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Today's News

  • Former teacher honored by Lindsey Wilson

    History will be made when the Lindsey Wilson College community celebrates the college’s 83rd homecoming on the weekend of Sept. 12-13.

    Six individuals will be honored by the college; a new homecoming queen and king will be crowned; and a new Blue Raider Bob mascot will be unveiled.

  • PHOTO: Rotary guest
  • How much home can you afford?

     Buying a home is typically the largest single purchase a person will make in their lifetime. Ninety percent of buyers will take out a mortgage to purchase their home. It is important to understand how much home you can realistically afford. Be cautious of becoming ‘house poor’, meaning you are spending too much of your monthly income on your house payment and upkeep, and not able to adequately fund other needs such as retirement savings, college savings accounts, or general living expenses.

  • Joel Ray Sprowls: One in a million

    Joel Ray Sprowls is celebrating 60 years of entertaining audiences with his Lincoln Jamboree. Six decades of success in any business is truly something to be proud of, but in entertainment it’s almost unheard of, with rare exceptions like the legendary George Burns, or Bob Hope.

    Joel Ray is LaRue county’s own legendary performer, and Master of Ceremonies.

  • Joel Ray: Come for the music, stay for the jokes

    Joel Ray Sprowls, owner and producer of the Lincoln Jamboree in Hodgenville for 60 years, is known as much for his comedy as his emceeing the show.

    He can even boast of earning an encore for wearing one of his trademark flashy sequined suits and another for a joke, one of thousands he has told on stage.

  • ‘Ultimate Fighter’ Shaine Jaime joins Cumberland coaching staff

    Cumberland University – Cumberland University wrestling coach Todd Allen has announced the hiring of two-time All-American and The Ultimate Fighter Reality TV show coach Shaine Jaime as the program’s new full-time assistant coach.

    Jaime was a two-time Division II All-American at Central Washington University, placing third twice during his career for the Wildcats.

  • Soccer teams pick up wins, Nunn scores big for Ladies

    GIRLS SOCCER

    LaRue County 11, Breckinridge County 1

    The Lady Hawks Soccer team picked up their first win of the season Aug. 25 with an impressive 11-1 victory over visiting Breckinridge County.

    Sophomore Gillian Nunn had a sensational game with four goals. Senior Rachel Wolf and her sister, freshman Natalie Wolf each provided two goals as well.

    Senior Nichole Thomas, sophomore Hattie Ward, and full-time goalkeeper Sierra Mullins also chipped in with a goal apiece.

  • LaRue breaks Hart for 33-28 win

    It was a very successful week for the fall sports of LaRue County High School as we saw some highly competitive contests and some special performances.

    FOOTBALL

    LaRue County 33, Hart County 28

  • Man charged with assault, trespass

    A Hodgenville man is facing numerous charges after allegedly assaulting a woman in her apartment Aug. 25.

    James Christopher Matthews, 19, who recently moved to the area from Edmonton, according to police, allegedly held a knife to a woman’s throat and threatened to kill her. Charges filed include second-degree assault, fleeing and evading police (on foot), second-degree attempted burglary, second-degree criminal mischief and second-degree criminal trespass.

  • New Haven mayor dies

    New Haven Mayor Bobby Johnson died Thursday after an illness following surgery.

    City Clerk Linda Mattingly said he passed away around noon at Flaget Memorial Hospital.

    He was in his fourth year as mayor after having served two terms on the New Haven Board of Commissioners.

    He had also been the city’s police chief for 17 years.

    “He did a great job as mayor,” Mattingly said. “He’s going to be sadly missed by our community. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.”