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Today's News

  • PHOTO: That's our Ivy

    Photo courtesy of WKU Athletics/Megan Stearman

    Miss Kentucky Basketball Ivy Brown donned her new Lady Topper uniform at a recent practice at Western Kentucky University.

  • PHOTO: Blackberry lily

    This blackberry lily was spotted growing in a field on Miller Road. The perennial has orange blooms with red dots. The flowers turn into seed pods which split open in late summer. The pods resemble a blackberry.

  • PHOTO: Rotary guest

    Patty Holbert, the expanded food and nutrition education program assistant for the LaRue County Extension Service, was last week’s guest at the Hodgenville Rotary Club. She is pictured with Rotarian Kyle Williamson.

  • UPDATED: City property found at Fairgrounds

    A reported burglary at the LaRue County Fairgrounds over the weekend has led to the recovery of numerous items belonging to the City of Hodgenville.

    LaRue County Fair Board President – and ousted mayor of Hodgenville - Terry Cruse reported that several items were taken from buildings at the fairgrounds either late Saturday or early Sunday, according to Police Chief Steve Johnson. One of the items was a Scag riding lawnmower owned by the City.

    Apparently, locks to both of the fairgrounds’ gates were cut by the perpetrator.

  • GRIBBINS' MURDER TRIAL: Day-to-day coverage

    Shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday, a jury of six men and six women found Christopher Gribbins guilty of wanton murder in the death of David Litsey Jr.

    After handing down their verdict, the jury went into a second deliberation to determine its recommended sentence. Mary Ann McClain Sapp of the probation and parole office testified that the jury could sentence Gribbins to 20-50 years or to life in prison. She added that he would have to serve 85 percent of his term or 20 years, whichever was less, before he would be eligible for parole.

  • Task Force seeks three

    The Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force is looking for the following individuals in regards to the drug round up that occurred last week in Larue County.

    Brandon T. Weathers B/M 33 years of age of 22 Fairview Drive Hodgenville, KY 42748

    Weathers is wanted for the following:

     Engaging in organized crime, Trafficking in controlled substance 2nd or greater offense (Cocaine 2 counts), Trafficking controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school and Persistent Felony Offender.

  • Girls' Sweet Sixteen is moving

    The tourism community remains optimistic despite news that the KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen basketball tournament won’t be coming to Bowling Green in 2016-17.

    Vicki Fitch, executive director of the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, said there will be other opportunities for Bowling Green to bring in large crowds.

    “Of course we’re disappointed ... but we have other KHSAA events we’re securing,” Fitch said.

  • LaRue's golf team continues youthful theme

    Over the last several years, “youth” has been the theme for the LaRue County Hawks golf program. The majority of this year’s team will be in high school – consisting mostly of freshman and sophomores.

    Head Coach Justin Craft, now in his fourth year, has witnessed the maturation of his young golfers, and looks to have a competitive season within the district and region.

  • Price of spiritual power: a living sacrifice

    How much is the average Christian aware of the concept of sacrifice in the Christian life? The Apostle Paul pleads with us to be a living sacrifice, because he says it is reasonable in light of what Christ has done for us and there can be no success without it.

    To have power with God and man we must give ourselves wholly to God. Someone said that God does not need much of a man, but he needs all there is of him. The price of spiritual power is an entire surrender to God.

  • Hardin Memorial has worked to improve

    Thank you for the opportunity to share more about our vision of the future of Hardin Memorial Health (HMH). Our current construction of private rooms is only one part of an exciting, comprehensive vision positioning HMH for the future. Three years ago a strategic planning committee, comprised of Board members, physicians, community leaders, and hospital staff began a process that culminated in the development of a long-range strategic plan for HMH, which was unanimously approved by all members of the Board.