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Today's News

  • Make your tax refund work for you

    It’s easy for us to think of this year’s tax refund as free money coming to us courtesy of Uncle Sam. However, the truth of the matter is that the check you receive is a return of your own hard earned money. And since you’re going to get your own money back, why not use it to get ahead of your financial goals?

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  • Circuit Clerk: 332 lives saved through organ donation

    The Circuit Court Clerks of Kentucky made 2014 a momentous year in the fight to save lives. With 998 Kentuckians on the waiting list for an organ transplant, there is no better time to join the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.

    In 2014, 103 individuals in Kentucky were able to save 332 lives, and many more individuals enhanced someone’s life or gave sight through tissue and cornea donation.

    More than 124,000 patients are currently waiting for their organ transplant. Each day 21 patients lose their fight, and their lives, waiting.

  • Long returns as CUB’s market president

    Jim Long is returning to Citizens Union Bank in Elizabethtown as market president for CUB’s central Kentucky market. He will lead commercial, business banking and consumer lending efforts, according to a news release from CUB’s board of directors in Shelbyville.

    Long will continue to serve as senior Vice President of Special Assets for the Bank as well.

  • Schools are on one-hour delay

    LaRue County Schools are on one-hour delay Tuesday due to the weather.

  • Hatmaker named new head football coach

    It’s an often-used cliché in sports about being in the right place at the right time. When it comes to Tony Hatmaker, that wasn’t just a line, but an opportunity to return to the place where he starred as a player.

    Hatmaker was named the LaRue County football coach Thursday, returning to his roots. Hatmaker, who played football and baseball for the Hawks, replaces Josh Jaggers, who resigned in December.

  • Weather postpones Homecoming

    Due to the bad road conditions tonight's homecoming game is being canceled and will be rescheduled for a later date.

  • Basketball: Brown scores 34 points for Ladies

     Freshman guard Presley Brown scored a career-high 34 points, leading the LaRue County Lady Hawks past homestanding Thomas Nelson, 77-58 on Thursday.

    Brown also had six steals, five rebounds and five assists for LaRue County (8-11), while junior guard Delany Eastridge scored 17.

    Senior forward Alyson Yingling added 10 points, 11 rebounds and four steals, and freshman guard Mallory Williams had nine points, seven assists and four steals.

    The Lady Hawks, who shot 43 percent from the field, led 26-9 after the first quarter.

  • Kentucky bids farewell to the man who 'never lost a race'

     Retired U.S. Sen. Wendell Hampton Ford, the self-styled "Boy from Yellow Creek" who became governor of Kentucky and assistant majority leader of the U.S. Senate in a 33-year political career, died early Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.

    He was 90.

    Ford had announced on July 18, 2014, that he was battling lung cancer.

    Ford, who never lost a race, served in public office from 1965 to 1999 - first as a member of the Kentucky Senate, then as lieutenant governor, governor and U.S. senator.

  • Hodgenville man to serve 15 years

    After being charged with murder for the deaths of an Elizabethtown couple following a wreck in August 2013, a Hodgenville man accepted a plea deal just moments before jury selection was to begin.

    Earl Dale Richardson, 47, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to reduced charges of reckless homicide, one count for each of the two victims Johnie and Luevenia Dennis, in Hardin Circuit Court. The recommended sentence was a total of 15 years.