Today's News

  • State considers extending rabbit hunting season

     The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is seeking input from the public on a proposal to lengthen the next rabbit hunting season.

    Department officials have received a request to create one statewide rabbit season starting Nov. 1 and closing Feb. 10. Currently, rabbit season in the eastern rabbit hunting zone of the state is slated to open Nov. 1, 2013, and close Jan. 31, 2014.

    In the western rabbit hunting zone, the season is scheduled to open Nov. 11, 2013 and continue until Feb. 10, 2014.

  • PHOTO: A wreath for Abe

     The Lincoln Museum and Lincoln Days Celebration, Inc. placed a wreath in front of the seated Lincoln statue in commemoration of the 204th birthday of Abraham Lincoln.

  • Glen Rice receives Mary Brooks Howard Award

     Iris LaRue, right, presented Glen Rice of Buffalo with the Mary Brooks Howard Award at the Feb. 12 Lincoln Luncheon. Rice, a retired educator, is now a professional singer. He has emceed the Lincoln Days Parade for more than 30 years.

  • Lincoln National Bank honored at Lincoln Luncheon
  • ECTC offers ACT classes

     Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will offer ACT prep courses in April. Individual classes are structured to give attention to each of the four subject areas – English, math, reading and science – or students may choose to take the ACT overview, offering custom-designed tutoring and practical advice on all four subjects.

    The ACT scores received on the exam can play an important role in admission to a college or university.

    Upcoming ACT preparation courses will be 5:30-8:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Veterans Salute: Ernest Vance

     Ernest T. Vance of Magnolia served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He earned the Asiatic Pacific Medal, two Battle Stars for New Guinea and a Purple Heart. He was wounded in action on Leyte in 1944.

    He received an honorable discharge on Sept. 15, 1945.

    He was born Jan. 13, 1919 in Linwood.

    His daughter is Betty Rucker.

  • Senior Night: Hawks whip Washington

     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.

  • 18th District Basketball Tournament Schedule

     18th District Tournament Schedule

    Hart County High School

    Feb. 19

    Girls: LaRue vs. Hart, 6:30 p.m.

    Boys: LaRue vs. Hart 8 p.m.


    Feb. 20

    Girls: Green vs. Caverna, 6:30 p.m.

    Boys: Green vs. Caverna, 8 p.m.


    Feb. 22


    Girls: 6:30 p.m.

    Boys: 8 p.m.

  • Winter Weather Advisory issued

     The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for LaRue and surrounding counties.

    Snowfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches will be possible before the snow diminishes by around 4 p.m.

    Once the snow ends, road conditions will improve as temperatures are expected to remain at or above freezing.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks whip Washington

     Junior wing Ivy Brown had 24 points, 10 rebounds, six steals and three assists as the Lady Hawks pulled away from the Washington County Commanderettes after leading by just a point early in the third quarter.

    The homestanding Lady Hawks won 53-45 in the Feb. 12 matchup.

    Sophomore guard Alexis Brewer added 19 points, five rebounds and three assists for LaRue County, which has won four straight and 11-of-12.

    Senior forward Alisha Durbin chipped in with four points, eight rebounds, four steals and two blocks.