Today's News

  • BASEBALL: Regional Tournament Draw

    ELIZABETHTOWN: Elizabethtown plays host to the 5th Region baseball tournament, which gets under way Monday at 11 a.m. Opening the tournament is 18th District champ LaRue County (27-9) against 17th District runner-up and tourney host Elizabethtown (14-22).

    Bethlehem (17-19) is up next at 1:30 p.m. against 20th District runner-up Adair County (25-13). The Eagles and Indians met once this season, with Adair prevailing in a 12-inning thriller at Dean Watts Park in early April, 4-3.

  • Seventh graders honored by TIP program

    Two LaRue County seventh graders, along with about 400 students from around the state, were honored at Western Kentucky University for their college-ready ACT or SAT scores; their seventh-grade standing in school; and the incredible potential that combination creates.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Hawks play in Region Tournament Monday

    LEBANON - The long-awaited showdown between the Central Hardin Lady
    Bruins and the Green County Lady Dragons won't happen Wednesday night at
    Marion County.

    After the quarterfinal pairings for finalized at Saturday morning's 5th
    Region Softball Tournament draw meeting, the eight-team field's top two
    ranked teams drew into the same bracket for the third time in four

  • Michelle McKamey plays in State Tennis Tournament

     Michelle McKamey, a seventh grader, helped lead her Lone Oak High School team from Paducah to the KHSAA Tennis State Championship. 

    Michelle plays the #1 singles spot for the Lone Oak varsity team. They defeated Louisville Sacred Heart 3-1 in the semifinals with McKamey winning her match 6-0 6-2. Then, Lone Oak defeated Covington Notre Dame in the finals 3-2. 

  • LaRue County Schools personnel changes

     The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations May 21:

  • ANNIVERSARY: Powells celebrate 50 years

     Margie and Sam Powell will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 1, 2012.

    Sandra Braden, Betty and Don Vance, Helen Gressel and Kathryn Corbin will host a reception in their honor on Saturday, June 9.

    The reception will be 2-4 p.m. in the fireside room at First Baptist Church Hodgenville, 730 Tonieville Road.

    All friends and relatives are invited.

    The couple requests no gifts.

  • PHOTO: Lady Hawks named to All-Tournament Team

    Three Lady Hawks were named to the 18th District All-Tournament Team. From left,Bethany Skaggs, Brigitte Skaggs and Brittany Enlow.

  • Median cable barriers being installed on I-65

     Median cable barriers are being installed along a two-lane section of Interstate 65 from the Hart/LaRue County line extending north about six miles into Hardin County (MP 74 – MP 80).  Once this work is completed, continuous cross over crash prevention measures will be in place from the current three-lane widening project in Barren County to just south of Elizabethtown.

  • Upton student earns scholarship

     Ariel Waldeck of Upton has been selected as a 2012 scholarship recipient by Dairy Farmers of America, Inc., a national milk marketing cooperative.

    Waldeck is a sophomore at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, majoring in agricultural communications with a minor in history. After graduation, Waldeck plans to pursue a job in communications or public relations to help give dairy farmers a voice.

  • COLUMN: Notes from Groundhog Hill (Man vs. Weeds)

     A new summer reality show premiered this week, but not on television. It's at Groundhog Hill. I call it, "Man vs. Weeds."

    The premise is simple yet complex: One man, clad in bib overalls and armed with a garden hoe, competes against a ferocious team of weeds for planting supremacy and personal glory. The weed team consists of four players: Johnson Grass (team captain), Cape Honeysuckle, Climbing Milkweed and something I like to call, Pain-in-the-Butt-Ivy (see photo).