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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • Speech team excels at State

    LaRue County High School’s speech team competed last weekend in the Kentucky High School Speech League State Championship at Bowling Green.

    Forty-five schools competed for the top six spots in each event. Each school could bring a maximum of 36 entries.

    LaRue County had 20 entries – just a little more than half of those allowed – yet placed fourth out of the 45 teams.

  • LaRue teachers honored by Campbellsville University

    Three LaRue County teachers were selected for Campbellsville University’s Excellence in Teaching Award. They are Mitzi Allen of Hodgenville Elementary School; Joe Reed of LaRue County Middle School; and Jorge Venegas of LaRue County High School.

    They will be honored at a luncheon May 15 at Campbellsville University.

  • Patterson and Hawkins named to ALES Cabinet

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School announced the March recipients of the Lincoln Presidential Cabinet Award. Representing the classified staff is Susan Patterson, an instructional assistant who works primarily in the first grade classroom of Bethany Bowen. The certified representative is Lisa Hawkins, first grade teacher.

  • Lady Hawks retire Nicky Miller's jersey

    For Lady Hawk fans and former players, the memories of former All-State catcher Nicky Miller performance in the 2005 semi-finals of the 5th Region tournament at Lady Hawk field will live on. As the underdog home team was playing perennial state powerhouse and region favorite Meade County, it was Nicky Miller’s three home run performance that left an unforgettable mark on everyone in attendance. It was simply just another day for Miller, but one more addition to the Lady Hawks’ record book that has her name in the top three of many categories.

  • Fifth-grader receives rave reviews for AARP essay

    Tonya Atwell, a fifth-grade student at Hodgenville Elementary School, is this year’s LaRue County winner of an essay contest whose theme was “Why My Grandparent should be the Kentucky AARP Grandparent of the Year.”

    Atwell wrote about her relationship with her grandfather, Jimmy Engle. She wowed the judges when she described him as “Sunshine every morning, because he is the one that wakes me up.”

  • Sports Shorts

    Softball District

    Softball 18th District Tournament begins May 24 at American Legion Park, Greensburg. The second-seeded Lady Hawks play third-seeded Hart County 6:30 p.m. CST May 24. The winner of that game will play the winner of the Green vs. Caverna game at 5:30 p.m. CST May 25.

    Baseball District

  • Lady Hawks back on track with win over John Hardin

    In any sport, is there such a thing as a good loss? The Lady Hawks suffered a loss to Fort Knox, a team they beat 16-3 earlier in the year, 6-5 on Tuesday night. After the game, the players sat in shock, tears streamed from most of the players’  eyes, the coaching staff stood speechless, as Fort Knox had a well-deserved celebration on Lady Hawk field.

  • Superintendent sets goals for district

    The March meeting of the LaRue County School Board not only saw the vote for the Laptops of LaRue 21st century learning initiative, but the board also took action on other matters.

    The board:

    •Approved the Governmental Accounting Standards Board 54 Classification for laptop initiative funds, which reclassified the $1 million set aside in the general fund as “committed” to the laptop initiative, that way it cannot be taken back by the state.

  • LaRue Academic team competes at Governor’s Cup

    The LaRue County High School Academic Team competed at the Governor’s Cup Regional Academic Team competition Feb. 20 at Marion County High School. The Quick Recall Team placed fourth in the competition.

    Shelby Rogers won the Language Arts written assessment competition. The Future Problem Solving team earned first place in the competition. Rogers and the FPS team have qualified for the Governor’s Cup State competition March 13-15 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville. The Academic Team placed fourth in the overall competition.