Today's News

  • We're all part of 'the system'

    Late 2009 provided another vivid experience of a close call with vulnerability. A young, well educated and well off young man from another country attached explosives to his inner clothing with the alleged intent of igniting it and bringing down an airplane with many people aboard.

    Since then there has been major the back-and-forth about whether “the system” worked or not. The good news: the bomb did not go off and all landed safely.

  • Thank you from Christmas Blessings

    Christmas Blessings committee would like to say thank you to all those who helped make Christmas special for 217 families (546 children) in LaRue county this Christmas.

  • Juveniles charged with burglary

    Two juveniles have been charged with second-degree burglary of Hodgenville homes.

    According to Hodgenville City Officer Doug Sherrard, a Gateway computer and monitor were taken from a Fairview Drive residence Oct. 30.

    Another break-in occurred Dec. 21 on Miami Court. A BB gun and other items were taken.

    A 13-year-old male became a suspect and was charged in both cases which are being handled through juvenile court.

  • Boone honored by Nationwide Uniform

    Mary Boone was selected as the 2009 Employee of the Year at Nationwide Uniform Corp.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since October 1972.

    She received an award for her dedication and service. 

  • Local election filings

    Partisan candidates have until Jan. 26 to file for upcoming local elections.

    In the May 18 primary, the top vote-getter in each race among Republicans and Democrats will square off in the November general election.

    Those who have filed include:

    LaRue County Judge/Executive

    Tommy Turner (D)

    County Clerk

    Linda Carter (D)

    County Attorney

    Dale Morris (D)


    Bobby Shoffner (D)


    James Q. Shaw (D)


    Daniel M. Trumbo (D)

  • 2009 Year End Review

    Jan. 7 – City may cut Main Street funding by 25 percent, Lincoln Bicentennial events planned for Feb. 11-12, Red Hill Cemetery opens new section, Mat Hawks defeat top-ranked Union County, Lady Hawks defeat Caverna; Deaths: Zula Mae Ackerman, Harold William Baker, M.D., Arthur Russell Gaines, William Jackson Edmonds, Wade G. Gibson, Robert Lindsey, Anna Lucille Allen Salazar, Freda Mable Underwood Thompson

  • New antique shop opens in Upton

    The smell of vanilla and cinnamon scented candles and a variety of Christmas items fill Paula Conway’s new store in Upton.

    On Dec. 5, Conway hosted a ribbon-cutting event for The Country Gate store at 222 N. Walnut St.

    For Conway, owning her own shop is a dream that has been in the making for quite some time.

  • Lady Hawks defeat Caverna, Edmonson

    The LaRue County High School Lady Hawks rolled past 18th District rival Caverna 57-34 in a home game Jan. 2.

    Junior forward Lyndsay Whitlock and eighth-grade guard/forward Ivy Brown each posted a double-double in the win.

    Whitlock led the Lady Hawks with 18 points, 10 rebounds and four steals, while Brown scored 16 points and pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds.

    Junior guard Valerie Whitlock added seven points, eight rebounds and three assists, and seventh-grade guard/forward Alexis Brewer added seven points.

    Edmonson beat

  • Santa's Helpers outwit Grinch forces

    Two weeks ago, Ann “Snookie” Morrison was convinced that Grinch forces were at work to keep the annual Santa Bus run from occurring.

    Morrison and her volunteers, the Santa’s Helpers, noticed toy donations were down, yet the community need was great. On top of that, the bus itself developed engine problems.

    “I was getting ready to throw my hands up,” she said. “I was really worried about it and afraid we would have to ration.”

    But, as always seems to happen, the 43rd run came together at the last minute, Morrison said.

  • Mat Hawks topple sixth-ranked Union County

    It is widely known that the second-ranked LaRue County Mat Hawks have some tough light and heavy weight wrestlers. But recently, the middle weight wrestlers have started to flex their muscles and this past weekend were a major reason why the Hawks beat sixth ranked Union County, 39-26 and helped the team go 4-0 on Saturday.

    The Hawks whipped Boone County (78-6), South Oldham (70-10) and Louisville Moore (70-6).