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Today's News

  • ENGAGEMENT: Sarah Elmore and Jonathan Elmore

    Sarah Elmore and Jonathan Elmore, both of Elizabethtown, announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding.

    The bride to be is a 2007 graduate of Green County High School and 2013 graduate of Western Kentucky University. She is employed by the Department of Juvenile Justice in Elizabethtown

    She is the daughter of Martie and Carol Elmore of Greensburg.

    The prospective groom is a 2006 graduate of LaRue County High School and is employed at Houchen's Industries in Munfordville.

  • DAR to present 'Christmas in the Colonies'

    Three local ladies will become members of the Captain Jacob VanMeter Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution at noon on Friday, Dec. 19, at the Brown Pusey House in Elizabethtown. 

    The new members’ ceremony will welcome Nancy B. Raine, Betsy Tucker and Cynthia Carter of Hodgenville.

    Don and Glenda Patterson and Lorinda Jones will present a program in their series, West of the Alleghenies, “Christmas in the Colonies”.

  • Jerry's Restaurant closes

    Classic rock ‘n’ roll Christmas music played Wednesday at an iconic Elizabethtown restaurant, but no tables and chairs were set for customers.

    Two moving trucks were parked outside Jerry’s Restaurant as two men loaded the remainder of the dining room chairs into one of them. A “closed” sign written on a scrap sheet of paper in orange marker hung on the door.

    The restaurant closed following breakfast service Wednesday after five decades in operation.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks defeat Hart County

    MUNFORDVILLE — Freshman guard Mallory Williams hit a 3-pointer off an assist from senior forward Alyson Yingling, giving visiting LaRue County a 23-point lead over 18th District rival Hart County in the third quarter Friday night.

    But as the Lady Hawks soon found out, it’s not over until it’s over.

    The Lady Raiders whittled away at the lead, pulling to within eight points in the fourth period, but LaRue County did just enough down the stretch to hold on, 53-44.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks defeat Hart County

    Munfordville - The LaRue County Hawks earned their first win of the season Friday with a 60—46 defeat of 18th District foe Hart County.

    Senior guard Micah Wiseman 14 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and went 10-for-10 from the foul line.

    Wiseman scored the fourth quarter’s first five points. He converted a three-point play after grabbing a missed 3-pointer on one of his game-high 10 rebounds. He then sank two free throws to give LaRue County (1-2, 1-0 district) a 44-34 lead with 7:10 to go.

  • COLUMN: Consider rotation for 2015 burley production

    The 2014 tobacco growing season is over, stripping is well underway, and receiving stations have opened. But as we wind down this season, now is the time to start planning for next year. LaRue county farmers need to prepare to manage diseases in the 2015 burley crop.

    Black shank was not a big disease problem this year, but there's no way to tell what disease pressures growers will face in the coming growing season. Much depends on the climate when dealing with diseases like black shank and target spot.

  • COLUMN: Help for caregivers during the holidays

    Caregiving can be stressful, and these stresses can be exacerbated around the holidays as you are faced with added responsibilities and obligations.

    Whether this is your first holiday season as a caregiver or you have been providing care for years, you can do several things to make the holidays easier on you, the person you're caring for and your extended family and friends by following these recommendations:

  • Jaggers resigns as football coach

    Josh Jaggers confirmed that he has resigned as LaRue County’s football coach.

    When it came to running the program, Jaggers said he had "full support" from LaRue County principal Kyle Goodlett and LaRue County athletic director David Dawson.

    Jaggers, 33, who said he plans to stay at the school, was 8-26 in three seasons with the Hawks. LaRue County, playing a lineup featuring several freshmen and sophomores, went 2-9 this year after a 42-13 loss at Corbin in the first round of the Class 3-A state playoffs.

  • BASKETBALL: LaRue falls to Nelson

     The LaRue County Hawks fell Dec. 9 to Nelson County, 49-44, at home.

    Senior forward Caleb Sheffer led LaRue County with 21 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three steals, while sophomore guard Cameron Dawson chipped in with six points, four assists and three rebounds.

    Senior guard Micah Wiseman and freshman guard Shane King each scored six.

    The Hawks went 0-for-11 on 3-pointers.

    Kane Harris scored three; Bryson Cobb scored 2.

    UP NEXT: LaRue County plays at Hart County at 8 p.m. Friday.

  • Man charged with assault, fleeing

    A Hodgenville man is facing several charges after allegedly running from police and fighting with them.

    Kentucky State Police were dispatched about 11:30 p.m. Dec. 6 to a residence on Heying Lane, according to an arrest citation. When they arrived, they spotted two subjects, later identified as Conor Wayne Creekmore, 18, of Hodgenville, and Larry Patrick Brooks, 18, of Buffalo, running toward a treeline in a field behind the home. Neither man stopped when ordered to do so.