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Today's News

  • Driver faces long recovery after crash

    A Hodgenville man narrowly escaped a debilitating injury following a single-vehicle crash that occurred Jan. 20.

    About 5:30 p.m., a 1993 Ford Probe driven by Jason S. Hatcher, 24, was northbound on U.S. 31E just outside Hodgenville city limits. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed, according to LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst. It left the roadway, crossed the center line and struck a curve sign and utility pole on the other side of the roadway. It traveled about 180 feet before overturning and coming to rest on its top near the intersection with Forest Hill.

  • Driver faces long recovery after crash

    A Hodgenville man narrowly escaped a debilitating injury following a single-vehicle crash that occurred Jan. 20.

    About 5:30 p.m., a 1993 Ford Probe driven by Jason S. Hatcher, 24, was northbound on U.S. 31E just outside Hodgenville city limits. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed, according to LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst. It left the roadway, crossed the center line and struck a curve sign and utility pole on the other side of the roadway. It traveled about 180 feet before overturning and coming to rest on its top near the intersection with Forest Hill.

  • Fugitives apprehended by sheriff’s office

    Two convicted felons who walked away from a halfway house in Louisville Jan. 19 were apprehended in LaRue County by the sheriff’s department.

    David Brewer, 36, of the Levelwoods area near the LaRue/Taylor line, was serving a sentence for flagrant non-support. Charles Overbey, 42, of Mason County, was serving a sentence for possession of controlled substance (cocaine), according to Deputy Russell McCoy.

    The men were arrested without incident, McCoy said. They were charged with probation violations.

  • Nelson residents challenging state’s fence law

    Two Nelson County residents, Doug Kessler and Gilbert Chumbley, want Kentucky’s Fence Law changed. The men became aware of the law after a neighbor sued them to pay for half of a fence to divide their properties.

    Kentucky’s fence law requires the cost of construction or replacement of a farm boundary-line fence to be shared by neighboring landowners.

    Chumbley, who bought his property in 1977, said he would not have purchased the land if he had known about the law.

  • Ursuline Sisters elect new leaders

    Five Ursuline Sisters of Mount St. Joseph were elected Dec. 29-31 to a six-year term as the Ursuline Leadership Council. They will begin serving on July 18.

    Sister Sharon Sullivan, a native of Texas, was elected as congregational leader. She is academic dean and vice president of academic affairs at Brescia University, a job which she began on an interim basis in August 2007 and accepted on a permanent basis in January 2009.

  • Mat Hawks compete at State Duals Saturday

    The LaRue County High School Mat Hawks are ready to make a run at the school’s fifth dual state championship title Saturday at Henry Clay High School in Lexington. The team has moved up the rankings and find themselves heading into Saturday’s competition as the number two ranked team in the state.

    “Rankings don’t mean much,” said head coach Gary Canter. “It just helps identify some of the better teams in the state but they don’t mean that we are the very best in the state. That is what Saturday is about.”

  • Amanda Cecil named to Dean’s List at Lindsey Wilson College

    A LaRue County resident earned academic honors at Lindsey Wilson College for the 2009 fall semester.

    Amanda Cecil of Hodgenville was named to the Dean’s List.

    Students named to Dean’s List earned at least a 3.50 graduate point average on a 4.0 scale and attempted at least 12 credit hours during the semester.

  • Extension banquet to held Jan. 25

    The Extension Leadership Banquet will be held 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at the LaRue County Extension Office. Reserve your spot by calling the Extension Service office at 358-3401. Tickets are $6 each and the meal will be provided by the Crosstown Homemakers. The Bobby McDowell Award of Excellence will be presented.

  • LaRue Schools start hour later than normal

    LaRue County Schools plan to start classes one hour later than normal today.

    The delay is weather related. Many rural roads and side streets still have some icy patches related to Friday's snowfall. It will ensure that buses and private vehicles will be able to travel in daylight, helping with travel safety.

    Significant melting is expected again today. Temperatures are expected to reach 40 degrees.

  • Philip Morris International Scholarship applications due Feb. 1

    Every year, Philip Morris International, through its International Tobacco Procurement Scholarship program, provides financial assistance to hundreds of U.S. students from tobacco-growing families. In 2009, 30 new students were awarded scholarships. Since the program’s inception in 2001, more than 350 students have been awarded nearly $1.5 million in educational scholarships.

    Scholarships are available to the dependent children of tobacco growers who are part of PMI’s ITP program. The program offers three types of scholarships: