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Today's News

  • Eight indicted by grand jury in December

     Eight people were indicted Dec. 19 by a LaRue County grand jury.

    They include:

    Bradley Scott Hovious(1981) of Hodgenville was charged with first-degree robbery and second-degree persistent felony offender.

    He is accused of entering IGA Express Nov. 18 and threatening to use physical force while armed with a knife in order to take money from a store clerk.

    Bail was set at $50,000 cash. Hodgenville City Police investigated.

  • COLUMN: Good weight management strategy: Eat more meals at home

     Dining at home with family and friends is rewarding and enjoyable. In the coming year, consider making cooking and dining at home a priority in your family. It controls food costs and helps with weight management, and it brings a family together.

    Research shows that having regular mealtime can improve the health of children, help with their social and emotional development, and help them do better in school.

  • Hodgenville man charged in McCracken drug bust

     The McCracken County Sheriff's Department Drug Division wrapped up a month long investigation into a large marijuana trafficking ring on Wednesday. It resulted in the arrests of five people from the Taylorsville, Louisville and Hodgenville area.

    For about a month, detectives had been investigating a group they believed were intending to purchase a large quantity of marijuana.

    During that time, they came to Paducah to discuss the amount of marijuana they wished to purchase, the method of transportation, and the amount of money.

  • PHOTO: ECTC donates to Warm Blessings

  • WRESTLING: Smoky Mountain Duals Day 1

    SMOKY MOUNTAIN DUALS

    PIGEON FORGE, TENN. — Results from the first round of the Smoky Mountain Duals at Pigeon Forge High School:

    LaRue County (4-0)

    Def. All-Stars, 72-9

    Def. Corryton (Tenn). Gibbs, 39-18

    Def. Atlanta Holy Innocents, 48-15

    Def. Lawrenceville (Ga.) Archer, 36-21

    Individual Results

  • Library has new books, DVDs and eReader downloads

     The LaRue County Public Library has several new books and DVDs.

    They include:

    Books – Civil Service Exam Guide; Official SAT Study Guide; Petersons Master the GED; Lost December by Richard Paul Evans; Prince of Ravenscar by Catherine Coulter; and Mulberry Park by Judy Duarte.

    DVDs – Midnight in Paris; Dolphin Tale; Warrior; Kung Fu Panda 2; and Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

    The library offers free downloads for eReaders.

    For more information, contact Dana Jolly at 270-358-3851.

  • Jobless rate down in LaRue

     Unemployment rates fell in 114 Kentucky counties – including LaRue County – between November 2010 and November 2011, while six county rates increased, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

    LaRue County’s rate was 7.4 percent, down from 8.8 percent the previous month; and down from 8.2 percent in November 2010.

    Of a 6,951 civilian labor force, 6,434 were employed in LaRue County

  • Woman leads police on chase on I-65

    An out-of-state woman in a stolen rental vehicle led police in a pursuit Wednesday morning on Interstate 65 that began near the LaRue-Hart County border and ended in Clark County, Ind.

    Carolyn S. Jones, 26, of Killeen, Texas, was driving a white 2010 Chevrolet G3 van when she sped past an unmarked Kentucky State Police unit at 8:57 a.m. near the 75-mile marker on I-65, according to a KSP news release. The van that Jones was operating had been reported stolen by Hertz Rental Cars.

  • COLUMN: Elf on the Shelf keeps an eye on Christmas

    The Elf on the Shelf ... If you haven't heard of this Christmas phenomenon yet, you soon will.

    Many of you already have an elf at your home. And, if you don't, well, there are some parents out there who would say you should consider yourself lucky. Apparently, there are some parents who don't particularly like having the “responsibility” of a little elf in their home.

  • COLUMN: What's your vision for the new year?

     For the vision … will surely come.”

    Between your dream and its fulfillment you’ll be tested. You’ll face some of the same things Joseph faced like:

    • The faith test. He had to maintain his faith in a hostile environment and believe in a dream nobody else believed in. He had no “dreamers support network.” He had to stand alone.