Today's News

  • Clover Bud program open for 5- to 8-year-olds

    Traditionally, the 4-H program has been for youth ages 9 to 18.

    Kentucky 4-H is taking steps to help the state’s younger children by using the 4-H Clover Bud program to help shape them become responsible, caring, hard-working individuals.

  • Alleged meth-mom flees; boyfriend also at large

    A LaRue County mother and her live-in boyfriend wanted on drug charges remain at large Friday.

    “We don’t have any clues or tips,” Hodgenville Police Chief Johnny Cottrill said.

    Police say an 11-year-old, who they found unconscious, led them to a Maple Avenue methamphetamine lab. About 10 p.m. Sunday, Hodgenville Police found the girl lying unresponsive near Red Hill Cemetery on Greensburg Street, according to police Lt. Steve Johnson.

    LaRue EMS crews were able to revive the girl, who told police she “blanked out.”

  • LaRue County man indicted for murder

    A LaRue County man was indicted Oct. 14 by a Warren County grand jury on murder and four other charges in connection to a crash on Interstate 65.

    Michael S. Sams, 35, 222 S. Walters St., Hodgenville, was charged with murder, leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants, failure to notify address change to the Department of Transportation and tampering with physical evidence.

  • Anthem, Norton strike deal

    Landmark News Service

    After a months-long standoff, Norton Healthcare and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced in a joint statement Monday that a mutual agreement had been reached.

    The three-year contract went into effect immediately on announcement, meaning Anthem users will have access to the full range of services Norton provides at its main hospitals, including Kosair Children’s Hospital, and numerous outpatient centers in the region.

  • Railway Museum conducts mystery night

    Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven is having an evening of mystery and fun Saturday, Oct. 24. Costume or masks are encouraged; after all you may be the culprit attending this mystery theatrer. The activities begin at 5:30 p.m.

    A 90-minute train excursion will follow the masquerade ball. L&N steam engine 152 will be the locomotive in operation. This engine is 104 years old and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

    Admission is $35 per person and reservations are required.

  • KCTCS lobbies for support

    Landmark News Service

    After five years of budget cuts, the president of the statewide community college system is asking for community support to help “stop the bleeding,” he said.

    Michael McCall, president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, held a forum at the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Center to gain support from local officials and community members for the college system, its needs and its attempts to stave off further budget cuts.

  • Fifth-grader, freshman lead LaRue in regional tourney

    Elizabethtown High School won the boys’ Fifth Region golf title while Central Hardin’s Lady Bruins earned the girls’ crown at the par-70 Shawnee Golf Course in Louisville.

    LaRue fifth-grader Cameron Dawson and freshman James Reding scored low for the LaRue County in the boys’ regional Sept. 29 with each stroking a 99. Senior Jedidiah Wolford stroked a 105, and seventh-grader Austin Hite, 112. Freshman Jesse Hornback, who would have finished with a 125, according to his coach Rip Collins, was disqualified for incorrectly signing his scorecard.

  • Marion runs by LaRue 33-7

    LaRue County dropped its first district football game to fifth-ranked Marion County Friday night 33-7 at home in nasty, wet conditions in Hodgenville.

    The Knights, known for their aggressive running attack led by Dylan Peterson, came in to Hodgenville appearing evenly matched.

    “It’s like looking at yourself in the mirror when you ask about Marion,” Assistant Coach Kelly Sandidge said, “It was a matter of whoever won the trenches won the game.”

  • Child recovering post transplant

    Landmark News Service

    Less than two weeks after transplant surgery, 8-year-old Max Dickerson is doing well.

    Since April he and his parents, Jeff and Emily Dickerson, New Haven have waited for a call telling them organs were available for his needed transplant.

    They received that call around 5 p.m. Oct. 9. They then had a four-hour window to get to the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. They made it by 8:30 p.m. By 10 p.m. Max was in surgery to replace his liver. The next day he went back into the operating room to get his new kidney.

  • Lincoln Jamboree to host gospel benefit tonight

    Newspaper in Education partner benefit Gospel Sing featuring Heartland Quartet and Redeemed 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at Joel Ray Sprowls’ Lincoln Jamboree, Hodgenville. Tickets at the door $5.