Today's News

  • It’s time to say ‘whoa’ in Washington

    My husband Bud can’t distinguish black from navy.

    Every Sunday morning before church, he asks me whether his suit jacket matches his pants. Since my eyes are nearly as bad as his, I have him take the ensemble to the sun porch where the light is better.

    I’ll spend several minutes trying to figure out whether the navy is actually dark blue or a faded black. And if both the pants and the jacket are navy, are they the same navy?

    Finally, Sunday, I gave up and shared one of my grandmother Vada’s tidbits of wisdom with him.

  • Buffalo man sentenced to 37 months for possession

    Colby A. Barbour, 31, of Buffalo was sentenced to three years and one month imprisonment for possessing over 500 grams of cocaine with the intent to distribute, United States Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky announced Monday. 

    U.S. District Court Judge John G. Heyburn also sentenced Barbour to four years supervised release following incarceration. There is no parole in the federal judicial system.

  • Soccer Hawks roll over opponents

    The LaRue County High School boys' soccer team have been on a successful run.

    The boys defeated Kentucky School for the Deaf 2-0 Sept. 15; Campbellsville 5-1 Sept. 16; Monroe County 4-0 Sept. 19; and tied Fort Knox 0-0 Sept. 17.

    In four varsity matches, the Hawks emerged with three shutouts and an 11 to 1 scoring margin.

  • Fundraiser calendar

    Charity tea and auction

    Hosparus-Hospice of Central Kentucky will host its annual Hosparus Charity Tea and Auction 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Campbellsville University. All proceeds benefit local hospice patients and their families. For tickets ($15 for adults and $5 for children), contact Lisa Sanford at 800-686-9577 or lsanford@hospices.org.

  • Farm calendar

    Beef Producers meet

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the LaRue County Extension Service office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. The guest speaker will be Kenny Burdine, University of Kentucky Agriculture Extension economist. He will discuss beef marketing and beef price outlook. All interested producers are invited to attend. For more information, contact the LaRue County Extension Service at 358-3401.

    Clovers All Over

  • Possible scam reported

    A Hodgenville man reported a possible scam to the LaRue County Attorney’s Office Monday.

    Charles Edlin received “official notification” that he won a prize in a consumer protection draw. Edlin said he had not entered any sweepstakes.

    The letter, which used the return address of a Texas insurance company, advised Edlin he should claim his $50,000 prize within 14 days. Enclosed was a check for $2,700 drawn on a Texas Bank with a phony address.

  • Lady Hawks whip Washington in volleyball

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks volleyball team bounced back from a disappointing loss to district rival Green County with a victory over Washington County and a championship at a Bowling Green tournament.

    Tuesday, the Lady Hawks beat the Commanderettes in straight sets 25-15 and 25-8. 

  • Lincoln Days blends the old with the new

    It has been my pleasure to serve as Lincoln Days president for these last two years.

    It is always a big job, but working with a good board makes it fun. The officers are Jeff Hughes, vice president; Rob Barnhill, treasurer; and Carolyn Mather, secretary.  Members at large are Jimmy Curle, Philip Setters and Hollie Sexton.  We are all dedicated to making our festival better each year.

  • What is a Christian nation?

    Just what is a Christian nation? A long list of past American leaders admonish us not to abandon the Good Book – a warning I believe Christians, including me, should take seriously. But when we claim to be a Christian nation, I begin to wonder if we’re not engaged in a bit of selective reading of the sacred scriptures. 

  • Hodgenville man charged with child porn

    A Hodgenville man, charged with sodomy and rape of a child in April, is facing additional charges of having pornographic images of children on his computer.

    Steven Lewis Tucker, 30, of 2142 Lincoln Farm Road, has been indicted on 213 counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.

    In May, a grand jury indicted him on five counts of incest, victim under age 12; four counts of first-degree sodomy, victim under age 12; one count of first-degree rape, victim under age 12; and one count of sexual abuse, victim under age 12.