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Today's News

  • Community calendar

    Free Single Mom’s Oil Change

    A free single mom’s oil change and car wash will be provided by Harvestland Community Church 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 16 at the church. Free brunch, childcare and gift included. For more information, call Debbie Ragland at 270-735-6454 or Sandy Lamas at 270-317-4007.

    Fall cleanup

  • 'Promote Your School' scholarship available

    A junior at one of Kentucky’s public or private high schools may win a $500 scholarship and a photo shoot at his or her school through the “Promote Your School” scholarship contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

  • Grand jury indictments range from wanton endangerment to burglary

    Several people were indicted by a LaRue County grand jury Sept. 20.

    Julio Vences Zaragoza, 25, of Hodgenville was indicted on charges of first-degree fleeing and evading police (motor vehicle), first-degree fleeing and evading police (on foot), three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, two counts of first-degree criminal mischief, no operator’s license, resisting arrest, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance and excessive window tinting.

  • Fundraiser calendar

    Project Graduation fundraiser

    The LaRue County High School Drama Club is performing Steel Magnolias 7 p.m. Oct. 15 and 16 in the LCHS auditorium. Proceeds from “Dinner and a Play” will benefit Project Graduation and the Drama Club. Barbecue, coleslaw, baked beans and a drink will be served at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $13 and can be purchased from Deborah Whitlock at 358-9924, LaRue Insurance, Inc. at 358-3101 or Katy Cecil and Drama Club members.

    The play alone will be presented 7 p.m. Oct. 14.

  • Students receive laptops Saturday

    LaRue County High School students will step into a new world of teaching and learning Saturday when they receive laptop computers.

    Students and their parents need to be in the high school gymnasium at 10 a.m. as the 725 Dell computers will be distributed, according to Paul Mullins, principal.

    Though the laptop initiative boosts LCHS into the realm of high tech learning, Mullins emphasized that the definitive word is “learning.”

  • Meredith plays in State Golf Tourney

    LaRue County junior Kyle Meredith has qualified for the Leachman/KHSAA Boys’ State Golf Tournament.

    Meredith carded a 75 at the boys’ 5th Region Tournament last week at the Lincoln Trail Country Club.

    “I didn’t think I had a chance,” Meredith said. “I’m just amazed. I just want to go and do my best (at State) and represent LaRue County.”

    The state tournament will be held Friday and Saturday at Bowling Green Country Club. The top two teams and top three individuals not on the top two teams made the state tournament.

  • Lady Hawks tie last season’s record with Campbellsville win

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks volleyball team tied a school record with its win Sept. 30 over Campbellsville. The ladies have won 25 games this season, tying the record they set last year.

    The homestanding Lady Eagles (2-13) were trounced 25-12 and 25-16.

    For LaRue County, Brea Huhn had 10 kills; Lauren Patterson had four kills; Molly Kennedy had 13 assists and five kills; Haley Holt had two kills and three blocks; and Cassady Crim had two digs.

    Coach Ben Schell was excited about the win against the Lady Eagles.

  • Speech team presents 'Steel Magnolias'

    The LaRue County Speech and Drama Program is at it again. Next week, they will present their early fall production of Steel Magnolias.

    Director Katy Blair Cecil and student director Ian Mather are proud to announce that community members Susie Litteral and Phyllis Blakeman, who also performed in the program’s 2009 production of Arsenic and Old Lace, will be performing once again in this classic tale of friendship.

    Joining them are Marsha Duncan, youth services coordinator for LCHS/LCMS and Libby Sears Blair, LCMS speech coach and instructional assistant at LCHS.

  • Billy Meredith tops at Bluegrass Speedway

    Billy Meredith of Hodgenville won the Bob Jones Tribute for the WBRT 1320-AM UMP Sportsman division Saturday at Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown.

    Meredith and Pat Hagan battled for the biggest part of the 20-lap distance, with Meredith keeping Hagan at bay to pick up the $400.

    Hagan settled for runner-up honors with Avral Thompson claiming third. Roger Cecil would take fourth, while Tracy Hack would score a fifth place effort. Completing the top ten were Sam Mull, Elton Martin, Tim Cummings, Barry Chesser and Rob Jones.

  • Read-Weikel named to committee to update state's child support system

    Navigating the state’s child support system can be complicated.

    But thanks to one-time federal funding, new technology is being developed that may simplify the process for custodial and non-custodial parents alike.

    Lesa Read-Weikel, supervisor, Division of Child Support in the LaRue County Attorney’s office, is serving as a subject matter expert on the exchange portal specialization team.