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Today's News

  • Band plans poker run fundraiser

     With the prospect of new uniforms serving as motivation, the LaRue County High School Band of Hawks will be participating in a new type of fundraiser come Saturday, July 21. 

  • Superintendent evaluated

     LaRue County Superintendent Sam Sanders received his evaluation from the School Board Monday night during its regular meeting. 

  • Plowshares: 'Showing love with a farm, a church and people who may be hungry'

     To Bob Ernst, the basis of everything in life is love and how people use that love to help others. With that in mind, he proposed one question: “How can we show love with a farm, a church and people who may be hungry?” 

  • LaRue players shine in All-Star play

    The East All-Stars cruised to a 107-60 victory over the West All-Stars Saturday in the Kentucky High School Coaches Association All-Star girls’ game at Louisville St. Xavier.

    LaRue County’s Haley Holt led the West All-Stars with 12 points and two rebounds. Alisha Durbin chipped in four points, three blocks and a team-best eight rebounds.

    The East All-Stars are comprised of players from the 7th and 8th regions while West All-Stars are from the 5th and 6th regions. Players must be incoming seniors.

    Boys All-Stars

  • LaRue 9s reach state semi-finals

    With an extra-inning win late Sunday night, LaRue County has reached the Cal Ripken 9-year-old state baseball tournament semifinals.

    LaRue County defeated Okolona, 14-12 in seven innings in Owensboro to reach the semifinals.

    Bryce Neagle led LaRue with a double and four RBIs, while Bryson Arnette had a double and two RBIs. Conner Baker had a single and an RBI. Layne Gribbons hit two singles. Daniel Snodgrass had two RBIs, while Tripp Chapman and Alec Perez had one apiece.

  • COLUMN: OK, let's stop

    The other morning my friend and co-worker Cristy and I devised a solution for all the major problems of the universe.

    Everybody stop.

    Just stop. Take a breath. Step back. Chill out.

    Politicians, stop politicking. Forget about focus groups and pork spending and back room deals and war room strategies. Democrats aren't evil and neither are Republicans, so stop treating people with whom you disagree as enemies. We're all Americans, so stop!

  • Adoption fees increase at animal shelter

    It might look like it costs a lot more than it used to.

    But those who adopt animals at the Taylor County Animal Shelter now get a lot more for their money when adopting a new pet. The adoption rate at the shelter is now $100 for dogs and cats. The cost includes a voucher for a spay or neuter operation, a microchip with 30 days of insurance, rabies and parvo shots and dewormer. The previous rate was $26, which included only a microchip.

  • Middle School Football Schedule

    LARUE COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL

    2012 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

     

    Aug. 4      LaRue County Bowl Bash      HOME

    9 a.m. – LaRue vs. North Middle

    11 a.m. – Taylor vs. S.W. Nelson

    1 p.m. – Green vs. J.T. Alton

    Aug. 11    East Hardin Jamboree at East Hardin

    8 a.m. – LaRue vs. East Hardin Middle School

    * Aug. 14 – 6 p.m. – LaRue vs. Casey   AWAY

  • Judge Jeff S. Taylor to serve on Kentucky Judicial Ethics Committee

    Judge Jeff S. Taylor of Owensboro has been selected by his peers on the Court of Appeals to serve on the Kentucky Judicial Ethics Committee.

    Taylor is one of three judges chosen statewide to serve on the Committee along with two attorney representatives chosen by the Kentucky Bar Association. The Committee regularly reviews the Code of Judicial Conduct and provides advisory opinions to the 283 justices and judges of the Court of Justice located throughout Kentucky regarding judicial acts and conduct.

  • Legislators, doctors debate health law

     Though host Bill Goodman said they just “scratched the surface” on what the federal health-care reform law will mean for Kentucky, physicians and legislators debated Medicaid expansion, the implications of requiring people to buy health insurance, how to pay for it all and other questions in KET's “Kentucky Tonight” panel and call-in show.