Today's News

  • HES students travel to Washington DC as part of Junior National Scholar Program

    Four Hodgenville Elementary School students traveled Friday to Washington D.C. to participate in the Junior National Young Leaders Conference.

    Emma Bell, Trey Ireland, Logan Rock and Kylee Thurman are spending about a week in the D.C. area, visiting museums and memorials, attending seminars with speakers like Newt Gingrich, Ralph Nader and former vice president, Al Gore.

  • COLUMN: Notes from Groundhog Hill

    by Steve LaRue

    Garden of Envy.

    On my way to Groundhog Hill each morning, I pass beautiful fields of green corn, recently set tobacco and purple cornflowers growing wild alongside the road. By the time I reach my experimental garden, I feel happy and eager to see what’s changed in a day’s time. All that’s missing is a bluebird on my shoulder. Not a bad way to start one’s day.

  • PHOTO: Hawks track team

    Members of the Hawks Track and Field Team are front from left, Dalton Lawson, Raymundo Perez, Justin Davis, Austin Parrish; back, Coach Drew Simpson, Trevor Wallace, Jackson Venegas, Larry Mullins, Cody Thompson, Adam Sandidge and Randy Young.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Even Start program ends

    After 15 years of serving families in LaRue County, the Even Start program is in its final two months of operation.

    Even Start is a four-component program that has offered adult education, early childhood education, parenting and parent-and-child together time to over 300 families since its inception in 1997.

  • 5TH REGION BASEBALL: Hawks fall 4-2 to Central Hardin

    The LaRue County Hawks ended their season as region runners-up after losing 4-2 Saturday to the Central Hardin Bruins.

    Senior Derek Westerfield launched a two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning to lift the Bruins to victory over the Hawks in the 5th Region Baseball Tournament championship at Elizabethtown’s Ron Myers Field.

  • Man charged after alleged assault of child

    A Hodgenville man was charged early Sunday with attempted murder, kidnapping, first-degree sexual abuse (victim under age 12), first-degree attempted rape and resisting arrest.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Jetto Dye, 28, took a sleeping child from his residence on River Road into a wooded area behind the house. He allegedly sexually assaulted the 10-year-old girl and attempted to choke her to stop her from screaming.

  • BASEBALL: Hawks are region runners-up

    The LaRue County Hawks lost the championship round of the 5th Region Baseball Tournament 4-2 to the Central Hardin Bruins.
    Central's Derek Westerfield hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to take the lead.

    The game, postponed twice due to inclement weather, was played Saturday in Elizabethtown.

  • BASEBALL: Region tournament postponed to Saturday

    The 5th Region Baseball Tournament, plagued by weather issues this week, now will have its championship game at 4 p.m. Saturday at Ron Myers Field at Elizabethtown High School.

    Defending region champion Central Hardin (30-9) is facing LaRue County (29-9) in the final. The game started Thursday night and was scoreless with one out in the top of the second inning when lightning and rain hit. The game will be picked up Saturday where it left off.

    Play was postponed Tuesday as well. The tournament originally was scheduled to end Wednesday night.

  • Curtis Puryear named to Transylvania's Dean's List

    Curtis Puryear, a LaRue County High School graduate and Transylvania University senior, was named to the Dean’s List for the 2012 winter term.

    To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average during the term.

    Puryear, a philosophy and psychology double major, is the son of Carlton and Donna Puryear of Hodgenville.

  • Ohio man injured in motorcycle crash

    An Ohio man was critically injured about 2 p.m. May 30 in a motorcycle wreck.

    Tony L. Dickson, 53, of Van Wert, Ohio, was driving a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle east on Upton-Talley Road. Dickson failed to negotiate a curve and lost control of the bike, according to Kentucky State Trooper Dewan Kelly.

    Dickson overturned and was ejected from the motorcycle. He was wearing a helmet but suffered severe injuries to his chest.

    He was flown from the scene to University Hospital in Louisville and is listed in critical condition.