Today's News

  • Law enforcement to crack down on drunken driving

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Highway Safety is joining state and local law enforcement agencies in a national enforcement campaign -”Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.” - throughout the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

    The holiday season can be one of the deadliest times of the year for motorists due to an increase of impaired driving.

  • Cookies are coming

    Satisfy your sweet tooth while giving girls the vital skills they need to succeed in life. Local Girl Scouts will soon be out selling cookies to the general public. Girls will start taking orders Jan. 1 and booth sales are set to begin Feb. 23.

    Each box costs $3.50.

  • New Haven man indicted on federal firearm charges

    A federal grand jury in Louisville returned an indictment against Ronnie Earl Johnson, 40, of New Haven, on charges of possessing an illegal short-barreled firearm and illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

  • 4-Hers recognized at banquet

    Numerous 4-H members and volunteers were recognized at the annual 4-H awards banquet. 

    The Outstanding 4-H Members for 2008 were named. The Junior Division includes 4-H members ages 9-13 and the Senior Division includes members ages 14-18.

  • Canine spots suspicious substance

    Deputy Russell McCoy and K-9 Andy assisted with a Greater Hardin County Drug Task Force arrest Dec. 16. Andy “hit on” a tractor trailer at a traffic stop on Bardstown Road, north of Elizabethtown.

    Officers found a substance believed to be crystal meth inside.

    The driver, Benjamin Hugh Roberts, 53, of New Glendale Road, Elizabethtown, was charged with possession of controlled substance and convicted felon in possession of a handgun.

  • Four face drug charges

    An Upton man was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine by Kentucky State Police on Dec. 20. Three others face related charges.

    Methamphetamine or meth is an addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system. It can be produced in small, illegal laboratories with common chemicals such as drain cleaner and matches.

    Trooper Pete Binkley found the components of a lab while making a welfare check on a child, according to KSP spokesperson Steve Pavey.

  • 18-year-old girl gets break after supplying meth cooks

    A Hodgenville teen, facing more than a decade imprisonment if convicted as charged in October with aiding a Motel 6 methamphetamine cook, broke into tears of joy Wednesday after a sentencing deal offered her a break from jail.

    Jessica Miller, 18, was arrested with three people in their 20s on Oct. 10 after Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force agents say someone tipped them off to an active meth lab inside a first floor bathroom of an Elizabethtown Motel 6.

  • Lady Hawks beat Knox, 59-35

    Despite missing 20 free throws, the homestanding LaRue County Lady Hawks still found a way to win their third straight game Dec. 9.

    The Lady Hawks were 14-of-34 from the free-throw line, but used a 22-point third quarter to pull away from Fort Knox and went on to a 59-35 win.

    LaRue County (3-1) stretched an 11-point halftime lead to a 29-point advantage at the end of the third quarter over the winless Lady Eagles (0-3).

  • Lady Hawks defeat Caverna, 62-34

    Sophomore guards and twin sisters Lyndsay and Valerie Whitlock combined for 31 points as the visiting Lady Hawks (4-2, 1-1 18th District) rolled past the Lady Colonels, 62-34 Dec. 19.

    It was Caverna’s sixth loss in as many games.

    For much of the game, the Lady Colonels Caverna’s roster consisted of three freshmen, an eighth-grader and a sixth-grader.

    For the Lady Hawks, Valerie Whitlock led the way with 16 points, six rebounds, four steals and one assist, while Lyndsay Whitlock had 15 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals.

  • Hawks 8-0 after holiday tourney

    Senior forward Tyler Hornback scored 21 points, senior guard Christian Seymour added 15 and the visiting LaRue County Hawks won their fourth consecutive game with a 67-58 win over 5th Region rival Washington County Dec. 17, a game that was delayed a day due to wintry weather.

    Hornback also had four rebounds and one assist, while Seymour added two rebounds, two assists and one steal.