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Today's News

  • 4-H Poetry winners

    4-H Poetry Contest Results:

     

    Junior Division:

    First – Zoe VanRiper, Abraham Lincoln Elementary School fifth-grade

    Second – Tara Warren, homeschooled

    Third – Mallory Riggs, ALES fifth-grade

    Fourth – Ashlen Grubbs, LaRue County Middle School

    Fifth – Jaxson Williams, ALES fifth-grade

    Sixth – Jacob Gentry, LCMS

    Seventh – Madison Wilmoth, ALES fifth-grade

    Eighth – Richard Pike, homeschooled

  • COLUMN: Class provides tips for growing herbs

    Most culinary herbs are perennials. Perennials live more than two growing seasons. Herbs will do well in pots, if adequate drainage is provided. Use a good-quality potting mix with fertilizer.

    Container herbs will require more moisture than garden-grown herbs, and many will benefit from after-noon shade.

  • Green County go kart track red-lighted after complaints

     The Green County Fiscal Court suspended a February decision approving a go kart track near Donansburg after a group of citizens objected during the March regular meeting.

    Magistrates had approved Brandon Curry’s plans to build a go kart track on Mitchell Cemetery Road with the intentions of drawing racers from all over the southeast.

    No one objected to the plan at a hearing on Feb. 28, and Curry told the magistrates that no one living in the area had expressed opposition to the plan.

  • COLUMN: Books aid in selection of career, future

     * How to Grow a Hundred Dollars by Elizabeth James and Carol Barkin

    * How to Turn Lemons into Money by Louise Armstrong

    * Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand by Liz and Jay Scott (a true story about a child who raised money for a hospital)

    * From Rags to Riches by Nathan Aaseng

    * The Story of Microsoft by Nell Musolf

    * Other books in “The Story of…” series include Coca-Cola, Ford, Nike, Starbucks

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  • COLUMN: Sunrise elders enjoy trip to Graceland

    What started out as a conversation about places you would like to go, turned into a reality for Joyce Williams.

    Joyce, 81, is an elder at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home who attends some activities, but not outings. One day she mentioned to me, “I’d really like to go to Graceland,” and I responded, “OK, we can go in the spring.”

  • BASEBALL: Hawks pound Caverna

     The LaRue County Hawks got off to a slow start, but once they warmed up, the Caverna Colonels couldn’t stop them.

    The Hawks collected 19 hits, including six for extra bases, on their way to a 20-1 pounding of the visiting Colonels on March 25 in an 18th District game.

    Caverna took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first before LaRue County tied it in the bottom half of the inning. The Hawks erupted for eight runs in the second and 11 more in the third.

  • Lieutenant Colonel John Todd Shipp retires

     All good things must come to an end, and for Lieutenant Colonel John Todd Shipp, it was time. Shipp departs the United States Army and United States Army Reserves with more than 29 years of service to his country.

  • Hodgenville man charged with murder after wreck

     A Hodgenville man charged with two counts of murder after he struck and killed an Elizabethtown couple last August appeared Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Heather Stroutman, public defender for Earl D. Richardson, 46, made a motion to receive medical records of Richardson and copies of the accident, reconstruction and autopsy reports from the prosecution.

    Judge Ken Howard sustained the motion and ordered the documents be submitted by May 20.

  • Sonora man pleads guilty to unlawful imprisonment

     A Sonora man accused of kidnapping a woman and her 3-year-old son pleaded guilty and was formally sentenced Tuesday to amended charges in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Allen W. Riggs, 25, pleaded guilty in three cases to two counts of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, theft by unlawful taking – automobile, second-degree assault, fourth-degree assault and complicity to promote contraband.

    Riggs was sentenced to 10 years to run concurrently. He will serve five years. Five years of the sentence is probated.