Today's News

  • On Educating LaRue: Students fall below state average in kindergarten readiness

      Results released from an early childhood screening assessment indicate that 49 percent of Kentucky’s students entered school last fall ready to engage in and benefit from early learning experiences that best promote their success. LaRue County Schools’ percentage was 45.8 ready for kindergarten.

  • Week filled with setbacks on financial, public perception fronts for pipeline

     Last week proved to be a tough one for the Bluegrass Pipeline project, on both the financial and public perception fronts.

    Opponents to the pipeline pointed to a pair of unrelated events Wednesday and Thursday as proof their concerns with the project are justified. On Wednesday, it was a sinkhole in Bowling Green swallowing eight Corvettes, followed by a natural gas pipeline explosion on Thursday that rocked an Adair County community.

  • RELAY: Survivor dinner planned

     With LaRue County’s Relay for Life less than three months away, local businesses are beginning to step up for the all-night event scheduled for May 16 at Hodgenville Elementary School.

  • Academic teams successful at recent competition

     The LaRue County High School Academic Team competed in the 19th District Governor’s Cup competition at Nelson County High School during the week of Jan.

    The LCHS Academic Team placed second overall.

    The following individuals placed in the written assessment portion of the competition: Cody McDowell was first in Social Studies; Jesse Gehr was third in Social Studies and second in Humanities; Ripley Lucas was fourth in Language Arts and fourth in Composition; and Andrew Coy was fourth in Humanities. 

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks pound Assumption

    After sleepwalking in a loss to Green County, the 16th-ranked LaRue County Lady Hawks are wide awake now.

    Senior wing Ivy Brown and the Lady Hawks extended their win streak to four since that last-minute setback to the Lady Dragons, rolling to a 66-20 win Saturday night against the Louisville Assumption Rockets in the nightcap of the five-game Duke’s Valentine Shootout at John Hardin.

    All four of LaRue County’s victories since the loss to Green County have come by at least nine points and three have been by 22 points or more.

  • Hodgenville man in 'Antigone'

     Tickets are on sale for the Campbellsville University Theater Department production of the play “Antigone” by Sophocles in the Russ Mobley Theater Thursday, Feb. 20, Friday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 22, all at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2:30 p.m.

    Tyler Litton of Hodgenville will play one of the guards. Megan Kist of Elizabethtown, will play Antigone.

    Ticket information and reservations can be found at www.campbellsville.edu/theater or by calling (270) 789-5266.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks fall to Taylor

     The LaRue County Hawks expended so much energy trying to get back in the game against the visiting Taylor County Cardinals on Friday night that when the Hawks finally got close, they had nothing left.

    LaRue County cut a 24-point deficit to five late in the third quarter but ran out of gas against one of the 5th Region’s elite teams.

    Taylor County went on a 17-2 run in a 5-minute stretch late in the third quarter and early in the fourth quarter to run away from the Hawks for a 71-52 victory.

  • BASKETBALL: Win for Samantha

     The LaRue County Lady Hawks’ 1-2-2 half-court trap is designed to get opponents out of their rhythm on offense and create some easy scoring chances for the Lady Hawks.

    Against 5th Region rival Taylor County on Friday night, it was mission accomplished on both accounts.

    With 6-foot-1 senior forward Ivy Brown on top, the Lady Hawks flustered the Lady Cardinals into 18 turnovers and 32 percent shooting from the field on their way to a 69-37 victory in Hodgenville.

  • Arctic chill increases electric bills

     The big chill of 2014 has given home heating units a workout and has increased electric bills, with record-setting cold from a polar vortex stretching further south than normal.

    In January, temperatures for Nolin RECC members averaged 27 degrees, the coldest in 11 years. On Jan. 6, the United States set a record for the coldest day since 2000 with the average temperature nationwide at 17.9 degrees.

  • LaRue Schools in session Monday

     LaRue County Schools WILL BE in session Monday Feb. 17 to make up for a snow day.