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Today's News

  • Marshall Metcalf serves as senate page

    Marshall Metcalf, a LaRue County High School sophomore, spent Feb. 24 serving as a page for Carroll Gibson, Republican state senator representing District Five that includes LaRue County.

    Marsha Duncan, youth service center coordinator, said Metcalf’s application was selected from about 400 entries across the state. 

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Schools receive more 'bang' for educational buck

    Many businesses measure their productivity through their return on investments.

    Using this idea, the Washington-based Center for American Progress has attempted to measure the return on investment of more then 9,000 school districts around the country.

    Its report, summarized in the Jan. 26 issue of Education Week, showed LaRue County Schools are one of 20 districts in Kentucky ranking in the highest category for their return on what they invest.

  • Lewis to sing during Sweet 16

    It would be difficult to top becoming a contestant on “American Idol.”

    But for Hodgenville teen Kenzi Lewis, a trip to Rupp Arena comes close.

    The 15-year-old has been chosen to sing the National Anthem at the boys' Sweet 16 basketball tournament March 19. She will perform at the 10 a.m. semi-final session.

    Lewis drew plenty of attention last month when she appeared on American Idol. She was sent home after “group night.”

    She earned the trip to Hollywood from her audition last summer in Nashville, Tenn.

  • Farm Safety Symposium is March 11

    Texting while driving is a 21st-century hazard on Kentucky roads and it also can be a problem on the farm. This dangerous habit will be addressed at the Louis Crosier Farm Safety Symposium March 11 in Elizabethtown.

    “Farming is one of the most dangerous occupations in America, and texting while driving or operating farm machinery adds another hazard,” Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer said. “The Farm Safety Symposium will encourage participants to make smart choices and avoid taking unnecessary risks on the farm.”

  • 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.