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Today's News

  • LaRue’s region hopes dashed

    LaRue County scored the game’s first five points, but John Hardin tallied the next 14 points and then used a 17-8 third quarter to end the Hawks’ season 70-58 in the first round of the 5th Region Tournament on March 5 in the Roby Dome at Marion County High School.

  • Estes, Armes form team in home business

    Two LaRue County educators have entered the business side of health drinks.

    Chris Estes, a physical education and health teacher at LaRue County Middle School and triathlete, was looking for a healthful beverage to enhance his training. He heard about Zija, an all-natural drink high in several nutrients, and was impressed by its results.

    Zija is made from roots, leaves and pods of the moringa plant, the 2008 National Institute of Health plant of the year. The plant has high amounts of calcium, vitamin C and potassium.

  • Agencies agree communication was needed after the storm

    Representatives from several agencies gathered to discuss lessons learned during the January ice storm.

    The nearly two-hour meeting March 5 at the LaRue County Courthouse gave emergency responders, health care providers, utility companies, city and county government and the media the chance to compare notes and discuss what services could be improved in the event of another catastrophe.

  • Bryan Bault's play recognized

    A LaRue County High School senior was honored Tuesday night following the 5th Region Tournament finals.

    Bryan Bault, the Hawks' 6-foot-3 center, was named to the All-Tournament Team. The announcement was made at Marion County High School, the tournament's site.

    Bault was recognized for his play in the Hawks' 70-58 loss March 5 to John Hardin in the tournament's first round. He scored 14 points, including a pair of 3-point baskets.

    He also was named to the All-District Team after LaRue County won the 12th District title.

  • LaRue has 6 elementary school state wrestling champs

    Thirty-five teams entered the Kentucky Elementary School State Wrestling Tournament Saturday.

    LaRue County’s team placed eighth with six wrestlers bringing home state championships. Ten others were awarded medals.

    LaRue took only 19 wrestlers to the meet, whereas some of the larger schools brought 40 to 50 athletes.

    State champions were Tharon Blair, Bryson Puyear, Tristin Brown, Tyger Hall, Marquis “Tootie” Franklin and Mason Ray.

  • Shock probation denied to bank robber

    Shock probation was denied to a Radcliff woman who robbed Magnolia Bank in March 2007.

    Sherry Jensen, 38, of Radcliff, entered a guilty plea to first-degree robbery in LaRue Circuit Court last May. Jensen has been incarcerated since her arrest.

    According to court records, she walked in the Magnolia bank with a loaded handgun and demanded money from a teller. She was apprehended minutes later by officers from the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department as she drove north on U.S. 31E.

  • Hearing held in property dispute

    A hearing was held Monday afternoon in the year-long dispute between the city of Hodgenville and high bidder for the former city hall building.

    Last April, city council decided to sell the Lincoln Boulevard building that once housed the mayor’s office. Harold W. Warren was the high bidder at $77,800.

    The city accepted Warren’s deposit check of $5,000.

  • Mint promises cents by Friday

    Have you seen the new cabin penny?

    If you attended the Feb. 12 unveiling ceremony in Hodgenville, you may have purchased a roll of the coins that honor Abraham Lincoln on his 200th birthday. If you did, you now own a piece of history.

    If you didn’t make the ceremony, you may have been wondering if you would ever see one of the elusive coins. Many of the rolls made their way into collectors’ hands where they are now fetching a pretty penny on eBay and other online auction sites.

  • One charged, one flees in traffic stop

    Officers arrested one man and are searching for a second person who fled from a routine traffic stop Feb. 28.

    Hodgenville officer Donald Jewell signaled for a vehicle to pull over at IGA Express on Greensburg Street that evening, said Lt. Steve Johnson. Constable Tim Ford arrived to provide backup.

    The officers requested driver Jeremy L. Butler, 27, of Elizabethtown and his passenger to exit the vehicle. The passenger “took off running and dropped what appeared to be a rock of cocaine,” Johnson said.

  • One charged, one flees in traffic stop

    Officers arrested one man and are searching for a second person who fled from a routine traffic stop Feb. 28.

    Hodgenville officer Donald Jewell signaled for a vehicle to pull over at IGA Express on Greensburg Street that evening, said Lt. Steve Johnson. Constable Tim Ford arrived to provide backup.

    The officers requested driver Jeremy L. Butler, 27, of Elizabethtown and his passenger to exit the vehicle. The passenger “took off running and dropped what appeared to be a rock of cocaine,” Johnson said.