Today's News

  • 2010: Year-end review

    Jan. 6 – Troy Eugene Tarter charged with rape of teen; Tommy Turner in line for KACo presidency; pizza and electronics stores opening in Hodgenville; Mat Hawks defeat sixth-ranked Union County. Deaths: John Edward Brey, Elizabeth Davis Druen, Edna Thomas Gardner, Melva Kathleen Burba Heath, John Michael Ovesen, Kathleen Morris Roberts, Cerena Brown Simmons, Edward Lee Mardis

  • More charges filed against Parrett

    More charges have been filed against a Hodgenville man accused of drug trafficking.

    Joshua Wayne Parrett, 34, was charged Jan. 5 with manufacturing methamphetamine by Kentucky State Police.

    He was charged Dec. 15 with trafficking in methamphetamine by Elizabethtown City Police.

    According to ECP, an officer “observed a suspicious truck with a car hauler style trailer at the water tower on Valley Creek Road. Due to recent thefts at the tower and other thefts in the area, (the detective) made contact with the driver.”

  • Richmond man charged with sexual abuse

    A Richmond man was indicted Dec. 20 by a LaRue County grand jury on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

    Charles R. Stockton, 50, is accused of engaging in a self-gratifying sexual act while communicating with a juvenile over an electronic communication device. The teenager told investigators she “heard” the act.

    The alleged incident occurred in 2008.

    Electronic communication devices may include the Internet or telephone, according to the indictment.

    Kentucky State Police investigated.

  • Woman sentenced to five years, four suspended

    Lisa Marie Puckett, 39, of Sonora, will serve seven months in the county jail and was fined $1,260 after pleading guilty to two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and three counts of third-degree criminal mischief.

    According to court records, a small child was in the vehicle when the alleged offenses occurred Aug. 22.

  • WRESTLING: Mat Hawks dominant in region

    Heading into the weekend's regional duals at John Hardin High School, the LaRue County Mat Hawks were 3-0 against regional opponents and long-time head coach Gary Canter wanted his team to send a message to the rest of the region.

    The message was clear. The Mat Hawks ran their regional record to 7-0 dominating every team they have faced to date.

    “A team can set a tone at one at these regional duals that will resonate into the regional tournament,” said Canter.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks overcome early deficit, win 47-40 over Green County


    For the fourth time this season, the LaRue County Lady Hawks found a way to win at home.

    The Lady Hawks overcame early difficulties to notch a 47-40 victory over the visiting Green County Lady Dragons on Friday night.

    The win marked the first time the Lady Hawks (12-2 overall, 2-1 in district) have defeated the Lady Dragons (2-12, 1-4) in Hodgenville since the 2005-06 season. The victory also helps the program remain in contention for the No. 1 seed in the 18th District.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks defeat Green, Campbellsville

    The LaRue County Hawks Basketball Team defeated two Fifth Region rivals last week, beating Campbellsville High School 63-58 and Green County High School 59-44.

    The Hawks improved their record to 9-3 with a 63-58 victory over rival Campbellsville High School Jan. 4.

  • Youth Service Centers celebrate 20 years

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of Family Resource and Youth Service centers across Kentucky.

    The Kentucky Education Reform Act mandated the formation of these centers to help not only students but also their families in ways that would best benefit those kids in school.

    LaRue County Schools have two family resource centers, one at Hodgenville Elementary, with Melissa Pearman, coordinator, and the other at Abraham Lincoln Elementary, Machelle Durham coordinator.

  • Lawson named top sales agent

    Betty Lawson with the J.E. Bramblett sales team was named top sales agent for December, announced J.E. Bramblett, principal broker of Re/Max Executive Group Inc. in Elizabethtown. Lawson specializes in residential and new construction sales.

  • HES archery club finds success

    Thanks to the Hodgenville Elementary School’s Family Resource Center, HES was able to have a very successful first year of Archery Club.