Today's News

  • FOOTBALL: Hawks defeat Rockets 27-24

    Two weeks into the season, the LaRue County Hawks are looking for a No. 3 option on offense. However, No. 45 is turning out to be a No. 1 type of playmaker on the other side of the ball.
    The Hawks’ dynamic senior backfield duo of Drew Newberry and Cody Thompson shined again at home Friday night, but it was 5-foot-8, 145-pound senior linebacker Taylor Albert who sparked LaRue County to a 27-24 win over the Shelby County Rockets with a fumble recovery that set up the winning touchdown and two sacks – including one to end the game.

  • PHOTO: Lady Hawks Volley for the Cure

    The Lady Hawks raised more than $1,000 in the annual “Volley for the Cure” fundraiser. They presented the funds to Bill Hawkins, local representative of the American Cancer Society.

  • COLUMN: Lay that donkey down and rest in God's love

    A young boy and an old man were walking with a donkey when a group of people passed by.
    “Isn’t that ridiculous that no one’s riding that donkey,” one person said.
    So, the old man told the boy to ride the donkey.
    Another group of people passed by and someone said, “That’s terrible! Look at that young boy riding that donkey while the old man walks.”

  • PHOTO: Looking Back on 1959 LCHS dedication

    The LaRue County High School gym was dedicated in 1959. Superintendent Sam Sanders shared these photos of the dedication ceremony and other views of the school. He received the photos from Mickey Miller, son of former School Board Chairman Lee Miller.

  • Hardin County deputy jailer charged with assault

    A Hardin County deputy jailer was arrested Friday in Elizabethtown for assault and trespassing.

    Kentucky State Police said Logan M. Noyes, 22, was charged with assault, fourth degree, and criminal trespassing, first degree, after an altercation broke out with another man at a home on Alexander Drive.

  • Hodgenville man charged with trafficking in cocaine

    A Hodgenville man was charged Aug. 26 with trafficking in cocaine and driving while under the influence.

    Jamarquis VanDarren Handley, 28, allegedly had 8 grams of cocaine in his vehicle during a traffic stop, according to Constable Tim Ford.

    Ford said he had noticed Handley driving side-to-side and pulled him over on Fairview Drive.

    Handley was charged also with careless driving and possession of controlled substance.

    Handley was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center and will be arraigned in LaRue District Court.

  • Bill Justice named superintendent at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park

    Bill Justice has been named superintendent of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park.

    He takes over for Keith Pruitt, who retired several months ago.

    Justice began his duties in mid-August.

  • BIRTH: Merrimans welcome Ryleigh Ann

    Travis and Tiffany Merriman of Memphis, Ind., announce the birth of their daughter, Ryleigh Ann Merriman.

    Ryleigh was born at 3:52 p.m. Aug. 17, 2011, at Norton Suburban Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds 1 ounce and was 19.5 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Sheriff Bobby Shoffner and Tammy Shoffner of Hodgenville.

    Paternal grandparents are Mike and Becky Merriman of Mooresville, Ind.

  • Upton woman killed in I-65 crash

    An Upton woman died Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle collision near the 86-mile marker on Interstate 65.

    April Lee Crain, 20, was declared dead at the scene, Kentucky State Police said.

    KSP dispatcher Aaron Jaggers said Crain's 2000 Ford Escort was northbound and collided with the rear of a 2006 International semi-truck operated by Larry E. Harris, 56, of Nashville, Tenn. about 1:30 p.m.

  • BIRTH: Jamie and Danette welcome Audra Reese

    Jamie and Danette Aubrey Skaggs of Summersville announce the birth of their daughter, Audra Reese Skaggs.

    Audra Reese was born at 6:57 p.m. July 5, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighted 7 pounds 14 ounces and was 18.5 inches long.

    Grandparents are Will and Diana Aubrey of Summersville. Great-grandmother is Audra Walker of Summersville.