Today's News

  • Smith receives award
  • Lost in LaRue
  • Sara Warren has the edge

    Intensity in competition is often sought by athletes and desired by coaches. Coaches sometimes say that athletes have a certain “edge” about them when competing. In other words, those with the “edge about them” have the intensity level expected by coaches, and often envied by their opponents.

    For Junior Lady Hawks Basketball player Sara Warren, “the edge” is just something that becomes natural for her, and is welcomed by her basketball coach.

  • Hawks host Magnolia Bank Classic

    The LaRue County Hawks basketball team will host the Magnolia Bank Holiday Classic December 28-30 at the LaRue County High School gymnasium.

    The 12 game tournament will feature eight teams from around the state. The teams joining the Hawks in the tournament are Daviess County, Highlands, North Bullitt, Hart County, Russell County, Grayson County and Thomas Nelson. The Hawks first game will be against Russell County on December 28 at 6 p.m.

  • Hunting out west

    Warm, dry weather may be excellent for picnicking, but definitely not for deer hunting.

    If in doubt, ask veteran hunter and retired LaRue County school teacher Charles Bale of Magnolia.

    “Deer get more active in cool, wet weather,” Bale stated. “You really want it as nasty as you can get it.”

  • Freshman basketball results - December 28, 2016

    LaRue Co. 42 vs John Hardin 39 12/19/16

    The freshman Hawks travelled to John Hardin and picked up a win. The Hawks struggled early against John Hardin’s press finding themselves behind 8-1 early in the game.

    The Hawks settled down after that and took a 22-21 lead at the half. The Hawks got outscored 17-12 in the 3rd quarter and were behind by 4 points starting the 4th quarter.

  • Mat Hawks win tsunami duals match

    The LaRue County Mat Hawks varsity team won the tsunami duals at Meade County last Wednesday.

    The Mat Hawks went 9-0 in the two day match as they beat Central Hardin (64-18), Fort Knox (84-0), Meade County (34-32), Corydon (Ind.) Central (75-6), Apollo (48-27), Louisville DeSales (66-9), Louisville Central (59-21), Louisville Eastern (63-15) and Wayne County (39-28). Individual results were not available at the time of publication.

    The Mat Hawks next match is this Thursday as they travel to Versailles to compete in the Woodford County Invitational.

  • Sports shorts - December 28, 2016

    Baseball Tournament

    The Youngstown Ohio Bob Cene Memorial 18u/17u Wood Bat Baseball Tournament is registering Kentucky and Ohio teams at www.youngstownclassb.com or contact Ken Quinn at 330-719-0581.


    Pickleball is being played at 5:30 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays at the Board of Education gym on College Street. Pickleball is free to anyone interested in learning the sport, a combination of tennis and ping-pong. All equipment provided.

    LaRue County Park and Recreation Board

  • Selling local produce with a side of ag education

    Recent years have shown a rising trend toward buying local food, even coining a new term, “locavore,” to describe those who strive to buy food from local sources. The United States Department of Agriculture, seeking to finding out the impact of local food sales on farming operations, tasked the National Agricultural Statistics Service earlier this year with the first-ever nationwide Local Foods Survey.

    The results, released December 20, show 3,227 Kentucky farms reported more than $65 million in direct farms sales of food, including value-added products.

  • Farm calendar - December 28, 2016

    LaRue County Beef Producers Meeting

    The LaRue County Beef Producers will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the LaRue County Extension Office. Our speaker will be Dr. Beth Johnson from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture State Veterinarian’s office to speak about the Veterinary Feed Directive. This meeting will count for CAIP educational credit. All interested producers are invited to attend. For more information, call 270-358-3401. A meal will be served, but please bring a dessert.

    Winter Grain Workshop