Today's News

  • Convicted rapist charged in Sonora attack

    Landmark News Service

    A convicted rapist living in Sonora was arrested at his home July 28 after Kentucky State Police connected him to the attack of a 70-year-old woman.

    KSP Detective Matt Johnson said Edward John Dipietro forced his way into a Broadway Street home around 8 p.m. July 26.

    Once inside, Johnson said Dipietro covered the woman’s mouth so she couldn’t breathe, then sexually assaulted her.

    Johnson said Dipietro then ordered her to close herself in a back room.

  • CU vice president served as consultant on 'We are Marshall'

    The movie “We are Marshall” has a local tie.

    Dr. Keith Spears, vice president for regional and professional education for Campbellsville University, worked at Marshall University during the time of the plane crash and during filming. He acted as primary consultant to the filmmakers and met many of the actors. He also knew many of the players who were killed on the plane in 1970.

    Spears, who has oversight of the Hodgenville campus of CU, was contacted by Warner Brothers in September 2005.

  • KHSAA alters soccer scheduling rules

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association revised the number of regular season soccer contests and changed the way it counts.

    Beginning with this school year, the limitation for soccer states that the season shall consist of a maximum of 21 total games before the start of district tournament play. This total includes game-for-game counts of any regular season tournaments.

    The previous regulations limited the season to 17 games but tournaments counted as exceptions.

  • Final film in Free Movie Night series to be shown tonight

    The final film in the Free Movie Night summer series is “We are Marshall.” The 2006 movie will be shown on a widescreen at the Hodgenville Civic Center. There is no charge to attend and popcorn and drinks are provided.

    The movie chronicles the aftermath of the 1970 chartered plane crash that killed 75 people including 37 members of the Marshall University Thundering Herd football team, eight members of the coaching staff, 25 boosters, four flight crew members and one employee of the charter company.

  • Mets are Minor League champs

    The Mets are the LaRue County Minor League Tournament Champions.

    Players include Ethan Blunk, Bryson Cobb, Dalton Skaggs, Dalton Fay, Kendrick Weathers.  Back, coach Chad Skaggs, Hunter Phillips, Briar Holt, Jared McDonald, Justin Hornback, Daniel Beams and coach Tino Cobb.

  • Final youth soccer registration is today

    The final scheduled opportunity to register for the LaRue County Youth Soccer League is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    Registration is $55 including uniform or $35 if uniform is not needed. A discount of $5 applies for each additional child. There will be a $10 late fee for any signups after the Aug. 8 registration date.

    Call Bill Hawkins at 358-2213 or B.J. Eads at 325-4430 for more information.

  • Sports safety course available online

    The number of coaches who have completed the state-mandated KHSAA/KMA Sports Safety Course continues to increase at a rapid rate.

    Currently, 2,619 coaches from 262 different KHSAA member schools have already completed the course and more than 1,200 others have signed up to take it. More than 1,400 coaches have completed the online course.

  • Family Fun Day and Free Movie Night scheduled today

    Saturday will be a fun-filled day as Main Street and the City of Hodgenville sponsor the second Family Fun Day at Creekfront Park. That evening, “We are Marshall” will be shown as the final offering of the city’s Free Movie Night summer series.

    From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Creekfront will be filled with booths and demonstrations.

  • LaRue students return to classrooms

    All LaRue County Schools are ready and waiting for the return of students to their buildings Thursday, according to their principals. 

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary

    (Amber Thurman, principal. 270-358-4112. School starts 7:45 a.m. Ends 2:45 p.m., enrollment 492).

    The school has two new Webcam security check-in systems for visitors and volunteers entering the building.

    Staff there are also intensifying their conservation efforts.

  • Free tickets to classic movie offered

    Alfred Hitchcock’s famous silhouette has popped up around Elizabethtown.

    Individuals will have the opportunity to find a silhouette hidden in area business and win free tickets to the showing of “Rear Window” or “The Birds” during Hitchcock month at the Historic State Theater.