Today's News

  • 18th District Baseball: Hawks defeat Hart

    MUNFORDVILLE — LaRue County coach Chris Price thought the Hawks looked way too timid Monday evening.

    In the first five minutes, they allowed the first two batters to reach base. They committed an error. And they looked nothing like the nine-time defending 18th District Baseball Tournament champions.

    Then came a 27-minute lightning delay, during which Price reminded the Hawks to become more assertive.

  • DISTRICT SOFTBALL: Lady Hawks fall to Green

    Brigitte Skaggs had the Green County Lady Dragons on the ropes.

    The LaRue County freshman pitcher had struck out nine batters through 6 1/3 innings, keeping the Lady Hawks in the game against the four-time defending 18th District Softball Tournament champions at Hart County High School on Tuesday.

    Then came the seventh inning.

    Second-seeded LaRue County committed two costly errors – including one that led to the game-winning run – as top-seeded Green County rallied for a 3-2 victory to win its fifth consecutive district title.

  • Eating local: Farm-to-school gaining ground as way to fight childhood obesity and otherwise improve students’ nutrition

    With the faint hue of green appearing in thousands of gardens and farms, the growing season has officially begun in Kentucky. While most of the resulting produce is destined for store shelves and personal pantries, there is growing demand for it to appear in kitchens that haven’t seen locally-grown fruit and vegetables for decades but are keys to children’s nutrition.

  • Community Calendar: Updated 05/24/2011

    Asthma Forum
    Hardin Memorial Hospital will host a free asthma forum 5:30-8 p.m. May 25. Registration is required by calling 1-800-280-1601, Ext. 1063. Dinner will be provided.

    LaRue County Library Board
    The LaRue County Public Library Board will meet 5:15 p.m. May 26, instead of the third Thursday this month. For more information, call Dana Jolly at 358-3851.
    Support for Families with Autism

  • BIRTH: Hadley Grace Morris

    Josh and Emily Morris of Lexington announce the birth of a daughter, Hadley Grace Morris, born Jan. 29, 2011.  
    Hadley was welcomed home by her older sister, Riley Morris.  
    Maternal grandparents are Jeff and Cindy Heady of Magnolia. Paternal grandparents are Mary Gaines Locke and Dale Morris of Hodgenville. Great-grandparents are Bobby and Ruby Heady of Hodgenville, Anna Mae Miller of Magnolia and Bernice Morris of Hodgenville.  

  • WEDDING: Fulkerson-Salsman

    Krista Lauren Fulkerson and Corey Allen Salsman were married May 21, 2011, at First General Baptist Church in Leitchfield.
    Krista is the daughter of David and Mona Fulkerson of Grayson Springs. She is the granddaughter of Mary Louise and the late Damon R. Lasley Sr. and Leigh Limer and the late Gene Fulkerson.
    She is a 2007 graduate of Grayson County High School and is currently studying business administration-management at Western Kentucky University and works for First Federal Savings Bank.

  • Committee members named at Fiscal Court Meeting

    LaRue County magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville May 24 named three people as re-apportionment commission members.
    Jimmy Lee, chairman, Gordon McDowell, and Peggy Hawkins will lay district boundary lines and report to the court within 60 days, according to Tommy Turner, judge-executive.  County Clerk Linda Carter will also be a non-voting member.

  • Space limited for "Taste of LaRue"

    Come support local farmers and small businesses while getting the best, freshest, local and environmentally sound products.
    The LaRue County Cooperative Extension Service is working with the LaRue County Farmers Market and County Homemaker organization to host a Taste of LaRue County event beginning at noon June 7. It will be held at the Extension Service office at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Hassouneh-Pottinger

    Mr. and Mrs. Wendell A. Pottinger of Magnolia would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Courtney Elizabeth Pottinger to Hamzeh M. Hassouneh.
    The bride to be is a student at Kentucky State University and will graduate May 2012 with a degree in chemistry.
    The prospective groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mufid Hassouneh of Amman, Jordan. Hassouneh is a student at Indiana University and will graduate December 2012 with a degree in accounting and finance.

  • LaRue County has rubber match with Hart County

    All year long, LaRue County coach Aaron Howell has preached to his Lady Hawks about not letting errors snow ball.
    Too often the Lady Hawks let one error turn into two. Or three. And then the runs came.
    What often followed was a late-game collapse as the Lady Hawks lost eight games in which they led after the fifth inning.
    LaRue County finished the regular season averaging one error every 2 1/3 innings, which allowed teams to score an average of 2.89 unearned runs a game.