Today's News

  • Small change can turn into big benefits

    Treasure can be found in the most unlikely places and, according to the U.S. Treasury, Americans have about $15 billion dollars worth currently hiding in sock drawers, piggybanks, on automobile floorboards and under the sofa cushions. It is estimated that the average household accumulates $50 worth of change every month. It may seem like a bit of a stretch to think of pocket change as an investment opportunity, but in 20 years at 5 percent interest, that $50 in change would yield more than $20,000. 

  • Hawks defeat Green County, destroy Caverna 15-0

    The LaRue County Hawks baseball team extended their winning streak to five games last week with victories over Green County and Caverna. The Green County game was another nail biter against the District rivals while the Caverna game was quite different.

    Green gored

    For the second time in two weeks, the Hawks beat Green County 2-1 April 28. The Hawks could only manage two hits against Green County’s Brennan Milby but used seven walks to score two runs.

  • Sports Shorts

    Weiner league signups

    Weiner league signups for ages 2 1/2-6 years are 4:30-6 p.m. May 5 and 6 and 10 a.m.-noon May 8 at LaRue County Parks and Recreation. For more information, call 358-9261 or Sharon Allen at 325-3605.

    Golf Scramble

  • 'Vampire Hunter' a surprisingly good read

    On this day, 145 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln hoped for a relaxing evening at the theater. Four years of Civil War had taken a toll on him and he needed the diversion.

    He, his wife Mary and another couple decided to watch the comedy “Our American Cousin.”  They were laughing in all the right places, unaware that the sole bodyguard had abandoned his post.

  • LaRue County varsity baseball schedule

    March 17    Away    Bullitt East (scrimmage)    5 p.m.

    March 22    Away    Caverna    5 p.m.

    March 23    Home    Bardstown    5:30 p.m.

    March 25    Away    Central    5:30 p.m.

    March 26    Away    John Hardin    5:30 p.m.

    March 27    Away    Barren County    noon

  • Relay: Williams enjoys status with 'Sponsor of Birthdays'

    The LaRue County Relay for Life is May 14 at Hodgenville Elementary School. This is the fourth in a series of cancer survivor stories to bring awareness to this cause.

    One of the newest Relay for Life advertisements is “The Sponsor of Birthdays” and Linda Williams is living proof as she just celebrated her 81st with all of her four children and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. But 20 years ago if Linda had not been diligent with knowing her body, future birthdays may not have been. Linda is a colon cancer survivor.

  • LaRue's 'mothman' solves genetic puzzle

    Build two houses from the same set of blueprints and they should be identical. Right?

    Then, why is it, when a male and female insect of the same species have identical genetic blueprints, one is always larger than the other?

    That’s the paradox that Dr. Craig Stillwell, former LaRue Countian who is an entomologist at the University of Arizona, solved and whose solution has been published online and will be found in print publications as far away as London, England.

  • LaRue County High School track schedule

    LaRue County High School Track & Field schedule

    March 6    Mason-Dixon Games     Broadbent Arena, Louisville

    March 20    Kenwood Early Bird     Kenwood High School, Clarksville, Tenn.

    March 23    Lincoln Relays         HOME

    April 3        LaRue County Invit.    HOME

  • LaRue County varsity softball schedule

    March 22    Home    Elizabethtown                            5:30 p.m.

    March 23    Away    Taylor County                            5:30 p.m.

  • Track: Panther Twilight

    April 30


    Girls, 9 teams

    6. LaRue County, 65


    Girls’ 100-Meter Dash

    10. Winston, Shaila, 14.43

    13. Woods, Tanesha, 14.86

    Girls’ 200-Meter Dash

    8. Holt, Sydney, 30.78

    Girls’ 400-Meter Dash

    8. Holt, Haley, 1:13.15

    Girls’ 800-Meter Run

    10. Williams, Meagan, 3:04.58

    11. Adyani, Amanda, 3:05.28

    Girls’ 1,600-Meter Run

    7. Adyani, Amanda, 6:40.72