Today's News

  • Six people receive diverted sentence

    Charges have been dismissed or diverted against six people involved in an altercation in July.

    Defendants occasionally are granted a diverted sentence in which a charge is eventually expunged if they meet certain criteria.

    Christopher R. Schmittou, 21, of Hodgenville, was charged with three counts of terroristic threatening, third degree. The charges were diverted for six months and will be reviewed in June.

    Whitney Thomas of Buffalo was charged with assault, fourth. Those charges were also diverted.

  • Fiscal Court gets update of storm-damage totals

    LaRue County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner told LaRue Fiscal Court that about 1,000 cubic yards – about 30 dump-truck loads – of ice storm-damaged limbs and brush have been dropped off at the disposition site at LaRue County fairgrounds.

    During its Feb. 24 meeting at the courthouse, Fiscal Court decided to clean up some aspects of its zoning ordinance and established a reimbursement policy for medical care at the jail.

  • Reunion calendar

    Class of ‘89 planning

    The LaRue County High School Class of 1989 will hold a reunion planning meeting 4:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at Ginza Japanese Restaurant in Elizabethtown. Call Karen Hawkins Barnes at 324-4262 or Laura Kasparie at 769-6392 if you plan to attend.

  • BBB alerts consumers to scams

    Cathy Williamson brought words of warning to the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon last week.

    As branch manager of the Better Business Bureau, Williamson spends much of her time issuing alerts about scams, identity thefts and other consumer alerts. She said the Jan. 27 ice storm created opportunity for unscrupulous individuals to take advantage of vulnerable property owners.

  • LaRue boys capture 18th District crown

    LaRue County earned a new item for its basketball trophy case. The Hawks fought off some fourth-quarter surges to defeat Green County 59-49 in the championship game of the 18th District boys' basketball tournament Friday.

    Playing on a neutral court in Munfordville, the Hawks won their first 18th District title since 2003.

  • 54 donors turn out for HES blood drive

    When Melissa Pearman, Hodgenville Family Resource Center coordinator, set the goal for the center’s third Red Cross blood drive, she thought 32 donors would be great.

    When workers totaled the pints of blood donated at Hodgenville Elementary School’s gymnasium Jan. 26, however, the amount collected, 54 pints, proved to be a happy surprise.

  • Obama invited to visit Hodgenville

    When new Congressman Brett Guthrie got his first face-to-face meeting with President Barack Obama, the conversation immediately turned to Abraham Lincoln.

    The president visited a Republican House gathering to discuss the federal economic stimulus bill. As he was leaving, Guthrie found himself in position for a handshake and a 20-second conversation that he related during his visit to Hodgenville last week.

    “I said, ‘You know, Mr. President, Abraham Lincoln was not born in Illinois. He was born in my district,’” Rep. Guthrie said.

  • Go online to file for FFA scholarship

    National FFA scholarship applications are available at http://www.ffa.org/index.cfm?method=c_programs.Scholarships. Applications must be submitted online and are due Feb. 17.

  • Hometown IGA to hold ‘Healthy Challenge’

    Hodgenville Hometown IGA and IGA Express locations will hold the IGA Hometown Healthy Challenge through March 14. The event is designed to help shoppers make healthier lifestyle choices with recommendations from USDA’s MyPyramid guidelines for food choices and exercise plans.

    IGA Hometown Healthy Challenge encourages IGA shoppers to recognize and experience MyPyramid’s guidelines.

    On Feb. 27, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Feb. 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., booths will include local health care providers, nutritionists and product sampling.

  • Danielle Brown averaging 9 points in college season

    After a solid high school play at LaRue County High School, Danielle Brown has become a solid contributor for the Lady Patriots of St. Catharine College near Springfield.

    Brown, who played her high school senior year for Lady Hawk head coach Travis Wootton, now plays for Lena Bramblett where she averages 9 points and nearly 6.5 rebounds a game.

    “After taking the year off she has really dedicated herself to getting better,” Bramblett said of her redshirt sophomore. “She has confidence on offense that she didn’t have before.”