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Today's News

  • Eight Mat Hawks perfect at Bruin Duals

    The LaRue County Mat Hawks continued their dominating December performance by crushing Lexington Lafayette, Barren County, Meade County and Central Hardin on Saturday at the Central Hardin duals.
    No team won more than three individual matches in their dual with the Mat Hawks.
    In the match-up with Barren County, the Mat Hawks scored their third perfect score of the year, 84-0. The Mat Hawks almost blanked Central Hardin as well, a team who many believe is the second best team in the region, beating the Bruins 67-3.

  • Murray is National Board Certified Teacher

     Courtney Murray, a teacher at Hodgenville Elementary School, has earned the highest credential available to American educators by becoming a National Board Certified Teacher through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

    National Board Certification is achieved through a rigorous, performance-based assessment of a teacher’s skills and content knowledge. 

    The certification takes one to three years to complete.

  • Two injured in crash near Magnolia

    Two people were injured in a single-vehicle crash near Magnolia Dec. 17.

    About 8 p.m., Andrew Parrett, 24, of Hodgenville, was driving a 1998 Honda CRX north on U.S. 31-E near the intersection of Country Lane.

    Parrett attempted to pass a vehicle on the crest of a hill and lost control of the vehicle, according to Chief Deputy Russell McCoy. The vehicle flipped at least three times and came to rest in an upright position.

    Parrett’s passenger, Jason Cornelius, 23, of Elizabethtown, was ejected from the vehicle and landed in a ditch.

  • PHOTO: Farrar and Shirley honored

      Western Kentucky University held fall graduation ceremonies Saturday.

    Thomas Shirley of Magnolia and Victor Farrar of Campbellsville (shown), Army ROTC graduates, were commissioned as second lieutenants during the ceremony.

  • Josh Jaggers named head football coach at LCHS

    Josh Jaggers has been named head football coach at LaRue County High School, replacing Rodney Armes who resigned after 16 years in that position.

    Jaggers joined the LCHS coaching staff in 2008 as defensive coordinator working with the offensive line and linebackers. In 2011 he became the assistant head coach to Armes.

    He was chosen from a field of 20 applicants whom LCHS principal Paul Mullins described as “highly qualified.” 

  • Video explains environmental surcharge

     The process the Kentucky Public Service Commission follows in the review and approval of coal-related environmental compliance costs incurred by electric utilities is explained in a video available online.

    The narrated slide show covers the legal basis for the recovery of environmental costs, the PSC’s review process and the environmental surcharge through which the costs are passed on to a utility’s ratepayers.

    The video, which is about 10 minutes long, is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvGmPHRtdNk.

  • Campbellsville University graduates 238 students

     Campbellsville University bestowed degrees on 238 students in two ceremonies Dec. 16 in Ransdell Chapel.

    Jessica Ann Wilson Adkins of Hodgenville received a bachelor of social work. She is a 2007 graduate of Taylor County High School.

    Donna K. Puryear of Hodgenville received a master of arts in special education.

    Sharon Denise Gibson of Hodgenville received a master of business administration. She is a 1986 graduate of Taylor County High School and the daughter of Wanda Brockman of Campbellsville and the late Randall Bryant.

  • State snow and ice crews ready to go

     Kentucky Transportation Cabinet maintenance crews are prepared to combat snow-covered and icy roads whenever they occur.

    Nearly 2,000 KYTC employees are standing by to treat and clear more than 60,000 lane miles of roads.

    “The safety of Kentucky’s roadways is the focal point of our maintenance program this time of year,” Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock said. “Our snow and ice teams are on the job and ready to go even before winter weather hits. I’m proud of their professionalism and dedication to service.”

  • PHOTO: Hosparus holiday fundraiser a success

     The Hospice Thrift Shoppe Holiday Bazaar netted more than $5,000 to benefit Hosparus patients and their families. Above, Shelby Sanford, a seventh grade student at East Hardin Middle School, took a break from volunteering her time at the Shoppe for Beta Club to hang out with Santa for a bit.  

  • Diabetes Coalition to meet, classes planned

    The Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition will meet 6 p.m. Jan. 3 at the LaRue County Extension Office. It is open to anyone with interest in early diagnosis, reduction of complications, prevention and elimination of diabetes.

    The group will not meet if schools are closed due to weather.

    For more information or to register for classes, contact Melissa Conder at 769-1601, Ext. 1035.

    LaRue County Diabetes Support Group