Today's News

  • Hodgenville woman reports possible sweepstakes scam

     Jeannette Benningfield of Hodgenville recently received a large, official-looking envelope from the "Award Notification Commission."

    The enclosed letter said it was sent from the "Office of the President" and described her "provisional payment schedule." She could take a 30-year distribution, receiving $66,667 each month or a lump sum of $1.25 million.

    Her only requirements were to verify her name, that she is over 18, and that she is not an employee of the Award Notification Commission.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks defeat Barren County

     The LaRue County High School Lady Hawks defeated Barren County 56-48 Jan. 17.

    Sophomore wing Ivy Brown joined the Lady Hawks' 1,000-point club as the team won their fourth straight.

    Brown finished with 17 points, 10 rebounds and four steals.

    “We are all real proud of Ivy,” said Lady Hawks’ Coach Travis Wootton, who added that three of Brown’s teammates also were in double digits for the game.

    It was the first time this season that four of LaRue’s Ladies were in double figures in the same game.

  • Better Business Bureau: Businesses with large number of complaints

     The Better Business Bureau, serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky has named its top area businesses producing the most unanswered/unresolved complaints and serious complaints - to the BBB in 2011.

    This is a distinction no business should want.

  • WRESTLING: Hawks win tournament in Tennessee


    SYCAMORE, Tenn. — Results from Saturday’s Sycamore Invitational at Sycamore High School:

    1. LaRue County (316)

    106: 1. Kyle Edlin                                     4-0

  • Legal Aid Society offers free seminars for foreclosure, divorce

     The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in January and February. Each session will be held at that location unless otherwise stated.

    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation.

  • COLUMN: Dark times ahead for the Internet?

     Sometimes when I'm surfing the web, my attention span drifts and I catch myself wondering about obscure tidbits of info such as, "Who invented the whoopee-cushion?" or "Who came up with the idea for Batman?" The usual stop for people who geek-out over random tidbits of info on obscure topics such as these is www.wikipedia.com.

  • COLUMN: Raising scientifically literate children

     Science is all around us. Nearly everything we do has a scientific implication.  We are a nation of citizens that depend greatly on science. As parents, you can do many things to build a love and respect for science in your children.

    Scientifically literate children have and continue to develop the critical thinking skills necessary for academic success. Scientifically literate citizens understand the importance of science in their daily lives, can evaluate public policy decisions, and make informed decisions about science reports in the media.

  • PHOTO: Snowy Sunrise

     Sunrise Manor Nursing Home residents played marshmallow basketball but had more fun throwing them at staff. Steve Riggs, maintenance worker, was “snowballed” by the residents.

  • Food service inspections - Jan. 2012

  • Wellness on Wheels in town Jan. 30

     Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Wellness on Wheels mobile health unit will be available 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at Hometown IGA.