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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Senior Hawks honored
  • BASEBALL: Hawks beat North

    For such a young team, losing a plethora of close games has been somewhat demoralizing for the LaRue County Hawks.

    Thanks to senior Kody Key-Close, the host Hawks finally got one to go their way Monday.

    Facing a five-man infield, Key-Close’s line drive to center field was just over the outstretched glove of North Hardin sophomore A.J. Morales to score freshman Cameron Dawson and give LaRue County a 3-2 walkoff win in nine innings.

  • Crew tackles clean-up of historic cemetery

    The last burial in Little Mount Cemetery took place about 100 years ago.
    Since then, the graveyard on Leafdale Road has been overtaken by a stand of trees, poison ivy and saw briars.
    A towering oak has grown around a tombstone with an illegible inscription. Many stones are broken; others are toppled. Wind and ice have broken limbs and trees.
    Volunteers have attempted clean-ups over the years, but it has been difficult to find sufficient funding and manpower to make a great impression.

  • Next Cheer at WKU

     Three LaRue County High School seniors will be cheering this fall at Western Kentucky University. Emily Armes, Taylor Dawson and Meredith Lindsey survived the final cuts at the WKU tryouts.

    The tryout consisted of four days of intense workouts and interviews. Nearly 100 cheerleaders – including current WKU cheerleaders – from across the state and country tried out for the co-ed and all-girl squads.

  • Several races will be decided in May 20 Primary

     The ballots have been set for the May 20 Primary.

    Two incumbents are retiring, opening their offices to new faces.

    County Attorney Dale Morris did not file for re-election. Hodgenville attorneys Thomas “Tom” Claycomb and Kyle Williamson, both Democrats, have filed for the office.

    Longtime Property Valuation Administrator James Q. Shaw, a Democrat, filed his candidacy paperwork early – but withdrew from the race on Jan. 28.

    The position is being contested by Democrats Chad Puyear and Scotty Lee.

  • Superintendent returns to duties May 21

     LaRue County Schools Superintendent Samuel D. Sanders will return to work May 21.

    Sanders was suspended without pay for 30 days by the school board after he was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and speeding, by Hodgenville City Police on March 29.

  • Buffalo man sentenced to two years after police chase through Green County

     A Buffalo man faces two years in prison in connection with a high-speed automobile chase in October 2012 that began in LaRue County and ended on foot on Bucknersville Road.

  • Several indicted by LaRue grand jury

    Several people were indicted April 21 by a LaRue County grand jury.
    Jason Gabriel Brangers (1977) of Hodgenville, was charged with two counts of theft by deception and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.
    He is accused of obtaining property of another by passing checks in the amounts of $1,650 and $850 from a closed account. The alleged offenses occurred in November 2013.
    Bail was set at $5,000 cash only upon condition of dusk-to-dawn curfew, no violation of the penal code and no communication with employees of Lincoln National Bank.

  • Woman charged with possession of marijuana

    A Hodgenville woman was charged May 9 with possession of marijuana and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.
    Kristel Jankowski, 40, was involved in an argument with a family member and officers were dispatched to her home, according to Deputy Russell McCoy.
    The family member said the argument involved a “large quantity of marijuana” and brought out a sandwich-size plastic bowl full of weed and paraphernalia.
    Jankowski was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center and will be arraigned Wednesday in LaRue District Court.
     

  • Civil suit settled out of court

     A civil trial scheduled for April 28 was averted when the parties settled the case through mediation.

    Brandenburg Telephone Company filed a civil suit last year in an attempt to recoup expenses related to damage to a transformer.

    The suit named Timothy Yoder of Clarkson, Kevin Wilson of Falls of Rough and J.B. Hunt Transport.

    BTC claimed Yoder was operating Wilson’s log truck in a negligent manner on Nov. 7, 2011, near the intersection of Ky. 84 and U.S. 31-E.