Today's News

  • PHOTO: Heralding a move
  • Local businesses prepare for holiday open houses

    The holiday season is swiftly approaching, which means people will be out in droves through the end of the year to buy whatever is the hot present this season.

    We all know the sites: mall parking lots, packed to the brim with glinting windshields, cold muddy footprints tracking the journey from said parking lot to the door and, of course, the mall itself. Stores full of people standing shoulder to shoulder, trying to make their way to the register, purchases in tow.

    If you would like to avoid that, buy local.

  • Wortham shares memories of Vietnam

    Like his father Harlan “Pooch” Wortham before him, David Wortham has worked at a filling station, but unlike his dad, Wortham lived and even rode inside his station – a U.S. Navy tanker.

    A Hodgenville native, Wortham served in the mid-to-late 1960s as a machinist mate third class aboard the USS Mississinewa, an oil tanker named after an Indiana river.

    “It was the flagship for the Sixth Fleet,” said the 1965 LaRue County High School graduate. “It was the fleet admiral’s duty station.”

  • Slayton searches for Dad’s WWII Luger

    Think of bucket lists and you expect to see names of exotic islands or as-yet-unachieved goals.

    The item at the top of Charles Slayton’s list, however, is neither a place nor an accomplishment. Instead, it is to fulfill the wish of his late father in finding a long-lost World War II German officer’s Luger.

    His dad, Wilburn “Web” Slayton, grew up in the Magnolia area of LaRue County.

  • Man uses ax to break in home

     A Hodgenville man was charged with second-degree burglary and fourth-degree assault after allegedly striking a woman on Oct. 29. He was also charged with third-degree terroristic threat-ening.

    According to Kentucky State Police, David A. “Archie” Spalding, 46, of N.L&N Turnpike, entered the woman’s house by kicking in a door. He allegedly “ripped out her hair” and threatened her with a knife. At one point, he allegedly attempted to break in a door with an ax.

  • Fundrai$ers

    Santa’s Helpers bake sale and food drive

    Santa’s Helpers will hold a bake sale and canned food drive beginning at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 15 at Hometown IGA. Proceeds will be used to buy new toys for children at Christmas. For more information, call Snookie Morrison at 270-234-3313.

    Relay for Life Fundraisers

    The Circle of Friends team is selling Subway cards for $10. Contact Regina Childress 270-358-9541 or anyone who works at Nationwide Uniform for more information.

  • WKU Forensics team named sweepstakes champion

    Western Kentucky University forensics team was crowned team sweepstakes champion, ahead of 39 other schools, at the largest tournament of the fall semester.

    The 67th Annual L.E. Norton Memorial Tournament, hosted by Bradley University, is one of the oldest collegiate forensics tournaments and has historically served as a predictor of success at April’s national tournament.

  • Navy Airman Butler completes basic training

    Navy Airman Recruit Tony L. Butler, the son of Shirley L. Butler of Upton, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois.

    During the eight-week program, Butler completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

  • Sports Shorts

    Youth wrestling sign-ups

    Youth wrestling sign-ups are 6-7 p.m. Nov. 17 at LaRue County Park and Recreation. Registration fee is $50.

    Upcoming – basketball season

    n Boys and girls basketball – Blue/White Night, Friday, Nov. 21

    n Tuesday, Nov. 25 – Hawks basketball scrimmage vs. Glasgow, 6:30 p.m.

    n Saturday, Nov. 29 – Hawks basketball scrimmage vs. Hancock County/Atherton, noon

    Cheerleader fundraiser: Daddy-Daughter Hoedown

  • Owen named to All-State Volleyball Team

    Junior Chloe Owen was selected to the Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association 2nd Team All-State.

    This is the third consecutive year that the Lady Hawks’ volleyball team has had a first or second all-state team selection. Previous selections were Ivy Brown (2012 and 2013) and Alley Evans (2013).

    Her coach, Ben Schell, said it’s a “very prestigious honor because it is voted on by coaches throughout the state.”