Today's News

  • Blind, deaf woman making 'memories'

    “George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison …”   

    One after the other, like the measured meter of a metronome, Maude Meers reeled off the names, in order, of our nation’s first 32 presidents.

    What would be an improbable feat for most people becomes even more impressive considering that Meers is blind, almost completely deaf, and on Oct. 26 will celebrate her 104th birthday.

  • LCMS girls win twin titles

    LaRue County Middle School won dual championships Thursday night.

    The Lady Hawks' basketball teams won the seventh- and eighth-grade conference tournament title games held at LCMS.

    LaRue trailed for much of the seventh-grade game before rallying to defeat Taylor County 31-23. The eighth-graders broke their game open with a 11-4 third quarter run en route to a 46-31 win over Adair County.

  • LaRue students take part in national FFA event

    Members of the LaRue County High School-FFA Chapter were one of 28 teams participating in the 2009 National FFA Food Science and Technology Career Development Event. The competition was Oct. 21-24 during the 82nd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.

    Participants in the event were asked to take an objective test, design and formulate or reformulate a simulated food product, conduct nutritional analysis and apply food safety as well as sanitation principles.

  • Shots disrupt costume party

    Police are trying to locate witnesses after gunshots and fighting erupted at a Halloween costume party.

    More than 25 partiers, who attended a private gathering at American Legion Post 87 in Hodgenville late Saturday night, could be asked why at least two rounds of shots were fired there.

    The party disbanded about 1:39 a.m. Sunday, shortly after officers found two men assaulting another man in the Post 87 parking lot.

  • LCMS wraps up football season

    The LaRue County Middle School football season came to a close Oct. 20 as the team entered playoffs against Green County, where they lost in the first round.

    “Russell and Green counties are always very tough teams within our conference,” coach Jeremy Blair said. “They are well-coached and it seems that they eat, drink and sleep football around those parts. They have a culture of winning, and that breeds excellence.”

  • Jamboree hosts gospel sing

    Joel Ray Sprowls’ Lincoln Jamboree hosted an evening of Gospel singing. Proceeds were donated to the Newspapers in Education, which provides newspapers to LaRue County classrooms. The groups performing were the Heartland Quartet and Redeemed.

  • Registration scheduled for youth basketball

    Sign-ups for Future Hawks Little League basketball will be 2-4 p.m. Nov. 8 at the LaRue County High School gym and 6:30-7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the gym. Sign-ups are for boys in grades kindergarten-sixth. Registration fee for kindergarten and first grade are $35 and second-sixth grades is $45.

    Each Future Hawk will receive uniform/shirt and attend a Kickoff Basketball Clinic given by the LCHS basketball staff. Games will be played on Saturdays.

    For information, contact Todd Rogers at 325-2929.

  • Dispatcher: Every call like a puzzle

    As a LaRue County 911 dispatcher – or telecommunicator for the politically correct – Daniel Highbaugh never knows what crisis awaits him when he answers the phone.

    “I’ve taken calls from people who have shot themselves, others were getting shot at, some have threatened suicide, or been in fights, or wrecks; for many of them, it’s a life and death situation,” the 2004 LaRue County High School graduate said.

  • Opposes proposed Internet restrictions

    This week, the FederalCommunicatios Commission is diving into a debate on an issue that could negatively impact the future of the Internet.       

    These meetings about so-called net neutrality regulations are taking place in Washington, D.C., but their ramifications will be felt across the Commonwealth if the FCC is successful in putting onerous new rules on the Internet.

  • Supports a federal carbon tax

    While some members of Congress sing the praises of cap-and-trade to combat climate change, I wonder if they have even bothered to look across the Atlantic Ocean to see how the same system has worked in Europe.

    Europe started a cap-and-trade system in the 1990s and studies show it has done next to nothing to stop the emission of greenhouse gasses.