Today's News

  • Man pleads guilty to 722 counts of sex crimes

    A LaRue County man pleaded guilty to 722 felony charges of sexual contact with a minor at a pre-trial conference Aug. 14 in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Christopher E. Miller, 35, will serve 16 years total under the terms of the plea agreement. 

  • Hodgenville man jailed on manslaughter charge

    A northern Kentucky man was killed while driving a motorcycle on Interstate 65 about 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, and a Hodgenville resident has been charged with manslaughter.

  • D.A.R.E. leaves an impression on young minds

    Officer Bud Baumgardner from the Hardin County D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program told Kids Crew children at Hodgenville June 14-15 how important it is to avoid smoking, alcohol, and drugs.

    Kids Crew director Stephanie Ash, who scheduled the visits, said, “I remember having D.A.R.E. programs in my elementary schools growing up and what an impression it left on me. I wanted to provide the same educational opportunity for the children here.”

  • Berea tennis champ

    Michelle Seymour won the girls 16 and under division in the Berea Mountain Tennis Tournament this past weekend by defeating Bailee Freeman from Corbin 7-6 (8-6) 6-2.

  • Former deputy jailer pleads guilty to amended charge

    A former LaRue County deputy jailer pleaded guilty an amended charge of second-degree promoting contraband, both misdemeanors, Aug. 19. The charge was merged with another count of official misconduct.

    Troy U. Carter, 28, of Underwood Avenue, originally was charged with first-degree promoting contraband when he allegedly smuggled a prepaid cell phone inside the jail in April.

  • Dial before you dig

    As construction and excavation activity in Kentucky rises with the temperature, so does the likelihood of damage to underground utility lines.

    “Hitting a buried utility line is, at best, a costly inconvenience,” Kentucky Public Service Commission Chairman David Armstrong says. “Hitting an electric or gas line can be a life-threatening experience.

    “That is why the PSC is reminding everyone – whether a contractor or a homeowner – to call 811 before digging anywhere there might be underground utility lines,” he said.

  • GEL-IN students compete with ‘Run of the River’

    The work of 30 teams coalesced into one final competition Friday afternoon at Pritchard Community Center, where eight teams representing the eight counties in the Lincoln Trail Area Development District presented “green” entrepreneurial proposals as part of Green Summer Forever, a six-week program created through the Green Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (GEL-IN).

    Grayson County’s The Water Boyz took home the grand prize for best proposal. The group outlined a water conservation project that received backing support from city officials in Leitchfield.

  • Red Cross thanks

    Thank you to the 34 individuals who volunteered to donate blood at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. Many thanks to the volunteers who worked: Cecil Druen, Jean Hornback, Elaine Cooper, Phyllis Blakeman and Rob Brown. Also thanks to Geneva’s Florist for their support of the blood drive. The community blood drive will return Oct. 13.

    Faye Puyear

  • Magnolia man accepts manslaughter conviction

    A settlement was reached leading to cancellation of a murder trial scheduled Monday for a Magnolia man charged with the murder of a Greensburg woman.

    David McFarland, 45, admitted to a charge of first-degree manslaughter and accepted an 18-year prison sentence with a requirement that he serve at least 85 percent of that term behind bars. Final sentencing in LaRue Circuit Court will be conducted in October.

  • LaRue wins football opener

    The first game started slow for LaRue County's varsity football team Saturday. But the Hawks finished strong to record a 30-12 win Saturday night over host Campbellsville.

    Drew Newberry rushed for 122 yards and caught four passes for 95 to spark the Hawk offense.

    After a scoreless first quarter, the Eagles built on a LaRue turnover to score first. The Hawks answered on their next drive to tie the score at 6-6, which stood at halftime. The Hawks dominated the second half for the victory.