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Today's News

  • County eligible for matching grant

    LaRue County is eligible to receive state funding to assist with cleanup of flooded areas.

    Last week, Gov. Steve Beshear announced LaRue, along with 83 other flood-damaged counties, could apply for a portion of $1.6 million in emergency matching grants. The money is to be used to help the counties clean up solid waste generated by floodwaters. The eligible counties are those that declared a state of emergency because of the major flood event earlier this month.

  • Hawks defeat E’town and Fort Knox to end regular season

    The LaRue County Hawks baseball team played two games last week, winning both. They beat Elizabethtown 6-1 and Fort Knox 15-0. They were scheduled to play Louisville Fern Creek but the game was canceled due to inclement weather. 

    Panthers to pussycats

    The Hawks used a big offensive fifth inning to defeat the Elizabethtown Panthers May 18.

    “Offensively we executed the hit and run and the squeeze very efficiently.  We played with confidence,” said Coach Chris Price.

  • Hawks enter District Tournament with 10-2 win over Caverna

    The top-seeded Hawks took on fourth-seeded Caverna in the 18th District Tournament’s semifinal game at American Legion Park in Greensburg Monday.

    The Hawks built a 7-0 lead in the first three innings, going on to win 10-2. Slade Owens had the win for the Hawks.

    The Hawks played Green County for the championship Tuesday. Green advanced to the championship by defeating Hart County 10-4.

    Watch for results at www.laruecountyherald.com.

     

  • Inmate escapes from jail

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  • Local 4-Hers take top honors at area Rally Day

    LaRue County 4-Hers participated in Area Rally Day.

    Michaela Rock took champion in Junior Animal Science, champion in Junior Theatrical, blue in Junior Vocal and 12-year-old speech category.

    Sierra Mullins took champion in Junior Foods Demonstration and champion in Junior Theatrical.

    Kenzi Langley was the champion in the Senior Vocal Category. She sang “Broken Wing.”

    Taylor Campbell was the champion in the Senior Instrumental Division.

  • Campaign signs will be removed from state right of way

    As the political campaign season heats up, Kentucky Department of Highways crews face an increasing number of campaign signs on the state highway right of way – signs that must be removed for safety purposes.

    Acting State Highway Engineer Steve Waddle said state highway workers are required to remove and discard hundreds of signs during each election cycle. The signs can pose hazards for drivers and for maintenance crews.   

  • Flooding brings mold and mildew issues

    The following tips come from the Extension Service in Louisiana. This is information they found useful after the Hurricane Katrina flooding. During Derby weekend, we all were reminded that high water issues can hit our area too.

    Flood waters will contaminate any surface they touch. Here are some kitchen items you must throw out to insure the safety of your food:

    •Get rid of all flooded food stuffs except those in sealed, metal, airtight cans or airtight glass jars

    •Throw out all opened containers of food

  • Woman injured in Ky. 210 crash

    A Hodgenville woman was injured in a two-vehicle collision Thursday at the intersection of Ky. 1618 and Ky. 210.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, James Hill of Hodgenville was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt on Ky. 1618 and pulled into traffic, striking the right side of a 2007 Nissan Maxima driven by Melanie D. Whitlock of Hodgenville.

    Debris from the crash struck a third vehicle driven by Tonya M. Thomas of Magnolia.

    Whitlock was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS. She was treated and released.

  • Woman injured in Ky. 210 crash

    A Hodgenville woman was injured in a two-vehicle collision Thursday at the intersection of Ky. 1618 and Ky. 210.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, James Hill of Hodgenville was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt on Ky. 1618 and pulled into traffic, striking the right side of a 2007 Nissan Maxima driven by Melanie D. Whitlock of Hodgenville.

    Debris from the crash struck a third vehicle driven by Tonya M. Thomas of Magnolia.

    Whitlock was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS. She was treated and released.

  • Bluegrass Speedway- May 22

    44 Auto Mart Super Late Models (13 entries)

    Top Qualifier- D.J. Wells 15.060

    Dash- Tim Tungate, Jeff Watson, Terry English, Dustin Neat, D.J. Wells, Aaron Hatton

    Heat- Johnny Wheeler, Jarryd Holshouser, Tanner English, Lee Devasier

    Feature- Jeff Watson, Dustin Neat, Terry English, Aaron Hatton, Tim Tungate, Lee Devasier, Jarryd Holshouser, Johnny Wheeler, Tanner English, Tommy Klein, D.J. Wells, Rob Starkey, Dan Dunbar

     

    American Sprint Car Tour (9 entries)

    1st Heat- Hud Cone, Blake Nimee, Shane Wade, J.T. Stapp