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Today's News

  • Remembering with Gratitude

    Memorial Day is more than just another holiday, a day off from work, a cook out with family and friends, or a trip to the lake. This weekend is time to remember people. We remember them in two ways: in death and in life.

  • One man, one mower, one mission

    As Memorial Day approaches, families make plans to honor their dead. Some place flowers or wreaths on graves, others bring tools to spruce up the cemetery and some simply visit the burial site.
    Others use the day for a private get-together, celebrating the start of summer activities.
    Many forget the original intent of the holiday - to honor veterans who had fallen in battle.

  • Police search area after IGA Express robbery

    Hodgenville City Police are investigating a May 16 robbery at IGA Express across from the LaRue County Fairgrounds.
    The perpetrator, who was carrying a knife, entered the store around 10 p.m. and demanded money from the store clerk, according to Hodgenville City Police Chief Steve Johnson. The clerk handed over the cash drawer and the robber left.  
    Johnson said the suspect, who is believed to be a slim male that is around 5-10 or 6-feet tall, was in the store approximately two to three minutes and took an undetermined amount of cash.

  • Three men charged with meth-related crimes

    James Thomas Snyder, 37, of Hodgenville; William Earl Meredith, 40, of Hart County; and Jason Christopher Wood, 29, of Walton, each were charged Dec. 20, in LaRue Circuit Court with possession of precursors with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and complicity.
    The three were investigated after officers found four one-step methamphetamine labs – made from plastic soda bottles – in a dumpster outside the recycling center Sept. 13. Lye, batteries, a coffee grinder, chemicals and other items used to make the illegal drug were found inside the building.

  • Click it or Ticket campaign revs up

    If you happen to be a motorist that does not practice buckling up regularly, local law enforcement will be looking for you.
    In an effort to increase vehicle safety belt usage and save more lives on the road, local law enforcement has joined the Click It or Ticket campaign.
    The nationwide campaign, adopted by Kentucky in 2001, began Monday and will run through June 5. Motorists can expect to receive a ticket, not a warning during this statewide crackdown.    

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Hawks defeat E'town

    If Friday really was their last night playing in a LaRue County uniform, twins Lyndsay and Valerie Whitlock went out in style.

    The seniors, both in the starting batting order for the first time in eight games, reached base seven times in a combined eight plate appearance and each scored three times as the Lady Hawks ended the regular season with a 9-3 win against the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers.

  • Turnout low for primary

    Statewide 10.35 percent of registered voters went to the polls May 17 to cast their ballots in the 2011 primary election. In LaRue County only 9.99 percent of registered voters turned out, or 965 of 9,662 voters registered, according to www.elect.ky.gov.

  • Geocaching day will be May 21

    Discovery Education will hold Geocaching Day 11:30 a.m. May 21 at Hinton’s Orchard in LaRue County.
    Geocaching is a fun way to get out of the house and look for hidden treasure.
    Throughout the world people hide various items and use a handheld GPS to log the coordinates. They then post the coordinates online and see how many people can find the item.

  • High schoolers visit Frankfort

    Seventeen local high school juniors traveled to Frankfort on April 13, as part of their participation in the annual Nolin RECC Washington Youth Tour contest activities.

  • Problem solving team to compete in La Crosse

    LaRue County Middle School’s state champion community problem solving team is making plans to compete at the International Conference at the University of Wisconsin in La Crosse in June.
    The team, coached by eighth grade math teacher Doris Jean Holleran and community volunteer Tom Rossi, completed Project SMART (Share More Accessibility - Route Technology) that, with financing from Lincoln National Bank, has provided free Wi-Fi (internet) access to downtown Hodgenville since April 2.