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Today's News

  • Trapper hired to deal with coyote pack

    A few weeks ago, a pack of coyotes attacked Heidi Myers’ sheep flock. They decimated her newborn lambs and yearlings and killed about 10 adult ewes.

    Although Myers is an animal lover who cares for several varieties of livestock on her Mt. Sherman farm, she couldn’t condone such slaughter. She turned to an expert for assistance.

    Thomas Downey, a full-time professional trapper, began setting snares in the areas where the coyotes are entering the sheep pasture this week.

  • Trial date set for deputy jailer charged with felony theft

    A trial date has been set for a former LaRue County deputy jailer facing 11 counts of felony theft in Indiana.

    Jennie McGee, 46, of Falls of Rough was arrested on fugitive charges by Kentucky State Police at her workplace Feb. 8.

    She pleaded not guilty to the charges and will be tried by jury Oct. 12, according to Perry County, Ind., court documents. Two days have been reserved for the trial. Pre-trial conference is Sept. 9.

  • Glen Rice concert set for Friday

    Glen Rice, Family and Friends Musical Concert Series continues at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7.

    The concert, featuring former educator Rice, Pat Portman and the 44 Country Band, Allen Hilbert and Ronnie Benningfield, will be held at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School north of Elizabethtown.

    The concert includes the “Future Star” series where local and regional entertainers will have the chance to show off their musical skills.

  • Convicted rapist charged in Sonora attack

    Landmark News Service

    A convicted rapist living in Sonora was arrested at his home July 28 after Kentucky State Police connected him to the attack of a 70-year-old woman.

    KSP Detective Matt Johnson said Edward John Dipietro forced his way into a Broadway Street home around 8 p.m. July 26.

    Once inside, Johnson said Dipietro covered the woman’s mouth so she couldn’t breathe, then sexually assaulted her.

    Johnson said Dipietro then ordered her to close herself in a back room.

  • CU vice president served as consultant on 'We are Marshall'

    The movie “We are Marshall” has a local tie.

    Dr. Keith Spears, vice president for regional and professional education for Campbellsville University, worked at Marshall University during the time of the plane crash and during filming. He acted as primary consultant to the filmmakers and met many of the actors. He also knew many of the players who were killed on the plane in 1970.

    Spears, who has oversight of the Hodgenville campus of CU, was contacted by Warner Brothers in September 2005.

  • KHSAA alters soccer scheduling rules

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association revised the number of regular season soccer contests and changed the way it counts.

    Beginning with this school year, the limitation for soccer states that the season shall consist of a maximum of 21 total games before the start of district tournament play. This total includes game-for-game counts of any regular season tournaments.

    The previous regulations limited the season to 17 games but tournaments counted as exceptions.

  • Final film in Free Movie Night series to be shown tonight

    The final film in the Free Movie Night summer series is “We are Marshall.” The 2006 movie will be shown on a widescreen at the Hodgenville Civic Center. There is no charge to attend and popcorn and drinks are provided.

    The movie chronicles the aftermath of the 1970 chartered plane crash that killed 75 people including 37 members of the Marshall University Thundering Herd football team, eight members of the coaching staff, 25 boosters, four flight crew members and one employee of the charter company.

  • Mets are Minor League champs

    The Mets are the LaRue County Minor League Tournament Champions.

    Players include Ethan Blunk, Bryson Cobb, Dalton Skaggs, Dalton Fay, Kendrick Weathers.  Back, coach Chad Skaggs, Hunter Phillips, Briar Holt, Jared McDonald, Justin Hornback, Daniel Beams and coach Tino Cobb.

  • Final youth soccer registration is today

    The final scheduled opportunity to register for the LaRue County Youth Soccer League is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    Registration is $55 including uniform or $35 if uniform is not needed. A discount of $5 applies for each additional child. There will be a $10 late fee for any signups after the Aug. 8 registration date.

    Call Bill Hawkins at 358-2213 or B.J. Eads at 325-4430 for more information.

  • Sports safety course available online

    The number of coaches who have completed the state-mandated KHSAA/KMA Sports Safety Course continues to increase at a rapid rate.

    Currently, 2,619 coaches from 262 different KHSAA member schools have already completed the course and more than 1,200 others have signed up to take it. More than 1,400 coaches have completed the online course.