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Today's News

  • Smith's late start at tennis proves to be 'love at first sight'

    It was love at first sight for Marty Smith.

    The object of that affection? A tennis trophy.

    Three years ago, a friend, Larry Milby, invited him to a tournament organized through the Central Kentucky Tennis Series. Smith was happily surprised when he and his partner Tim Bullock, a Campbellsville University professor, won their division. 

    As happy as he was with the victory, he was captivated by the sport when the trophies were presented. His eyes fixed on a 12-inch award depicting a tennis player, racket in hand, poised for a slam return.

  • Candidates file for fall election

    Nine people are vying for seats on Hodgenville City Council.

    All six incumbents, Otis Smith, Wally Sparks, Eudell Stearman, Jim Phelps, Rita Williams and Kenny Devore, filed for office with the LaRue County Clerk’s office. They are challenged by Mitchell Key, Tom Rossi and Bonni L. Clark.

    City council representatives are elected every two years.

    School board

    Two incumbent school board members face challenges this fall. A third, Denny Duggins, chose not to run for re-election in District 1.

  • LaRue County band earns distinguished ranking

    LaRue County finished third in Class AAA and third overall in the Twin Lakes Marching Band Classic held Saturday at Grayson County High school.

    The Band of Hawks’ final score was 80.84, which earned a distinguished rating. The score was less than two points off the score of Muhlenberg North, which was named grand champion. Taylor County finished second in the field of 13.

  • Kicker says success is a testament to teamworkee^

    How long is one and one-half seconds?

    It’s over before the average heart at rest beats twice, or before a person (especially one of us Southerners) can comfortably say, “Happy birthday!”

    Yet, in that short span of time in football, the center must snap the ball, the holder must catch and position it, and the kicker must step into and send the ball hurling toward the goal posts.

  • Kicker says success is a testament to teamworkee^

    How long is one and one-half seconds?

    It’s over before the average heart at rest beats twice, or before a person (especially one of us Southerners) can comfortably say, “Happy birthday!”

    Yet, in that short span of time in football, the center must snap the ball, the holder must catch and position it, and the kicker must step into and send the ball hurling toward the goal posts.

  • Kicker says success is a testament to teamworkee^

    How long is one and one-half seconds?

    It’s over before the average heart at rest beats twice, or before a person (especially one of us Southerners) can comfortably say, “Happy birthday!”

    Yet, in that short span of time in football, the center must snap the ball, the holder must catch and position it, and the kicker must step into and send the ball hurling toward the goal posts.

  • Band of Hawks have late date Saturday

    The LaRue County marching band drew the final time Saturday for the State Marching Band Contest's West Regional.

    The Band of Hawks are scheduled to take the field at 9:30 p.m. CDT Saturday at Warren East High School. The Class AAA West contest features 13 bands. The Class AAAA contest is being held earlier in the day at the same site.

    Awards are set to be announced at 10 p.m. following an exhibition by Campbellsville University's band.

    The regionals are qualifiers for next week's championships sponsored by the Kentucky Music Educators Association.

  • LaRue can't edge E'town

    LaRue garnered over two times the rushing yardage (412-184) and held possession of the ball almost three times longer (34 minutes to 14), but Elizabethtown came away with a 49-27 high school varsity football victory at Hodgenville Friday.

    "I thought we executed our game plan pretty well, which was to keep the ball out of their hands," said LaRue Coach Rodney Armes. "We just made some crucial mistakes--missed a fourth and short, third and goal--which we've got to cut down on."

  • 62-year-old man dies in wreck

    Wet roads contributed to a wreck Thursday morning that claimed the life of a 62-year-old Hodgenville man.

    Roger D. Nelson was killed this morning when he was thrown from his vehicle on Kentucky 210 nine miles east of Hodgenville, Kentucky State Police report.

    The vehicle was heading east on Kentucky 210 when Nelson apparently lost control, the KSP accident investigation report says. After leaving the road, the vehicle hit an earthen embankment, began to spin and the driver's side door came open, KSP reported.

  • Bids for sale of Buffalo School to be opened today

    A plan to convert the vacant Buffalo Elementary School into low-income housing for elderly residents was advanced Thursday at a special meeting of the LaRue County School Board.

    AU Associates of Lexington has expressed interest in turning the building into apartments. The school board held a community forum in September to provide information and a tour of a similar project in Glasgow.

    AU has developed five properties in Kentucky.

    The purchase option on the school was approved 4-1 at Thursday’s meeting. Board member Denny Duggins voted no.