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Today's News

  • Sierra Enlow named Cherry Blossom Princess

    Sierra Enlow, a LaRue County High School graduate, has been named Kentucky Cherry Blossom Princess.

    She was selected to represent the Kentucky Society of Washington D.C. and will be representing the state at the Cherry Blossom Festival April 3-9 in Washington D.C.

    Each princess is selected by her state society, territory or country to be cultural ambassadors for the National Conference of State Societies for a one-year reign.

  • LCHS Speech Team qualifies 10 Students to Nationals

    The LaRue County High School Speech Team competed at the Kentucky Catholic Forensic League State Qualifier this past Saturday to earn spots on the Kentucky entry to the NCFL Grand National Tournament.

    The national tournament will be held over the Memorial Day weekend in Washington, DC and LaRue students represent nine of the 54 entries Kentucky will be taking. Two LCHS students earned top spots in the process.

    Senior Timmy Gibson won the qualifier in prose/poetry; and sophomore James Reding won the Congress championship for the second year in a row. 

  • U.K. forum to be held in E'town


    As part of an effort to gather input about desired characteristics of the University of Kentucky's next president, a forum will be conducted Thursday in Elizabethtown.

    The University of Kentucky's Board of Trustees and its presidential search committee are holding a series of forums across the state. The Elizabethtown session begins at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Hardin County Extension Service office at 201 Peterson Drive.

  • County is under a flood watch

    Much of Kentucky, including LaRue County, is under a flood watch issued by the National Weather Service.

    A slow-moving cold front will lead to significant rainfall totals moving through the region through Saturday. Widespread showers and a few thunderstorms covered the area late Friday and were expected to continue Saturday.

  • Lady Hawks fall to E'town in region quarterfinal

    LEBANON - The LaRue County Lady Hawks appeared to take one small step
    this season, but it was a giant leap for the program.
    The Lady Hawks saw their record-setting season come to a close Friday
    night as they fell to the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers, 56-44 in the
    Girls' 5th Region Basketball Tournament at Marion County High School's
    Roby Dome in front of a standing-room only crowd.
    "It was special," LaRue County senior Valerie Whitlock said of the

  • PHOTO: Ashley Cottrell, page for a day

    Ashley Cottrell, daughter of Michael and Diana Cottrell of Magnolia, was invited to be a special page to Senate President David Williams during the Feb. 28 session of the Kentucky Senate.

    Cottrell enjoyed being introduced by Senator Williams and hearing bills discussed and voted upon.   

  • Lady Hawks face E'town in Region quarterfinals

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks are trying to get where the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers have made a habit of going.

    The teams meet tonight at 8 in the Girls’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament semifinals at Marion County High School’s Roby Dome. Elizabethtown has won six region championships, starting with its first in 1981. The Lady Panthers have reached the final 11 times. Meanwhile, LaRue County has never played for the title, going 0-3 all-time in the semifinals.

  • Hawks fall 53-55 to Marion in Regional opener

    The LaRue County Hawks Basketball Team’s season came to an end March 2 in the first round of the 5th Region Tourney at Greensburg. The Marion County Knights took away a 55-53 victory, leaving the Hawks with an overall season record of 17-11 and a district record of 7-1.
    Head Coach Paul Childress felt the Hawks got off to a good start yet struggled offensively.

  • Teachers have chance to TELL all through survey

    This month, Kentucky’s teachers will be allowed to tell what they really think about their working conditions.

    The TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) Kentucky Survey will be administered to all Kentucky certified educators through March 25.

    The purpose of the survey is to document and analyze how teachers and other educators view their teaching and learning conditions, so that educators, stakeholders and policymakers can make evidence-based decisions on policies and practices that will improve student achievement and teacher retention.

  • Lady Hawks win first round of Region Tourney

    The Lady Hawks jumped out to a 14-2 lead and held on for a 53-46 victory over the Washington County Commanderettes in the first round of the region tournament Tuesday night.

    "As I've stated several times, we're not always pretty to watch, but we find a way to win," LaRue County coach Travis Wootton said. "I don't know how well we were playing, but we got out to a lead and I think we relaxed a little bit. I think we got caught up in the moment. But this was good to get this under our belt."