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Today's News

  • Elvis and Meatloaf concert combines with food drive

    Elvis and Meatloaf will appear Saturday night at LaRue County Park and Recreation.
    Jesse Perkins and Colonel Perkins, brothers from the Ball Holler area, have been performing tribute concerts since the 1980s. Jesse began recreating Elvis performances while he was still in high school. Colonel joined the act in the late 1980s.
    The Perkins brothers have combined their concerts with fundraisers for various charities over the years, including animal shelters and the Historic State Theater.

  • Ivy Brown: Making the transition

     Ivy Brown has learned a lot at Western Kentucky University her freshman year, not only in the classroom where she’s studying to be a physical education teacher, but also on the basketball court where she has experienced just how different college play is from high school.

    “College basketball is about 10 times more physical than high school,” said the LaRue County High School graduate and last year’s Kentucky Miss Basketball. “I’ve also had to adjust my moves when playing against taller opponents.”

  • Superintendent enters Alford plea

    LaRue County School Superintendent Samuel D. Sanders entered an Alford plea Monday in LaRue District Court to a charge of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
    Through the Alford plea, Sanders maintains his innocence, but admits the prosecution has enough evidence to prove that he is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    However, the case is far from over. An appeal is being filed in a higher court.

  • LCHS Speech sending five to nationals

    The LaRue County High School Speech Team competed at the Kentucky Catholic Forensic League national qualifier and the National Forensic League national qualifier and won several awards which earned the students spots to compete at four national championship tournaments to be held in April, May and June.

  • Anderson, Locke in top-3

    Two LaRue County High School seniors are among the top three winners in a literary analysis contest sponsored by the Robert Penn Warren Center at Western Kentucky University.

    Ben Locke captured second place and $100 while Brian Anderson received $50 for third place in the contest in which they wrote essays analyzing one of the poems by Kentucky-born writer Warren entitled, “Why You Climbed Up.” The poem first appeared in Warren’s book Altitudes and Extensions in 1984.

  • Republican Primary: Westerfield, Hogan campaign in attorney general race

     State Sen. Whitney Westerfield from Hopkinsville and Lawrence County Attorney Mike Hogan – the two Republican candidates for attorney general – will face off in the May 19 primary.

    The attorney general, elected to a four-year term, serves several roles, including as the state’s chief prosecutor, law enforcement officer and the chief law officer. He supervises prosecutors in Kentucky and writes opinions to advise government agencies and officials of the law.

  • Nelson deputy rescues woman from smoke-filled apartment

    A Nelson County Deputy Sheriff is being regarded as a hero after he carried a woman on his shoulder out of a smoke-filled building Sunday morning.

    According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Department, Deputy A. J. Lewis responded to the New Haven Green’s Apartment complex on 5th Street in New Haven just after 2 a.m. Sunday, April 12, to check on a female resident. A neighbor, Johnny Bailey, called 911 when he heard a fire alarm in the woman’s apartment. Lewis said Bailey advised him the woman had been in the apartment for about an hour.

  • City pool won't open

    Tens of thousands of dollars have been spent in recent years in an attempt to keep open the city-owned swimming pool.
    Monday night, Mayor Kenny DeVore announced to city council his decision to plug the financial leak: the pool will not open this summer.
    “It’s still leaking water and we’ve spent no telling how much (on it),” he said. The city spent $9,000 on chemicals last season and Park and Recreation lost $5,000 over the summer trying to keep it open.

  • Last day of school is May 28

     The last day of school for LaRue County students will be Thursday, May 28 – as long as the weather cooperates and no more days are missed.

    The LaRue County School Board voted Monday to amend the calendar, making up days lost to snow. Students have missed seven instructional days this year – but will make up only six.

  • Ernst honored by E'town schools

    Caleb Ernst said he never knows how to respond to those who ask when he knew he wanted to be a teacher.

    “The decision to spend my life teaching didn’t happen at any specific moment,” he said. “It happened over a lifetime and it happens every day.”

    Ernst, an English teacher at Elizabethtown High School, was honored Friday as winner of Elizabethtown Independent Schools’ 2015 WHAS-TV ExCEL Award presented by LG&E Kentucky Utilities at the school.