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Today's News

  • Housefire destroys coaches home

    A home in the 2000 block of Flint Hill Road in the Sonora area was destroyed Saturday afternoon after its owners had made repairs from a previous fire that forced them from the home, according to Sonora Fire Department Capt. Chris Stilts.
    However, authorities were unsure what caused the blaze at the home, which is owned by Tommy Adams, an assistant coach with the LaRue County High School girls’ basketball team. No one was injured in the fire and officials said the family was away from the home when the blaze started.

  • Turret relaunches Feb. 16 as The Gold Standard

    Fort Knox’s weekly newspaper will introduce a redesign this week and adopt a new name officials say better represents the entire post.
    Turret relaunches Feb. 16 as The Gold Standard, highlighting new features and a new website, Fort Knox Public Affairs Officer Ryan Brus said. The newspaper’s renamed website, www.fkgold standard.com, goes live the same day.
    The final edition of the Turret was published Thursday.

  • LaRue native finds career path through FFA program

    Years of hard work and volunteerism are paying off for a LaRue County woman as she graduates with a specialized degree from Western Kentucky University.
    Ashley McWaters has become the first person in an eight-county span, known as Area 5 State Fire and Rescue Training District, to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in systems management fire administration.

  • Student’s artwork to be displayed in NYC

    Hodgenville Elementary fourth grade student Lexi Hodges won a school-wide vote for her artwork of a rainforest ecosystem. Her artwork will be seen in New York City at the National Art Education Association National Conference on March 2-3, on a 30’x16’ LED screen in Big Screen Plaza, located between 29th and 30th Streets.

  • Dairy farmer speaks to rotary

    Bonnie Sammons is similar in many ways to the members of the Hodgenville Rotary Club she spoke with on Feb. 2 — working hard and taking pride in providing a quality product to customers. But unlike the typical local business, Sammons' most important asset is cows and her product is milk. Sammons and her husband are dairy farmers.

  • Kenzi cut first round of Hollywood week

    Kenzi Lewis, Hodgenville’s American Idol contestant, was cut from the popular TV show Thursday in round one of Hollywood Week.
    Lewis, 16, who has received two “golden tickets” to Hollywood after auditioning for the 2011 and 2012 seasons of American Idol, was briefly seen onstage before half of the contestants were sent home.
    In last year’s Idol, Lewis made it through the first round of Hollywood Week.
    The Lewis family is unable to speak with the media due to their contract with American Idol.

  • PHOTO: Murphy meets with EMS
  • Love of geology born locally

    When Cassandra “Cassie” Hornback was a little girl, she enjoyed “exploring” her backyard in Sonora with her grandmother.
    Her “Mammaw,” Norma Jean Rector, passed away last October and Hornback had the chance to go through some of her possessions. She was amazed at the treasures her Mammaw had saved from their adventures.
    The odd-shaped rocks and fossils that caught the eye of a little girl were a foreshadowing of Hornback’s current love: geology.

  • Court ruling discards new legislative boundaries

    LaRue County is again in the 5th State Senate District and 19th House District after Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled Feb. 7 that House Bill 1, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Steve Beshear, is unconstitutional.
    State Senate and House districts created by House Bill 1 will be thrown out and the district boundaries will go back to where they were before the bill was signed.
    Sen. Carroll Gibson of Leitchfield and Rep. Michael Meredith of Brownsville once again represent LaRue County.

  • Council won’t bite on new tax

    Members of the LaRue County Park and Recreation Board presented their case Monday to Hodgenville City Council for sustainable funding through a restaurant tax.
    They had hoped to persuade the six-member council to support a 2 percent tax on prepared food in establishments within city limits. The matter did not make it to a vote.
    Several board members spoke about safety issues at the 1970s-era park and the need for maintenance.
    Board President Eric DeVary said they “had a growing concern” with the aging equipment and facilities.