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Today's News

  • Adventure Race Series to be held at State Parks

    Kentucky State Parks will host the 2014 Unbridled Adventure Race Series, three adventure races that will test participants’ physical and mental skills for beginners and veteran racers.

    The series is being conducted at Kentucky State Parks in partnership with Flying Squirrel Adventures.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Hawks drop two

      The Lady Hawks lost, 9-8, May 5 to Elizabethtown’s Lady Panthers.

    The homestanding Lady Hawks were behind 4-0 in the top of the second when they started hitting the ball.

  • BASEBALL: Hawks defeat Bulldogs

     Entering Monday’s game at 5th Region rival John Hardin on a season-worst eight-game losing streak, the LaRue County Hawks were badly in need of a pick-me-up.

    Sophomore Colby Skaggs pulled the Hawks out of their slide, throwing a complete-game four-hitter as LaRue County beat the Bulldogs, 5-2.

    Skaggs struck out three and walked three as the Hawks (6-20) won for the first time since April 17 in beating John Hardin (12-14) for the second time this season.

  • Court Briefs – May 7, 2014

     Guilty plea

    Annabelle Carlen Hatcher (1984) pleaded guilty to tampering with physical evidence; fleeing or evading police; resisting arrest; and menacing April 18 in LaRue Circuit Court. A charge of persistent felony offender was dismissed. Recommended sentence is two years on the first count and 12 months on the remaining counts. Presentencing investigation ordered. Final sentencing is June 2.

     

    Failed to appear

  • Mayor's attempt to appoint ethics board foiled

     Despite a 1994 ordinance requiring the establishment of a board of ethics, no evidence has been found that indicates the City of Hodgenville has ever appointed one.

    An ethics ordinance is required by state law. It defines standards expected by elected and appointed officials. 

    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse failed to convince Hodgenville City Council to approve an ethics board one day before the council began its efforts to oust him from office.

  • School board holds special meeting

     The LaRue County School Board held a special called meeting Monday, going into closed session to discuss personnel matters.

    The board provided proper notice to The LaRue County Herald News.

    No action was taken after the meeting. The audience – prior to the board entering closed session – consisted of a Herald reporter, board attorney James Whitlow, and Doug Hubbard, the attorney who is representing Superintendent Sam Sanders in his ongoing DUI case.

  • Teen injured in crash

     A Hodgenville teenager was injured April 29 in a two-vehicle crash.

    Stephen Moore, 20, of Payneville, was driving a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt south on Lincoln Farm Road just before 5 p.m., according to the LaRue County Sheriff’s office. Payne said he was going to turn left into the parking lot of Lincoln General Store and did not see a northbound Ford Ranger pickup. The Cobalt was struck when he turned in front of the pickup.

  • Shaheen receives International Eden Elder Award

     Lisa Shaheen, a resident of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Hodgenville, received the 2014 International Eden Elder Award at the organization’s meeting in Nashville May 2.

    Sally Rineker, Sunrise Manor’s quality of life director, said the whole philosophy of Eden Alternative is to create a life worth living.  

    “We want to get away from the institutional model of a nursing home and eliminate its three plagues – helplessness, loneliness and boredom. In their place is a model where residents are active in various pursuits.”

  • Block tick bites and Lyme disease

      When warm weather arrives, you might get the urge to walk barefoot through the grass. But before you stroll through your lawn or head out on a hiking trail, you’ll want to protect yourself and your loved ones from ticks that often lurk in tall grass, thick brush, and wooded areas. Many ticks carry disease, so do what you can to keep ticks from taking a bite out of you.

  • Retired teachers stay busy, serving community

     With more than 29,500 members out of some 43,000 retired teachers statewide, the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association is a strong force in looking after the welfare of its members.

    Because they are retired, however, does not mean these members are not active, for through this organization, these teachers, as they once served the needs of their students, are helping their communities in a variety of ways through volunteering.