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Today's News

  • Hawks defeat Green to take top seed in district

    The LaRue County Hawks snapped out of a recent offensive funk by turning up their defensive pressure.
    The Hawks forced 23 turnovers which led to easy baskets to spark them to a convincing 62-42 victory over the visiting Green County Dragons in an 18th District game Friday night.
    “We picked up our intensity on defense,” said senior guard Kyle Meredith, who had 13 points and five rebounds. “One guy picked it up and then the next guy picks it up. It spreads to the whole team and everyone feeds off it.”

  • 18th District Basketball Tournament Schedule

    The 18th District Basketball Tournaments will be Feb. 20-24 at Green County High School.

    The schedule is as follows:
    Monday, Feb. 20
    Girls #1 Green vs. #4 Caverna
    Boys #1 LaRue vs. #4 Caverna

    Tuesday, Feb. 21
    Girls #2 Hart vs. #3 LaRue County
    Boys #2 Hart vs. #3 Green

    Friday, Feb. 24
    Girls Championship
    Boys Championship

    Game times have not been released.

  • Hawk seniors complement strengths

    The three senior players on LaRue County High School’s basketball team complement each other’s strengths well, according to head coach Paul Childress.
    Where one stands out on defense, the others show strong skills in free throw shooting or searing the nets with three-pointers.
    Kyle Sheeran, averaging 18.3 points per game, is the long range sharpshooter, connecting on 38 percent of his trey attempts.

  • Alexis Brewer out due to injury in Green game

    Alexis Brewer, freshman guard for the Lady Hawks, was injured Friday during the Green County game.
    Brewer had scored 11 points when she was elbowed in the face by Green County’s Micah Jones.
    Lady Hawks Coach Travis Wootton said Brewer’s nose was broken.
    “We hope to have her back as soon as possible,” he said.
    Brewer’s mother, Debbie Brewer, said it doesn’t appear that surgery will be needed. She has another doctor’s appointment in two weeks.

  • Lady Hawks win one, lose one

    LaRue County’s Lady Hawks defeated Bethlehem’s Banshees 59-31 Jan. 31 in varsity basketball action.
    LaRue was ahead 13-5 at the end of the first quarter and pulled ahead 19-17 at the half.
    Freshman guard Alexis Brewer had 20 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block as the host Lady Hawks improved their record to 14-7.
    Sophomore wing Ivy Brown added 18 points, 16 rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks for LaRue County, which has won 8-of-9.

  • Lady Hawk seniors to be honored Feb. 10

    Statistics are sometimes misleading, or at least they don’t tell the whole story when it comes to describing the value that LaRue County High School’s senior basketball players have been to their team.
    Take Lady Hawks’ Shana Zajdel, for example.
    “Shana’s stats aren’t going to tell you what she has meant to our basketball team over the last four to five years,” said Lady Hawks’ coach Travis Wootton. “She has been one of the best defensive players in the region during this time.”

  • Kaity Skaggs to compete in Campbellsville's Valentine Pageant

     Kaity Skaggs of Mount Sherman will participate in the 70th Annual Valentine Pageant at Campbellsville University.

    Skaggs, a sophomore, is among nine students competing in the “Silly Love Songs” themed pageant for a chance to move on to the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival in Pineville in May.

    The CU pageant is Feb. 10 in Ransdell Chapel, located at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.

    The event is free and open to the public.

  • Animal shelter cleared

     State officials have dismissed allegations that dogs were buried alive at the Taylor County Animal Shelter.

    The facility houses strays and unwanted animals from LaRue and several other counties.

    Discussion about the animal shelter began in November when The Central KentuckyNews-Journalreceived a letter from inmate Andy Stewart, who said he was working at the animal shelter when several animals were buried alive.

  • PHOTO: Dress in Red Day at LaRue County Health Department

  • Lincoln National Bank earns 5-Star rating

     The Lincoln National Bank, Hodgenville, has been recognized as a Superior 5-Star rated bank by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm.

    A 5-Star rating denotes that LNB is one of the best in the nation in terms of its overall financial performance.

    The Bank has earned the rating for the last 92 consecutive quarters putting it in an even more elite group of “Sustained Superiority Banks.” Only 3 percent of the nation’s banks can claim the distinction.