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Today's News

  • Lady Hawks win two in Slam Jam

    Volleyball tournament host LaRue County went 2-3 Saturday in the Abraham Slam Jam.
    The Lady Hawks (8-11) went 1-1 in pool play – losing to Washington County, 26-27, 26-24, 15-6 and beating Grant County, 25-18, 26-27, 15-9. LaRue County split its crossover matches – beating Fort Knox, 19-25, 25-15, 15-11 and falling to Harrison County, 25-16, 15-14.
    The Lady Hawks then fell to Edmonson County, 26-24, 25-17 in the single-elimination tournament. Harrison County knocked off Edmonson County for the championship.

  • Lady Hawks defeat Washington County

    Sophomore Abby Modrowski recorded a hat trick as the visiting Lady Hawks (5-4-1) blanked the Washington County Commanderettes (8-0) Sept. 7 for the second time this season.
    Sophomore Shelbi Brooks scored twice and had an assist, while senior Paige Nalley, sophomore Marissa Crosswhite and freshman Courtni Price also scored.
    Junior keeper Kasey Wells made five saves.

  • 400 attend 9/11 remembrance ceremony

    About 400 people filled the auditorium of the Hodgenville Civic Center Sunday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that left 2,977 dead.

    The hour-long tribute honored those lives lost on 9-11-01 and the selfless service of firefighters, emergency medical workers, past and present military members and law enforcement officers.

    “The events of 9-11 have left its mark on each of us” said LaRue County Judge Executive Tommy Turner. “And that mark was also left on America.”

  • IGA Express on Greensburg Street closes

    The IGA Express on South Greensburg Street closed its doors Tuesday, Sept. 6.

    Suppliers for the store, including the Lottery, Coca Cola and Blockbuster, were loading up equipment Wednesday morning, employees were taking inventory and posters announced the convenience store was closing “permanently.”

    Spokesman Bob Miller said the store is closing due to “failing fuel equipment that is very costly to repair.”

    “In these stressful economic times, difficult decisions have to be made,” he said.

  • Health department offers flu vaccine

    Fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches and tiredness. You guessed it, flu season is coming. Make plans now to protect yourself and your family from getting sick.

    The LaRue County Health Department will be offering the flu vaccine in the clinic on most Tuesday-Friday afternoons beginning Sept. 13. An appointment is needed by calling 358-3844. The cost for adults is $25 and only Passport, Medicare Part B and Kentucky State Employee Humana insurance can be billed.

  • 'Back to Sleep' can save your baby from SIDS

    The ‘Back to Sleep’ campaign began in 1994 as a way to educate parents, caregivers and health care providers about ways to reduce the risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The campaign was named for its primary recommendation to place healthy babies on their backs to sleep.

  • COLUMN: Remember 9/12

    Some days are etched in our memory as though they are historical markers, and recalling them causes us to remember where we were and what we were doing as those events unfolded. Such are the assassination of President Kennedy and the attack upon the World Trade Center. This weekend we have been recalling September 11, 2001.

  • FOOTBALL: Hawks fall to Green County

    LaRue County was anything but special on special teams Friday night in the Hawks’ 32-20 road loss to the Green County Dragons.

    The Hawks (1-3) gave up a kickoff return touchdown for the second straight week. They also allowed the Dragons (3-1) to score three touchdowns from more than 35 yards out.

  • Warm Blessings provides food, shelter to homeless

    It wasn't a normal evening at Warm Blessings, but then again, no evening is "normal."

    A tire blowout on the organization's van - its only source of transportation - created problems carrying patrons to and from the facility.

    But patrons, the same people who were coming to Warm Blessings for help, helped each other. Those who had cars pitched in and gave others a ride home and one man stayed and helped with the tire problem, He offered his assistance the next day as well.

  • Four LCHS graduates are Distinguished Alumni

     Four LaRue County High School graduates will be named as LaRue County Schools Distinguished Alumni.

    Martha Sue Curle French, Carl Howell Jr., Dale M. Morris and Ronald L. Sanders will be honored at a Sept. 30 luncheon at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    French graduated from LCHS in 1978 and Campbellsville University in 1984. In 1985, she began her career with State Farm and has held a variety of positions with them including a Chartered Life Underwriter designation from the American College.