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Today's News

  • Louisville Civic Orchestra to bring free concert to LaRue

    Come 7 p.m., Sept. 20, LaRue Countians will have the opportunity to hear the Louisville Civic Orchestra perform in a free concert at a site in this county.

    “The beauty of these instruments imparts an enjoyment that lasts a lifetime,” said local pianist and music teacher Diana Aubrey who is coordinating the visit.

    “The good thing is you don’t have to have all this classical knowledge to enjoy it.”

  • Drug overdose is leading cause of death in state

    Most Kentucky adults don't know that drug overdose is the leading cause of death in the state, but those in the east do.

  • CENSUS: LaRue losing population

    Is the county dying?

    The U.S. Census issued a report last week showing births and deaths in all U.S. counties from the end of June 2011 to July 1, 2012. There were more deaths than births in 36 percent of the nation's 3,100-plus counties.

    In rural counties, the percentage of places with more deaths than births was even higher. Nearly half (46 percent) had more deaths than births. A number of news reports, according to The Rural Blog, carried headlines saying that these counties were “dying.”

  • Who’s behind Kentucky’s ban on casinos, gay marriage?

    Why have casinos and gay marriage had such a tough time in the Kentucky General Assembly?

    Baptists.

    That’s the consensus among the Kentucky Baptist Conference and lawmakers themselves, who say the high number of Baptists in the General Assembly can take the blame or credit for Kentucky’s continuing ban on gay marriage and lack of casinos.

  • CU and Kentucky Baptist Convention leaders discuss new partnership agreement

     Representatives from Campbellsville University met with Kentucky Baptist Convention leaders on Wednesday, Aug. 13, to report that the CU Board of Trustees voted to remove itself from its Covenant Agreement with the KBC and enter into discussions regarding a partnership agreement that will allow the university and Kentucky Baptists to work together on shared ministry and mission ventures in the future.

  • Hawks look to future, put ’13 season behind

    Each and every one of us go through struggles in our daily lives. To say Head Coach Josh Jaggers went through a three-month struggle with his 2013 varsity football season is a huge understatement.

    This year’s 2014 Hawks football team remembers the pain and struggle experienced last season, and is determined to right the wrong that took place last year going 0-11.

  • Sports Shorts

    Sports passes available

    LaRue County High School sports passes are available. $50 for students; $100 for adults. All-sport family passes (for K-12 students and immediate family) are $150. Passes are available at games or contact David Dawson at 270-358-2210.

    Future Lady Hawks Volleyball Clinic

  • One Knox: Send more letters to save Fort Knox

    With less than two weeks of a public comment period remaining, community leaders continue to encourage Fort Knox supporters to join thousands of citizens who have electronically signed a letter discouraging the Army from making further cuts in personnel at the post. The letter can be found at www.oneknox.com/letter.

    Options for reducing the Army workforce include cutting an additional 4,100 soldiers and civilian personnel at Fort Knox. This is in addition to the 3,500 soldiers of the 3/1 Brigade Combat Team, which already has been inactivated.

  • LaRue Jr. memorialized by family, friends

    Family and friends gathered Thursday for the funeral of James D. LaRue Jr.

    LaRue County’s official historian was memorialized at First Baptist Church Hodgenville. “Jim” was given the title several years ago in honor of his vast historical research and knowledge.

  • A winning goal for life

    The 2014 World Breastfeeding Week theme, “Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal for Life,” acknowledges that when mothers and babies succeed in their breastfeeding plans, they can enjoy a lifetime of benefits.