Today's News

  • Hawks get hard-fought win

    The LaRue County Hawks bounced back from a loss to Elizabethtown on Dec. 15 to defeat Edmonson County 64-70 the following evening.

    Senior guard Micah Wiseman scored 24 points for the homestanding Hawks.

    Sophomore guard Cameron Dawson added 19 points and six assists, while senior forward Caleb Sheffer had 16 points and seven rebounds.

    Shane King, Dane Milby, Dalton Metcalf and Bryson Cobb rounded out the scoring for the Hawks.

  • Lady Hawks go 3-0 in Taylor

    Senior forward Alyson Yingling recorded three double-doubles and the Lady Hawks (5-3) got above the .500 mark by winning all three of their games over the weekend in the Taylor County Christmas Tournament.

    LaRue County beat Metcalfe County, 65-48 and Lynn Camp, 55-39 on Saturday, and topped the host Lady Cardinals, 62-57 on Friday.

    Yingling had 14 points and 17 rebounds as the Lady Hawks pulled away from Metcalfe County.

  • Forecast: agriculture receipts down in 2015

    In early December each year, the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture’s Department of Agricultural Economics releases their annual Agricultural Situation and Outlook covering the country’s and state’s general farm economy, and 12 specific farm commodities important to Kentucky.

    A brief summary of their thoughts on the overall Kentucky’s Agriculture review for 2014 and outlook for 2015 follows. The entire publication is available at http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agecon/.

  • Writer analyzes the language of barns

    The little barn in this picture can be seen from Ky. 470. Travel east on 470 one half mile or less after you cross McDougal Creek. Look to your right and there it is, about 400 feet from the highway.

    I’ll name this little barn “Bantam Barn” because it is so small. It is not far from two other barns I featured some time ago. I dubbed those two old barns Grover and Wilson.

  • Two injured in wreck on Ky. 210

    Two people were injured about 7 a.m. Dec. 17 in a two-car crash on Campbellsville Road (Ky. 210).

    Janice K. Weaver, 53, of Hodgenville, was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu west on Campbellsville Road when a deer crossed in front of her vehicle. Weaver stopped in the roadway to avoid striking the deer, according to a report filed by LaRue County Deputy Robbie Brownfield.

  • Phelps reflects on 23 years as a city councilman

    For the last 23 years, James Phelps Jr. knew exactly where he would be on the second Monday of each month: the Hodgenville City Council meeting.

    This month, his tenure – possibly the longest tenure of a councilman – came to an end as a new crop of council members was sworn in.

    Phelps, who was consistently the top vote-getter in a six-person panel, made the decision to run for mayor last summer. He lost by 92 votes to fellow councilman and interim mayor, Kenny DeVore.

  • Man injured in Saturday crash

    A Hodgenville man was injured about 8 p.m. Dec. 20 in a single-vehicle crash

    Donald E. McCoy, 58, was driving a 2001 Ford Focus south on North L&N Turnpike. The right side tires dropped off the roadway and the vehicle struck a culvert. The Focus crossed the centerline and struck a fence and several posts before coming to a rest.

    McCoy was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital the following morning and admitted for treatment, according to LaRue County Deputy Robbie Brownfield.

  • Christmas spectacle draws viewers from around county

    The Christmas spirit can surface in unexpected places: shopping, sitting at a red light, eating dinner and driving down the back roads of LaRue County.

    Out on Knob Schoolhouse Road, toward Sonora, you’ll find the Fulkerson house. It’s hard to miss. Covered in multicolored Christmas lights and surrounded by holiday-themed inflatables (including one chilly polar bear who shivers), the house stands out in the daylight. At nighttime, though, it shines.

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  • Bardstown Road closed Friday after semi rolls

    Bardstown Road was shut down about four hours Friday night after a semi trailer overturned.

    LaRue County Deputy Robbie Brownfield responded to a 911 call about 11:38 p.m. after hearing a report that the truck was on fire and the driver was trapped inside. Multiple rescue units were dispatched. However, first responders discovered the truck was not on fire and the driver was not trapped.