Today's News

  • Cheer champs

    The LaRue County High School cheerleaders accomplished something last weekend that no other squad in the school has achieved. They made it to finals in the National High School Cheerleading Championship at the Walt Disney Resort in Orlando.
    The squad took 13th in the medium varsity division two, which included 32 top teams from Tennessee, Texas, Florida, California, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, New York, New Jersey, Louisiana, Alabama, Minnesota, Colorado and Kentucky.

  • Cheerleaders make it to UCA finals

    The LaRue County High School cheerleaders competed this weekend in the National High School Cheerleading Championship at the Walt Disney Resort in Orlando.

    The team finished 13th in the Medium Varsity Division Two.

    They were judged on tumbling, stunting, jumps and dance.

    Tara Wooden is the cheer squad's coach.

  • Region 2 Wrestling Results

    Weight: 106
    1st: Kyle Edlin, LaRue County 10 37- 5
    2nd: Lucas McCain, Boyle County 9 37- 9
    3rd: Rayvin Edayan, Fort Knox 11 28- 15
    4th: Henry Crowdus, John Hardin 10 27- 16
    5th: Mason Baker, Anderson County 8 21- 9
    6th: Thomas Skaggs, North Hardin 10 18- 19

    Weight: 113
    1st: Kyle Shults, North Hardin 10 23- 8
    2nd: Andrew Ackley, Nelson County 8 26- 7
    3rd: Nick Coffell, Central Hardin 12 32- 11
    4th: Tanner Mouser, LaRue County 11 14- 14

  • WRESTLING: Shawn Hull looks for state title

    Knowing this was his final season as a LaRue County wrestler, senior Shawn Hull wanted to put everything on the line.

    Hull increased his workout regimen and attended several wrestling camps over the summer to get better.

    Hull’s improved work ethic has led him to a 33-1 record – his only loss came in December’s Smoky Mountain Duals in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. – and the No. 1 ranking at 160 pounds by kentuckywrestling.com entering Saturday’s Region 2 Tournament in Danville.

  • COLUMN: Christians are part of God's family

     We live in a world where a lot of emphasis is placed on possessions and popularity. The world wants to know how much money we have, how famous we are and how much power we have?

    But God asks questions like: Are you holy? Are you seeking to follow me? Are you striving to be a godly person?

    God is interested in your character and your holiness. So our question is: What kind of godly character is God seeking in a person?

  • Upcoming classes help with diabetes and high blood pressure

     What is the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease? About 65 percent of people with diabetes die from heart disease and stroke. Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to have heart disease or suffer a stroke than people without diabetes.

    People with type 2 diabetes also have high rates of high blood pressure, lipid problems, and obesity, which contribute to their high rates of CVD. Smoking doubles the risk of CVD in people with diabetes.

    The ABC treatment goals for most people with diabetes are:

  • New fishing license year begins March 1

     The new year for fishing licenses begins March 1.

    This coming year presents some new opportunities to catch rainbow trout, blue catfish, redear sunfish, also known as shellcrackers and white crappie.

    Black crappie now dominate the population in Taylorsville Lake, and a good spawn last year should lead to good fishing for blacks in the coming years. Also, three years of white crappie stockings should lead to great fishing this spring.

  • The Turret relaunched as The Gold Standard

     Fort Knox’s weekly newspaper will introduce a redesign this week and adopt a new name officials say better represents the entire post.

    Turretrelaunches Feb. 16 as The Gold Standard, highlighting new features and a new website, Fort Knox Public Affairs Officer Ryan Brus said. The newspaper's renamed website, www.fkgoldstandard.com, goes live the same day.

    The final edition of the Turretwas published Thursday.

  • Sheeley named to Somerset's Dean's List

     Elisabeth Sheeley, of Hodgenville, was named to Somerset Community College Dean’s List for the fall semester.

    To be a member of the Dean’s List, a student must maintain a 3.5 grade point average and be a full-time student at Somerset Community College. A full-time student must take 12 credit hours during a semester, excluding developmental classes.

  • Kenzi Lewis cut in round one of Hollywood Week

     Kenzi Lewis, Hodgenville’s American Idol contestant, was cut from the popular TV show Thursday in round one of Hollywood Week.

    Lewis, 16, who has received two “golden tickets” to Hollywood after auditioning for the 2011 and 2012 seasons of American Idol, was briefly seen onstage before half of the contestants were sent home.

    In last year’s Idol, Lewis made it through the first round of Hollywood Week.

    The Lewis family is unable to speak with the media due to their contract with American Idol.