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Today's News

  • Legislative Update

     The Kentucky General Assembly passed the halfway point of the 2013 Legislative Session this past week, yet several major issues are left to be resolved.

    On Thursday the House State Government Committee heard testimony on Senate Bill 2, which deals with much needed reforms to our state and local government public pension systems. However the committee only discussed the proposal, and didn’t vote to pass it out of committee.

  • Barn destroyed in fire

      Three fire departments battled a barn fire Saturday afternoon on Carter Brothers Road.

    About 3 p.m., LaRue County Fire Department was dispatched to the fire. Buffalo and Valley Creek departments were sent as backup.

    Lindon Nevins said he was helping his son work on a car in the barn. Some gasoline made contact with a heater inside the building “and that’s all it took.”

    Nevins fought the fire before firefighters arrived, blistering his arm and singeing his hair.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: District named tops in 'Best Places to Work'

     For the third year in a row, the LaRue County School District was named as one of the top 10 places to work in Kentucky.

    The results came from a survey conducted by Workplace Dynamics that invited companies in three divisions – small (fewer than 100 employees), medium (100-400), and large (greater than 400) - to participate. 

    Employees responded using a seven-point scale to answer questions about their workplace with their responses ranging from strongly agreeing to strongly disagreeing. 

  • Relay for Life sponsors Survivor Dinner

     For the second year, the LaRue County Relay for Life County Committee is sponsoring a dinner to honor those in the community who count themselves as cancer survivors.

    About 100 invitations were mailed this past week to known survivors, but the actual number of survivors is unknown in the county, according to Survivor Chair Kathy Ross.

  • PHOTO: Ian Mather with Mob Line

     Ian Mather, student at the Savannah College of Art and Design and LCHS 2011 graduate, competed as part of SCAD's improv group Mobb Line in the south regional College Improv Tournament. Mather and eight other actors participated in the Atlanta competition to earn a spot in the national finals in Chicago in March. Mather and Mobb Line won the Atlanta competition in a unanimous vote of the judges. Above, Mather (far left) with his improv group and directors.

  • Speech team is 'most efficient'

    The LaRue County High School Speech team won an award for efficiency this weekend at the state championship hosted by the Kentucky Educational Speech and Drama Association in Lexington.

    The team placed fourth overall – despite having fewer than half of the entries of several competing schools.

    This is LaRue’s second time in three years winning the squad efficiency award, which is given every year to the team whose individual students average the most points toward the overall sweepstakes totals. 

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Region draws

    GREENSBURG - For the first time in five seasons, there will be a different championship game pairing in the Girls' 5th Region Basketball Tournament.

    At Sunday morning's draw meeting for the eight-team, single-elimination tournament, the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers and the Marion County Lady

  • Civililan furloughs could affect thousands at Fort Knox

    If government spending is slashed next Friday, thousands of Fort Knox workers could make cuts in their own spending, dampening the business climate in Hardin County.

    Planning for the potential trigger for sequestration, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said the Defense Department’s civilian workers could face furloughs, losing one day of work per week for up to 22 weeks.

  • Hawks are District Champs

     MUNFORDVILLE — LaRue County senior point guard Kelton Ford had a game-high 22 points to go along with seven rebounds and a game-high six assists as he led the top-seeded Hawks to a 65-49 win over the second-seeded Caverna Colonels on Friday night in the championship game of the Boys’ 18th District Basketball Tournament at Hart County.

  • LADY HAWKS ARE DISTRICT CHAMPS

      MUNFORDVILLE — LaRue County junior wing Ivy Brown scored 19 of her game-high 32 points in the final 15:03 as the top-seeded Lady Hawks pulled away from the third-seeded Caverna Lady Colonels, 61-40 on Friday night in the championship game of the Girls’ 18th District Basketball Tournament at Hart County.