Today's News

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  • Sports Shorts

    Softball sign-ups

    Little league girls’ softball sign-ups will be 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 14, 21 and 28 at the LaRue County Park and Recreation building. Ages 4-14 are eligible to sign up.

    Draft will be held March 7 at the high school annex between the LaRue County High School football and baseball fields. 6U and 9U will start the draft process at 10 a.m.; 12U and 14U will start the draft process at 1 p.m.

    Little League Baseball registration

  • Hawks burned by Dragons on last-second shot

    The LaRue County Hawks almost pulled off an incredible comeback Friday night, but instead they experienced tremendous heartbreak.

    After trailing by 16 less than 4 minutes in, the Hawks trimmed the deficit to 30-28 at halftime and took their first lead in the third quarter. They battled back from a five-point deficit with 1:24 left to take a 67-66 lead with 9.5 seconds remaining.

  • Mat Hawks win 2 on Senior Night

    The two seniors on LaRue County High School’s wrestling team were honored Wednesday, Feb. 4, at their final home match.

    Noah King, the team’s 138-pounder, and heavyweight Charlie Roarx, made the most of their matches in Hawk gym by pinning their opponents.

    “It felt incredible to stand in front of my school as a senior with a cheering crowd,” said Roarx, who has battled injuries much of his career. He made short work of Central Hardin’s Tyler Bevars, pinning him in a minute.

    King pinned Central’s Austin Hall.

  • How to control pesky thistles

    Musk or nodding thistle is the most common type of thistle locally. The primary growth period is in the spring and summer. However, most seed germinate in the fall and form a rosette which grows close to the ground, often growing unnoticed until spring.

    The most important step in long-term control of thistle is to prevent flowering, and the production and spread of new seed (which is carried by wind). This can be done by mechanical or chemical control.

  • Highbaugh wins Southern Invitational

    Hodgenville was well-represented at the Southern Invitational Tractor Pull in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on Jan. 30-31.

    David Highbaugh won the 12,000-pound hot farm class with a pull of 255.73 on board Dixie Binder. Nick Pickerill, also a Hodgenville native, took third in the class with a pull of 251.40.

    Highbaugh said they altered the tractor’s weight after a second-place finish at the Kentucky Invitational in January.

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  • Williams Star Tributes appear at Park and Rec

    Classic artists live again, as Williams Star Tributes performs 7-9 p.m. Feb. 21 at the LaRue County Park and Recreation building.

    Joseph Williams, Allen Williams and The Perkins Brothers (Elvis and Meatloaf) will perform as Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Jr. and Sr., Elvis and possibly Waylon Jennings.

    Williams has performed three other times in Hodgenville, in addition to winning the Lincoln Days Karaoke Contest and competing at the LaRue County Fair.

    Williams said the songs will be familiar to anyone who knows the artists.

  • Court Briefs

    Guilty plea

    Corey T. Brooks (1993) pleaded guilty Jan. 16 in LaRue Circuit Court to one count of possession of controlled substance, first degree, first offense (methamphetamine), recommended sentence of three years; and buy or possession of drug paraphernalia, recommended sentence of 12 months, with all time to run concurrently for three years. A count of complicity was dismissed. Pretrial diversion is recommended. Final sentencing is Feb.16.


    Guilty plea

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