Today's News

  • PHOTOS: Catching snowflakes

     Brandi Aubrey, Ayanna Humphrey and Ozariah Embree, students in Tracy Tharp’s kindergarten class at Hodgenville Elementary School, caught snowflakes on black paper to see that no two snowflakes are alike. They also caught a few with their tongues.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks finish season with a win

     Playing in her final home game, LaRue County senior Alisha Durbin posted a double-double with a career-high 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Lady Hawks cruised by the Lady Eagles Friday, 70-24.

    Junior wing Ivy Brown added 17 points, eight assists, eight rebounds and four steals for the Lady Hawks.

    Sophomore guard Alexis Brewer chipped in with 11 points, eight assists and five steals. Junior post Alley Evans had 11 points, five rebounds and four steals and senior forward Haley Holt had seven points and eight rebounds.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks on winning streak as they enter district tournament

     LaRue County whipped the visiting Washington County Commanders Feb. 12 at Hawk gym.

    It was Senior Night, but the JV Hawks took over in the fourth quarter, putting the finishing touches on an 82-30 victory.

  • 'War Horse' gallops to town for Free Movie Night

    Free Movie Night took a brief intermission following the holidays but returns this month with “War Horse.”

    The 2011 film, starring Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson and David Thewlis, was directed by Steven Spielberg.

    The movie’s opening is set in England in 1914. A thoroughbred horse – the pet of a teenage boy – is sold to the British cavalry. The horse and the boy enter the war – but the horse is the star of the film.

    The movie is rated PG-13 and is 146 minutes long.

  • Mat Hawks have five medalists

    LaRue County's Mat Hawks did not have a wrestler in the championship match at Saturday's State Tournament in Lexington.

    Three wrestlers fought their way out of the loser's bracket to take third: Raymundo Perez, Caleb Canter and B.J. Carman.

    Dylan West and Jared Whitlock took eighth.

  • COLUMN: Grow stronger with time

     The story is told of a young construction site worker who bragged that he could outdo anyone in a feat of strength. One of the older workers finally had his fill and said to the young man, “Why don't you put your money where your money where your mouth is. I will bet you a week's wage that I can haul something in a wheelbarrow over to that outbuilding that you will be unable to wheel back.”

    “You’re on, old man,” replied the young braggart. “Let’s see what you’ve got.”

  • 4-H Talent Show and poster contest deadlines approaching

     The 4-H Talent Show will be held 6:30 p.m. March 22 at the LaRue County High School auditorium. Pre-register by March 18 by calling the Extension office at 358-3401 or stop by to pick up a registration form. 

    The talent show is open to all LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18. A variety of categories are offered including vocal, instrumental, physical skills and theatrical. A group act category is also offered for acts with five or more participants. Other acts may have from one to four participants.

  • KET: Calling all young writers

     KET invites Kentucky's kindergarten through fifth grade students to submit their original, illustrated stories for the 2013 KET Young Writers Contest.

    KET will select winners at each grade level and award prizes. The first-place stories in each grade level will be published online on the KET website.

    Entries can be submitted now through April 13.

    Details about the contest, instructions, complete contest rules, and past winners are available at http://connect.ket.org/site.

  • Farm Bureau celebrates Food Check-Out Week

     The cost of food in America remains affordable. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, American consumers spend, on average, just over 10 percent of their disposable income for food. That means the average household will have earned enough disposable income – that portion of income available for spending or saving – to pay for its annual food supply in about seven weeks, said Kentucky Farm Bureau president Mark Haney.

  • PHOTO: Turner meets the governor

     Biven Turner, a fourth-grader at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, met Gov. Steve Beshear on a recent visit to Frankfort.