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Today's News

  • Woman to serve seven months for DUI

    Lisa Marie Puckett, 39, of Sonora, will serve seven months in the county jail and was fined $1,260 after pleading guilty to two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and three counts of third-degree criminal mischief.

    According to court records, a small child was in the vehicle when the alleged offenses occurred Aug. 22.

  • Join Small Steps to Health & Wealth

    If you want help with your goals for managing your weight or your money, come and join the Small Steps to Health & Wealth, 10-week program (Jan. 27-March 31). This is sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Service (358-3401) and will be offered in conjunction with the Thursday evening Family Fitness Club physical activity.

    The Family Resource Centers for Hodgenville Elementary School and Abraham Lincoln Elementary School have started a family fitness club this school year that meets two nights a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7 p.m.

  • E-vet assist speeds veterans' claims

    Veterans will see speedier filing of benefit claims and faster service in general thanks to a new computerized system installed by the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs.

    “Kentucky’s veterans and their families deserve far better than the old paper system,” KDVA Commissioner Ken Lucas said. “E-Vet Assist makes it faster, more accurate and more efficient for us to help them obtain the benefits and services they have earned. We are glad to see the new automated system finally come to fruition.”

  • Large turnout at Knight fundraiser

    Sonora auctioneer David L. Knight is not lacking for friends.

    An outpouring of support for Knight, who suffered a series of debilitating strokes in September, reaped $20,000 over the weekend during a fundraiser held at Upton Community Center. Paralyzed from the neck down, Knight has been in medical care since suffering the strokes.

    The event included a chili supper and an auction, where a 1930s antique bedroom suite, old coins, TVs and cakes were up for bid. Local businesses also donated items, such as gift certificates.

  • LaRue joins state's eWarrant system

    Last week, local law enforcement and court officials attended classes to learn about the new state electronic warrant system.
    The eWarrants, which are available online, “do away with all paper warrants that had to be mailed,” according to Acting Chief Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police.
    The network allows officers to electronically file complaints, which can be viewed and signed by judges. Officers can act immediately in making an arrest rather than waiting hours or days.

  • Main Street's funding halted until contract signed

    The Main Street organization will be self-funded at least until its current contract with the state is renewed.
    Mayor Terry Cruse told members of Hodgenville City Council that he wants the volunteer group to “become more self-sufficient.” He said the city would not pay the agreed-upon amount of $1,250 monthly to Main Street until the recertification contract is signed.
    And that could take at least three months, according to Director Celia McDonald.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks continue winning ways over Hart and John Hardin

    BY KENDRICK BRYAN

    LaRue County senior sisters Lyndsay and Valerie Whitlock celebrated their 18th birthdays Saturday and ensured their teammates weren’t left out of the festivities in Hodgenville.

    On Friday, the homestanding Lady Hawks edged the Hart County Lady Raiders, 53-50. On Saturday, the Lady Hawks were victorious over the visiting John Hardin Lady Bulldogs, 61-44.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Hawks defeat Hart, drop to Adair

    The LaRue County Hawks and the Hart County Raiders boys’ basketball teams played to a packed house Friday night at Hodgenville. The Raiders were short-handed as they had seven players suspended due to an altercation in a game at Warren East High School on Jan. 10. The Hawks won easily 77-43.
    The Hawks started out cold in the first quarter, missing several easy shots but Kyle Sheeran put the Hawks up 13-11 on consecutive, old-fashioned three-point plays, scoring two baskets and getting fouled on each one.

  • Elementary wrestlers compete at Cobra Tournament

    LaRue County Elementary School wrestlers competed Jan. 16 at the Cobra Wrestling Tournament at Nelson County High School. No team score was kept.

    Individual scores are:

    First – Lucas Barnes, Clay Perry, Dalton Bell, Cameron Lasley, Hayden Polston, Thomas Hoppes

    Second – Preston Carter, Tristin Brown, Levi Gooden, Dylan Dycus

    Third - Braden Sferro, Cash Cruse, Mason Polston

    Fourth - Caleb Hack, Jameson LaRue, Dawson Bingham

  • Hardin County Historical Society to meet

    The Hardin County Historical Society will meet 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the State Theater Gallery, 209 West Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown. The buffet dinner will be catered by Back Home. The price is $8.50 per person. For reservations, contact Judy French at 735-9698 or jmfrench9@windstream.net by Jan. 21.