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Today's News

  • Love of geology born locally

    When Cassandra “Cassie” Hornback was a little girl, she enjoyed “exploring” her backyard in Sonora with her grandmother.
    Her “Mammaw,” Norma Jean Rector, passed away last October and Hornback had the chance to go through some of her possessions. She was amazed at the treasures her Mammaw had saved from their adventures.
    The odd-shaped rocks and fossils that caught the eye of a little girl were a foreshadowing of Hornback’s current love: geology.

  • Court ruling discards new legislative boundaries

    LaRue County is again in the 5th State Senate District and 19th House District after Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled Feb. 7 that House Bill 1, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Steve Beshear, is unconstitutional.
    State Senate and House districts created by House Bill 1 will be thrown out and the district boundaries will go back to where they were before the bill was signed.
    Sen. Carroll Gibson of Leitchfield and Rep. Michael Meredith of Brownsville once again represent LaRue County.

  • Council won’t bite on new tax

    Members of the LaRue County Park and Recreation Board presented their case Monday to Hodgenville City Council for sustainable funding through a restaurant tax.
    They had hoped to persuade the six-member council to support a 2 percent tax on prepared food in establishments within city limits. The matter did not make it to a vote.
    Several board members spoke about safety issues at the 1970s-era park and the need for maintenance.
    Board President Eric DeVary said they “had a growing concern” with the aging equipment and facilities.

  • Cheer champs

    The LaRue County High School cheerleaders accomplished something last weekend that no other squad in the school has achieved. They made it to finals in the National High School Cheerleading Championship at the Walt Disney Resort in Orlando.
    The squad took 13th in the medium varsity division two, which included 32 top teams from Tennessee, Texas, Florida, California, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, New York, New Jersey, Louisiana, Alabama, Minnesota, Colorado and Kentucky.

  • Cheerleaders make it to UCA finals

    The LaRue County High School cheerleaders competed this weekend in the National High School Cheerleading Championship at the Walt Disney Resort in Orlando.

    The team finished 13th in the Medium Varsity Division Two.

    They were judged on tumbling, stunting, jumps and dance.

    Tara Wooden is the cheer squad's coach.

  • Region 2 Wrestling Results

    Weight: 106
    1st: Kyle Edlin, LaRue County 10 37- 5
    2nd: Lucas McCain, Boyle County 9 37- 9
    3rd: Rayvin Edayan, Fort Knox 11 28- 15
    4th: Henry Crowdus, John Hardin 10 27- 16
    5th: Mason Baker, Anderson County 8 21- 9
    6th: Thomas Skaggs, North Hardin 10 18- 19

    Weight: 113
    1st: Kyle Shults, North Hardin 10 23- 8
    2nd: Andrew Ackley, Nelson County 8 26- 7
    3rd: Nick Coffell, Central Hardin 12 32- 11
    4th: Tanner Mouser, LaRue County 11 14- 14

  • WRESTLING: Shawn Hull looks for state title

    Knowing this was his final season as a LaRue County wrestler, senior Shawn Hull wanted to put everything on the line.

    Hull increased his workout regimen and attended several wrestling camps over the summer to get better.

    Hull’s improved work ethic has led him to a 33-1 record – his only loss came in December’s Smoky Mountain Duals in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. – and the No. 1 ranking at 160 pounds by kentuckywrestling.com entering Saturday’s Region 2 Tournament in Danville.

  • COLUMN: Christians are part of God's family

     We live in a world where a lot of emphasis is placed on possessions and popularity. The world wants to know how much money we have, how famous we are and how much power we have?

    But God asks questions like: Are you holy? Are you seeking to follow me? Are you striving to be a godly person?

    God is interested in your character and your holiness. So our question is: What kind of godly character is God seeking in a person?

  • Upcoming classes help with diabetes and high blood pressure

     What is the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease? About 65 percent of people with diabetes die from heart disease and stroke. Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to have heart disease or suffer a stroke than people without diabetes.

    People with type 2 diabetes also have high rates of high blood pressure, lipid problems, and obesity, which contribute to their high rates of CVD. Smoking doubles the risk of CVD in people with diabetes.

    The ABC treatment goals for most people with diabetes are:

  • New fishing license year begins March 1

     The new year for fishing licenses begins March 1.

    This coming year presents some new opportunities to catch rainbow trout, blue catfish, redear sunfish, also known as shellcrackers and white crappie.

    Black crappie now dominate the population in Taylorsville Lake, and a good spawn last year should lead to good fishing for blacks in the coming years. Also, three years of white crappie stockings should lead to great fishing this spring.