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Today's News

  • McConnell, Grimes spar over policy

    After he’s spent 30 years in Washington, U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes no longer believes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is the best candidate for Kentucky’s farmers.

      “Never has a senator been paid so much for doing so little for the people in Kentucky,” Grimes said at Kentucky Farm Bureau’s “Measure the Candidates” forum, held at its headquarters in Louisville on Wednesday. 

  • 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.”

  • Brown, Cochran named to Southern States Board

     David Brown of Hodgenville and Bill Cochran of Rineyville were elected to the local board at the Southern States annual membership meeting of the Hardin Co-op.

    The meeting was held Sept. 24 in Elizabethtown with more than 73 stockholder-members and their families attending.

    Caleb Ragland of Magnolia was elected chairman/president of the board of directors. Paul Hayse was named vice chairman.

    Don Thomas, district manager, presented a report on major developments at the co-op.

  • PHOTO: LCMS Bowl Bash

    The LaRue County Middle School Hawks hosted TK Stone Sept. 20 at the second annual Nathan McCurry Memorial Bowl Bash. LaRue’s eighth-graders remained undefeated by pulling out another win with the final score, LaRue 28, TK Stone 8. The team plays at Hart County 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23. LaRue will host the playoff game on Sept. 30. Above, the eighth-graders pose with their trophy. The seventh-grade team defeated TK Stone 22-8.

  • COLUMN: The Obscure Alcove 'Check out the classics'

     “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better place that I go to than I have ever known.”  Would reading this final line from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens compel you to read this piece of classic literature for the first time?

    What about this first line from The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner? “Through the fence, between the curling flower spaces, I could see them hitting.” So many time-honored books to choose from at the library. 

  • PHOTO: Warriors win

    The Warriors, a baseball team with kids from Hardin, Larue, Grayson, Meade and Breckinridge Counties, won the Moving On Up baseball tournament this weekend in Indiana. Front from left, Justin Hiner, Evan Morris, Cason Brady, Isaac Seeger; second row, Cohl Proctor, Owen Honaker, Brayden Stowe, Caine Smith, Bryson Arnette; back, Coach Adam Stowe, Coach Wayne Smith, Coach Todd Morris and Coach Johnathan Coleman.

  • PHOTO: U4 Soccer action

    Cooper Thomas, Devin Seymour, Kaedynn Handley, Benjamin Santos and Bryce Hutcherson look for a path to the goal in recent LaRue County U-4 soccer league action.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: YSC welcomes Theresa Price

    Theresa Price has joined LaRue County’s Youth Service Center as program assistant.

    “My job responsibilities include assisting the coordinator with the development and implementation of YSC Programs such as Red Ribbon Week, College Application Week, and helping meet the basic needs of families of the school district who are in need,” said Price, whose first day on the job was Sept. 8.

    A native of Abilene, Texas, she moved to Anderson County during high school and graduated from Anderson County High School.

  • Ribbon-cutting held at Arrowhead Pawn & BBQ

    Arrowhead Archery & BBQ, positioned just off Lincoln Parkway, celebrated some changes inside their business Friday with a ribbon cutting, sponsored by the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce.

    Louie and Melissa Payne, the owners of the multi-faceted business, said they’ve revamped recipes and the results are paying off.