Today's News

  • How to control pesky thistles

    Musk or nodding thistle is the most common type of thistle locally. The primary growth period is in the spring and summer. However, most seed germinate in the fall and form a rosette which grows close to the ground, often growing unnoticed until spring.

    The most important step in long-term control of thistle is to prevent flowering, and the production and spread of new seed (which is carried by wind). This can be done by mechanical or chemical control.

  • Highbaugh wins Southern Invitational

    Hodgenville was well-represented at the Southern Invitational Tractor Pull in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on Jan. 30-31.

    David Highbaugh won the 12,000-pound hot farm class with a pull of 255.73 on board Dixie Binder. Nick Pickerill, also a Hodgenville native, took third in the class with a pull of 251.40.

    Highbaugh said they altered the tractor’s weight after a second-place finish at the Kentucky Invitational in January.

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  • Williams Star Tributes appear at Park and Rec

    Classic artists live again, as Williams Star Tributes performs 7-9 p.m. Feb. 21 at the LaRue County Park and Recreation building.

    Joseph Williams, Allen Williams and The Perkins Brothers (Elvis and Meatloaf) will perform as Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Jr. and Sr., Elvis and possibly Waylon Jennings.

    Williams has performed three other times in Hodgenville, in addition to winning the Lincoln Days Karaoke Contest and competing at the LaRue County Fair.

    Williams said the songs will be familiar to anyone who knows the artists.

  • Court Briefs

    Guilty plea

    Corey T. Brooks (1993) pleaded guilty Jan. 16 in LaRue Circuit Court to one count of possession of controlled substance, first degree, first offense (methamphetamine), recommended sentence of three years; and buy or possession of drug paraphernalia, recommended sentence of 12 months, with all time to run concurrently for three years. A count of complicity was dismissed. Pretrial diversion is recommended. Final sentencing is Feb.16.


    Guilty plea

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  • Adventure Weekends offered

    The Kentucky Cancer Program is offering its annual Adventure Weekends to women cancer survivors (all cancers) in the state.

    The sessions are May 15-17 at Barren River Lake State Resort Park & Carter Caves State Resort Park; and Aug. 28-30 at Carter Caves.

    Cost is $50 for room and board and all activities. Financial scholarships are available.

    The activities are designed for women who are no longer in treatment and are able to participate in light to moderate physical activities.

    Participants must provide own transportation.

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  • Hawks excel at Governor’s Cup

    The LaRue County High School Academic Team had an outstanding performance at District Governor’s Cup Jan. 26-27 at Thomas Nelson High School. LCHS competed against Bardstown, Nelson County, Thomas Nelson and Bethlehem High Schools.

    The Quick Recall team won the overall event. Members of the Quick Recall team are Carby Mather, Cody McDowell, Jesse Gehr, Skyler Hornback, Aaron Elswick, Andrew Coy, Matthew Crain and Ryan Henning.