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Today's News

  • Sports Shorts

    Parks and Recreation Board to meet

    The LaRue County Parks and Recreation Board will meet 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at the park. Please attend if you are interested in becoming part of the park board or want to help make improvements at the community park. Call Eric DeVary at 358-8386 for more information.

    Rotary fundraiser, punt, pass, kick

    The Hodgenville Rotary Club will host a punt, pass, kick fundraiser at home football games Sept. 10 and 24. Check with any Rotarian for more information.

    Upton Days 5K Run

  • Church calendar

    Union Band has homecoming, gospel singing

    Union Band Baptist Church near Howardstown will have homecoming 11 a.m. Sept. 12. Gospel singing by Brighter Day, Messengers Three and Melvin Mortenson. Bring a dish.

    Pleasant Grove will host singer

    Gospel singer Graham West will perform 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in White City.

    Magnolia Baptist has revival, fall fling

  • Young cross country team sets high goals

    Josh Henderson and his LaRue County High School cross country runners have set some lofty goals for this year, but with an experienced girls’ squad returning and a boys’ team whose main strengths are competitiveness and hard work, they just might meet their aspirations.

    “We want to go to state as teams, be more competitive, and make reasonable individual goals,” said Henderson, who has coached the team for three of the four years he has been teaching at the high school.

  • Golfers eye regional championship

    The 27 boy golfers that came out to play this season are the largest number that Coach Rip Collins can recall in his four years mentoring the LaRue County High School Hawks or even when he was at Caverna for four years prior to that.

    “We’re young, but there’s a lot of talent here and if these boys will stick together, I think we’ll even have a shot at a regional championship down the road,” he said. “It’s not even out of the realm to get to state.”

  • LaRue County Youth Soccer Association plans Sept. 11 celebration

    The LaRue County Youth Soccer Association has a new home this season. On Saturday, Sept. 11, the group will open fields behind Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. The school is at 2101 Lincoln Farm Road.

    The celebration begins at 9 a.m. and all parents, players, coaches and fans are invited to attend.

    LCYSA President Heather Cook said volunteer workers are needed for concession sales and field painting. Supplies are available.

    For more information or to volunteer, contact Cook at 358-5720.

  • Lady Hawks tie Barren County

    The LaRue County girls’ soccer team lost three games in a row before rebounding to tie Barren County 3-3 Sept. 1.

    The team dropped 0-7 to Bardstown Aug. 23; 1-6 to Bullitt East Aug. 25; and 0-7 to Nelson County Aug. 30.

    Bardstown

    The visiting Lady Tigers led 1-0 before scoring three goals in a five-minute span late in the first half to win their third straight game by shutout.

    Sophomore keeper Kasey Wells made four saves for the Lady Hawks (1-1-1).

    Bardstown outshot LaRue County, 10-4.

    Bullitt East

  • Hawks defeat Shelby County as Armes notches 100th win

    LaRue County running backs Alex Lee, Drew Newberry and Cody Thompson each ran for at least 100 yards and Hawks coach Rodney Armes earned his 100th career win with the program as the Hawks surged past the Shelby County Rockets 19-7 on Friday night in both teams’ Class 4-A, District 4 opener.

  • LaRue's unemployment rate falls

    Unemployment rates fell in 111 Kentucky counties, including LaRue, between July 2009 and July 2010, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s July 2010 rate was 9.7 percent, down from 14.1 percent the previous year. The rate was 8.9 percent in June 2010.

    Of a 7,117 civilian labor force, 6,430 had jobs.

  • Murder trial pushed back to December

    The three men charged with killing Donald Marshall last fall had their trial continued to December at a pre-trial hearing last week.

    The original suspect, Kenneth C. Mattingly, and two others charged later, Stephen Austin Howard and Maurice Greenwell, will now go to court on murder charges Dec. 8. The trial has been pushed back several times since the death in November 2009. 

  • Rolling Fork Festival begins Friday

    “Our 20th Celebration-Equine Excitement” is the theme for New Haven’s premier festival — The Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival.

    The event, Sept. 10 and 11, will feature arts, crafts, children’s activities, old-time demonstrations, food, fun gospel and concert bands, and, of course, train rides.

    Friday is youth and family night at New Haven City Park, organized by Rolling Fork Baptist Church. There will be bouncers, concessions, demonstrations, games, shows and face painting 6-9 p.m. All events are free, except concessions.