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Today's News

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks topple Taylor, Henderson

    BY KENDRICK BRYAN
    Correspondent

    It took an extra period, but the LaRue County Lady Hawks continued on the path to tie the school record for wins.

    On Feb. 11, the Lady Hawks defeated 5th Region rival Taylor County in an overtime road win, 52-46. On Feb. 12, LaRue County was victorious over the 2nd Region's Henderson County Lady Colonels, 50-48.

    Taylor County

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Work begins in LCHS greenhouse

    It might seem a stretch to think about garden fresh tomatoes and other vegetables at a time when snow is covering the ground and potato bugs haven’t even made reservations for another garden invasion.

    But, take heart. Students in Misty Bivens’ greenhouse technology class at LaRue County High School are taking the groundhog’s observation to heart and are already seeding and transplanting in their greenhouse.

  • BASKETALL: Hawks drop three games

    The LaRue County Hawks dropped three games last week, falling to Nelson County 62-65 Feb. 8; Taylor County 45-63 Feb. 11; and Harrison County 48-68 Feb. 12.

    Nelson nudged

    Using the inside play of 6’4” Ricky Ricketts and 6’5” John Land, the Cardinals overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to pull out the victory. LaRue County Head Coach Paul Childress was not surprised when Nelson County went inside with the ball. 

  • McWilliams sentenced to six years

    Steven Earl McWilliams, 33, of Louisville, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree escape Feb. 7 in LaRue Circuit Court.

    McWilliams was serving a four-year sentence for complicity to burglary of Hometown IGA when he walked away from the LaRue County Detention Center last July. He was captured a couple of weeks later in Shepherdsville.

    McWilliams was sentenced to five years to be enhanced to six years as a persistent felony offender. He was also fined $385.

  • WRESTLING: Hawks win region

    The LaRue County Hawks will send 12 wrestlers to the state wrestling tournament which begins Thursday at the Frankfort Civic Center.

    The Mat Hawks won eight individual championships and cruised to its third straight region title. The Hawks won the title by 51 points over runner-up Central Hardin, 261-210.

  • New Haven library branch delayed
  • Nelson County serviceman dies in Afghanistan

    A 2003 graduate of Nelson County High School died Feb. 7 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. According to the Department of Defense, Sgt. Patrick Ryan Carroll, 25, died in a suicide bombing attack while on patrol.

    Carroll was serving with the Army’s 319th Military Intelligence Battalion, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, in Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Two arrested on sex charges

  • Austin Shirley signs with Lindsey Wilson

    LaRue County High School senior Austin Shirley, a standout for the Hawks football team, has been recruited to play outside linebacker for the Blue Raiders of Lindsey Wilson College.

    Shirley, the son of Jimmy Shirley and Kellie Shirley, was among 30 student athletes to sign letters of intent at the Columbia college. Twenty-two of the young men are from Kentucky.

    Shirley played in the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association/Drive Cancer Out East-West All-Star Game last fall.

  • Schools closed Thursday: Winter Weather Advisory

    LaRue County schools dismissed early Wednesday and will be closed Thursday, Feb. 10, due to inclement weather.

    Roadways are getting slick and a pair of wrecks were reported just before 4 p.m. Wednesday.

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until 1 a.m. Thursday. Moderate to heavy snow will continue across south central Kentucky through the afternoon and taper off during the evening. Snow accumulations of up 2 to inches are expected.