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Today's News

  • Watch for the purple prism: Traps being installed across county and state

    Those who live or travel in Kentucky this summer probably will see purple prisms hanging at least 10 feet above the ground in ash trees. The prisms are traps for the emerald ash borer, a destructive insect that was found in Kentucky during the summer of 2009.

  • KET promotes writer's contest

    KET is launching the KET Young Writers and Illustrators contest, a statewide competition designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning. The effort encourages Kentucky’s students in kindergarten through third grade to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original works.

  • Farm calendar

    Farmers Market

    The LaRue County Farmers Market will be open 2-5:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday through October at the Extension Service office. For more information or to join the market, contact Abby Tate at 358-3401.

    Rabies Clinics

    Rabies clinics will be held June 14 and 17.

    Plantation Veterinary Clinic, 7558 New Jackson Highway, outside Magnolia, will hold a clinic 4-6 p.m. June 14.

    LaRue County Animal Clinic, 121 Shepherdsville Road, Hodgenville, will hold a clinic 5-6:30 p.m. June 17.

  • Hawks defeat Bardstown Bethlehem in doubleheader

    The LaRue County Hawks varsity baseball team had a full slate last week playing five games and winning four of them. They beat Bardstown Bethlehem 8-3 and 5-3, beat Louisville Central 6-1, lost to Marion County 8-7 and beat Bardstown 7-3. 

    Bethlehem bested

    The Hawks swept the Bardstown Bethlehem Eagles in a doubleheader May 11 by scores of 8-3 and 5-3. Slade Owens improved his record to 7-2 going seven innings giving up five hits and two earned runs in the first game.

  • Students claim three individual titles in speech tournament

    Seventeen schools from 11 counties met at LaRue County High School to battle it out for regional championships in the Kentucky High School Speech League Louisville Region. LCHS came away with three individual championships and two runners-up, qualified 20 entries to attend state and took third place overall.  LaRue County Middle School took two regional runners-up titles and qualified five entries for state in March.

  • Election results: Primary highlights include jailer, sheriff races

    A low voter turnout despite a large number of local races marked the LaRue County May 18 primary. About 32 percent of registered voters made it to the polls.

    Jailer

    In the jailer’s race, Democrat Johnny Cottrill topped the field of three with 2,093 votes. He was followed by Jimmy C. Williams with 520 votes and Daniel Trumbo with 515 votes.

  • Sen. Gibson attends Cattlemen’s meeting

    The LaRue County Cattlemen’s Association was excited to have State Senator Carroll Gibson as their guest speaker May 11. Gibson, who was elected to the Kentucky State Senate in 2005, represents the 5th Senatorial District including LaRue, Breckinridge, Grayson, Hart, Hancock and Meade counties. 

  • Sen. Gibson attends Cattlemen’s meeting

    The LaRue County Cattlemen’s Association was excited to have State Senator Carroll Gibson as their guest speaker May 11. Gibson, who was elected to the Kentucky State Senate in 2005, represents the 5th Senatorial District including LaRue, Breckinridge, Grayson, Hart, Hancock and Meade counties. 

  • Sen. Gibson attends Cattlemen’s meeting

    The LaRue County Cattlemen’s Association was excited to have State Senator Carroll Gibson as their guest speaker May 11. Gibson, who was elected to the Kentucky State Senate in 2005, represents the 5th Senatorial District including LaRue, Breckinridge, Grayson, Hart, Hancock and Meade counties. 

  • Brewer accepts coaching position at Bardstown

    James “Boo” Brewer was introduced Monday afternoon as head coach of his alma mater, Bardstown High.

    A graduate of the Class of 1988, Brewer played collegiate ball at the University of Louisville.

    It’s the first head coaching job for Brewer, who most recently was a boys and girls assistant at LaRue County.

    “It’s very special,” Brewer said about taking over at his alma mater. “That purple’s always been in my blood.”