Today's News

  • Padgett’s 400-meter tops time

    Fourteen teams competed April 11 at the LaRue County Invitational Track and Field Meet. Some of the best athletes in the state of Kentucky gathered for some friendly, yet fierce competition. Teams came from as far as Jefferson County to the north and Warren County to the south. 

    “We like to come up here to LaRue County and compete,” said Will West of Bowling Green High School. “The people here are real friendly and the competition is excellent. This allows us to determine how we measure up to other teams around the state.” 

  • Spears to oversee regional campuses for CU

    Campbellsville University has employed Dr. Keith Spears, director of special programs with the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, as the new vice president for regional and professional education.

    Spears, who began work April 13, will have the oversight of CU’s expanding off-campus centers and will assist in the development of new professional programs in conjunction with the other vice presidents, deans and faculty. CU has off-campus offerings at the Louisville Campus, and in Elizabethtown, Somerset and the new Hodgenville site.

  • Tennis teams split win with Nelson

    In LaRue’s only tennis match of the week, the girls’ and boys’ team split one each facing a tough Nelson County team Thursday in Hodgenville.

    The girls' team was edged out 3-2 but with winning efforts from Kameron Howell in singles competition and Betsy Durham and Paige Nalley in doubles.

    The boys’ team swept Nelson in match play 5-0 with impressive outings from Bo Haun and Brent Gozzard.

  • Federal grand jury indicts chiropractor for tax evasion

    Landmark News Service

    A LaRue County chiropractor was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of tax evasion and obstructing the Internal Revenue Service.

    Richard Gilbert of Hodgenville was arrested and arraigned last week in Louisville, according to acting U.S. Attorney Candace G. Hill.

  • School Board to discuss makeup days

    Repercussions of January’s ice storm still are being felt as school officials discuss ways of making up snow days.

    Some school districts missed more than 20 days because of weather, according to Robert Weber of LRC eNews. LaRue County students missed nine days and will be required to make up at least seven.

    “There has been legislation passed to allow for disaster days, but the law is very complex which is causing a lot of confusion across the state,” instructional supervisor Amanda Reed said in an e-mail.

  • New Haven man admits to double murder

    A New Haven man who was indicted for double murder pleaded guilty to an amended indictment of two counts of first-degree manslaughter and one count of first-degree wanton endangerment during his pre-trial conference Friday in Nelson Circuit Court.

    The commonwealth’s attorney’s office recommended that Kenneth R. Gribbins serve 14 years on each count with the sentences to run concurrently.

  • Hawks defeat Grayson, fall to E’town

    LaRue County battled Grayson County to a 7-2 victory in baseball action Tuesday.

    Scott Cox got the call as LaRue’s starting pitcher going the distance and getting the win.

    “I tried to throw strikes and get ahead in the count,” Cox said. “It was a fun and challenging outing.”

    The Hawks backed up his pitching efforts with good base running and some key hits that helped put Grayson away.

  • Five charged on Knob Schoolhouse Road

    Three people were arrested about 1:30 a.m. April 8 when several officers served warrants at a Knob Schoolhouse Road residence.

    LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst said the sheriff’s office had been searching for Randall Butler, 29, a fugitive wanted on several drug-related charges since October. Detective Chris Thompson with the Hardin County Drug Task Force learned of Butler’s whereabouts and passed the information along to the sheriff.

  • Worth charged with trafficking

    Clinton Eric Worth, 35, of St. Jochin Cemetery Road, Hodgenville, was charged with trafficking in controlled substance (cocaine), first degree; possession of controlled substance, first degree; trafficking in marijuana under 8 ounces; and possession of marijuana by the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department on April 7.

  • Hodgenville man reports receiving bogus offer

    A Hodgenville man reported a questionable offer in the form of a letter from ABC Insurance Inc., Canada.

    The letter congratulates him on being a $120,000 winner of Shoppers Lottery.

    A check for $4,700 was enclosed to “enable him to pay the applicable government/bond fees of $2,980.” After he did that, according to the letter, a second check would be sent.