Today's News

  • Speech team qualifies six for national tournament

    The LaRue County High School Speech Team competed at the Kentucky Catholic Forensic League National Qualifier Saturday to earn spots on the Kentucky entry to the National Catholic Forensic League Grand National Tournament. 

    The national tournament will be held on Memorial Day weekend in Philadelphia, Pa. LaRue represents six of the 50 entries Kentucky will be taking.

    Sophomore Brian Anderson was the champion in extemporaneous speaking for the second year in a row.

  • Lady Hawks to play for Region championship

    The Lady Hawks advance to region finals after defeating Nelson County Sunday, 68-67. It's the first time in the school's history a girls' basketball team has advanced to this point in the tournament.

  • Driver in critical condition
  • KSP identifies victims of I-65 crash
  • ENGAGEMENT: Lindsay McNeil and Bradley Delaney

    Lindsay McNeil and Bradley Delaney, both of Elizabethtown, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Stephen and Andrea McNeil of Elizabethtown.

    The prospective groom is the son of Julie Delaney of Niagara, Wis.

    The ceremony is April 6, 2013, at LaRue Baptist Church, Hodgenville.

    Invitations have been mailed.

  • I-65 reopened; six fatalities reported

    A wreck on Interstate 65 has resulted in multiple deaths and the interstate being closed in both directions.

    At about 11:20 a.m. today, Kentucky State Police began investigating the collision and fire. Details are pending.

    Six fatalities are reported.

    The Interstate was shut down for several hours. Northbound and southbound lanes are now open between MP 81 and MP 86. It will take a while for backups to clear from the exits.

  • Hawks knocked out of Region tournament


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  • Thoughts on Frankfort: We can do better

     Every year members of the Kentucky General Assembly descend on Frankfort to carry out the duties that our citizens expect to do. That expectation includes making sure that the legislative process is open and transparent to all Kentuckians.

    But time and time again, and to the frustration of many of us in the Kentucky House of Representatives, the legislative process seems in some cases to be stuck in the back rooms of the Capitol. Never has that been clearer than our efforts to address one of the major issues of the 2013 Session: reforming our public pension system.

  • Harris no longer animal shelter director

     After spending nearly 15 years taking care of them, John Harris is no longer in charge of the animals at the Taylor County Animal Shelter.

    Last week, magistrates voted at a special Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting to transfer Harris, who was also the county’s appointed head animal control officer, to the County Road Department.

  • Column: Tips to manage storm water on farms

     We often hear a lot about managing storm water in urban settings, but we may not think about how it impacts farms. During a heavy rain event, clean rainwater can mix with mud, manure and other contaminants and become wastewater.

    To manage storm water on your farm you have to divert rainwater from production areas to keep it clean and to reduce the volume of wastewater. To stay in compliance with the Clean Water Act, agricultural operations must manage wastewater in a way that creates no discharge to surface water resources.