Today's News

  • Magnolia men face drug charges

    Three Magnolia men were indicted by a Hart County grand jury on drug charges.

    Derek J. Meredith, 18, and William E. Meredith, 38, both of 58 Dye Road, were indicted on manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity; possession of anhydrous ammonia other than in approved container with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and complicity; possession of a controlled substance and complicity; and possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity.

  • Federal lawsuit follows arrest

    A pair of Lebanon Junction residents were arrested last year for allegedly taking gravestones, using a trailer owned by a LaRue County man.

    The grand jury failed to indict Jeffery Walker and Terry Walden and now they are suing various police agencies in U.S. District Court.

    The federal suit was filed last week against Bullitt County, Bullitt County sheriff’s department, Sheriff Donnie Tinnell, Detective Scotty McGaha, Lebanon Junction police officer Steve Hamilton and former Lebanon Junction police chief Darrell Paul.

  • Hawks chalk up district wins

    The LaRue County Hawks baseball team captured wins over district foes Green County and Caverna last week.

    Scott Cox slugged two three-run home runs for LaRue in Tuesday night’s 12-11 defeat of Green County.

    “The Green County game was typical for us this year,” Price said. “We scored a lot of runs and we gave up a lot of runs.”

    Cox carried the Hawks with six RBIs but had help at the plate. Max McCubbin was two for two at the plate as well.

  • Parr, Seymour top seeds for tennis team

    Tennis head coach Chris Estes has praised his youthful team since the start of the season. They have seven eighth graders, five freshman, six sophomores, one junior and two seniors.

    Top seeds for the team are sophomore Dylan Parr, in his first year as a singles player, and freshman doubles player Michelle Seymour.

    Parr warranted championships in the conference and regional tournaments last year with now-graduated Terry Caven.

    Parr has been playing years as a tennis player but first displayed his athletic abilities as a baseball player.

  • LaRue County students present annual play tonight

    LaRue County High School’s Oral Communi­cation class is presenting its annual play 7 p.m. Tuesday in the LCHS auditorium. This year’s production is a murder mystery titled “A Slip in Time” written by James T. Belich.

    Admission to the play is free.

  • Rep. Guthrie announces anti-meth funding

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie announced $57,500 in federal funding for the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force’s fight against methamphetamine production and abuse.

    “I am pleased to see the Hardin County Drug Taskforce receive this much-needed funding,” the 2nd District congressman said in a written statement. “It is essential that local law enforcement officials have the resources they need to fight the meth epidemic and protect local families from this deadly drug.”

  • Rodeo champ takes ride of a lifetime

    Eight seconds can seem like a lifetime to a rider hanging on with only a rope and a prayer as an 1,100-pound, very agitated bucking horse tries everything in its bag of tricks to heave the unwelcome load off its back.

    “It’s a challenge, definitely, but that’s why I love it, and that’s why it’s fun,” said Cody Stephens, a senior at LaRue County High School who is the defending state high school rodeo champ in bareback bronc riding.

  • Coys face cruelty to animals charges

    A Frankfort couple sought to suppress evidence alleging cruelty to animals in Franklin District Court last week, according to The State Journal.

    Sandra Coy, 52, and William Coy, 44, formerly of Hodgenville, both face 11 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals. Sandra also faces 19 counts of failure to vaccinate dogs against rabies.

  • Tennis teams defeat Eagles

    The LaRue County tennis team notched two wins against Meade County and Fort Knox last week.

    In the Meade match up, the boys’ and girls’ team whipped up on the Green Waves, both defeating their opponent 4-1.

    “I was very impressed with Bo (Haun) and Brent (Gozzard),” Coach Chris Estes said. “They fell a little short, but played extremely well against last year’s regional semifinalist tandem of Jonah Cundiff and David Medley.”

  • Changing weather can cause disorders in tobacco

    Weather conditions seem to be changing to a warmer pattern. These conditions can lead to a number of environmental disorders such as damping off in tobacco float beds.

    The float-system environment is near-ideal for Rhizoctonia solani, the fungus causing damping-off (or soreshin) in tobacco seedlings. Damping-off usually occurs early in the development of the seedling and first appears as a water-soaked lesion at the base of the plant.