Today's News

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks fall to Fighting Tigers

     The LaRue County Hawks fell 58-56 Dec. 4 to Breckinridge County.

    The visiting Hawks held a 32-24 lead at halftime. The Fighting Tigers clawed back, outscoring the Hawks 11-10 in the third quarter and 23-14 in the fourth quarter.

    Kelton Ford had 17 points for the Hawks, hitting four of 13 three-point attempts, 10 rebounds and three assists.

    Kody Key-Close scored nine points and had nine rebounds and two assists.

  • Class teaches how to cope with holiday grief

     Many of us think of the holiday season as a time of joy and fun. For others, however, it’s a time of loneliness and grief. Some people live far from family and miss seeing their loved ones at this time of year. Others dread going to holiday parties without a partner. Then there are those who feel saddened by the holidays, since they remind them of family members who are long gone.

  • JUST ASK: Is forgiven debt taxable?

     Is it true that if you don’t pay a business or individual for a product you purchased or a service you received, and that debt is not collected for or had been forgiven, then that is consider income for that person that owed the bill, and that amount should be reported as income on your yearly income taxes?

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    The best person to ask is your tax advisor or attorney, if you are in this situation.

    We found the following on IRS.gov:

  • Students excel at BETA

     LaRue County had an impressive showing at this year’s state BETA conference on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at the Galt House in Louisville. 

    Twenty-nine students from LaRue County High School attended the conference and participated in a talent competition, arts and crafts competition, academic testing and a quiz bowl competition.

    Ashley Cottrell placed second in the state in agriculture and Maddie Lee placed third in oratory. 

  • COLUMN: Repost this if you hate chain letters

     There has been an influx of Facebook chain letters that have appeared in my news feed. At first, I didn’t think much of them. I just ignored them, because I knew I would never post one of them.

    However, most of my Facebook friends have, and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to stop anytime soon. Just the other day, I read a forwarded status discussing the website’s supposed new guidelines.

  • New Haven man indicted

     A Nelson County grand jury indicted a New Haven man last week on several counts.

    Jesse Layne French, 24, is accused in three separate indictments involving first-degree trafficking in controlled substances. French is accused of selling heroin in an amount equal to or less than two grams to a confidential informant in March. He either acted alone or in concert with David Lucas, according to the court documents.

  • Horse Cave market finds warmth without the costs

      HORSE CAVE – As the temperatures drop, many people are wondering how they can reduce winter energy costs, and one Hart County producer may have it figured out.

    Paul Dennison, a grower of various horticultural crops and tobacco in Horse Cave, hopes to eliminate an energy bill this winter after installing a biomass gasification boiler this past spring at his farming operation.

  • PHOTO: Corky Cox MVP

    Former LaRue County High School Coach Cortland “Corky” Cox presented the most valuable player award to Darryl J. Smith Dec. 1 at a tournament named in his honor. Smith, a sophomore, scored 17 points on a pair of 3-pointers and 5-of-7 shooting from the free-throw line  to help his team, the Henderson County Colonels, defeat Fifth Region champion John Hardin in overtime 75-69. 

  • Judy Blair holds book-signing

     Author Judy Blair will hold a book signing 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 13 at the LaRue County Public Library.

    She will sign copies of her book, “LaRue County, Kentucky - A Pictorial History.” She will have copies for sale.

  • PHOTO: Rotary guest

      Hodgenville Rotarian Cheryl Thomas greeted visitor Adrian Bambini from Saunders Springs. The Rotary Club meets weekly at Paula’s Hot Biscuit.