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Today's News

  • Lady Hawks face E'town in Region quarterfinals

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks are trying to get where the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers have made a habit of going.

    The teams meet tonight at 8 in the Girls’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament semifinals at Marion County High School’s Roby Dome. Elizabethtown has won six region championships, starting with its first in 1981. The Lady Panthers have reached the final 11 times. Meanwhile, LaRue County has never played for the title, going 0-3 all-time in the semifinals.

  • Hawks fall 53-55 to Marion in Regional opener

    The LaRue County Hawks Basketball Team’s season came to an end March 2 in the first round of the 5th Region Tourney at Greensburg. The Marion County Knights took away a 55-53 victory, leaving the Hawks with an overall season record of 17-11 and a district record of 7-1.
    Head Coach Paul Childress felt the Hawks got off to a good start yet struggled offensively.

  • Teachers have chance to TELL all through survey

    This month, Kentucky’s teachers will be allowed to tell what they really think about their working conditions.

    The TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) Kentucky Survey will be administered to all Kentucky certified educators through March 25.

    The purpose of the survey is to document and analyze how teachers and other educators view their teaching and learning conditions, so that educators, stakeholders and policymakers can make evidence-based decisions on policies and practices that will improve student achievement and teacher retention.

  • Lady Hawks win first round of Region Tourney

    The Lady Hawks jumped out to a 14-2 lead and held on for a 53-46 victory over the Washington County Commanderettes in the first round of the region tournament Tuesday night.

    "As I've stated several times, we're not always pretty to watch, but we find a way to win," LaRue County coach Travis Wootton said. "I don't know how well we were playing, but we got out to a lead and I think we relaxed a little bit. I think we got caught up in the moment. But this was good to get this under our belt."

  • Civil suit filed against The Life Connection

    Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company has filed a civil suit against a Sonora company and its insurance company in LaRue Circuit Court.

    According to the suit, Farm Bureau paid $11,900 on the claim of an Elizabethtown man who was involved in a two-vehicle traffic collision on April 11, 2009. Farm Bureau claims the driver and two passengers of the other vehicle were juveniles staying at The Life Connection, a group home on Bud’s Lake Road.

  • Chiropractor sentenced in federal court

    Richard Gilbert, of Hodgenville, was sentenced to 37-months imprisonment Monday for one count of tax evasion and one count of impeding and obstructing the Internal Revenue Service.

    According to U.S. Attorney David J. Hale of the Western District of Kentucky, Gilbert was convicted after a five-day jury trial on May 15 on both counts of an indictment that charged him with one count of tax evasion and one count of impeding and obstructing the Internal Revenue Service in violations of Title 26, United States Code, Sections 7201 and 7212(a). 

  • Green Akers Cafe opens in Mount Sherman

    Many years ago, Mount Sherman was a bustling community with several grocery stores, a feed store, a restaurant and gas station. Its landmark business, Clyde’s, was a popular spot to purchase jeans and boots up until the 1970s.

    The businesses dwindled over time and about 18 months ago the last holdout, a restaurant, closed. Residents in the small community and in the northern part of Green County had to drive several miles to simply purchase a gallon of gas or a quart of milk.

  • Passport audited by state

    Passport Health Plan – the state's largest contractor and a Medicaid managed care provider – was targeted by state auditors earlier this year.

    A report released last week by State Auditor Critt Luallan showed excessive spending for the four-person staff of Passport. Perks included high salaries, excessive spending on travel and entertainment and little oversight. Many of the activities, which added up to more than $220,000, had no “clear business person,” according to the 229-page report.

  • 'Skillet tosser' eludes police

    Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly broke into a house near White City Nov. 18 and threw a skillet at the homeowner.

    The alleged victim told officers that he had left his home for a short time Thursday afternoon. When he returned home, he heard “some noise” and encountered a white male standing in his kitchen. The suspect “came at” the homeowner with a knife, according to Deputy Russell McCoy. The suspect also threw a cast iron skillet at him with enough force that it broke when it hit the wall.

  • Fort Knox soldier killed in Afghanistan

    Gov. Steve Beshear today recognized the sacrifice of a Fort Knox soldier who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
     According to the Department of Defense, Sgt. Kristopher J. Gould, 25, of Saginaw, Mich., died Feb. 27, in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.