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Today's News

  • BASEBALL: Hawks keep winning

    MUNFORDVILLE — Nothing is better for a team than controlling its own destiny and the LaRue County Hawks are in that position.
    LaRue County freshman Jaxon Boley shut the Hart County Raiders down and the Hawks scored five runs in the final four innings to pull away for a 6-0 victory in an 18th District game May 5 at Raider Field.
    The Hawks gave Coach Eric Allen a good birthday present, the program’s first 20-win season in his three-year tenure. It’s a big stepping stone for a young team coming off a 10-23 season.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Hawks win Abe Lincoln Classic

    The Lady Hawks blanked Hopkinsville, 5-0, Saturday in the Abe Lincoln Classic.
    Senior Emillee Cundiff struck out seven for the host Lady Hawks who improved their record to 16-13. She allowed one hit and two walks in seven innings.
    Sophomore Kourtnee Davenport went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, while sophomore Chasity Bryant added two singles and a run.
    Loss to Taylor
    The host Lady Hawks blew leads of 1-0 and 4-1 in the first two innings as they fell to Taylor County’s Lady Cardinals 10-4 May 6.

  • News of Record: May 13, 2015

    DUI
    The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in LaRue District Court: ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Program. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.

  • PHOTOS: Through the editor's eyes
  • Court Briefs: May 13, 2015

    Flagrant nonsupport
    Rebecca Medley (1981) pleaded guilty March 30 in LaRue Circuit Court to one count of flagrant nonsupport. She was sentenced to five years, to run consecutively with an Anderson Circuit case, or until the arrears are paid. Conditional discharge order signed. Court cost is $385.

    Plead guilty

  • Civil suits against deputies winding down

    A pair of civil cases involving LaRue County deputies were filed in 2011 in circuit court. One case was eventually dismissed while the other continues to wind through the court system.
    Two women alleged false imprisonment and false arrest against the department after their arrests in unrelated cases.
    Pamela Dugan, 57, of Buffalo, claimed she was pulled from her residence on April 25, 2011, by Deputy Brian Smith. She claimed she was placed in a cruiser and transported to LaRue County Detention Center where she was processed and jailed for 13 hours.

  • Ye Old Courthouse Saga

    The LaRue County Courthouse turns 50 this year.
    The two-story red brick structure, located at 209 West High Street, is due for renovations outside and in. With maintenance and luck, it will last another 50 years.
    The construction of the courthouse was surrounded by controversy – from its location and cost – to the demolition of the “old courthouse” on Lincoln Square.
    A little history
    The old courthouse was demolished in 1966, according to a story and photo in The Herald News.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline releases easements

    Developers for the Bluegrass Pipeline pulled the plug on the controversial project last year  – and land transactions indicate the company is relinquishing claims in LaRue County.
    Letters were sent to several property owners stating:
    “Recently, Bluegrass Pipeline LLC decided that it will not pursue the Bluegrass Pipeline project. In light of this decision, we no longer have a need for the ... right of way agreement in the county land records, which will have the effect of extinguishing our easement rights on your property.”

  • Fair Board wants free water

    For many years, the City of Hodgenville provided free water and sewer service to the privately-owned LaRue County Fairgrounds.
    A change in administration led to a change in policy last summer – and an end to the free service.
    Monday night, several Fair Board members appealed to City Council to reinstate the agreement.
    Sandy Bell, fair board treasurer, described the fairgrounds as “nonprofitable.”
    The last water bill for the fairgrounds was $1,009 – and Bell said she had to borrow the funds to pay it.

  • Officers investigate shooting

    Officers are investigating a shooting that occurred Friday evening on McDowell Road.
    According to LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy, a man was transported by medical helicopter to a Louisville hospital after suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
    No other information is available; and the name of the patient was not released.