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Today's News

  • PHOTO: K-PREP winners at ALES
  • May is Electrical Safety Month

     Accidents and fires involving electricity result in more than a thousand deaths and tens of thousands of injuries each year. The majority of those tragedies could be prevented with greater awareness of how to stay safe. Electrical fires are particularly destructive and deadly. This is why the National Electrical Safety Foundation has declared May as National Electrical Safety Month.

  • Several graduate from Campbellsville University

      Campbellsville University graduated 152 master's students May 2, in Ransdell Chapel, with 264 graduates Saturday morning, May 3, for a total of 416 students receiving their diplomas upon completion of all academic requirements.

  • Tourist spending is up

      In keeping with a statewide trend, the annual survey of tourism spending in Kentucky showed an increase in LaRue County in 2012. All nine of the state’s tourism regions registered gains for 2012 compared with 2011.

    Tourism expenditures for 2012 locally reached $8,319,335; an increase of $335,328 over the previous year.

  • WEDDING: Angela and James Lyvers

    Angela Renee White and James Patrick Lyvers were married April 5, 2014.

    The ceremony was held at Southern Grace and Charm Bed and Breakfast.

    The bride is the daughter of Ralph and Eva White of Campbellsville. She is a teacher for LaRue County Schools.

    The groom is the son of Larry and Theresa Lyvers of Bardstown. He is a sales manager for Johnan America.

    The couple live in Hodgenville.

  • Adventure Race Series to be held at State Parks

    Kentucky State Parks will host the 2014 Unbridled Adventure Race Series, three adventure races that will test participants’ physical and mental skills for beginners and veteran racers.

    The series is being conducted at Kentucky State Parks in partnership with Flying Squirrel Adventures.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Hawks drop two

      The Lady Hawks lost, 9-8, May 5 to Elizabethtown’s Lady Panthers.

    The homestanding Lady Hawks were behind 4-0 in the top of the second when they started hitting the ball.

  • BASEBALL: Hawks defeat Bulldogs

     Entering Monday’s game at 5th Region rival John Hardin on a season-worst eight-game losing streak, the LaRue County Hawks were badly in need of a pick-me-up.

    Sophomore Colby Skaggs pulled the Hawks out of their slide, throwing a complete-game four-hitter as LaRue County beat the Bulldogs, 5-2.

    Skaggs struck out three and walked three as the Hawks (6-20) won for the first time since April 17 in beating John Hardin (12-14) for the second time this season.

  • Court Briefs – May 7, 2014

     Guilty plea

    Annabelle Carlen Hatcher (1984) pleaded guilty to tampering with physical evidence; fleeing or evading police; resisting arrest; and menacing April 18 in LaRue Circuit Court. A charge of persistent felony offender was dismissed. Recommended sentence is two years on the first count and 12 months on the remaining counts. Presentencing investigation ordered. Final sentencing is June 2.

     

    Failed to appear

  • Mayor's attempt to appoint ethics board foiled

     Despite a 1994 ordinance requiring the establishment of a board of ethics, no evidence has been found that indicates the City of Hodgenville has ever appointed one.

    An ethics ordinance is required by state law. It defines standards expected by elected and appointed officials. 

    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse failed to convince Hodgenville City Council to approve an ethics board one day before the council began its efforts to oust him from office.