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Today's News

  • Chamber of Commerce dinner planned for June 23

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce annual awards dinner will be held June 23 at First Baptist Church Hodgenville.

    The Chamber will present several awards: Outstanding Citizen Award, Outstanding Business or Professional Person, Spirit Award and President's Award. The recipient's of these awards have been selected, but will remain a secret until the awards presentation.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Marian Bennett Thornbury and Marshall Camden Civils

    Marian Bennett Thornbury and Marshall Camden Civils, both of Lexington, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride to be received a B.A. from the University of Alabama and M.A. from the University of Kentucky.

    She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Justice Thornbury.

    The prospective groom received a B.A. from Western Kentucky University.

    He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Alexander Civils Jr. of Greer, S.C.

    The wedding is July 23, 2011, in Lexington.

  • PHOTO: Shelby Floyd signs with Campbellsville University

    Recent LaRue County High School graduate Shelby Floyd has signed to wrestle at Campbellsville University. Floyd, the son of Lorrie and Rex Floyd, was state runner-up in his weight division in February. Front from left, Oneta Brooks (grandmother), Lorrie Floyd, Shelby Floyd, Rex Floyd; back, Campbellsville University Head Wrestling Coach Franky James, LCHS Principal Paul Mullins, Assistant Mat Hawk Wrestling Coach Eddie Paden and Head Mat Hawk Coach Gary Canter.

  • PHOTO: Sierra Enlow honored by Ag Commissioner

    Sierra Enlow of LaRue County is honored by Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer, right, and Aris Cedeno, executive director of the Governor’s Scholars Program, at the Agribusiness/Governor’s Scholars Program Awards Luncheon on June 1 in Frankfort. Enlow, a student at the University of Kentucky, was one of 13 Kentucky students who received a check and a certificate at the awards luncheon.

  • SCHOLARSHIP: Leah Jo Carter wins Class of 1968 Memorial award

    Leah Jo Carter, a 2011 graduate of LaRue County High School, was awarded the Class of 1968 Memorial Scholarship.

    Carter, the daughter of Floyd Todd Skaggs and Amanda Carter, plans to attend the University of Kentucky and major in social work.

    Her high school activities include serving as editor of the yearbook, secretary of the class committee, vice president of the CVS Club and secretary of student council. She is an employee of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

  • BIRTH: Higginbothams welcome Jillian Marie

    Adam and Amanda Parker Higginbotham of Lexington are proud to announce the birth of a daughter, Jillian Marie.

    Jillian was born at 1:02 a.m. May 17, 2011, and weighed 6 pounds 7 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.

    She is welcomed home by two sisters, Claire Elizabeth and Lucy Danielle.

    Maternal grandparents are Linda Marie and Bud Ireland of Hodgenville; and Roger and Elaine Parker of Pennsylvania.

    Paternal grandparents are Charlene and Ken Kuykendall of Birmingham, Ala.; and the late Jim Higginbotham.

  • REGION SOFTBALL: Lady Hawks fall in region final

    The Lady Hawks, plagued by errors and a near-perfect game by their opponents, lost their regional championship bid June 1 to Central Hardin’s Lady Bruins.

    The host Lady Hawks fell 11-0 in five innings as the 11th ranked Lady Bruins earned a berth in the state tournament.

    Central’s pitcher, Kristina Krupinski, struck out five and had a perfect game up until the fifth inning when Lady Hawk Brittany Enlow reached second on an infield error.

    Krupinski, was selected as the 5th Region Athletic Directors Association MVP.

  • Former LaRue coach joins Lady Topper staff

    Former LaRue County High School basketball coach Tim Riley has joined the staff of the Western Kentucky University Lady Topper basketball program, according to a release from WKU.

    It's a return to his alma mater for Riley, who coached at LaRue (1990-94) and Caverna High Schools before accepting the head coach position at Warren Central High School.

  • PHOTO: Locks of Love donation

    Catherine Spalding, 6, of Hodgenville, donated 9 3/4-inches of her hair to Locks of Love.
    Her hair was cut by Ms. Kathy at Country Cuttin'.
    The program provides hair pieces to children who suffer loss of hair due to illness.

  • SCHOLARSHIP: Valerie Whitlock wins Lincoln Days award

    Valerie Whitlock is the winner of the $500 Lincoln Days Scholarship, annually awarded to a high school graduate in LaRue County. 

    Whitlock's academic achievement, participation in extra curricular activities, facility recommendation and an essay about her community were determining factors in her selection.

    The 2011 graduate plans to enter Transylvania College in the fall.