Today's News

  • Cameron Dawson: Sportsman for all seasons

    Whether playing baseball, basketball, or golf, LaRue County High School sophomore Cameron Dawson loves competition.

    “This year’s team is why I love baseball,” he said. “We are young and all are competitors.”

    Dawson, 16, has pitched from his days in wiener league to the high school mound.

    On the Hawks’ varsity roster since he was in the eighth grade, Dawson found that competing against older players helped him with command and control on the mound and with his self-confidence.

  • Sports Shorts - April 15, 2015

    Babe Ruth signups
    Babe Ruth Baseball signups for ages 13-15 continue through Wednesday, April 22, at LaRue County Park and Recreation. Volunteers will be on the grounds after 4:30 p.m. or call Jerry McBride at 270-766-8751. Cost is $70.

    CU Cheerleading tryouts

  • PHOTO: Freshman baseball Hawks

    Members of the freshmen Hawks’ baseball team are front from left, Bryson Arnette, Wyatt Pearman, Chase Childress, Zach Newman, Preston Carter, Gavin Nall, Clay Cecil; back, Coach Jorge Venegas, Austin Burgess, Hunter Howell, Noah Davis, Keaton Puckett, Chase Baker and Hayden Waddle.

  • Track and Field Results

    April 9
    Team scores
    1. Green - 70
    2. John Hardin - 55
    3. LaRue - 54
    4. Marion - 4
    1. Green - 94
    2. John Hardin - 61
    3. LaRue - 31
    Girls 100 Meter Dash
    4. Savia Brashear, 14.73
    7. Peyton Murray, 14.93
    8. Ashley Summitt, x15.36
    11. Jadah Montgomery, x16.63
    Girls 200 Meter Dash
    1. Savia Brashear, 31.22
    2. Peyton Murray, 31.68

  • Community Calendar - April 15, 2015

    Boyhood Home closed
    The Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek, part of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is now closed due to construction. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/abli.

    Fair stockholders to meet
    The LaRue County Fair stockholders will have a special called meeting 7 p.m. April 15 at the fairgrounds on Greensburg Street.

    Wildflower Walk at Fort Duffield

  • PHOTO: Saying goodbye to Shopko
  • Cattle market prices down from 2014, but still historically high

    In 2014, beef cattle producers were riding some record price highs, but in the first part of the new year, feeder cattle markets dropped by more than $30 per hundredweight. University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment livestock marketing specialist Kenny Burdine said the markets recovered some of that in March.
    April CME Feeder Cattle futures have gained back a little more than half of what had been lost since December.

  • Farm Calendar - April 15, 2015

     Bacon Creek Watershed Council to meet

  • School Calendar - April 15, 2015

    Parent Advisory Council to meet
    The LaRue County Schools Parent Advisory Council will meet 6 p.m. April 23 in the LaRue County High School library. The agenda includes discussion of results from the 2014-15 Parent Evaluation Survey. If you would like to join the PAC, contact Amanda Reed, assistant superintendent for student achievement, at 270-358-4111 or amanda.reed@larue.kyschools.us.

    Last day of school
    The last day of school for LaRue students is May 28.

    School board dates

  • Puckett takes sixth for WKU Forensics

    The Western Kentucky University Forensics Team won the 2015 Kentucky state forensics tournament on March 28, keeping alive a quarter-century streak that began in 1991.
    This year’s tournament, hosted by the University of Kentucky on the campus of nearby Transylvania University, featured teams from all across the Commonwealth participating in speech and debate events.
    WKU was triple-crowned the team individual events sweepstakes state champion, the team parliamentary debate sweepstakes state champion, and the overall team sweepstakes state champion.