Today's News

  • 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

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  • 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.

  • Kentucky Heartland Festival takes place this weekend

    Landmark News Service

    The Heartland Shines in 2009 is the theme for a fun-filled weekend of events in Elizabethtown. It’s the 27th year for the Kentucky Heartland Festival that is held each year during the last full weekend in August at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown.

    The festival opens Friday night with exhibits, food, children’s rides and music on the bandstand and picks up  Saturday morning with the country ham breakfast, 5K run and parade along Dixie Avenue.

  • Heartland Festival continues today in E'town

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  • Guthrie shares views on NATTBatt and health care

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie said the effort to develop a lithium-ion battery plant at an industrial site near Glendale is not dead.

    While failing to be selected for federal incentive money, the first-term Congressman told a gathering in Hodgenville last week that he continues to work with Gov. Steve Beshear’s office on behalf of the NATTBatt not-for-profit consortium. When announced earlier this year, the state said the plant could represent 2,000 jobs in the production of batteries for electric vehicles and other new technology