Today's News

  • County receives grant for mobile and base radios

    The Lincoln Trail Area Development District has been awarded $240,000 in State Homeland Security Grants to purchase mobile-data computers and mobile and base radios.

    The announcement was made during a news conference and check presentation ceremony by Gov. Steve Beshear at the R.R. Thomas Government Building.

  • Those who hope in God will soar

    They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31.

    Those who hope in the Lord … will soar … like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint. Let’s look at each.

    Soaring: Birds have three ways of flying; flapping their wings to counteract gravity. This isn’t particularly graceful and it’s a lot of work.

  • Jail deputy jailed

    A LaRue County deputy jailer has been charged with one count of first-degree promoting contraband after allegedly smuggling a prepaid cell phone inside the jail.

    Police say Troy U. Carter, 28, of Underwood Avenue, is accused of helping an inmate’s relative provide the inmate with at least one phone.

    About 2:30 a.m. April 2, Hodgenville city officer Robby Brownfield was patrolling when he noticed a vehicle circling the parking lot behind the jail.

  • Tennis teams face rebuilding year

    After winning their first Regional title in LaRue County history, the tennis team has high hopes of repeating again this year but with a younger squad.

    Fifth-year head coach Chris Estes is returning only two seniors on the girls' squad and no seniors on the boys.

    The entire boys team will be first time varsity players with the exception of Dylan Parr.

    “We’ll be young and rebuilding,” Estes said, “but we have a lot of talent and we’ll get better as we go.”

  • Schroll wins state engineering contest

    Austin Schroll, a senior mechanical engineering student at Western Kentucky University from LaRue County, won The Governor’s Innovation Award for the most technologically significant entry at “Idea State U.”

    Schroll’s entry, Audio Eyez, has developed an easy to use and affordable audio assisting navigational device for the vision impaired and legally blind. The device will improve the user’s quality of life by allowing independent navigation in daily activities that they usually would not be able to achieve due to their disability.

  • Cable barriers being installed on six miles of Interstate 65

    Landmark News Service

    Workers say drivers northbound from Elizabethtown will be protected in April by a six-mile stretch of cable to their left between mile-point 109 and Exit 116 at Shepherdsville.

    From there, concrete median barrier protects drivers from median crossover crashes through to Indiana.

  • Unemployment benefits increase

    Gov. Steve Beshear has signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor that will give Kentuckians drawing unemployment insurance benefits an additional $25 per week. 

    The agreement provides dollars through the Assistance for Unemployed Workers and Struggling Families Act, which passed as part of the federal economic stimulus package signed by President Obama.

  • Paul Harvey delivered smiles for 50 years

    He’s been called the most listened to man in America. Paul Harvey’s unique delivery, style and story-telling skill set him apart in broadcasting.

    After paying his dues and impressing his bosses and audiences in St. Louis and Chicago, Harvey got a crack at a national audience. For more than 50 years, his news and comments broadcasts entertained and informed America.

  • Taking a tour through memories

    If the statue of Abraham Lincoln, on the square in Hodgenville since 1909, could speak, what stories would the Great Emancipator have to tell about the many businesses, events, and people on the square that have come and gone through the years?

    Although the statue sits in stately silence, some of the people who’ve been a part of those changes, such as Joel Ray Sprowls, vividly recall many things.

  • Mayfield combines with teammates for no-hitter

    It lasted only seven innings and it took four pitchers, but it still goes into Western Kentucky’s record book as a no-hitter.

    Craig Stem, Tyler Gilliland, Harry Stubel and Aaron Mayfield, a LaRue County High School graduate, combined to throw seven hitless innings March 31 as the Hilltoppers clobbered Kentucky Wesleyan 15-0 in a game shortened by a 10-run mercy rule at Nick Denes Field in Bowling Green.