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Today's News

  • Local man charged with manslaughter after hit and run

    A northern Kentucky man was killed while driving a motorcycle on Interstate 65 about 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, and a Hodgenville resident has been charged with manslaughter.

    Charles Shrive, 63, of Highland Heights was driving a 2006 Yamaha motorcycle north on Interstate 65 near the 16-mile marker when it was struck from behind by a 2003 Nissan Exterra driven by Michael S. Sams, 35, of Hodgenville, Kentucky State Police reported.

  • Soccer Hawks undefeated in first week’s play

    LaRue County's boys' soccer team has had a successful first week of the season. Playing four varsity matches and two junior varsity matches in six days, the Hawks emerged unbeaten at the varsity level and junior varsity.

    Albeit the Hawks have played varsity soccer for three years, the team has not competed in a district/region environment. That has changed this year, and the first two district opponents were met with anxiety.

    The Hawks held their own against Bardstown, a seasoned team with 12 seniors and seven returning starters. The result was a 0-0 draw.

  • Lady Hawks defeat Hart in straight sets

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks volleyball team split two matches this past week with a win on Tuesday against Hart County, but then a hard loss to Marion County on Thursday.

    The Lady Hawks were victorious over Hart County Aug. 18 in straight sets of 25-16 and 25-19. 

  • Fort Knox accepts hunting applications

    Applications for the deer season gun hunt at the Fort Knox military base are being accepted through Aug. 31.

    The base hosts three weekend gun hunts Nov. 21-22, Nov. 28-29 and Dec. 12-13. Gun season for youth is Oct. 10-11. Applications and other information about hunting at Fort Knox are available online at www.knox.army.mil/fw/.

    The base allows archery hunts in approved areas Sept. 12-Nov. 16. The deadline to apply for a bow quota hunt has passed.

    For more information, call the Fort Knox Hunt Control Office at 502-624-7311 or 502-624-2712.

  • LCHS grad makes tracks in Ohio

    Mitch Mahaney, a 1985 graduate of LaRue County High School and former member of the Band of Hawks, spends his days instilling a love for music in his students. He’s the director of bands at Piqua High School in Ohio.

    After 16 years of teaching, the last three of which have been in Piqua, Mahaney said he loves what he does.

    “Working with kids is definitely the best part of my job,” he said.

  • Hawks win football season opener

    “... football is about emotion. And from the second half on, I could see emotion,” Coach Rodney Armes told his players as they knelt at midfield at the conclusion of Saturday night’s season opener while taking in their 30-12 victory over Campbellsville in the Forcht Bank Bowl in Campbellsville.

    Offensively, LaRue was led in rushing by Forcht Bank Bowl’s offensive player of the game, sophomore Drew Newberry, who pounded the gridiron for 122 yards rushing and 95 yards in receiving.

  • Softball team begins weight training

    Weightlifting is available for high school and middle school girls serious about joining the high school softball team. Weightlifting is from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sept. 29. Do not enter until coaches have checked to make sure the football team is out of the building. The coach requests athletes wear appropriate clothing, which means no mini shorts or sports bras.

    A new schedule will be given after fall break.

  • Football Boosters plan special sales at game Saturday

    The LaRue County Pigskin Classic, sponsored by Nall’s Specialized Hauling, will be played 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at LCHS. The Hawks will play the North Hardin Trojans. Tickets cost $7.

    The LCHS Football Boosters will sell spirit items, booster memberships and reserved seating at the Pigskin Classic game.

    A Sponge Bob Bouncing House also will be at the game for children. All proceeds from the bounce house go toward the purchase of new helmets for the team.

  • Family matters as LaRue welcomes North Hardin

    Landmark News Service

  • Scout field corn for ear rot

    Diplodia ear rot may show up in some cornfields as they approach maturity. The abundance of wet weather around the silking period provided opportunities for infections to occur.

    This ear rot appears as white cottony fungal growth between kernels, usually progressing from the ear shank upward and from the cob outward.