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Today's News

  • Farrar's art takes Best of Show

     Forget the traditional French beret, easel, palette and paintbrushes when Elizabeth Farrar sits down to create a work of art.

  • City Council silent on water dispute

     A local family challenged Hodgenville City Council members Monday to “create some systematic rules that are consistently applied.”

  • Deputy on leave following shooting

     A reported reckless driver has died after being shot by a LaRue County deputy.

  • Bivens named 'Outstanding Young Farm Family'

     Ryan and Misty Bivens of LaRue County were honored as Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 2012 “Outstanding Young Farm Family” during the organization’s 93rd annual meeting in Louisville. Each year KFB awards this distinction to a couple under age 35 who has exhibited the strongest farm management skills, most consistent financial growth and highest level of involvement in both Farm Bureau and their community.

  • Speech teams excel in December meets

     The LaRue County High School Speech Team is headed into the halfway point of the season on a roll, having recorded several impressive team and individual performances at recent invitational tournaments. 

  • Students excel in Sixth Grade Showcase

     LaRue County Middle School sixth graders competed in the 14th annual Kentucky Colonels' Sixth Grade Academic Showcase on Dec. 1 at Spencer County Middle School in Taylorsville.

    They placed third in overall team points. Other competing schools besides LaRue and Spencer County Middle Schools were Bardstown Middle School, St. Joseph School, Old Kentucky Home Middle School and Bluegrass Christian Academy.

  • On Educating LaRue: HES students love to exercise

     Going back to the time when one-room schools scheduled recess for their students, teachers have encouraged student physical activity not only to strengthen and tone their young muscles, but also to relieve their pent-up energy. 

    As an added bonus, results from a growing field of research links increased physical activity with better academic performance.

    Since October, Melissa Pearman, Hodgenville family resource center coordinator, has led that school’s students to about a half-hour of early morning exercise.

  • Locals compete in Polar Bear Run

     Several local residents competed in the Polar Bear Grand Prix in Louisville. It was a 4K race (2.5 miles) with 796 runners. 

    Adam Sandidge (Hodgenville), first, ages 15-19; sixth overall

    Jim B. Phelps (Hodgenville), third, ages 30-34; 21st overall

    Patrick Walsh (Hodgenville), ninth, ages 25-29; 88th overall

    Alan Thomas (New Haven), 17th, ages 30-34; 128th overall

    Kelly Sandidge (Hodgenville), 14th, ages 40-44; 173rd overall

    David Edwards (Hodgenville), 28th, age group; 425th overall

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks hold off Hart

    Coach Paul Childress isn’t going to stand for any more near-epic collapses.

    He’s making sure the LaRue County Hawks understand that, too.

    LaRue County hung on for a 61-57 victory Friday at 18th District rival Hart County, not making a field goal for the final 6:36 and nearly letting a 21-point lead slip away.

    Childress was so frustrated with the Hawks’ fourth quarter performance that he spent 30 minutes talking to them in the locker room and made all players ride the bus home afterward.

  • Lady Hawks outheart Hart

    Ivy Brown was on a mission Friday night and the LaRue County junior forward sent the Hart County Lady Raiders a message.
    She’s not letting them get in the way of the Lady Hawks’ 18th District title quest this season.
    Brown scored 17 of her game-high 26 points in the first quarter as visiting LaRue County routed the Lady Raiders, 74-39.
    Hart County ended the Lady Hawks’ 2011-12 season, knocking them out in the district tournament semifinals. Brown got some revenge Friday – and hopes for more again down the road.