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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Ashley Long honored

      The LaRue County High School cheerleaders honored Ashley Long and Richard Marshall during Friday night’s football game with Green County as they promoted community awareness of childhood cancer. Ashley was diagnosed with leukemia three years ago. She has undergone two bone marrow transplants as part of her treatment. Richard is fighting neuroblastoma.

  • PHOTO: Man injured in crash

     Vincent Couch, 19, was injured Monday morning when he lost control of the 1998 Ford Explorer he was driving. The vehicle was northbound on Ky. 1607 (Shepherdsville Road) when it left the right side of the roadway. Investigating officer Deputy Russell McCoy said the Explorer struck a culvert and came to rest in the ditch. Couch struck his head but refused medical transport. Couch was wearing a seatbelts and the airbags deployed.

  • SOCCER: Hawks blank Burgin

     After a week-long layoff between games, the LaRue County Hawks were sluggish at the beginning of the Sept. 6 contest with Burgin.

    Bus travel, heat, weather, field conditions  –  good excuses for a weaker team.  But, the Hawks wanted none of that. Frustration was wearing thin on their faces and shoulders. Finally, in the 17th minute, senior Mason Morgan delivered a long throw-in to the waiting feet of fellow senior Alex Cook. Cook was standing near the penalty mark, turned and shot before the ball touched the ground.

  • PHOTO: Pastor turns blue for Kentucky

  • PHOTO: Art exhibit in Community Room

     Lois Henning and Lisa Harris admire some of the 150 articles on display at the Lincoln Museum Community Room Art Exhibit. The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 25. For viewing you may see the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce or the Museum staff. A reception will be held 2-4 p.m. Sept. 22.

  • PHOTO: Lady Hawks Soccer

     Members of the Lady Hawks soccer team are front from left, Head Coach Laura Kudma, Rachel Wolf, Logan Grant, Kasey Wells, Jacilyn Hazlewood, Assistant Coach Becky Hawkins; middle row - Shelbi Brooks, Peyton Gardner, Courtney Johnson, Abby Modrowski, Sydney Price; back row - Madison Eads, Nicole Childress, Mariah Wiseman, Carley Higdon, Haleigh Gregory, Nichole Thomas, Calea Tharp, Savannah Brooks, Hannah Murray, Alexa Herron, Hattie Ward, Gillian Nunn, Courtni Price and Haley Pellman.

  • Sims drops out of State Rep race

     Dottie Sims, Democratic candidate to represent the 19th state House District, has dropped out of the race.

    Sims said Monday she withdrew for “personal reasons.” The Kentucky Secretary of State website noted she withdrew Sept. 7.

    Sims said she “really enjoyed being a public servant” but she also enjoys being a grandmother. Her desire to spend time with grandchildren Anna, 4; Jonathan, 2; and Katie, 2, means cutting back on other activities.

  • On EDUCATING LARUE: Agencies help families, sponsor activities and clubs

     Providing the best academic instruction and tools is vital if a school wants to prepare students for their best opportunities for success after graduation.

    Important as these things are, however, there’s more to success than academics.  Other barriers exist that don’t deal directly with school subjects, including the need for referrals to health and social services; career exploration and development; summer and part-time job development (high school only); substance abuse education and counseling; and family crisis and mental health counseling.

  • School board approves new teaching position

     The LaRue County School Board approved the creation of a hearing impaired teacher at a special called meeting on Aug. 20.

    The school district already had a contract with Hardin County to provide the service to students.  However, the contract does not cover services to preschool students and there is a student within the district in need of that assistance.

  • VOLLEYBALL: LaRue wins 3 in Slam Jam

     The Lady Hawks’ volleyball team went 3-1 last week in their Abraham Slam Jam tournament.

    LaRue’s Ladies knocked off Fort Knox (25-16, 25-8), Warren East (25-8, 25-21) and East Jessamine (25-12, 25-18) en route to the tournament semifinals, where they fell to eventual champion South Warren (25-18, 25-16).

    South Warren defeated Marion County in three sets (25-18, 22-25, 25-14) to win the championship, avenging a two-set loss earlier in the day to the Lady Knights.