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Today's News

  • BIRTH: Higginbothams welcome Jillian Marie

    Adam and Amanda Parker Higginbotham of Lexington are proud to announce the birth of a daughter, Jillian Marie.

    Jillian was born at 1:02 a.m. May 17, 2011, and weighed 6 pounds 7 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.

    She is welcomed home by two sisters, Claire Elizabeth and Lucy Danielle.

    Maternal grandparents are Linda Marie and Bud Ireland of Hodgenville; and Roger and Elaine Parker of Pennsylvania.

    Paternal grandparents are Charlene and Ken Kuykendall of Birmingham, Ala.; and the late Jim Higginbotham.

  • REGION SOFTBALL: Lady Hawks fall in region final

    The Lady Hawks, plagued by errors and a near-perfect game by their opponents, lost their regional championship bid June 1 to Central Hardin’s Lady Bruins.

    The host Lady Hawks fell 11-0 in five innings as the 11th ranked Lady Bruins earned a berth in the state tournament.

    Central’s pitcher, Kristina Krupinski, struck out five and had a perfect game up until the fifth inning when Lady Hawk Brittany Enlow reached second on an infield error.

    Krupinski, was selected as the 5th Region Athletic Directors Association MVP.

  • Former LaRue coach joins Lady Topper staff

    Former LaRue County High School basketball coach Tim Riley has joined the staff of the Western Kentucky University Lady Topper basketball program, according to a release from WKU.

    It's a return to his alma mater for Riley, who coached at LaRue (1990-94) and Caverna High Schools before accepting the head coach position at Warren Central High School.

  • PHOTO: Locks of Love donation

    Catherine Spalding, 6, of Hodgenville, donated 9 3/4-inches of her hair to Locks of Love.
    Her hair was cut by Ms. Kathy at Country Cuttin'.
    The program provides hair pieces to children who suffer loss of hair due to illness.

  • SCHOLARSHIP: Valerie Whitlock wins Lincoln Days award

    Valerie Whitlock is the winner of the $500 Lincoln Days Scholarship, annually awarded to a high school graduate in LaRue County. 

    Whitlock's academic achievement, participation in extra curricular activities, facility recommendation and an essay about her community were determining factors in her selection.

    The 2011 graduate plans to enter Transylvania College in the fall.

  • PHOTO: Lady Hawks Softball Team
  • Debbie Baker named Employee of the Month

    Debbie Baker has been selected as the June Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform in Hodgenville.

    Baker has been employed with Nationwide since September 2008 and is under the supervision of JoAnn Pearman in the trouser department.

    Debbie will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • Tammie Jenkins named Employee of the Month

    Tammie Jenkins has been selected as the May Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform in Hodgenville.

    Jenkins has been employed with Nationwide since July 1981 and is under the supervision of Shirley Cobb in the trouser department.

    She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • Lee's Famous Recipe celebrates 45th year

    To celebrate 45 years of serving fresh, never frozen chicken, Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken is asking fans to shake a tail feather this summer and show the world how their version of the chicken dance is done.

    In addition to several giveaways totaling more than $6,000, Lee’s is hosting the 2011 Chicken Dance Contest, an effort to reward the most original and funky fan video.

  • Lady Hawks progress in regional tourney

    It’s as if first-year LaRue County coach Aaron Howell was serenading his Lady Hawks with the sweet words of … Jim Valvano?

    After his team rallied for an extra-inning win in Monday’s quarterfinals, the Lady Hawks put on their rally caps again, fighting back from a huge hole in the first inning to stun the North Hardin Trojans, 7-6 in 10 innings Tuesday in the late 5th Region Softball Tournament semifinal in Hodgenville.