Today's News

  • Sports Shorts updated 1-24-12

    Basketball homecoming is Friday, Jan. 27. The Hawks and Lady Hawks will face Caverna. The Lady Hawks play at 6:30 p.m.; the Hawks play at 8 p.m.

    Youth soccer registration
    Youth soccer registrations will be 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 in the Abraham Lincoln Elementary School cafeteria for ages 3-17. Season begins in March with U8 and under games beginning in April. Cost is $40. For more information, call Priscilla Grant at 270-361-1349. Online registration is available at www.larueyouthsoccer.com.

    Wrestling State Duals

  • Hawks back on track after ‘tale of two halves’

    The LaRue County Hawks fell to Barren County 56-66 Jan. 17.
    Hawks Coach Paul Childress called it a “tale of two halves.”
    LaRue played “decent defense in the first half and especially finished strong at the end of the second quarter,” he said.
    The Trojans were down by seven points (28-21) at intermission but, unfortunately for the Hawks, rallied in the second half. They outscored LaRue 22-12 in the third period.

  • Mat Hawks prevail at Tennessee, North Hardin tournaments

    The domination continues. Over the past two weeks, the LaRue County Mat Hawks have wrestled in two tournaments, one in Tennessee and the other at North Hardin and at each tournament, LaRue cruised to easy wins.
    In Tennessee, the Mat Hawks set three tournament records: most points, racking up 316 points; having 11 finalists; and having nine champions.
    The second place team at the Tennessee tournament, a top-10 team from Tennessee, had 230 points. At the North Hardin tournament, Central Hardin had 215 points to the Mat Hawks 285 points.

  • Mat Hawks on domination road to Saturday’s State Duals

    On Saturday, the LaRue County High School Mat Hawks will travel to Henry Clay High School in Lexington to try to capture back-to-back State Duals championship titles. If the team is successful it will be their sixth State Duals title.
    There are some around the state saying there may not have been a team in the past 15 years to compare with the Hawks in the last six weight classes. Some teams can hang close in a dual for the first half but when the dual hits the last six classes, very few teams have the firepower to challenge the Mat Hawks.

  • Lady Hawks on roll as Brown joins 1,000-point club

    The LaRue County High School Lady Hawks defeated three opponents last week – Barren County, Central Hardin and McLean County.
    Barren bashed
    LaRue defeated Barren County 56-48 Jan. 17.
    The Ladies jumped on top early, taking a 16-9 advantage after the first period and leading 28-18 at halftime.
    The Trojanettes came back in the third period, outscoring LaRue 17-15 to cut the lead to eight at 43-35.
    Sophomore wing Ivy Brown joined the Lady Hawks’ 1,000-point club as the team won their fourth straight.

  • Two injured in crash in Taylor County

     Two people were injured in a four-vehicle crash on KY 210 last Wednesday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 3:16 p.m., Sean Nelson, 39, of Buffalo had stopped his 2009 Chevrolet in front of the entrance to Taylor County Animal Shelter when his vehicle was rearended by a 1997 Toyota truck driven by Ricky Judd, 59, of Summersville. Judd's vehicle was then rearended by a 2002 Ford Taurus, driven by Andrea Coomer, 41, of Fairdale. Coomer’s vehicle was then rearended by a pickup truck driven by Ethen Spencer, 21, of Campbellsville.

  • Fraser takes fourth in Black Warrior tourney

     Twenty members of Western Kentucky University’s national champion forensic team, including one from LaRue County, kicked off competition for the spring semester by winning two tournaments hosted on the campus of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. 

    Ellis Fraser, a freshman from Hodgenville, took fourth in impromptu speaking at the Black Warrior tournament/AFA qualifier.

  • E'town woman charged with DUI following crash

     An Elizabethtown woman was charged with driving under the influence after being involved in a single-vehicle crash Sunday, Jan. 22.

    Jacquelyn Burckley, 43, was driving a 2000 Toyota Camry on Ky. 84 about 11 a.m. when she ran off the road and struck a mailbox, according to Deputy Matt Darst.

    The vehicle came to rest in a yard at 976 Tanner Road.

    Burckley was charged with DUI, first, aggravator, possession of open alcoholic beverage container; and no insurance.

  • LaRue library announces new books, DVDs

     The LaRue County Public Library has several new offerings:

    DVDS – Courageous; Abduction; The Ides of March; Mile in His Shoes; Marley & Me: The Puppy Years; and The Lamp.

  • COLUMN: The answer to fear is commitment

     Tom Landry, a former coach of the Dallas Cowboys football team, had the ability to stay calm in the midst of a tense game. The television cameras would show Coach Landry on the sidelines with his arms folded seemingly very relaxed, while on the field the game was hanging in the balance. 

    Landry is a fine Christian layman and in a written testimony he said, “I overcame my fears and anxieties by a commitment to something far greater than winning a football game – a commitment to Jesus Christ.”