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Today's News

  • Hawks on hot streak with wins over North and Caverna

    The LaRue County Hawks haven’t had much luck against North Hardin, but they certainly caught the Trojans at the right time this season.
    And they took advantage of it.
    Junior Kelton Ford scored a game-high 27 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, as the Hawks knocked off the Trojans, 68-62, Dec. 13 at Ron Bevars Gymnasium. It was LaRue County’s first win over North Hardin since the 1994-95 season.

  • Lady Hawks defeat Daviess, Caverna

    Sophomore Ivy Brown had consecutive double-doubles to lead the LaRue County Lady Hawks to back-to-back wins over the weekend.
    LaRue County (2-3) knocked off visiting Daviess County, 48-36 on Saturday after beating 18th District rival Caverna, 60-40 on Friday night.
    Brown had 14 points, 12 steals, seven rebounds and five assists as the Lady Hawks held on against Daviess County.
    Freshman Alexis Brewer added 21 points – including one 3-pointer – and three assists, while sophomore Allison Evans had five points and eight rebounds.

  • Sports Shorts updated 1220

    Mat Hawks compete in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
    The LCHS Mat Hawks will compete Dec. 22-23 at the 10th annual Smoky Mountain Duals in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Of the 25 teams entered, seven are ranked number one in their state, including the Hawks. Overall, 17 teams are ranked in the top eight of their states.
    Regional wrestling
    The Regional Wrestling Duals will begin at 6 p.m. Jan. 6 and 9 a.m. Jan. 7 at LaRue County High School.

    KMEA Marching Championships 2011

  • Hawks host sixth annual National Guard Holiday Classic

    The LaRue County High School Boys Basketball team will host the sixth annual National Guard Holiday Classic Dec. 27-29 at the LCHS gym.  
    Hawks Head Coach Paul Childress anticipates a great tourney with a very competitive field with several local teams.  
    “I think this will be a great tournament,” Childress said. “We have several teams from around the area coming in and have some good first round matchups. Hopefully, because of the proximity of the teams, we will have some good crowds during the tourney.”

  • Eight Mat Hawks perfect at Bruin Duals

    The LaRue County Mat Hawks continued their dominating December performance by crushing Lexington Lafayette, Barren County, Meade County and Central Hardin on Saturday at the Central Hardin duals.
    No team won more than three individual matches in their dual with the Mat Hawks.
    In the match-up with Barren County, the Mat Hawks scored their third perfect score of the year, 84-0. The Mat Hawks almost blanked Central Hardin as well, a team who many believe is the second best team in the region, beating the Bruins 67-3.

  • Murray is National Board Certified Teacher

     Courtney Murray, a teacher at Hodgenville Elementary School, has earned the highest credential available to American educators by becoming a National Board Certified Teacher through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

    National Board Certification is achieved through a rigorous, performance-based assessment of a teacher’s skills and content knowledge. 

    The certification takes one to three years to complete.

  • Two injured in crash near Magnolia

    Two people were injured in a single-vehicle crash near Magnolia Dec. 17.

    About 8 p.m., Andrew Parrett, 24, of Hodgenville, was driving a 1998 Honda CRX north on U.S. 31-E near the intersection of Country Lane.

    Parrett attempted to pass a vehicle on the crest of a hill and lost control of the vehicle, according to Chief Deputy Russell McCoy. The vehicle flipped at least three times and came to rest in an upright position.

    Parrett’s passenger, Jason Cornelius, 23, of Elizabethtown, was ejected from the vehicle and landed in a ditch.

  • PHOTO: Farrar and Shirley honored

      Western Kentucky University held fall graduation ceremonies Saturday.

    Thomas Shirley of Magnolia and Victor Farrar of Campbellsville (shown), Army ROTC graduates, were commissioned as second lieutenants during the ceremony.

  • Josh Jaggers named head football coach at LCHS

    Josh Jaggers has been named head football coach at LaRue County High School, replacing Rodney Armes who resigned after 16 years in that position.

    Jaggers joined the LCHS coaching staff in 2008 as defensive coordinator working with the offensive line and linebackers. In 2011 he became the assistant head coach to Armes.

    He was chosen from a field of 20 applicants whom LCHS principal Paul Mullins described as “highly qualified.” 

  • Video explains environmental surcharge

     The process the Kentucky Public Service Commission follows in the review and approval of coal-related environmental compliance costs incurred by electric utilities is explained in a video available online.

    The narrated slide show covers the legal basis for the recovery of environmental costs, the PSC’s review process and the environmental surcharge through which the costs are passed on to a utility’s ratepayers.

    The video, which is about 10 minutes long, is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvGmPHRtdNk.