Today's News

  • Jobs scarce as economy hits home

    Got work?

    If so, count your blessings, because, according to the latest unemployment rates, about 1.2 million jobs have disappeared across the nation.

    The nation’s unemployment rate hit a 14-year high in October at 6.5 percent and set a new high in November at 6.7 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Kentucky’s unemployment rate hit 6.8 percent in October, then jumped to 7 percent in November.

  • Escapee pleads to amended charge

    A LaRue County man, charged with escaping from the custody of Jailer Mac Trumbo, pleaded guilty Dec. 11 to an amended charge in LaRue District Court.

    James Walter Hoback III, 23, of River Road, New Haven, was charged with escape, second degree, after running from the courtroom during proceedings. Hoback was called to court for non-payment of funds. Records indicate he failed to make restitution in a criminal mischief case from two years ago.

    Hoback turned himself in to the sheriff’s office Nov. 10. He pleaded guilty to escape, third degree.

  • Hawks pick up win at Tip-Off Classic

    LaRue County got a jump on the boys’ basketball season Dec. 6 with a 69-65 win over Harrison County in the Campbellsville Tip-Off Classic.

    Harrison County jumped out early on LaRue, capitalizing on several transition layups. The Hawks kept pace with their opponents with a collection of three-point baskets by freshman Kyle Sheeran and junior Christian Mullins. Sheeran knocked down four 3-pointers in the first half, while Mullins cashed in on a couple of baskets from the corner.

    At the end of the first half, Harrison led LaRue  38-33. 

  • Hawks open season with three straight wins

    Three Hawks scored 20 or more points to lead homestanding LaRue County (2-0) past 5th Region rival Bardstown Bethlehem, 89-72, on Dec. 9.

    Freshman guard Anthony “Smurf” Brewer got the Hawks on the board early while Tyler Hornback added nine quick points in the first quarter. The Eagles matched the Hawks basket for basket, as neither team could extend a lead on the other. The second quarter proved similar as each team took turns with offensive runs.

  • Wrestlers take tumble at Rumble

    The Ryle Raider Rumble always has been a tough wrestling tournament, but this year exceeded expectations in terms of difficulty. LaRue County’s young Mat Hawks didn’t respond as well as their head coach, Gary Canter, had hoped.

    “We had more wrestlers in the championship round than last year,” said Canter, “we had more wrestlers in the consolation championship rounds, we scored more points than last year and finished higher than last year, but I just feel as if this team struggled this past weekend. This was a C- performance in my mind.”

  • Church Calendar

    Wesley Meadows Christmas Eve service

    Wesley Meadows United Methodist Church will have Christmas Eve service with communion at 6 tonight. For more information, call Pastor Andrew Singh at 325-3740.

    Parkway Baptist holds Christmas Eve service

    Parkway Baptist Church will host Christmas Eve service at 11 p.m. Communion will be served. For more information, call 270-872-8180.

    Christmas Eve service at Valley Creek

  • Wade attends D.C. banking conference

    Billie W. Wade, CEO of Citizens Union Bank, recently returned from a meeting of America’s Community Bankers Council, a division of the American Bankers Association in Washington, D.C.  Composed of approximately 100 bankers representing all 50 states, the council meets twice each year to advise the association on issues affecting the nation’s community banks and their customers.

  • Giving thanks amid minor misfortunes

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  • Letters to the editor

    Congratulations for school accomplishment

    I recently read of the accomplishments and high achievements of our LaRue County School System. Our high school is ranked 27th out of 201 high schools in the state putting us near the top ten percent. This is great.

    I commend Superintendent Sam Sanders and his entire staff for this accomplishment.

    Also I appreciate the work of the school board members of our county.

  • Wrestlers reunion is tonight

    The LaRue County High School wrestlers, classes of 2003 and 2004, are having a reunion at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec 20. It will be held at  at 412 N. Lincoln Blvd,

    For more information, call 358-9949.