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Today's News

  • WKU forensics team takes 23rd consecutive state championship

     The Western Kentucky University Forensics team won its 23rd consecutive state championship Saturday.

    Ellis Fraser, a graduate of LaRue County High School, celebrated with his team as he finished fourth in after-dinner speaking, sixth in dramatic interpretation and sixth in poetry interpretation.

    Fraser is a sophomore from Hodgenville.

    This year’s tournament, hosted at Transylvania University, featured teams from all across the Commonwealth participating in speech and debate events.

  • State Youth Wrestling results

     LaRue County’s youth wrestlers competed in the State Tournament Sunday. Hunter Harrison and Jesse Walters were champions. Those competing in the morning session were front from left, Colby Padilla, 1-2; Tyger Hall, 3-1, third; Dax Allen, 0-2; back, Cameron Lasley, 1-2; Noah Davis, 2-1, second; Harrison, champion; Parker Anderson, 2-1, second; and Dalton Rutledge, 0-2.

  • District Tournament begins tonight

     No team in the history of the Boys’ 18th District Basketball Tournament has won the title five straight times, although history looks it will be made this week at Hart County.

    Led by star senior point guard Kelton Ford, the top-seeded and four-time defending champion LaRue County Hawks appear primed to make that history.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Schools soar in Explore scores

     Both LaRue County middle and high schools scored well on Explore and Plan assessments whose results were recently released.

    “We are very close to reaching our goal of being a consistent Top 10 percent, High Performing District,” said Sam Sanders, LaRue County Schools superintendent. “This was the second year in a row for stellar scores from LCMS on Explore.”

  • SCHOOL: Personnel changes

     The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations Jan. 22 at its regular meeting.

    Recommendation of employment:

    • Orion Tucker as boys’ track coach at LaRue County High School

    • Laura Evans as extended student services tutor at Hodgenville Elementary School

    • Kay Maynor as substitute bus driver for the LaRue County Bus Garage

    • Anna Jo Pepper as Title III English as a second language tutor at HES

     

    Resignations:

  • ANNIVERSARY: Johnsons celebrate 60 years

     Randell and Shirley Johnson celebrated their 60-year wedding anniversary on Feb. 17, 2013, with their family.

    They have three children, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

    Randell retired from General Electric after more than 35 years of service. He had a 15-year career in real estate.

    Shirley also worked at General Electric.

    They were married on Randell’s birthday by the Rev. Manley Towles in Jonesville.

  • Free career testing available to veterans, unemployed

     An important education and workforce credential test will be free to eligible Kentuckians on a first-come, first-served basis through June 15 or until funds are expended.

    Testing to earn a National Career Readiness Certification is for veterans, persons with disabilities and anyone who has been unemployed for more than 26 weeks. The assessments are sponsored by the Department of Workforce Investment, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • PHOTO: Sandhill cranes return to area

     A small flock of sandhill cranes picked through a field near Creekfront Park in Hodgenville last week. Larger flocks can be spotted along Harned-McCubbins Road.

  • Controlled burn goes out of control

     LaRue County firefighters responded to a field fire Sunday afternoon on Harned-McCubbins Road. Chief Jason Sadler said it started out as a controlled burn. The flames were close to a house, outbuildings and vehicles.

  • PHOTO: Duncan joins planning and zoning board

     Paul Lassanske, chairman of Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning, administered the oath of office Feb. 14 to newly appointed member Marsha Duncan. She will complete the term of Wayne Trombley who moved out of the area. Her term expires January 2016.