Today's News

  • Former city officials report to jail

    Despite the snow, former Hodgenville mayor Terry Cruse and former city clerk MaDonna Hornback reported Monday as scheduled to Nelson County Jail in Bardstown to begin serving their 30-day sentences.

    The two pleaded guilty in Nelson Circuit Court to multiple felony counts a week ago for inappropriate use of the city’s credit cards to fuel personal vehicles and claiming mileage for which the two were ineligible.

  • Police investigate Springfield Road shooting

    The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting of a 20-year-old man Monday night inside his Springfield Road home.

    Deputies responded around 6:15 p.m. to a home in the 4000 block of Springfield Road where a man had been shot. Hardin County Sheriff John Ward said the man suffered a single gunshot wound to the neck.

    Police have not identified the man, who was treated by Hardin County EMS and trans­ported to Hardin Memorial Hospital. The man’s condition was unavailable Tuesday.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Love and song are in the air

    Students at Hodgenville Elementary School celebrated Valentine’s Day this year by making and sending cards to young patients at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

    Fourth-grade students Ellee Price and Stephanie Whiteman came up with the idea as Lacy Hatfield’s class discussed a leadership project.

  • Mat Hawks take second in Region Tournament


    The LaRue County Mat Hawks finished as runners-up in Friday and Saturday’s Region 2 Wrestling Tournament in Meade County.

    The team finished with 185.5 points, behind first-time champion and host team, Meade County.

    North Hardin was third with 172 points, while John Hardin was fourth (147), Apollo was fifth (117.5), Central Hardin sixth (115) and Fort Knox 11th (30).

    Nine Mat Hawks advanced to next weekend’s State Wrestling Tournament.

  • Sports Shorts: Feb. 18, 2015

    Donations for Little League Baseball

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks fall to John Hardin

    Lady Hawk senior Alyson Yingling had a team-high 15 points Saturday in the opening game of the Hillbilly’s Tease Valentines Day Shootout at the Dawg Pound.

    Yingling also pulled down 16 rebounds in the Lady Hawks’ 66-40 loss to John Hardin’s Lady Bulldogs.

    John Hardin was in control for most of the game, trailing just once at 5-4 after LaRue County’s Presley Brown buried a 3 off an assist from fellow freshman guard Mallory Williams with 4:01 left in the first quarter.

  • WKU's freshmen take over for win

    Western Kentucky University Lady Toppers overcame foul trouble by their leading scorers and got strong play from a pair of freshman off the bench as the Lady Toppers secured a 74-60 win over Marshall on Saturday afternoon in E.A. Diddle Arena.

  • LaRue prepares to host District Tournament

    Both the girls and boys basketball teams at LaRue County High School are looking to right the ship heading into their respective district tournaments, after middle-of-the-road regular seasons.

    Lady Hawks

    It’s been an especially difficult season for the Lady Hawks, as they lost Miss Kentucky Basketball in Ivy Brown, and a player who averaged over 22 points per game in Alexis Brewer.

  • Yingling's transfer a plus for Lady Hawks

    Alyson Yingling has taken an unorthodox route to being a senior starter on the LaRue County Lady Hawks basketball team. Her family moved to Hodgenville from Fairbanks, Alaska, during her junior year. That move would be difficult for anyone, but for a high school student going into her upperclassmen years, it was especially difficult.

  • Young Achievers display available at Towne Mall

    The Lincoln Trail Young Achievers Program display is now at the Towne Mall in Elizabethtown.  The Young Achievers Program, locally sponsored by McCoy’s Image Studio, is a national program sponsored by the International Leadership Network, St. Louis, Missouri. 

    Young Achievers recognizes fifth and eighth graders from Abraham Lincoln, G.C. Burkhead, Green County Intermediate, Heartland, Hodgenville, Howevalley, Lincoln Trail, Meadowview, Morningside, New Highland, Rineyville, Vine Grove, LaRue County Middle School and T.K. Stone Middle School.