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Today's News

  • Doesn't understand board member's rationale

    As a LaRue County High School Site-Based Decision-Making Council parent member, I am troubled and saddened by the Laptops of LaRue dissension speech given by board member Norbert Skees during the Board meeting March 15. I must say the “Nay” vote was expected, but the justification for his vote would have been better left unsaid.

  • County’s recycling efforts pay off

    Last year, LaRue County’s Renaissance Recycling center, on East Water Street in Hodgenville, collected 1.2 million pounds of cardboard, plastic, paper, glass and other items for reuse that otherwise would have wound up in a landfill.

    “I am amazed how supportive the people have been,” said Jill Gray, the county’s solid waste coordinator who saw the center’s yearly collections grow from 150 tons its first year (2006) to 2009’s whopping 590 tons.

    Tommy Turner, LaRue County judge-executive, also was impressed.

  • LCMS volleyball results

    7th Grade

    Lost to Taylor County 2-0 (Set 1 Score:  21-11; Set 2 Score:  21-19)

    Won against Campbellsville 2-0 (Set 1 Score:  21-15; Set 2 Score:  21-15)

    Lost to Hart County 2-0 (Set 1 Score:  21-7; Set 2 Score:  21-17)

    Won against Russell County 2-0 (Set 1 Score:  21-12; Set 2 Score:  21-18)

    Won against Campbellsville 2-0 (Set 1 Score:  21-11; Set 2 Score:  21-12)

    Lost to Green County 2-0 (Set 1 Score:  21-15; Set 2 Score:  21-14)

    8th Grade

  • Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System to expand

    Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System in Radcliff will add 24 beds to accommodate adults coping with mental illness and/or chemical dependency.

  • Laptop supporters begin petition drive for new vote

    After failing to win unanimous support from the School Board for the Laptops of LaRue program, a group of supporters is calling for a new vote.

    At an organizational meeting Monday of Laptops for LaRue N.O.W. (No Opportunity Wasted), Chamber of Commerce President Kenny Rambo led a discussion of organizing a grassroots petition effort.

    About 40 people – parents, current and retired educators and students – gathered at the Civic Center to brainstorm ways of convincing the board to reconsider its vote.

  • City and county residents may take advantage of clean-up days

    It was brought to my attention that I made an error in my article last week in regards to the citizens of the City of Hodgenville. I am very sorry to have misled anyone and hope this article will clear up this issue.

  • Man charged with causing '07 barn fire

    A Hodgenville man has been charged with causing a fire that destroyed a Hawkins Road barn Dec. 30, 2007.

    Phillip Despain, 31, was charged with second-degree arson by Kentucky State Police and indicted by a LaRue County grand jury March 15. The indictment claims Despain started the fire “with the intent to destroy or damage the barn ….”

    Bail was set at $25,000 cash only with conditions of no further law violations and no communication with the alleged victim.

  • Tennis teams benefit from experience and new courts

    LaRue County High School’s tennis teams have come into their own as regional powers in the past few seasons.

    The boys and girls squads have a combined 129-34 won-lost record over the past five years. Nine individuals have advanced to the state tournament. The conference champion boys’ team claimed its first-ever regional title last season. The girls were runners-up in both conference and region.

    Coach Chris Estes was named coach of the year in 2007 and 2008.

  • Lady Hawks whip E'town in season opener

    When the 2010 version of the Lady Hawks softball team took to the field March 22, the players were ready to start a new chapter in the history book.

    No longer are there players left from the 2005 regional championship team. This team is ready to get back to the top of the 5th Region, and be considered a contender for that trip to the KHSAA State Tournament. 

  • Man faces charges in five counties after high-speed chase

    A vehicle pursuit that began with a driver refusing to stop for a law enforcement officer on Interstate 65 ended early March 12 when the suspect’s truck crashed 68 miles away in Metcalfe County.

    According to Kentucky State Police Post 3 Trooper Charles Swiney, an Elizabethtown officer ordered southbound Ollie David Campbell, 34, of Edmonton to pull over on I-65 at 12:30 a.m.Campbell didn’t comply.