Today's News

  • Tire amnesty planned for LaRue and Hardin counties

    Residents wanting to rid their properties of unwanted or unused tires will have several opportunities to dispose of them in upcoming weeks.

    Hardin County government and the Kentucky Division of Waste Management are hosting a tire amnesty program from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 11-13.

    Bob Hall, county solid waste coordinator, said the primary staging area is the Kentucky Highway Maintenance Garage at 310 Valley Creek Road in Elizabethtown.

  • BASEBALL: Hawks defeat Caverna

     LARUE COUNTY 9, CAVERNA 2. Senior right-hander Cole Hughes struck out 12 in a complete-game effort as the visiting Hawks picked up an 18th District win.

    Hughes gave up just one hit, one unearned run and three walks as LaRue County (3-6, 1-0 district) snapped a three-game losing streak.

    Hughes helped himself at the plate, going 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Sophomore Koy Lindsey singled twice and drove in a run, while senior Jordan McGaw had an RBI single.


  • SOFTBALL: Lady Hawks fall to Green

     GREEN COUNTY 14, LARUE COUNTY 4. The visiting Lady Dragons jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first inning as they handed the Lady Hawks (3-7, 0-1 18th District) their second straight loss.

    Junior Brigitte Skaggs (3-4) gave up four earned runs, three hits and three walks in 2/3 of an inning.

    Junior Peyton Gardner paced LaRue County at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Sophomore Sierra Mullins went 2-for-3, while freshman Malloy Skaggs had an RBI single.


  • TENNIS: LaRue vs. Meade, March 28



    Results from Thursday’s match in Hodgenville:


    Ryan Abell (LC) def. Tate Wilson (MC), 6-0, 6-2

    Zack Ledford (MC) def. Ryan Hornback (LC), 7-6, 6-2

    Alex Fackler (MC) def. Michael Brey (LC), 6-1, 6-0


    Ethan Wright/Daniel Orr (MC) def. Kyler Hart/Trevor Sanders (LC), 6-3, 6-1

    Brent Raley/Jared Raymer (MC) def. Alex Best/Preston Howell (LC), 6-1, 6-2

  • Bardstown concert series announced

    The lineup for the 2013 Live at the Park concert series in Bardstown has been announced.

    During the Stephen Foster Drama Association kickoff luncheon last week, managing artistic director Johnny Warren presented a recap of the 2012 season, as well as a layout of this summer’s lineup that is set to begin in mid-June.

    “It’s so much great music of all different styles, which we know will appeal to people who consider themselves audience of drama,” Warren said after the luncheon.

  • PHOTO: Sheriff's cars get new stripes

     The LaRue County Sheriff's Department's squad cars were lettered last week - making them more identifiable in the community.

  • Millions spent by lobbyists this year

    About $4.2 million was spent on lobbying during the first two months of the 2013 General Assembly session. This is about 10 percent more than the $3.8 million spent during the same period two years ago, in the previous odd-year, ‘short’ session.

  • Warm Blessings needs volunteers for home delivery

    In addition to serving hot meals weeknights to patrons who are struggling due to lost jobs, illness, and other issues relating to poverty, Warm Blessings has been delivering meals on Mondays and Thursdays for the past six months to seniors who are shut-in and frail due to age and illness and can't prepare their meals. 

  • Newly formed Kentucky Health Cooperative gets OK to offer plans

     The new Kentucky Health Cooperative's health-insurance plans have received approval from the state Department of Insurance and will be available on Kentucky's insurance exchange market when it opens in October.

    Simply, a cooperative is a health insurance company, but with a twist.

    A health cooperative performs all the functions of an insurance company, but is a non-profit, member-run organization that is focused on the markets of a single state.

  • General Assembly passes several bills

     The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2013 regular session came to a close March 26 as lawmakers adjourned at the conclusion of the 30th and final session day allowed by the state constitution.

    Among the highlights on the final day of legislative activity was the passage of a long-sought bipartisan agreement to ease the state’s public pension debt, along with a funding measure to assist in that effort.