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Today's News

  • 4-Hers recognized at banquet

    Numerous 4-H members and volunteers were recognized at the annual 4-H Awards Banquet.

    The Outstanding 4-H Members for 2010 were named. The Junior Division includes 4-H members who are 9-13; the Senior Division includes members who are 14-18.

    Based on points earned for 4-H activities completed during the 2009-10 4-H year, Katie Gardner was the 2010 Outstanding Senior 4-H Member. 

  • COLUMN: How about starting resolutions in December?

     “Traditionally” a lot of people make resolutions at the beginning of each new year on the calendar.
    This year, I started making some starting Dec. 1. Why now?  Maybe it has been in part to celebrate surviving eight months of a very intense schedule, going full speed all the time. Maybe it is just a streak of perversity, a type of push back to all the “you have to” messages coming at us from too many directions. Whatever ….

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Teens teach kids; archers work on skills

    In LaRue County Schools, the leaders of tomorrow are showing their leadership skills today.

    Teens Leading Kids Club is an organization of 16 LaRue County High School seniors whose mission is to develop leadership skills in younger students.

    “These students are selected by grades, school/community involvement, and leadership qualities,” said Marsha Duncan, Youth Service Center coordinator, whose office sponsors the group.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks beat Hart County 52-47

    The LaRue County Hawks won one and lost one last week, dropping a Dec. 7 matchup with Breckinridge County 65-53 and defeating Hart County 52-47 on Dec. 10.

    BRECKINRIDGE BOUNCES PAST HAWKS

    After falling behind 30-21 at the half, the visiting Hawks (1-1) rallied to tie the game at 45 going to the fourth quarter. The Fighting Tigers, however, held LaRue County to eight points in the period en route to their third straight win.

  • Schools closed Friday

     A winter storm warning that began at 4 p.m. Wednesday ended at 1 p.m. Thursday.

    The National Weather Service in Louisville issued the warning for LaRue County for an ice, sleet and snow mixture. The main roads are mostly clear; however, many roads are still slushy and drivers are advised to use caution.

    Side roads and driveways are apt to be treacherous. Temperatures are expected to rise this afternoon.

    Schools were closed Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday due to inclement weather.


     

  • Weather advisory for Wednesday

     A winter storm warning is in effect from 4 p.m. Wednesday through 1 p.m. Thursday.

    The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a warning for LaRue County for an ice, sleet and snow mixture.

  • Speech team continues with strong season

    The LaRue County High School Speech Team traveled to George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Dec. 4-5 for the Patriot Games Speech Invitational. 

    Nine LCHS students competed in 15 different events at the tournament that hosted 105 schools from 32 states. Each event had more than 100 students participating, and LCHS students made yet another impressive showing. 

  • LaRue Schools receive Grissom Award

    Because of its progress in narrowing the achievement gap between disabled and non-disabled students and in including the disabled in regular classrooms, the LaRue County School District received the second annual Dr. Johnnie Grissom Award from the Kentucky Board of Education Dec. 8 in Frankfort.

  • Former recycling center employee pleads guilty to theft

    A former employee of Renaissance Recycling Center in Hodgenville has pleaded guilty to theft from the center.
    James Thomas Snyder, 37, of Sonora, pleaded guilty to a count of theft by unlawful taking in LaRue District Court last month. A second count was merged with the first.
    Snyder admitted to taking a file cabinet from the LaRue County Detention Center and selling it at a recycling center in Hardin County in August. According to court documents, he kept the money from the sale instead of turning it over to the recycling center.

  • Five injured in crash

    Five people were injured in a two-vehicle crash about 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, at the end of Lincoln Parkway at the intersection of Ky. 1618 and Campbellsville Road.

    An Equinox van driven by Amanda Tackore, 41, of Canmer, was stopped at the intersection and pulled into the path of a Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by Stephanie Ridings, 29, of Hodgenville. The pickup struck the van and both vehicles came to rest in the middle of the roadway.

    Emergency crews extricated the injured and assisted with traffic control.