Today's News

  • Abdullah White captured by U.S. Marshals

     A Radcliff man wanted in connection with a Dec. 30 LaRue County homicide was found about 11 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4 at an Econo Lodge motel on Preston Highway in Louisville, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Abdullah Rahman White, 35, was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center early Jan. 5. He is charged with second-degree burglary; theft by unlawful taking more than $10,000; and a fugitive warrant from Tennessee, according to Trooper Norman Chaffins, public affairs officer at KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

  • Thurman leaves legacy of love and learning

     LaRue County Schools are closed Wednesday so students and staff may pay respect to the memory of Amber Witten Thurman.

  • Fiscal court approves sheriff's and county clerk's budgets

     LaRue County Fiscal Court, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Jan. 10, approved the sheriff’s and county clerk’s 2012 budgets.

    County Judge-executive Tommy Turner said both budgets are very similar to the previous year.

    “One key item in the sheriff’s budget is that we want to be sure to maintain enough money to offset hazardous duty retirement costs,” Turner told magistrates. “The sheriff’s department is the only one that receives hazardous duty retirement.”

  • Students may win $1,500 for college through 'Dream Out Loud' challenge

     Kentucky students in grades K-6 have a chance to win $1,500 toward college and $500 for their school in the “Dream Out Loud Challenge.” Students are invited to submit an original drawing, poem, essay or video answering the question: “How will I change the world after I go to college?”

  • PHOTO: Senior wrestlers honored

     The LaRue County High School Mat Hawk seniors and their families were honored during the first night of Region Duals. From left, statistician Courtney Clyde, Shawn Hull, David Masure, Drew Newberry, Nick Paden, Bernard Ray, Eli Meredith, Ethan Hutchinson, Michael Geary and Taylor Albert.

  • Martinez honored as Employee of the Year

     Sherriel Martinez was selected as Nationwide Uniform Corporation’s Employee of the Year for 2011.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since May 16, 1984 and is in the re-cuts department.

    She received an award for her dedication and service.  

  • PHOTO: Buffalo Bisons
  • WKU signs contract with Coca Cola

    Western Kentucky University and Coca-Cola have signed a 10-year partnership for beverage rights.
    The transition will begin Thursday as Coke returns to the WKU campus after 15 years, said Gary Meszaros, assistant vice president for Auxiliary Services.

  • Cancer led to healthier regime for Whitlock

    For Eli Whitlock, a cancer diagnosis led him to one of the healthiest times in his life.
    The 25-year-old Magnolia resident lost more than 100 pounds after deciding to change his lifestyle after receiving a cancer diagnosis four years ago.
    Whitlock was diagnosed with testicular cancer in the summer of 2008 and had surgery days after learning of the disease. He didn’t need any other treatment to become cancer-free and he felt he “got off pretty lucky with that,” he said.

  • Sports Shorts updated 110

    Baseball, fast-pitch softball officials’ meeting
    Persons interested in officiating high school baseball or fast-pitch softball for the 2012 season can attend an officials’ meeting 8:30 a.m. Jan. 14 at LaRue County High School. For more information, contact assigning secretary Mike Ash at 465-8962.

    Youth soccer registration
    Youth soccer registrations will be 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 in the Abraham Lincoln Elementary School cafeteria.

    Cheerleaders compete at Nationals