Today's News

  • Incumbent sheriff faces challenge by mayor

    Incumbent Sheriff Bobby Shoffner is facing a challenge for the office from Hodgenville Mayor Terry L. Cruse.

    The winner of the Democratic primary on May 18 will face Republican challenger Jack R. Smith in November.

    Shoffner, 51, was elected sheriff in 2002 after serving as deputy for 10 years. He has been in law enforcement 24 years including a five-year stint with Hodgenville City Police.

    He was re-elected in 2006, defeating Cruse in the Democratic May primary by 700 votes (1,179 to 1,877).

  • Greater Tuna to be performed tonight and Saturday

    The LaRue County High School speech and drama program is bringing Greater Tuna back to the stage this weekend. Directed by Katy Blair Cecil and Libby Sears Blair, the traditionally two-man show of 19 characters will be brought to life by five of the high school’s finest actors: Jeshua Logsdon, Ian Mather, Timmy Gibson, Mac Blair, and Cody R. Thompson. This romp through the “third smallest town in Texas” is described as fun for the whole family. 

  • Food ministry benefit is Saturday

    WJCR 90.1 FM is having a food ministry benefit and festival on May 15.

    The event will be held at 13101 Raider Hollow Road, Upton. Signs will be posted.

    Gates open at 9:30 a.m. Admission is three canned goods per person.

    A benefit auction begins at 10:30 a.m. to raise money for the food ministry.  Last year the auction consisted of 600 donated items and generated more than $5,300. Items include furniture, antiques and a 32-inch television.

    Children’s activities include clowns, face painting, slides and inflatables.

  • 9-year-old recovers from organ transplant

    The adults in Max Dickerson’s life tend to view his October 2009 liver/kidney transplant in a profound manner. He is a miracle. You’d never know he’s been through so much. He can be a little boy again.

    To 9-year-old Max, it’s a bit simpler.

    “I can play the rough stuff now,” the New Haven School third-grader said last week before a kickball game.

  • Damage assessment team surveys flood impact

    Surging floodwaters caused an estimated $50,000 damage to more than 30 county roads, according to LaRue County road supervisor Timmy Brown.

    “All the roads are now open, but it’s going to take about two weeks to restore them as they were before the flood,” he told LaRue County Fiscal Court magistrates meeting May 11 at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    Tommy Turner, LaRue County judge-executive, asked inspectors to check the condition of several bridge walls, approaches and understructures.

  • Drug sweep nets five arrests

    A city police investigation resulted in the arrest of five people charged with trafficking in  several varieties of drugs.

    The Mother’s Day sweep was the culmination of several months, obtaining funding and setting up drug buys through a confidential informant, according to Lt. Steve Johnson who headed the investigation with the assistance of officers Robby Brownfield and Doug Sherrard.

  • 'The Lord is like a lamb'

    The lamb opened one of the seals; the Lord is like a lamb, gentle, compassionate, loving, and kind, innocently suffering and dying to atone for our sins. Revelation 6:1

  • Nobody wants to be thrown in the furnace

    Everybody has trouble but nobody seems to want it. The trouble is not the trouble itself, but how we handle it. One young man loses his girlfriend and tries to commit suicide. Another young man loses his girlfriend, writes a song about it, and makes a million dollars. The difference is in the way you treat the problems that come to you.

  • Lady Hawks enjoy record-breaking season

    Lady Hawks junior leftfielder and lead batter Valerie Whitlock is having the best year of her softball career as she is leading the team in every offense category including most hits in a season with 48 as she surpassed Amanda Eastridge who had 44 hits in 1997.

    She has reached base in 20 of 25 games and has scored 18 times in the first inning. 

  • Wilson offers earth-friendly basketball

    Jeffery Sallee was the winner of the new “ReBound” basketball from Wilson that came on the market for Earth Day.  Jeffery was the first in LaRue County to get one of these “recycled rubber” earth friendly basketballs. Those who registered at the Solid Waste Booth during the March Expo were given a chance to win this new basketball.