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Today's News

  • Daugherty named to Poetry Society’s executive board

    Hodgenville native Mary Daugherty was inducted into the Kentucky Poetry Society’s Executive Board at Pine Mountain Resort Park. Through KSPS, members have the opportunity to associate with fellow writers, develop lifelong friendships, exchange ideas, and learn from each other and from workshop leaders at annual meetings on how to sharpen writing skills and appreciation for the art of poetry.

  • More drugs found at LaRue jail

    Two inmates at the LaRue County Jail will face a preliminary hearing Wednesday after officials reportedly found them passing a package containing prescription drugs, marijuana and a cell phone.

    Gregory Wayne Smithson, 43, and Keith Wayne Sisco, 53, were both charged Oct. 26 with promoting contraband in the first- and second-degrees and possession of a controlled substance. Both are state inmates at the Hodgenville facility.

  • Underwood places third in state poetry contest

    Jennifer Underwood of Elizabethtown placed third in the Kentucky State Poetry Society’s “Grin to Help You Bear It” contest for her poem, “Dark Ode to Slick Willy.”

    The contest is named for Eve Alderdice, a deceased poet known for her sense of humor.

    The awards were announced Oct. 17 at Pine Mountain State Resort Park in Pineville. Entries were required to have eight lines and be humorous.

  • Another way to help the environment

    Technology changes so rapidly with new gadgets invented every day. Many of us get caught up with purchasing the latest advances and do not think about how or when the device’s predecessor will be disposed.

    Estimates show Kentuckians annually dispose of about 40,000 to 80,000 tons of electronic waste.

    Fortunately, many Kentucky counties offer recycling programs for this waste, also known as e-scrap.

    Electronics contain valuable materials including copper, precious metals or engineered plastic.

  • Calling all bears, shoppers and tree-lovers

    Hodgenville will provide an early kickoff to the holiday season this weekend. Local merchants will hold holiday open houses with specials and gifts and lovely décor.

  • Calling all bears, shoppers and tree-lovers

    Hodgenville will provide an early kickoff to the holiday season this weekend. Local merchants will hold holiday open houses with specials and gifts and lovely décor.

  • Calling all bears, shoppers and tree-lovers

    Hodgenville will provide an early kickoff to the holiday season this weekend. Local merchants will hold holiday open houses with specials and gifts and lovely décor.

  • Two home break-ins reported in Athertonville

    Two homes were broken into Oct. 27 in Athertonville, according to reports from the Kentucky State Police. A number of weapons, including firearms were stolen from the residences, police said.

    This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this case should contact Kentucky State Police at 270-766-5078.

  • LaRue advances in football playoffs

    LaRue County's ground game churned out a 35-32 playoff victory Friday night against host Valley High School in Ciass 4A football playoff action.

    The Hawks entered the playoffs as a No. 3 seed and traveled to southern Jefferson County for the game.

    The victory extends the season. LaRue will play at Marion County next Friday. The Knights defeated Breckinridge County 64-14.

    LaRue is now 7-4 on the season.

    PLAYOFF PICTURE

  • Emily Johnson honored at proficiency awards

    A LaRue County resident was among the winners in the National Agricultural Proficiency Awards Pageant announced Oct. 23 at the 82nd National FFA Convention.

    In the floriculture category, Emily Johnson was honored in the entreprenuership/placement category.

    She took agriculture classes and served as chapter secretary for the LaRue County FFA. She also works at Lee’s Garden Center, a local nursery and landscape store. She is attending the University of Kentucky, studying to be an agriculture teacher.