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Today's News

  • Childress breaks wins record

    With a win against Menifee County last week, Paul Childress took his place in the record books, as he became the winningest coach in the history of LaRue County High School Basketball. With his 159th win, Childress moved ahead of Corky Cox for the most all-time.

    Coming in to the season, Cox ranked first, with a record of 158-117 over the course of 10 seasons from 1958 to 1968. Childress had 155 wins to 105 losses over nine seasons.

  • Mat Hawks wrestle illness

    The LaRue County Mat Hawks and coaches have been battling the flu.

    Coach Eric Burrell said six of his wrestlers were ill during the holidays.

    The team competed at the Meade County Tsunami Duals Dec. 22-23, going 6-4.

    The Hawks defeated Central 42-30; Corydon, Indiana, 60-18; DeSales, 48-12; Iroquois, 36-31; and Apollo 48-27. They blanked Fort Knox, 66-0.

    The team fell to Central Hardin, 40-34; Christian County, 48-30; Wayne County, 39-37; and Meade County, 45-24.

     Individual results

    106 - Stiles Metcalf 8-2

  • Hawks win Holiday Classic

    Micah Wiseman came through in the clutch for the LaRue County Hawks.

    The senior guard drilled the game-winning 3-pointer as time expired to give the host Hawks a 60-57 win over Bardstown Bethlehem in the National Guard Holiday Classic championship game.

    Wiseman hit 5-of-7 from the arc and scored 23 for LaRue County (6-5), which won its own tournament for the fifth straight year.

    Senior forward Caleb Sheffer chipped in with 14 points and eight rebounds, while sophomore guard Cameron Dawson chipped in with 10 points, three assists and two steals.

  • PHOTO: Scholarship winner
  • Senior News

    Kentucky Public Retirees - Lincoln Trail Chapter

    The Lincoln Trail Chapter of Kentucky Public Retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 12 at Ryan’s, 1034 Executive Drive, Elizabethtown. Hardin County Sheriff John Ward will speak.

    Retired Teachers’ Association to meet

  • MILESTONES - Graduations
  • ANNIVERSARY - Warrens celebrate 50 years

    Odell and Wanda Sue Warren will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 9, 2015.

    They were married Jan. 9, 1965, in Gainesboro, Tennessee.

    They have two children, Connie Wilhoit and Mark Warren; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

    They will renew their vows at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at New Bethlehem Baptist Church.

  • Judell Nunn named Employee of the Month

    Judell Nunn has been selected as the December Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since May 1979 and is under the supervision of JoAnn Pearman in the trouser department.

    She will receive a special award for her service.

  • Police Chief suspended

    Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson was suspended from duties, with pay, on Monday afternoon.

    Johnson was charged last week with official misconduct by Kentucky State Police. The misdemeanor charge stems from the release of a dash-cam video taken in March.

    Sergeant Marcus Jackson has been appointed acting chief.

  • Dead dogs found near county line

    For the second time in nine months, a group of dead dogs have been found down an embankment off Middle Creek Road near the Hardin/LaRue County line.

    Candi Redmond of Rineyville said she and her daughter, Brenda Bargar, were walking along the road last week when they spotted a collection of dogs — some dead and a few alive, but injured.

    It’s the same location where Hardin County Animal Control discovered three decomposed pit bulls and skeletal remains of two more dogs in early April.