Today's News

  • Tobacco disease management for 2012

    Farmers planning for this year’s burley tobacco crop need to keep disease prevention and management a part of those plans.
    Black Shank was a big disease problem in some fields last year, and may or may not be a problem this year. There’s no way to tell what disease pressures growers will face in the coming growing season. Much depends on the climate with diseases like black shank, blue mold and target spot.

  • March 1 starts new fishing license

    The new year for fishing licenses begins March 1.
    This coming year presents some new opportunities to catch rainbow trout, blue catfish, redear sunfish, also known as shellcrackers and white crappie.
    Black crappie now dominate the population in Taylorsville Lake, and a good spawn last year should lead to good fishing for blacks in the coming years. Also, three years of white crappie stockings should lead to great fishing this spring.

  • Region 2 Wrestling Results

    Weight: 106
    1st: Kyle Edlin, LaRue County 10 37- 5
    2nd: Lucas McCain, Boyle County 9 37- 9
    3rd: Rayvin Edayan, Fort Knox 11 28- 15
    4th: Henry Crowdus, John Hardin 10 27- 16
    5th: Mason Baker, Anderson County 8 21- 9
    6th: Thomas Skaggs, North Hardin 10 18- 19
    Weight: 113
    1st: Kyle Shults, North Hardin 10 23- 8
    2nd: Andrew Ackley, Nelson County 8 26- 7
    3rd: Nick Coffell, Central Hardin 12 32- 11
    4th: Tanner Mouser, LaRue County 11 14- 14
    5th: Zack Phillips, Danville 9 24- 18

  • Sports Shorts updated 2-15-12

    Youth softball
    LaRue County youth softball registration is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 18 and 25 and 1-3 p.m. Feb. 26 at LaRue County Park and Recreation. League is for girls 6U to 16U. For more information, contact Greg Cooper at gregcooper21@gmail.com.

    Youth baseball signups

  • Lady Hawks top Taylor but fall to Nelson

    The Lady Hawks ended a three-game losing streak Friday with a 55-30 win over Taylor County.
    Sophomore wing Ivy Brown had a double-double and freshman guard Alexis Brewer had a balanced night as the host Lady Hawks hammered the Lady Cardinals (6-16).
    LaRue held Taylor to single digits in three quarters.
    Brown had 26 points, 13 rebounds, three blocks, three steals and two assists, while Brewer added 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

  • District Basketball Tourneys

    The District Basketball Tournaments will be Feb. 20-24 at Green County High School.
    The schedule is as follows:
    Monday, Feb. 20
    5:30 p.m. –– Girls #1 Green vs. #4 Caverna
    7 p.m. –– Boys #1 LaRue vs. #4 Caverna

    Tuesday, Feb. 21
    5:30 p.m. –– Girls #2 Hart vs. #3 LaRue County
    7 p.m. –– Boys #2 Hart vs. #3 Green

    Friday, Feb. 24
    5:30 p.m. –– Girls Championship
    7:15 p.m. –– Boys Championship

  • Hawks topple Taylor County

    Junior guard Kelton Ford scored 23 points and senior guard Kyle Sheeran added 19 as the host Hawks knocked off the Cardinals 59-49 Tuesday for their fourth win in six games.
    Nelson pulled within three points at halftime but the Hawks outscored them 15-7 in the fourth quarter to seal the win.
    Ford also had seven assists and four steals, while Sheeran hit four 3-pointers and had three steals.
    Senior Kyle Meredith scored seven. Tyler Howell scored four and had seven rebounds with Jackson Venegas, Kody Key and Jonathon Firquin each contributing a basket.

  • Fish and Wildlife to host town hall conversation sessions; LaRue’s March 28

    People have the opportunity to exchange ideas and engage in open conversation with staff from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources during a series of town hall meetings being held across the state.
    The nine town hall meetings begin Feb. 13 in Lexington and conclude with the final session April 2 in Morehead. Individual meetings are subject to rescheduling due to bad weather.

  • Chamber hosts 18th golf scramble

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce will host its 18th annual golf scramble on March 30 at LaRue County Golf Course outside Buffalo.
    Rain date is April 20.
    The fundraiser begins with lunch at 11 a.m. Play begins with a shotgun start at noon.
    Entry fees are $60 individual; $240 team. There is a $10 savings on a team entry if prepaid by March 16.
    Mulligans (do-overs) are limited to two per player and cost $5.
    The entry fee includes green fee, cart, beverages, all contests and lunch. A foursome must have a minimum handicap of 45.

  • Mat Hawks win 12th Regional Title in 14 years

    It was the 12th regional title in 14 years for the LaRue County Mat Hawks and the third in a row.
    Regional records fell and were tied on Saturday in Danville as LaRue’s grapplers won the Region 2 title by more than 70 points. They had eight regional champions which tied a regional record, went undefeated in their championship matches, which tied another regional record and had one Mat Hawk – senior Nick Paden – win his fifth consecutive regional championship tying another regional record.