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Today's News

  • Mat Hawks prepare for Region tournament

     Since 1998, the LaRue County Mat Hawks have won 12 regional championships.

    Head coach Gary Canter, who is facing his final regional tournament, said the championship is up for grabs between several teams.

    “Central Hardin, John Hardin, North Hardin and us are all about even when you look at tournament teams,” said Canter. “Any one of these teams could win the regional tournament. I am very sure you can’t say any one team is favored.”

  • MONEY TIP: Know your paystub

     Understanding pay stubs

    When you work, your employer will give you a pay stub when you get paid, even if you use direct deposit. Understanding the information on the pay stub is vital to managing your money and budgeting, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

    Each company’s pay stub is different, but all employers must include these items:

    · Gross Pay: This is what you earned that pay period before any taxes or benefits, such as insurance, were withheld.

  • Fraser takes third in dramatic interpretation

     Western Kentucky University forensic team members traveled to Murray and Ypsilanti, Mich., to take part in four tournaments the weekend of Feb. 2-3.

    Ellis Fraser, a sophomore from Hodgenville, competed at Eastern Michigan University. WKU’s team won the team sweepstakes championship.

    Fraser was third in dramatic interpretation and sixth in poetry interpretation; fourth in dramatic interpretation and fifth in impromptu speaking. He advanced to finals.

  • Local businesses stepping up for Relay for Life

     With LaRue County’s Relay for Life less than four months away, several local businesses and teams have already contributed to the event with either in-kind services, discounts, money or team sponsorships.

  • Robey named executive director for Community Action

     Lynne B. Robey has accepted the position as executive director for Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc. Robey has directed several programs within the agency over the past 14 years.

    Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc. provides jobs for 267 employees, and operates programs in the eight counties of the Lincoln Trail Area Development District, including LaRue County, assisting more than 9,000 families including 24,000 persons.

    The agency is located at 332 Hood Avenue, Lebanon, KY.

  • Tickets available for Lincoln Luncheon

     The Abraham Lincoln Birthday Luncheon will be held at noon Feb. 12 at Ovesen Heights Baptist Church.

    The meal will be catered by Ray’s Hodgenville Grill. There will be a guest speaker and presentation of community awards – the Richard Burks Lincoln Heritage and Mary Brooks Howard awards.

    Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at The Lincoln Museum or from Lincoln Days directors. For more information or to reserve a ticket, call the Lincoln Days office at 358-8710.

    The church is located at 1604 Bardstown Road, Hodgenville.

  • Mat Hawks defeat Oldham on Senior Night

     The Mat Hawk seniors were honored at their final home match Jan. 30.

    They gave the home crowd a night to remember as they rolled over Oldham County, 64-3.

    B.J. Carman, the Hawks’ top-ranked 182-pounder, led Garrett Bird 6-2 after the first period, then pinned him 15 seconds into the second period.

    Spencer Hines decisioned Will Jennings 12-2 at 152-pounds.

    Tanner Mouser defeated Sean Dunn 12-4 at 126-pounds.

    Nathan Bell, the Mat Hawks’ heavyweight, pinned Thomas Fow in 13 seconds.

  • Four named to Eastern's Dean's List

     Four local students were named to the Dean’s List at Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, for the fall semester.

    They are Sean-Micheal Wathen, of Magnolia, a sophomore aviation major; Adam Blake Cox, of Campbellsville, a senior police studies major; Russell Taylor Despain, of Campbellsville, a senior aviation major; and Maridith Ann Willett, of Campbellsville, a junior pre-occupational science major.

  • Wrestlers compete in Cardinal Clash

     LaRue County’s youth wrestlers competed Saturday in the Cardinal Clash at Campbellsville:

    Gavin Ferguson, 2-2, fourth

    Thomas Hoppes, 2-1, second

    Colby Padilla, 3-1, third

    Dylan Thompson, 2-2, fourth

    Tanner Lasley, 1-2

    Conlee Crossno, 2-0, Champion

    Jake Heady, 1-1, second

    Cameron Lasley, 3-1, second

    Dalton Rutledge, 1-4, fourth

    Clay Perry, 0-2

    Noah Davis, 4-0, Champion

    Jesse Walters, 1-3

  • TOUCHPOINTS: Do your feet race to do wrong?

     In Proverbs 6:16-19 we read about “six things the Lord hates – no, seven things he detests:”

    1. Haughty eyes, being arrogantly proud, overbearing and self-important.

    2. A lying tongue: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” You can actually kill someone with words. When you speak words of slander, gossip, false accusation, hatred, criticism, discouragement and contempt, you can actually kill someone. Such words over days and weeks, months and years can actually break someone’s spirit.