manufacturing methamphetamine.

    An anonymous tip about an active meth lab led officers to an Oak Hill Road residence, according to Constable Tim Ford. He and the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department conducted a joint investigation.

    Donald M. Goatley, 37; Angela Irene Montgomery, 35; and Joshua Jason Logsdon, 26, all of Sonora; and Naomi L. Latham, 29, of Elizabethtown, were each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a meth precursor, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Man injured in meth explosion has been indicted

    An Elizabethtown man who was seriously injured in a meth lab explosion in October, has been charged with the manufacture of the illegal drug.

    Joseph Gordon White, 37, was indicted Dec. 20 by a LaRue County grand jury on one count of first-degree manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity; possession of a controlled substance and complicity; possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity; and possession of marijuana and complicity.

  • Duckworth Insurance adds AAA policies to lineup

    Duckworth Insurance, a constant in Hodgenville for more than 110 years, is offering a new service.

    It has been appointed an independent agent for auto insurance from another old-timer - AAA.

    AAA has been a “leader in automotive safety and travel services” for more than a century, according to Randi Clark, an agent for Duckworth Insurance. AAA is rated “A” for excellent by A.M. Best, the insurance industry’s largest independent rating organization.

    “We’re excited to have them,” Clark said.

  • KHSAA Board of Control seeks member

    The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking an individual to serve on the Kentucky High School Athletics Association Board of Control to fill a vacant position. 

    The KHSAA is the Kentucky Board of Education’s designee to manage statewide interscholastic athletic programs. The Board of Control supervises KHSAA, establishes staff salaries, sets goals for the association and has the authority to set rules and review proposed changes to the KHSAA constitution and bylaws.

  • St. Catharine announces Dean's List

    Two LaRue Countians were recognized for academic excellence by St. Catharine College for the fall 2010 semester. Kathy Warren of Mount Sherman was named to the President’s List for maintaining a perfect 4.0 grade point average for the semester.

    Ellen Brown of Hodgenville made the Dean’s List for achieving a GPA between 3.6 - 3.999.


  • COLUMN: Meeting corrections challenges means finding common ground

    It is uncommon – especially in these days of polarizing political rhetoric – to find two people with significantly different points of view working toward the same goal. Yet that is exactly the situation we find ourselves in as members of a state task force that is looking for solutions to Kentucky's big – and growing – challenges in corrections spending.

  • Officer improving, moved to rehab hospital

    Hodgenville City Officer Dennis Wells, who was seriously injured Jan. 3, is improving.
    Wells, 55, was struck by a pickup truck as he directed morning traffic in front of Hodgenville Elementary School. He suffered a broken leg and hip and bleeding in the brain. He was flown to University Hospital in Louisville for treatment.
    Wells was transferred to Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Elizabethtown where he began treatment Monday, according to Hodgenville City Clerk MaDonna Hornback.

  • David Whipkey named Employee of the Year

    David Whipkey has been selected as Employee of the Year for 2010 by Nationwide Uniform Corporation.

    He has been employed with Nationwide since Feb. 4, 2009. He works in the jacket department and received an award for his service.