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Today's News

  • School board approves new teaching position

     The LaRue County School Board approved the creation of a hearing impaired teacher at a special called meeting on Aug. 20.

    The school district already had a contract with Hardin County to provide the service to students.  However, the contract does not cover services to preschool students and there is a student within the district in need of that assistance.

  • VOLLEYBALL: LaRue wins 3 in Slam Jam

     The Lady Hawks’ volleyball team went 3-1 last week in their Abraham Slam Jam tournament.

    LaRue’s Ladies knocked off Fort Knox (25-16, 25-8), Warren East (25-8, 25-21) and East Jessamine (25-12, 25-18) en route to the tournament semifinals, where they fell to eventual champion South Warren (25-18, 25-16).

    South Warren defeated Marion County in three sets (25-18, 22-25, 25-14) to win the championship, avenging a two-set loss earlier in the day to the Lady Knights.

  • COLUMN: Farewell, Groundhog Hill

     Delta Airlines Flight 65 – Atlanta to Los Angeles – Somewhere over Texas.

    A flight attendant moves through the aisle to speak to a co-worker:

    “There is a man from Kentucky sitting in 20-B wearing dirty bib overalls and a stained white T-shirt and muddy work boots. He offered me a watermelon he says he grew himself. What a weirdo!”

  • COLUMN: Lord, help me find patience - right now

     I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope. Psalms 130:5

    This verse gives us two specific instructions: wait for the Lord and put your hope in his word.

    So many times we want to rush ahead of the Lord. We think we know what action to take and how to proceed, but the Bible clearly instructs us to wait for the Lord to work, to instruct and to lead.

  • Grimes' children compete at State Fair

     Going to the Kentucky State Fair has a whole new meaning for Abraham Lincoln Elementary School fifth grader Alexis Grimes and her younger brother, Jamie. The two competed in the State Goat Show after advancing from the LaRue County Fair this past August.

    At the state level, Alexis placed third overall in class showmanship and eighth overall in showmanship. She also placed fourth in commercial doe with her goat Sally, 11th in market show with goat Mimi, and 15th in market wether with goat Nibbles.

  • FOOTBALL: LaRue falls to Green

    The visiting Green County Dragons led the Hawks Friday night by 21 points going into the fourth quarter.

    The Hawks made a major comeback, scoring 21 points before losing by six points (27-21).

    LaRue County (2-2) will play a non-conference game against Nelson County next Friday.

  • Hardin County's 'most wanted' arrested

     A Hodgenville man was charged last week with flagrant non-support, according to LaRue County Deputy Brian Smith.

    Jeffrey M. Aubrey, 34, had eluded law enforcement for more than a year. He was found “hiding in a closet” in a residence on Thompson Hill Road, Smith said.

    Officers served several Hardin County warrants on Thompson including probation violations.

    Aubrey owes $9,205.88 in arrears as of Aug. 31, according to court records.

  • Tractor pull to raise funds, awareness for breast cancer

     It’s been going on for 13 years.

    Thirteen years of on-again, off-again radiation and chemotherapy. Thirteen years of wondering if and when the disease would come back. Thirteen years of “bad days” and 13 years of hoping that tomorrow would be a better day.

  • JUST ASK: Did we really need new carpet?

     Why did the City purchase new carpet for the civic center when it is used mostly during the summer showing movies?

     

    The carpet in the Civic Center was decades old and “very stained,” according to City Clerk MaDonna Hornback.

    The building is rented out throughout the year to various groups and hosts dignitaries at times, including the governor.

    The carpet cost $7,000.

     

  • LaRue vs. Green: Football game moved to 7 p.m.

     Tonight’s football game against Green County has been moved to 7 p.m., according to Superintendent Sam Sanders.

    Inclement weather is expected to move into the area and school officials thought it best to schedule the game an hour early.

    The game will be played at Hawk field.

    Also at the game, the LaRue County High School cheerleaders will honor Ashley Long as they promote community awareness of childhood cancer.