Today's News

  • Hodgenville man charged with third-degree rape

     A 35-year-old man is facing a third-degree rape charge for allegedly having relations with a 15-year-old girl.

    Joseph Matthew Skaggs of Hodgenville was charged Feb. 5 after a deputy spoke to the girl and her family.

    He was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under $5,000 cash bond. He will be arraigned Feb. 12 in LaRue District Court.

  • Senior Activities: Feb. 12, 2014

      Prime Time Band to perform

    A Valentine’s Day dance will be 7-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 at the LaRue County Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville. The Prime Time Band with Jim Walters, Leroy Sherrard, David Sherrard and Doug Gary, will perform a variety of music. For more information, call Jim Walters at 270-737-5655 or 270-766-4437.

    Senior Citizens music

  • Sports Shorts - Feb. 12, 2014

     LaRue County Youth Baseball signups

  • Cheerleaders take 11th at Nationals

     The LaRue County High School cheerleaders competed at Walt Disney World in the UCA National High School Cheer Competition over the weekend in Orlando, Fla. The squad competed against 26 teams from across the nation. They finished 11th in medium varsity, division two.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Joanna Newton accepts guidance counselor position

    Joanna Newton, LaRue County High School’s new guidance counselor, brings with her a great amount of experience in guiding others down their college and career paths.

    A lot of that experience was gained in higher education where she has worked for 10 years. 

  • LCMS Academic Team tops at Governor's Cup

    The LaRue County Middle School Academic Team placed first overall in regional Governor's Cup competition again this year after placing first in district competition in January.

    The Quick Recall Team placed first out of eight teams at Region and first out of five teams at District competition. Our Future Problem Solving Team placed second out of eight teams at Region and first out of four teams at District. Both teams will compete in State Governor's Cup Competition March 15-17.

  • Dulak, Davis excel at middle school wrestling tourney

    The LaRue County Middle School Mat Hawks wrestled in the Middle School State Tournament this past Saturday at Mount Sterling.

    Griffin Dulak, the Hawks 152-pounder, and Noah Davis, 130 pounds, represented the Hawks well as both placed in the top six.

    Dulak, an eighth-grader, got the Hawks going early with a first round decision over Johnson Central and a tech pin over East Oldham in the second round.

  • COLUMN: State Representative Terry Mills provides Frankfort update

     Seven years after the General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to raise the state’s minimum wage, the Kentucky House of Representatives returned to the issue on Thursday when it passed legislation that follows a similar path taken by that 2007 law.

    This is an issue that is drawing a lot of attention across the country. The National Conference of State Legislatures says 23 states considered raising it 2013, and Kentucky is one of 20 doing the same this year, with more expected in the months ahead.

  • GRACE NOTES: Looking for a soul mate

     The other day posted on our newspaper’s Facebook page was a question for discussion: Do you believe in soul mates? Why or why not?

    Someone replied “Yes!” Another said he believes God puts the person meant for you in your life, and another said, “No. If there’s one for me, he must be lost because I have never found him. I really think it’s a fairy tale.”

    I love that answer.

  • BASKETBALL: LaRue locks up top seed

     Ivy Brown didn’t just do a little bit of everything to get the LaRue County Lady Hawks back on track Sunday afternoon – the senior forward did a lot of everything.

    Coming off its first 18th District loss in nearly two years, LaRue County rebounded behind Brown’s 28 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists to top visiting Caverna, 67-45.

    Just two days after a slow start plagued them in a one-point loss to Green County, the Lady Hawks led by 13 after the first quarter and kept the lead in double digits throughout.