Today's News

  • Cheering at Nationals
  • Man accused of beating 8-year-old

     William Henry Spalding, 27, of Glendale Road, Hodgenville, was charged with second-degree assault Feb. 3 by Kentucky State Police.

    Spalding is accused of beating an 8-year-old boy about the face, ear and buttocks, causing severe bruising.

    Spalding pleaded not guilty at his Feb. 6 arraignment in LaRue District Court. The case was waived to the grand jury.

    He was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center. Bond was set at $25,000 cash and no contact with the alleged victim. 

  • New Haven man charged with burglary

     Adam Christopher Packard, 33, of New Haven, was charged Feb. 4, with second-degree burglary. He is accused of entering a house on Wayne Ennis Road on or about Dec. 12, 2012, and taking a camera valued at $800. He allegedly pawned it for $165 cash.

    He was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under $25,000 cash bond.  A preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 13 in LaRue District Court.

  • Teens charged with trafficking in marijuana

     Four teenagers – one only 13 – face charges of trafficking in marijuana.

  • LaRue wins Region, sends 10 wrestlers to State

    LaRue County will send 10 wrestlers to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s State Wrestling Tournament Friday and Saturday.

    The Mat Hawks earned their 13th Region 2 victory last weekend at John Hardin High School. 

  • Fiscal Court: Magistrates want roads graveled

     County road supervisor Clyde Veirs told LaRue County fiscal court magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Feb. 12 that crews spread more than 105 tons of salt on county roads during two recent rounds of freezing rain.

    “We used about 80 tons on Jan. 25 and then pre-salted hills and curves with 25 tons on Feb. 1,” Veirs said. “We’ve received another 192 tons which leaves us with over 400 tons of salt on hand.”

  • Reception held for new Eagle Scout

     An Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Jason Willman will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at First Baptist Church of Hodgenville, 730 Tonieville Road, Hodgenville. Refreshments will follow in the ceremony in the church gym.

  • Panel approves industrial hemp bill

    A bill that would regulate industrial hemp crops in Kentucky if the crop is legalized by the federal government received unanimous support of the Senate Agriculture committee Monday.

    Senate Bill 50, sponsored by committee chair Sen. Paul Hornback, R-Shelbyville, would make the state Department of Agriculture responsible for monitoring industrial hemp. Farmers wishing to grow hemp in Kentucky would register with the department and submit to criminal background checks before receiving licenses. Licenses would be renewed yearly.

  • FOR YOUR HEALTH: Know the fat you're dealing with

     Certain types of fat are essential for good health, while others can raise blood cholesterol and have negative effects on cardiovascular health. Fat should not be taken out of a diet completely, but choosing the right fat can be difficult.  It is important to understand the differences in order to make heart healthy decisions. 

  • Spruel named Employee of the Month at Nationwide

     Gwen Spruel has been selected as the February Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since July 1978 and is under the supervision of Kim Beard in the trousers department. She will receive an award for her dedication and service.