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Today's News

  • ALES custodians win good housekeeping award

    For the second time since the recognition program began last school year, custodians at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School have won the district’s good housekeeping award.

    “They have taken a lot of pride in their work and it shows in the school building,” said Phil Fulkerson, district director of transportation and maintenance.

    Larry Nunn, Kent Ballough and Michael Franklin, custodial staff at ALES, received district-logo shirts for their first win and Texas Roadhouse gift cards the second time they claimed top honor.

  • Cyclists travel through county

    A group of cyclists following the Wilderness Trail passed through Hodgenville June 10.

    The 12 cyclists on the 31-day tour started in St. Louis and will end in Virginia July 1, with riders traveling 50-60 miles a day.

    Organizer Tom Armstrong said the members of this group come from all across the United States. Their ages range from 50 to 75-years-old.

  • Police in the sky, scanning the fields

    Landmark News Service

    Kentucky State Police began joint air and ground marijuana eradication efforts in the region this week, making a related arrest and substantial find Monday after spotting a pot patch.

    The annual eradication efforts by Post 4 employ a Bell UH-1 helicopter flying over an eight-county region, which includes LaRue. A spotter trained to identify the illegal plant from above is part of the flight crew.

  • HIV testing offered Monday at LaRue County Health Department

    In honor of National HIV Testing Day, the Kentucky Department for Public Health is promoting routine HIV testing and awareness.

    The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate is that one out of five people living with HIV in the U.S. is unaware of his or her HIV status. The CDC estimates that someone is newly infected with the HIV virus every 9.5 minutes in the U.S.

  • Trial date set in attempted sexual abuse case

    The trial date for a Radcliff man accused of attempted sexual abuse first-degree has been set for Aug. 21 in LaRue District Court.

    Thaddeus J. Artis, 27, also known as “T-Dog,” is accused of attempting to fondle a 12-year-old girl in March. The alleged victim resisted by “grabbing his finger and pulling it back with force,” according to court records.

  • Ragland recognized by Bryan

    Josh Ragland, son of David and Debbie Ragland of Hodgenville, was recognized for his academic achievement at Bryan College in Tennessee.

    Ragland was named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester. He earned at least a 3.5 grade average on Bryan’s 4.0 scale.

  • Dylan Parr named Sophomore of the Year

    Dylan Parr was a crucial piece in LaRue County’s first region tennis title in 2008.

    This season, he was the only piece of that puzzle to return.

    In a completely foreign situation, Parr still managed to shine, garnering a No. 3 seed in the conference tournament and a No. 6 seed in the region tournament.

    Area coaches took notice of Parr’s success and voted him Sophomore of the Year.

    “Oh man, that’s unbelievable,” Parr said. “It’s just amazing to win.”

  • He had one oar in the water before he fell

    The great ice storm of January 2009 is but a memory to most folks, but down in Hart County, it’s alive and kicking. Dennis and I are still plugging along trying to burn the debris a little at a time. It’s kind of like the uninvited houseguest that just won’t leave.

    A month or so ago, I was slaving away in the woods just above the pond, trying to clean up Mother Nature’s mess. Our granddaughter Autumn was playing around the area and Papaw was just coming home from the old goat’s club at Magnolia Stop and Shop.

  • Whelan recognized for outstanding academics

    Evelyn Whelan, a seventh grader from Howardstown, was honored in Duke TIP’s Grand Recognition ceremony May 18 at Cameron Indoor Stadium on the Duke University campus in Durham, N.C.

  • Honors keep coming for Lady Hawks

    The accolades keep coming for recent graduate and Lady Hawk Christian Cox.

    Cox was named to second team All-State in Class 2A fast-pitch softball Sunday.

    “This is another great accomplishment to end her high school career,” said Lady Hawk coach Mielle DiStefano.

    “Anytime our program can get attention on the state level, you know our program is doing something right.”

    Cox, the daughter of Mike and Joy Cox, joins an “elite list of Lady Hawks who have made either first team or second team all state,” DiStefano said.