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Today's News

  • Cottrell named runner-up in KFB contest

     Ashley Cottrell of LaRue County and Corbin Cowles of Warren County were runners-up in the 2012 Outstanding Youth contest at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Dec. 6 in Louisville.

    They each received $200 cash and a digital camera from KFB. Megan Harper of Marshall County and Coleman Stivers of Fayette County were awarded top honors and were selected from 22 district finalists.

  • Chris Engstrand named head football coach at Green County High School

     Chris Engstrand, a 1997 LaRue County High School graduate, has been named the new head football coach at Green County High School, the Greensburg Record-Herald reported Monday.

  • PHOTO: Senior Hawks

     Senior members of the Hawks’ basketball team are from left, Kelton Ford, Jackson Venegas, Dustin Coulter and Gabe Shirley. Head Coach Paul Childress is in front. 

  • SPORTS SHORTS - Jan. 2, 2013

     Stars and Strikes Bowl-a-thon Kickoff Luncheon

  • Cross-cut saw champs reunite at Lincoln Days

     University of Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari often talks about how important teamwork is for success.

  • Man charged with theft of tractor weights

     A Lyons Station man was charged in December with theft by unlawful taking or disposition of farm equipment.

    According to court records, Mike Underwood, 43, of Kings Road, is accused of taking tractor weights from a LaRue County farm. The property owner noticed several missing (four John Deere weights, one International weight and two Case weights) and checked with a Hart County recycling business to see if they had been sold there.

    Underwood’s name was allegedly on the tickets, according to records. The weights are valued at about $1,033.20.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks begin play in National Guard Holiday Classic tonight

     After a tumultuous start, the LaRue County Hawks seem to have started to put things together.

    They just wrapped up playing in the Capital City Invitational at Frankfort Western Hills, where the team recorded a runner-up finish. Childress thought it was a positive tournament which helped develop their teamwork. He hopes that doesn’t disappear during their National Guard Holiday Classic, which begins this afternoon.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Students may find permanent employment through school program

     This school year, 11 LaRue County High School students – six seniors and five juniors – are spending the last two periods of their school day exploring the field of work by actually receiving training at local worksites.

    They are participants in the Community Based Work Transition Program, designed for students with special needs to help them transition smoothly from classroom to the workplace.

  • PHOTO: A&B Elves visit Headstart

     A & B Adult Healthcare employees visited LaRue County Head Start. From left, Jennifer Phelps, Amber Florence, Dr. Amanda Florence-Houk holding niece Chevy, and Chasity Woods. Each child received a toy and each teacher and bus driver received a gift. 

  • County's jobless rate up in November

     Unemployment rates fell in 99 Kentucky counties between November 2011 and November 2012, while 20 county rates increased and one stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s rate increased from 6.5 percent to 6.9 percent between October and November 2012, according to the report. The unemployment rate was 7.6 percent in November 2011.

    Of an estimated 6,914 civilian labor force, 6,439 people were employed.