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Today's News

  • Students receive degrees in social work from Campbellsville University

     Dr. Darlene Eastridge, dean, welcomed graduates and their families to Campbellsville University's Carver School of Social Work and Counseling pinning ceremony May 4 in the Gheens Recital Hall inside Gosser Fine Arts Center.

    Jordan Atwell, Buffalo, received the bachelor of science social work degree.

    Brandon Sehein, Upton, received the master of social work degree.

    Kristen Cecil, New Haven, and Melissa Fincher, Hodgenville, received the master of science counseling degree.

  • COLUMN: Teach your children to remember their God

  • Jobless rate down in April

     Unemployment rates fell in 110 Kentucky counties, including LaRue County, between April 2011 and April 2012, while nine county rates increased and one stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

    LaRue’s rate was 7.6 percent in April, down from 8.3 percent in March 2012 and in April 2011. Of a 6,876 workforce, 6,351 were employed.

    Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 5.1 percent.

  • PHOTO: ALL-DISTRICT TOURNAMENT TEAM

    Four Hawks were named to the District All-Tournament Team. From left, senior Wesley Kessinger, junior Cole Hughes, senior Slade Owens and senior Jesse Johnson.

  • BASEBALL: Hawks are District Champs

    LaRue County still can’t be dethroned from the 18th District Baseball Tournament winner’s circle.

    After winning their 11th straight championship, the Hawks have a little bit of their swagger back.

  • Senior Menu - June 2012

     June Menu

    LaRue County Senior Center

    All meals served with 8 ounces skim milk.

    June 1 - braised beef tips, noodles, spinach, harvard beets, cantaloupe/peaches

    June 4 - pepper steak, rice, green beans, whole wheat roll, fruit cup

    June 5 - meatloaf, roasted red potatoes, orange glaze potatoes, whole wheat roll, mandarin oranges

    June 6 - roast pork, mashed potatoes, navy beans, cornbread, banana

    June 7 - honey glazed chicken, baked sweet potato, seasoned cabbage, fruit cobbler

  • Governor's Scholars Program loves LaRue County students

     Each year across Kentucky hundreds of high school students between their junior and senior years apply to attend the prestigious Governor's Scholars Program (GSP) that includes five weeks of college level classwork at selected Kentucky colleges and universities.

    To say that LaRue County High School has been well represented in GSP is an understatement for, since 2005, 100 percent of its applicants have been accepted into the program.

  • PHOTO: Magnolia High School Class of 1950

     The Magnolia High School Class of 1950 had a reunion May 10 at Ryan’s Steak House in Elizabethtown. Seated from left, Mary Lou Owen, Cleo Owen, Norman Rock, Sylvia Hawke and Frances Close; standing, Charline Akins, Clifford Owen, Martha Owen, Juanita Shelton, Nancy McCubbin, Randy Gardner, Grover Close, Calvin Hawke, Kenneth Milby and W.A. ‘Doc’ Rock.

  • Dairy Dog opens in Sonora

     Sonora’s newest restaurant, Dairy Dog, opened its doors last week and owner/operator Chris Smith said he sold the first hot dog at 10:45 a.m.

    The hot dog and ice cream stand is on East Western Avenue in the former Hardin Pharmacy building next to The Cecilian Bank.

    Smith and his fiancee, Lisa Price, recently moved to Sonora and wanted to get to know their new neighbors and help the local economy.

    “That’s what sparked the idea,” Smith said, “And we’re following that dream.”

  • DISTRICT SOFTBALL TOURNEY: Lady Hawks defeat Hart

    Two innings from leading second-seeded LaRue County into the 18th District Softball Tournament final, Brigitte Skaggs lost her release point.

    After dominating most of Tuesday night’s semifinal, the sophomore pitcher couldn’t find the strike zone and here came third-seeded Hart County storming back from a four-run deficit.

    With the bases loaded in the top of the sixth, coach Aaron Howell called upon senior Brittany Enlow to close the game out and the crafty veteran ended it.