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Today's News

  • County Clean-up Days set for March 23-24

    LaRue County Clean-up Days will be held March 23-24 at the county maintenance garage across from LaRue County Middle School.
    The event is held in conjunction with Commonwealth Cleanup Week, an annual weeklong event implemented by the Energy and Environment Cabinet, which aims to provide citizens the opportunity to spruce up just in time for the spring season.
    Last year during the Commonwealth Cleanup week, 219 bags of litter, 69 batteries, 2,288 tons of trash, 4.8 tons of steel and 303 pounds of other metals were collected in LaRue County alone.

  • Lady Hawks track team begins season with small goals

    Like the sage who said a 1,000-mile journey begins with a single step, Lady Hawks girls’ track coach Laura Kudrna is counting on her charges attaining small goals that will enable them to meet larger ones.
    “Our goal for the season is to beat our previous time,” said the Hodgenville Elementary School fifth-grade teacher in her second year as coach. “I don’t care if it’s a 10th of a second off the previous time; every little bit helps and counts.”

  • Hawks prepare to multi-task as track season opens

    Multi-tasking will be the major descriptor of this season’s Hawks boys track team under new coach Drew Simpson.
    “The number of students we have on the team is our strength and weakness,” said Simpson, who substitute teaches for the LaRue County school system. “We have a small high school team and because of that all of my athletes have to compete in four events.”
    Perhaps because of the few number of athletes, however, he has found a more personal team, one with heart and a lot of determination, he said.

  • Extension Expo draws more than 900

    A record-setting crowd attended the 30th annual Extension Expo Saturday.
    About 968 people visited the 70-or-so booths set up in the LaRue County High School gym, according to the LaRue County Cooperative Extension Office.
    “The largest crowd we had previously was about 800,” said Office Assistant Sue Ann McCandless.
    The Extension staff had an idea the Expo might turn into a bustling event when the first visitors arrived about 9 a.m. – an hour before booths were scheduled to open.

  • Hawks ready for game changes

    With six starting seniors and one junior returning from last season’s 24-9 team, LaRue County’s Hawks varsity baseball team looks to be on deck for another winning season.
    “I think pitching will be our biggest strength at the end of the year once we are at full strength,” said Chris Price, eight-year head coach who said he’s relinquishing his coaching position at the end of this season in order to pursue a Rank I (post master’s degree certification) in administration.

  • Sports Shorts updated 3-21-12

    Golf Scramble
    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble is March 30 at the LaRue County Golf Course near Buffalo with shotgun start at noon. For more information, call the Chamber office at 358-3411 or email Jessica@laruecountychamber.org.

    Baseball and softball passes available

  • Injured officer files civil suit against driver

     A former Hodgenville City Officer has filed a civil suit against a driver who was convicted of striking him with a truck.

  • Honeybee deaths linked to corn insecticides

     An ABC News report by Alexandra Ludka and republished in The Rural Blog links honeybee deaths to corn insecticides.

    What was killing all those honeybees in recent years?  New research shows a link between an increase in the death of bees and insecticides, specifically the chemicals used to coat corn seeds.

  • Free legal aid advice available to storm victims

     A toll-free legal aid line is now available for survivors of severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding affecting 21 Kentucky counties including LaRue between Feb. 29 and March 3.

    The number to request disaster-related legal assistance is (877) 625-9839.

    The service, which allows callers to request the assistance of a lawyer, is a partnership between the Kentucky Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyers Section and the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.

  • Four indicted by grand jury

    Several people were indicted March 19 by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Jimmy D. Underwood(1965) of Campbellsville was charged with first-degree assault; first-degree wanton endangerment; operating motor vehicle while license suspended for DUI, first offense; operating motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense; reckless driving; and possession of open container in vehicle.