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Today's News

  • Lady Hawks fall to E’town

    LaRue County’s Lady Hawks had a rough first quarter Jan. 23 as they played the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers at Charlie Rawlings Memorial Stadium.
    They gave up seven turnovers and misfired on their first 12 shots from the field.
    “That’s what they do on their home floor,” LaRue’s Coach Travis Wootton said. “I think it was nerves and figuring things out. They’re one of the best defensive teams in the state. You have to be aggressive against them and I thought they were more aggressive than us in the first quarter.”

  • Middle school wrestlers host cornhole, chili supper fundraiser

    The LaRue County Middle School wrestling team will host a fundraiser beginning at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at LaRue County Park and Recreation.
    A chili supper, including sandwich, dessert and drink, is $5.
    A double-elimination cornhole tournament will be held at 7 p.m. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 6:30 p.m. Entry fee is $20 per team.
    Trophies offered for first, second and third place.
    For more information or to pre-register for the tournament, call 270-491-0965.

  • PHOTO: 7th graders are champs
  • Mat Hawks take disappointing second at State Duals

    What happened? This is the question being asked over and over again to the LaRue County High School Mat Hawks after their second place finish at State Duals competition on Saturday in Lexington.
    “We were overconfident and Union County came in hungry and motivated and wanted it more than us,” said head coach Gary Canter. “We wrestled flat. We didn’t’ look good all day long. When you add in the fact we had a wrestler or two sick and injured, we had several obstacles to overcome right at the start of the day.”

  • Mat Hawks second at State Duals

    The LaRue County Hawks’ quest for another State Duals wrestling championship started strong Saturday, but fizzled late.

    After rolling through their three pool-play matches and then their semifinal, the Hawks suffered a 39-23 loss to Union County in the championship of the annual 16-team tournament at Lexington Henry Clay High School.

    The final match began at 138 pounds and LaRue County led 23-15 after the heavyweights before getting blanked the rest of the final.

  • AU Associates completes project in Lexington

     AU Associates, the Lexington development company that transformed Buffalo Elementary School into Buffalo Apartments, has completed another project.

    The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Monday that the company has finished Parkside, a development in Gardenside built on a 6-acre site that was formerly the Cross Keys YWCA.

    The building was the Cabana Club in the 1960s. It housed Lexington’s only ice skating rink.

    In the 1970s it was The Aquatic Club with pool and putt-putt miniature golf course.

  • LCHS student dies in crash

     A LaRue County High School student died Sunday evening in a single-vehicle crash.

    According to Kentucky State Trooper Norman Chaffins, Alma Teresa Martinez Flores, 17, was driving a 2000 Ford Explorer east on Ky. 210 about 6:12 p.m.

    The vehicle left the right side of the roadway for unknown reasons. Flores overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle near the LaRue/Hardin County line.

    The Explorer went down an embankment, struck a tree and overturned. It came to rest in the upright position.

  • GUTHRIE: Doctors, not bureaucrats should decide appropriate medical care

     As a member of the House Energy and Commerce Health subcommittee, I have voted to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and participated in dozens of hearings that revealed astronomical costs, billion-dollar slush funds, and countless other negative consequences of the health care law.

  • 'Old Toad Guitar Duo' to play at ECTC

     The “Old Toad Guitar Duo” will perform at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Science Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

    The Old Toad Guitar Duo is Steve Mattingly and Matt Cochran, longtime musical collaborators who first met at the Eastman School of Music in 1995. Their group is named after a pub in Rochester, NY they frequented during their student days.

  • Library: Pay down overdue fines by donating peanut butter

     If you have an overdue library book and have been worried about paying a fine, why not give peanut butter instead?

    The LaRue County Public Library, as part of Have a Heart, Give Food for Fines Month in February, will be accepting jars of peanut butter or canned vegetables for overdue fines.

    Library customers will receive $5 in current fines waived for each unexpired jar of peanut butter and $1 in current fines waived for each unexpired can of vegetables donated.