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Today's News

  • Flaget unveils “No Wait Emergency Room”

     Flaget Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Room Wednesday introduced its “No Wait ER,” with the goal that every ER patient will see a nurse within five minutes of arrival and a doctor or nurse practitioner within 30 minutes.

    This will mark a dramatic reduction in wait time from earlier this year, when patients had to wait 35 minutes to see a nurse. Emergency Department Director Laura Larue said the ER began its makeover in June.

  • LaRue goes 2-1 in Lady Wave Tip-Off Classic

    The LaRue County High School Lady Hawks went 2-1 in the Meade County Lady Wave Tip-Off Classic. Six teams competed in the Friday and Saturday tournament.

    LaRue’s Ladies defeated Edmonson County, 62-39 and Meade County, 66-48 on Saturday.

    On Friday, LaRue County lost to Russell County, 55-51 in overtime.

    EDMONSON

    The Lady Hawks led Edmonson County, 36-22 at halftime before taking control of the game with a 16-8 burst in the third quarter.

  • Rita Williams to be honored by Chamber

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce will honor Rita Williams for the years of service given as the executive director of the chamber on Dec. 15. Each of the past presidents of the chamber who have worked with Williams will be present and speak about how she has moved the chamber forward.

    Williams asked for a leave of absence in September to pursue political office and has since tendered her resignation as executive director.

  • Food Service Inspections - November 2010

  • Gaunt to serve 10 years for escape

    A Ludlow man will serve 10 years for his escape from the LaRue County Detention Center.

    A jury found George Richard Gaunt III guilty of second-degree escape, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and of being a persistent felony offender last week.

  • FISCAL COURT: Two deputy jailers will be hired through agreement with Highway Department

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved a memorandum of agreement with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet that will allow the county to hire two deputy jailers to oversee 10 jail inmates as they work on state highway maintenance.

    Meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Nov. 23, Judge-Executive Tommy Turner told magistrates the agreement has several advantages for LaRue County.

  • EQIP and WHIP programs taking applications

    Each fiscal year, the Natural Resources Conservation Service sets ranking period dates for applications taken for USDA Farm Bill programs. Although ranking dates may vary from program to program, landowners may sign-up at any time for all conservation programs.

    The next ranking cut-off date is Jan. 28 and will include applications for both the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program and the Environmental Quality Incentives Program.

  • WRESTLING: Mat Hawks look to State Tournament

    The LaRue County Mat Hawks have won four dual state championships, 11 regional championships and numerous tournament titles over the team's 21-year existence, but the team has never won the overall state tournament title. This is the year the coaches hope will end that drought.

  • MIDDLE SCHOOL WRESTLING: Hawks take third at Elkhorn

    On Saturday, the LaRue County Middle School Mat Hawks traveled to Elkhorn Middle School to compete in a 16-team dual competition. The Mat Hawks finished in third place defeating some top teams in the state in the process.

    “Saturday was a tough competition,” said head coach Dan Heady. “I was proud of the way we competed. We were missing two starters and had an injury during the day which meant we were short-handed for most of the day. The guys battled hard and we had a good showing.”

  • Upcoming sports

    LCHS golf meeting
    There will be a golf team meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27 at the LaRue County Golf Course for any LaRue County student interested in playing golf this upcoming season. For more information, contact Jorge Venegas or Justin Craft at 358-2210.

    Chili supper before Homecoming