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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Senior Hawks

     Senior members of the Hawks’ basketball team are from left, Kelton Ford, Jackson Venegas, Dustin Coulter and Gabe Shirley. Head Coach Paul Childress is in front. 

  • SPORTS SHORTS - Jan. 2, 2013

     Stars and Strikes Bowl-a-thon Kickoff Luncheon

  • Cross-cut saw champs reunite at Lincoln Days

     University of Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari often talks about how important teamwork is for success.

  • Man charged with theft of tractor weights

     A Lyons Station man was charged in December with theft by unlawful taking or disposition of farm equipment.

    According to court records, Mike Underwood, 43, of Kings Road, is accused of taking tractor weights from a LaRue County farm. The property owner noticed several missing (four John Deere weights, one International weight and two Case weights) and checked with a Hart County recycling business to see if they had been sold there.

    Underwood’s name was allegedly on the tickets, according to records. The weights are valued at about $1,033.20.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks begin play in National Guard Holiday Classic tonight

     After a tumultuous start, the LaRue County Hawks seem to have started to put things together.

    They just wrapped up playing in the Capital City Invitational at Frankfort Western Hills, where the team recorded a runner-up finish. Childress thought it was a positive tournament which helped develop their teamwork. He hopes that doesn’t disappear during their National Guard Holiday Classic, which begins this afternoon.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Students may find permanent employment through school program

     This school year, 11 LaRue County High School students – six seniors and five juniors – are spending the last two periods of their school day exploring the field of work by actually receiving training at local worksites.

    They are participants in the Community Based Work Transition Program, designed for students with special needs to help them transition smoothly from classroom to the workplace.

  • PHOTO: A&B Elves visit Headstart

     A & B Adult Healthcare employees visited LaRue County Head Start. From left, Jennifer Phelps, Amber Florence, Dr. Amanda Florence-Houk holding niece Chevy, and Chasity Woods. Each child received a toy and each teacher and bus driver received a gift. 

  • County's jobless rate up in November

     Unemployment rates fell in 99 Kentucky counties between November 2011 and November 2012, while 20 county rates increased and one stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s rate increased from 6.5 percent to 6.9 percent between October and November 2012, according to the report. The unemployment rate was 7.6 percent in November 2011.

    Of an estimated 6,914 civilian labor force, 6,439 people were employed.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks win two in tourney

     The Lady Hawks defeated East Carter’s Lady Raiders Dec. 23 in overtime in the final game of the Republic Bank Holiday Classic at Lexington Catholic.

    Junior center Alley Evans made a putback with less than 9 seconds left in overtime to put the Lady Hawks over the top.

    Evans just missed a double-double (nine points, 10 rebounds), while junior wing Ivy Brown had 17 points, four assists, four blocks and four steals. Sophomore guard Alexis Brewer chipped in with 15 points and seven rebounds.

  • COLUMN: Set new goals in your walk with Christ

     A brand new year: Time for making a fresh start.

    How many New Year’s Resolutions have you made?

    The beginning of a new year of life is an excellent time to evaluate our accomplishments and failures of the past year and to look forward to the clean canvas of the upcoming year. It’s a time for fresh beginnings, new goals and objectives and making plans. The old year is done away with. We shouldn’t dwell on what we did or did not do last year, now is the time to think positively toward the New Year.