Local News

  • Local test scores among highest in state

    The first year of rankings for the Unbridled Learning accountability model, the newest form of statewide school assessment, places three local school districts in the top 25 out of 174 districts tested.

    West Point Independent School was tied with Meade County at the 16th spot with a composite score of 63.5 while LaRue County Schools finished 20th at 63.1. Elizabethtown Independent Schools was ranked 23rd with an overall score of 61.8.

  • PHOTOS: Scenes from the Hardin County Veterans Tribute dedication
  • Tidbits about the Veterans Tribute

    So you've seen the Hardin County Veterans Tribute and think you know all there is. Here are a few tidbits that you might not have know.

  • Civil War camp focuses on historical accuracy

    Picnickers and other visitors to Freeman Lake Park Saturday clicked photographs and looked on with interest at the Civil War troops practicing drills there.

    Several enthusiasts from the era dressed in Union blue to portray soldiers from the time and demonstrate what camp life would have been like.

    Micah Trent, Civil War specialist and museum board member, was among the men dressed as a members of the 38th Indiana Infantry Regiment.

  • Dye pleads guilty in attempted murder of young girl

    A Hodgenville man could face up to 30 years in prison after he plead guilty last week to the attempted murder, kidnapping, first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree attempted rape of a 10-year-old girl last June.

    Jetto Dye, 29, admitted in LaRue Circuit Court to taking a sleeping child from his residence into a wooded area behind his house on River Road and attempting to rape her. Dye admitted also to attempting to choke her when she resisted the sexual assault.

  • Events encourage reaching out to veterans

    Enough audience members to fill bleachers and chairs set up at Optimist Park on Saturday stood somberly and saluted or placed their hands over their hearts as a rifle fired to honor veterans lost.

    The tradition was one of the quiet moments that made up the annual Hardin County Veterans Day Ceremony in Vine Grove.

    Lt. Col. George W. “Bill” Gehr said the massing of colors was meant to honor veterans who have died and those who still serve.

  • Flags placed to honor heroes of the past

    More than 100 residents turned out Saturday to honor service members who have died by placing a small flag on each grave at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central.

    The placement was part of an annual activity during Veterans Day weekend meant to honor those who have served and died.

  • Grand jury indicts 46 in October

    A Hardin County grand jury returned 46 indictments in October with 30 of those involving drug- or theft-related charges.

    Leading the indictments was Theran David Harwood, 26, who faces charges of first-degree assault and second-degree persistent felony offense.

  • Former LaRue deputy sheriff pleads to amended charges

    A former LaRue County Deputy Sheriff pleaded guilty to three misdemeanors Monday in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Joshua Matthew Darst, 32, of Hodgenville, a six-year veteran of the department, was charged in April with first-degree official misconduct, a misdemeanor; theft by unlawful taking – auto; and tampering with physical evidence, both Class D felonies.

    Darst was accused of recovering a stolen motorcycle “with the intent to deprive the owner of its use by keeping it himself,” according to a news release by Kentucky State Police.

  • Focus on finance: Diversify among different asset types for stability, growth

    Question: How important is diversifying my portfolio?

    Answer: Growing wealth for our financial security is a key responsibility in life. As we approach and begin our retirement years, we replace our reliance on job earnings with the earnings of what we’ve accumulated. Recognizing why we should allocate our wealth among different asset types is essential to maintaining our financial security.

    Important asset types are Equities, Debt, Real Estate, Gold and Cash