Today's News

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Hawks show the power of the underdog

     Brigitte Skaggs hit her spots Tuesday night at Elizabethtown. Courtney Johnson just hit the ball.

    Together, the LaRue County sophomores helped the surging Lady Hawks back to the .500 mark with a 5-2 win over the host Lady Panthers.

    LaRue County (5-5), which has won 4-of-5, matched its second-best start through 10 games in the last eight seasons. But that didn't matter much last season as the Lady Hawks started off 3-7 before rallying to earn a berth in the 5th Region Tournament title game.

  • COLUMN: We're all made of the same stuff

     Recently I came upon a reflection about creation, our whole universe, that noted we are made of the same materials as the stars.  

    In my heart of hearts, I am not sure about that, but verifying it is a major project for our scientists.

    As it is, all creation here on Planet Earth is composed of currently 118 elements. Wikipedia tells us that 98 of them occur naturally. Eighty are stable, others are radioactive and evolve or decay over extremely long or short times, and others are human made from various nuclear reactions.  

  • Weather radios are an excellent investment

     Commonwealth residents can help better protect themselves and their loved ones from tornadoes and storms by having weather radios in their home.

    Weather radios broadcast warnings whenever potentially life-threatening weather events are occurring or imminent. The National Weather Service broadcasts these warnings 24 hours a day.

  • PHOTO: Sen. Carroll Gibson

     FRANKFORT – Senate Majority Whip Carroll Gibson, R-Leitchfield, left, and Sen. Vernie McGaha, R-Russell Springs, follow testimony in a budget conference committee. The conference committee is charged with ironing out differences between the House and Senate versions of the state’s two-year spending plan.

  • Diabetes Support Groups meet in April

     Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition

  • Church Calendar - March 28, 2012

     Food pantry at Church of Christ

  • PHOTO: Physics at LaRue County High School

    Students in Rex Hanson’s physics class created Rube Goldberg machines during the study of energy and machines. A Rube Goldberg machine is a deliberately over-engineered machine that performs a very simple task in a very complex fashion, usually including a chain reaction. This year, the task was to pop a balloon. From left, Ryan Hornback, Brandon Henning, Caleb Canter, Tyler Skaggs, Nate Schaefer, Lucas Pepper and Zac Lee.

  • Chelsea Blair wins State speech tournament

     The LaRue County High School Speech and Debate Teams competed at the Kentucky High School Speech League State Speech and Debate Championships this past week at the University of Kentucky and returned home with top individual honors in both divisions.

  • Community Calendar - March 28, 2012

    Democratic Precinct Convention
    Democratic Precinct Conventions will be 10 a.m. March 31 at local polling locations. For more information, contact Phinis Hundley at 502-330-6167.

    Rolling Thunder has membership drive

  • COLUMN: Funding road project would improve safety on Devers Curve

     In 2004 and 2005, I worked on a couple of stories about dangerous roads in LaRue County.