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Today's News

  • ENGAGEMENT: Kelly Fitzpatrick and Craig Dunn

     Kelly Fitzpatrick and Craig Dunn, both of Hodgenville, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Robert and Tammy Fitzpatrick of Summersville. She is a graduate of Hart County High School.

    The prospective groom is the son of Robert and Karen Dunn of Hodgenville. He is a graduate of LaRue County High School and a student at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • Better Business Bureau hosts shred event in E'town

     The Better Business Bureau is teaming up with A-Plus Paper Shredding, Securitas Security Services, Walmart, and the Elizabethtown Police Department for a community shred event 9-11 a.m. Nov. 10 in the Walmart parking lot, 100 Walmart Drive, Elizabethtown.

    Paper, CDs, paper clips, staples, rubber bands, sprial bounds and floppy disks will be accepted at the event.

    Batteries, pens, plastic bags, cords, string, hard plastic items, metal object or glass will not be accepted.

  • FOR YOUR HEALTH: November is COPD Awareness Month

     Up to 24 million Americans show impaired lung function, which is common among those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the third leading cause of death in the United States.

    It’s a staggering number, made more so by the fact that only about half of them have been diagnosed. More than 12 million Americans have been diagnosed with COPD, while an estimated 12 million more have it, but have not been diagnosed.

  • Cheerleaders to compete in national contest

     The LaRue County High School Cheerleaders won the medium varsity division in Saturday’s Universal Cheerleading Association’s Northern Alabama Regional competition at Sparkman High School in Harvest, Ala.

    The win qualified them to compete in the National High School Cheerleading Championships in February 2013.

    It’s the second consecutive year the squad has earned the right to compete in the national competition. Last year, they placed second out of seven teams in the qualifier and eventually took 13th in the national championship.

  • Relay for Life announces theme contest

     With a nine teams already registered for the 2013 LaRue County Relay for Life and a carnival theme chosen, the County Relay Committee announced last week that they are seeking a title for the May 17 event.

    There are no contest rules other than the title must reflect a carnival theme and all submissions must be made by noon Nov. 21. Make submissions to bill.hawkins@cancer.org or RChildress@fechheimer.com. The winner will receive a $25 gift card.

  • ALES celebrates student bravery, accomplishments

     Students and staff at Abraham Lincoln Elementary celebrated the final week of October with the life skill emphasis of courage. This week was also the school’s Red Ribbon Week, therefore students were asked to demonstrate courage by remaining drug free. Students wore red for the kickoff and then sported red ribbons for the remainder of the week.

  • PHOTO: Super Bowl Champs

  • Unbridled Learning Scores: LaRue in top 11 percent

     Results from the Unbridled Learning accountability assessment released last week show that LaRue County School District’s scores placed among the top 11 percent of the 174 school districts across Kentucky.

    The district was at the 89th percentile, the Proficient level, meaning that its scores were equal to or better than 89 percent of the districts taking the new statewide testing assessment.

  • FOOTBALL: Hawks defeat Corbin

    LaRue County’s defense forced six turnovers, allowed just one touchdown overall and limited the visiting Corbin Redhounds to barely more than 100 yards after halftime to allow the Hawks to pull away for a 36-16 win Friday night in the first round of the Class 3-A state playoffs.

    The Hawks (6-5) trailed 10-9 with less than 7 minutes remaining in the third quarter before outscoring the Redhounds 27-6 over the final 18:07. After outgaining LaRue County in offensive yards in the first half, 170-160, the Redhounds (5-6) managed just 109 yards on 24 plays.

  • Cross Country: Sandidge tops in Region

     After he let a potential breakthrough win slip away last year, Adam Sandidge returned to the site of his demise and atoned for it by breaking away for a 13-second victory Saturday in the 59-runner Class 2-A, Region 2 cross country championship.

    The LaRue County junior covered the course at Ephram White Park in 16 minutes, 45.15 seconds to beat his previous season best by more than 10 seconds.

    Last year, Sandidge led the region meet for most of the race before fading down the stretch and finishing third.