Today's News

  • Contractors begin cleanup

    Contractors will begin removing vegetative debris from Kentucky’s recent ice storm in Breckinridge, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties on Feb. 18.


    The work will consist of removing fallen trees and branches from highway rights-of-way, as well as cutting leaning or overhanging trees that still constitute a hazard to motorists.

  • Magnolia man charged with meth trafficking

    A Magnolia man is facing numerous drug-related charges.

    Mark Sietsema, 28, of Lawrence Lane, is charged with possession of methamphetamine, trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, receiving stolen property, prescription not in original container and careless driving, according to Constable Tim Ford.

    Ford said he observed Sietsema driving “side-to-side” on Ky. 470 and pulled him over.

  • Sheldon earns state championship

    The LaRue County JV wrestlers traveled to St. Xavier High School this past Saturday and competed in the second annual JV state tournament. Out of 24 participating schools, the young Mat Hawks finished fifth. Three wrestlers medalled including one state champion.

    Freshman Dylan Sheldon earned state champion honors in the 112-pound class with victories over Jacob McCarthy of Bullitt Central, Damon Reed of Woodford County and Kris Jones of Franklin County. After pinning his first two opponents Sheldon won a hard fought contest with a 14-12 victory in his finals match. 

  • 11 Mat Hawks qualify for state tournament

    The LaRue County High School Mat Hawks qualified 11 wrestlers to the state tournament in Frankfort starting tomorrow. The Hawks had five regional champions, three regional runners-up and a second place team finish.

    Eight points separated first from second place this past weekend at the Region 2 wrestling tournament at Fort Knox on Saturday.

    John Hardin edged LaRue County for the wrestling crown for the second year in a row.

  • Hawks rebound from Taylor loss

    Taylor County tallied 14 straight points in the first quarter and never looked back in blasting the visiting LaRue County Hawks 79-49 on Friday night. It was the Hawks’ worst outing this season.

    Chase Cox’s 11 first-half points and eight more by Lloyd Stotts enabled the Cardinals to build a 39-16 half-time cushion.

    Tyler Hornback had nine for LaRue County in the first two frames, but the Hawks could get no closer than 19 in the second half.

  • LCHS cheerleaders compete at state

    The LaRue County High School cheerleaders took second in regional KAPOS competition Feb. 4.

    The squad will compete in the state contest, large varsity category, 4:39 p.m. Saturday at Western Kentucky University’s Diddle Arena in Bowling Green. It’s the squad’s first trip to state since 2006.

    Three other squads have competed at state. In 2001, the squad took third in co-ed competition.

  • 18th District Basketball Tournament


    •Monday, Feb. 23

    1. Green County vs. 4. Caverna – 6:30 p.m.

    •Tuesday, Feb. 24

    2. LaRue County vs. 3. Hart County – 6:30 p.m.

    •Friday, Feb. 27

    Championship game – 6:30 p.m.


    •Monday, Feb. 23

    1. LaRue vs. 4. Hart – 8 p.m.

    •Tuesday, Feb. 24

    2. Green vs. 3. Caverna – 8 p.m.

    •Friday, Feb. 27

    Championship game – 8:30 p.m.

    Admission is $5

    No noisemakers or handheld signs

  • Lady Hawks fall to Taylor County, 47-33

    LaRue County jumped out a 9-0 lead, but Taylor County’s Lady Cardinals fought back to a 16-16 halftime tie and downed the Lady Hawks 43-39 on Friday night.

    LaRue County got six first-frame points from Lyndsay Whitlock, a three from Nancy Howell and three points from Shana Zajdel to lead 12-5, but the Lady Cardinals (12-11) used six second-period points from Elizabeth Thomas to knot the score at the intermission.

    The lead changed hands five times in the third quarter with Hope Wigginton’s left-wing trey, giving Taylor County the lead for good at 26-24.

  • Sportsmen for Christ banquet rescheduled

    Postponed because of the ice storm, the Sportsmen for Christ wild game banquet has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Mt. Sherman. The guest speaker will be Jeff Eaton.

    Admission is free and door prizes will be offered. Participants are asked to bring covered dish to accompany the meal.

    For more information, call 325-3626.

  • State contracts for debris removal while counties bear 13 percent of cost

    Individuals will not be reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for extra expenses incurred during last month’s ice storm. That’s the latest word from the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management.

    In a roundtable discussion with county judge-executives and mayors across the state Friday, Gen. John W. Heltzel, Director of Kentucky Emergency Management said county and city governments can receive 75 percent reimbursement from FEMA for expenses directly related to the disaster. That includes overtime for workers, debris removal equipment and generators.