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Today's News

  • Teen injured in E’town Road crash

    A Hodgenville woman was injured Friday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Old Elizabethtown Road.

    Chance M. Schmidt, 18, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Small Conventional Cab 4X north about 9:50 a.m. when the right side tires dropped off the roadway. Schmidt applied the brakes and the vehicle went into a skid, said LaRue Deputy Robbie Brownfield. The tires came back onto the roadway, sending the Chevy into a skid sideways in the northbound lane. The vehicle exited the roadway into a ditch line near the junction of Enlow Road, and slid into an earthen embankment.

  • Creekfront fundraiser to assist Foster

    A fundraiser is being planned to assist a young woman battling ovarian cancer.

    Hayley Foster, 27, was diagnosed four months ago and is facing a major surgery.

    Foster’s friend, Haley Glass, is holding an auction and cornhole tournament beginning at 1 p.m. Sept. 21 at Hodgenville’s Creekfront Park. The auction, led by Exit Realty, will begin at 4 p.m.

    The cornhole tournament is $10 per team.

    Several booths will be set up including Scentsy, Origami Owl and Pampered Chef. Concessions by Colton’s will be available.

  • Spaghetti dinner, auction to raise funds for Allen’s battle

    A fundraiser will be held this weekend for a woman facing a rare cancer.

    Teresa Johnson Allen, who is known as “Charlie” or “Chuck” to her friends, was diagnosed with ocular (eye) melanoma in May 2013.

    “I believe only four people out of a million get this cancer,” said Connie Heath, Allen’s longtime friend. The two women laughed together through tears, “saying, we wish she won the lottery instead.”

  • PHOTO: Crash on 52
  • Woman charged with trafficking in marijuana

    A search warrant at two LaRue County locations last week turned up more than 24 pounds of marijuana and landed a 20-year-old Upton woman in jail.

    Officers from the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force served search warrants Aug. 29 at two locations – one in Magnolia and one in Upton.

    Officers seized about 24 pounds of high grade marijuana as well as two firearms, according to a task force news release. An additional eight pounds of marijuana reportedly was discovered in Green County.

  • Family’s pup taken during theft at home

    A tiny puppy was taken from its Magnolia home Friday – and its owners are hoping a witness can turn up a lead to its whereabouts.

    Melanie Wells said her daughter Patricia’s puppy, “Ringo,” was in an exercise kennel on the carport when the family left for work Friday, Sept. 5. A small carrier, water and food were available to it.

    When they returned home about 7 p.m., they discovered the puppy was gone, along with a Poulan riding lawnmower.

    Ringo is 7-to-8-weeks old and is a Walker coonhound and pit bull mix.

  • Explore Kentucky focuses on LaRue

    To those who were raised in Kentucky, it can be easy to overlook the beauty – both natural and man-made – that the Bluegrass State holds. However, as thousands see every day on social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, there is more to our state than meets the eye.

  • Cross Country’s Run for the Gold

    The LaRue County High School Cross Country team traveled to the E’town Sports Park Saturday night to participate in the third annual Run for the Gold. This is the second year the Hawks have participated in the event. This was also the first full meet (3.1 miles) of the season.

    Seventeen teams from across the state participated in the high school girls division (133 runners) while 16 teams (162 runners) participated in the high school boys division.

  • Golf team competes at PRP

    The LaRue County Golf team traveled to Rowletts Saturday to compete in the annual Caveland Golf Classic (eight teams) hosted by Hart County High School.

    Freshman Cameron Lasley scored 86 which was the low score for the Hawks. Sophomore Hunter McLaughlin checked in with a score of 87, while Taylor Eastridge (95) and Keaton Puckett (98) rounded out the scoring for the Hawks.

    Coach Justin Craft said this was a good tournament for his young golfers.

    “It’s an opportunity for our young golfers to compete against some like-competition.”

  • Lady Hawks beat John Hardin, fall to Washington

    The Lady Hawks Volleyball team fell 3-1 to Washington County (13-25, 25-21, 15-25, 21-25) Tuesday.

    The Commanderettes were able to answer everything the Lady Hawks threw at them in front of a large crowd at LCHS gym.

    Head Coach Ben Schell “knew going into the match that Washington County had a solid team.” In fact the Commanderettes are currently 12-0 on the season.