Today's News

  • LaRue players shine in All-Star play

    The East All-Stars cruised to a 107-60 victory over the West All-Stars Saturday in the Kentucky High School Coaches Association All-Star girls’ game at Louisville St. Xavier.

    LaRue County’s Haley Holt led the West All-Stars with 12 points and two rebounds. Alisha Durbin chipped in four points, three blocks and a team-best eight rebounds.

    The East All-Stars are comprised of players from the 7th and 8th regions while West All-Stars are from the 5th and 6th regions. Players must be incoming seniors.

    Boys All-Stars

  • LaRue 9s reach state semi-finals

    With an extra-inning win late Sunday night, LaRue County has reached the Cal Ripken 9-year-old state baseball tournament semifinals.

    LaRue County defeated Okolona, 14-12 in seven innings in Owensboro to reach the semifinals.

    Bryce Neagle led LaRue with a double and four RBIs, while Bryson Arnette had a double and two RBIs. Conner Baker had a single and an RBI. Layne Gribbons hit two singles. Daniel Snodgrass had two RBIs, while Tripp Chapman and Alec Perez had one apiece.

  • COLUMN: OK, let's stop

    The other morning my friend and co-worker Cristy and I devised a solution for all the major problems of the universe.

    Everybody stop.

    Just stop. Take a breath. Step back. Chill out.

    Politicians, stop politicking. Forget about focus groups and pork spending and back room deals and war room strategies. Democrats aren't evil and neither are Republicans, so stop treating people with whom you disagree as enemies. We're all Americans, so stop!

  • Adoption fees increase at animal shelter

    It might look like it costs a lot more than it used to.

    But those who adopt animals at the Taylor County Animal Shelter now get a lot more for their money when adopting a new pet. The adoption rate at the shelter is now $100 for dogs and cats. The cost includes a voucher for a spay or neuter operation, a microchip with 30 days of insurance, rabies and parvo shots and dewormer. The previous rate was $26, which included only a microchip.

  • Middle School Football Schedule




    Aug. 4      LaRue County Bowl Bash      HOME

    9 a.m. – LaRue vs. North Middle

    11 a.m. – Taylor vs. S.W. Nelson

    1 p.m. – Green vs. J.T. Alton

    Aug. 11    East Hardin Jamboree at East Hardin

    8 a.m. – LaRue vs. East Hardin Middle School

    * Aug. 14 – 6 p.m. – LaRue vs. Casey   AWAY

  • Judge Jeff S. Taylor to serve on Kentucky Judicial Ethics Committee

    Judge Jeff S. Taylor of Owensboro has been selected by his peers on the Court of Appeals to serve on the Kentucky Judicial Ethics Committee.

    Taylor is one of three judges chosen statewide to serve on the Committee along with two attorney representatives chosen by the Kentucky Bar Association. The Committee regularly reviews the Code of Judicial Conduct and provides advisory opinions to the 283 justices and judges of the Court of Justice located throughout Kentucky regarding judicial acts and conduct.

  • Legislators, doctors debate health law

     Though host Bill Goodman said they just “scratched the surface” on what the federal health-care reform law will mean for Kentucky, physicians and legislators debated Medicaid expansion, the implications of requiring people to buy health insurance, how to pay for it all and other questions in KET's “Kentucky Tonight” panel and call-in show.

  • PHOTO: Preparing for the Fair

      Evelyn Gibbons, who attends Silver Angels Sunrise Manor Adult Day Care, prepares ceramics for entry in the LaRue County Fair. Gibbons and her family have been involved in the county fair for many years, raising and showing saddlebred horses.

  • Rep. Lee speaks at NARFE meeting

    The National Active and Retired Federal Employees met July 2.

    Program Chair Mary Tom Haun introduced the guest speaker, 23rd District Representative Jimmy Lee, who provided an update and plans on Kentucky legislative issues. He spoke on the June 28 decision by the Federal Supreme Court on Obama’s “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” and explained the impact on Kentuckians. 

  • Library employees win scholarships

    Lisa Jo Williams and Sarah Graff, employees of the LaRue County Public Library, have been named recipients of a Library Science Tuition Scholarship.

    Williams and Graff each received a $500 scholarship. Both are attending Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

    The State Board for the Certification of Librarians created the Library Science Tuition Scholarship program to encourage continuing education among library administrators and staff. The board distributed $8,500 in scholarship money to 12 Kentucky public library employees for the fall semester.