Today's News

  • COLUMN: Sun tanning is harmful to skin

     We all want beautiful and healthy skin, but some of us tend to equate beautiful, vibrant skin with tanned skin. Tanning is actually your body’s reaction to skin damage from ultraviolet rays.

    Both the sun and tanning equipment release two types of ultraviolet rays. UVB rays reach the top of the skin and are the likely cause of many types of sunburn. UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin. When your body is unprotected against UVA rays, it releases melanin, a pigment that darkens the skin.

  • COLUMN: What's up, buttercup

     One of the signs of spring is the bright yellow flowers that emerge from buttercup plants in pastures and unplanted grain cropland. While buttercup poses little problems to grain crop yields, it can be an issue in pastures.

    Buttercups tend to thrive in low areas of fields, generally in soils that remain wet long periods of time and in fields with poor stands of desirable forages. In fact, many pasture fields that have heavy buttercup populations are fields that are heavily grazed by livestock.

  • 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.