Today's News

  • Hawks defeat Grayson, fall to E’town

    LaRue County battled Grayson County to a 7-2 victory in baseball action Tuesday.

    Scott Cox got the call as LaRue’s starting pitcher going the distance and getting the win.

    “I tried to throw strikes and get ahead in the count,” Cox said. “It was a fun and challenging outing.”

    The Hawks backed up his pitching efforts with good base running and some key hits that helped put Grayson away.

  • Five charged on Knob Schoolhouse Road

    Three people were arrested about 1:30 a.m. April 8 when several officers served warrants at a Knob Schoolhouse Road residence.

    LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst said the sheriff’s office had been searching for Randall Butler, 29, a fugitive wanted on several drug-related charges since October. Detective Chris Thompson with the Hardin County Drug Task Force learned of Butler’s whereabouts and passed the information along to the sheriff.

  • Worth charged with trafficking

    Clinton Eric Worth, 35, of St. Jochin Cemetery Road, Hodgenville, was charged with trafficking in controlled substance (cocaine), first degree; possession of controlled substance, first degree; trafficking in marijuana under 8 ounces; and possession of marijuana by the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department on April 7.

  • Hodgenville man reports receiving bogus offer

    A Hodgenville man reported a questionable offer in the form of a letter from ABC Insurance Inc., Canada.

    The letter congratulates him on being a $120,000 winner of Shoppers Lottery.

    A check for $4,700 was enclosed to “enable him to pay the applicable government/bond fees of $2,980.” After he did that, according to the letter, a second check would be sent.

  • Governor orders flags to half-staff today

    Gov. Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Sunday, April 19, 2009 in honor of a Kentucky solider who died while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Gospel talent search is Saturday

    A gospel talent search will be held at 10 a.m. CDT Saturday, April 18, at Grayson County Middle School auditorium in Leitchfield.

    The winner will receive a recording of a single CD from a professional studio and 30 days airplay on WJCR Christian radio. There is a $50 tax-deductible entry fee payable to WJCR's food ministry.

    Call Aubrey Beatty at 270-259-3034 or WJCR radio at 270-369-8614 for more information.

  • Shoot first law could be tested

    Landmark News Service

    A 2006 law that attorneys say lacks precedence and guidance will be tested in the prosecution of a married mother of four who is charged with killing her estranged boyfriend last year.

  • LaRue Chamber plans golf scramble

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 15th annual golf scramble 10:30 a.m. April 18 at the LaRue County Country Club, 1175 Greensburg Road, Hodgenville.

    First place is $400 plus jackpot.

    Entry fee is $60 per player; $240 per team.

    For more information, call 358-3411.

  • Ancestral Trails to sponsor book fair

    Beverly Heath gave a presentation on “Outhouses of the Past” at the last meeting of Ancestral Trails Historical Society.

    The next meeting will have Katherine Johnson of the Louisville Archivist for Manuscript Collections at the University of Louisville.

    Plans are under way for the upcoming Genealogy and History Book Fair sponsored by Ancestral Trails on April 18 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. Also there will be two workshops presented by Brandon Slone on War of 1812 and Kandie Adkinson on Land Warrants and Land Grants on line.

  • LaRue County will host Wooden Bat Classic

    The LaRue County High School baseball team will host a unique tournament Friday and Saturday. Only wooden bats will be used.

    The KHSAA allows high school teams to use aluminum bats but in this case, each team will receive wooden bats to the round-robin event.

    Somerset, DeSales and Adair County will visit Hodgenville for the Wooden Bat Classic, sponsored by Nall's Specialized Healing.

    LCHS is hosting the event for the first time although the Hawks have participated in similar wooden bat events at other locations.