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Today's News

  • Vittitow graduates from Eastern

     Natalie Deanne Vittitow of New Haven was one of 1,068 graduates honored at Eastern Kentucky University’s commencement on Dec. 15.

    She earned a master’s degree in business administration.

  • State Park Race Series begins in April

     The ninth annual Kentucky State Park Race Series will start April 20 with the Goose Creek 5K at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park in Louisville.

    The race series consists of 5K races at five Kentucky State Parks. Runners of all ages can participate in individual races or sign up to run in all five for the overall championship. Points and awards will be given for male and female runners in the series as well as those taking part in single races. These events are also open to walkers. Children, strollers and pets on a leash are welcome.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks defeat Nelson

     The LaRue County Hawks whipped Nelson County Feb. 5, 71-41.

    Senior guard Kelton Ford nearly outscored the homestanding Cardinals by himself, finishing with 34 points as the Hawks won for the fifth time in six games.

    Ford almost had a quadruple-double as he had 10 steals, eight rebounds and seven assists, while junior forward Tyler Howell added 13 points and eight rebounds.

    Junior forward Kody Key-Close scored nine points, while senior guard Dustin Coulter and sophomore forward Caleb Sheffer each scored five.

  • Lady Hawks come from behind to defeat Nelson

     Sophomore guard Alexis Brewer scored 23 points and junior guard Ivy Brown added a double-double Feb. 5 as the visiting Lady Hawks knocked off Nelson County – one of the top teams in the 5th Region.

    The Lady Hawks won, 58-55, despite a 32-26 deficit at halftime.

    “We did a good job of playing from behind and not panicking,” said Coach Travis Wootton. “We have played a tough schedule so we were prepared for this game. I think it was their first home loss this year. It was a good bounce back game for us.”

  • Students named to Dean's List and President's List at WKU

    Several local students were named to the Dean’s and President’s Lists for the fall semester at Western Kentucky University.

    Full-time undergraduate students with a semester grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 are named to the Dean’s List. Students with a GPA of 3.8 to 4.0 are named to the President’s List.

  • USPS plans to halt Saturday delivery

    The U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday that it would no longer deliver first-class mail, newspapers and magazines starting in early August, in an effort to stanch multi-billion-dollar deficits, but would continue regular parcel deliveries, The Rural Blog reported. The move, which could still be blocked by Congress or court action, is likely to affect rural Americans more than others. Their post offices could also be open less often.

  • EKU honors graduates

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,068 graduates at the conclusion of the Spring 2012 semester.

    The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies Dec. 15.

    Local EKU graduates include Natalie Deanne Vittitow, New Haven, MBA, in business administration; and Margaret Katrina Overgaauw, Campbellsville, BS, in psychology.

  • Hatcher's Hounds looking for furever homes

    LaRue County’s stray dogs are taken to Taylor County Animal Shelter.

    The lucky ones find “fur-ever” homes; the unfortunate ones are euthanized.

    A LaRue County woman is doing her part to make sure each dog has its day.

    Gilda Hatcher opened her first adoption center, the Creekside Canine Adoption, in 2005. In 2010 she opened Hatcher Hounds Adoption, teaming up with the veterinarian she depends on for her own animal care, Dr. Michael Keller of Plantation Veterinary Clinic.

  • Eddie Miles returns to Pigeon Forge

     Although Eddie Miles has aged since his first performance as Elvis at the Memories Theatre at Pigeon Forge, he’s looking forward to making new memories there.

    Eddie Miles, a Nelson County native who has appeared numerous times at the Lincoln Jamboree in Hodgenville, has made a living with his Elvis act for years and headlined at the Memories Theatre in Pigeon Forge in the ’90s as Elvis Presley. Now he said he’s returning to his old stage to headline again.

  • School will be in session Monday, Feb. 18

     LaRue County Schools will be in session on President's Day, Monday, Feb. 18.

    This will be used a make-up day.