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Today's News

  • Mayor opposes raises

    Every four years, just prior to the mayor’s election, the Depart­ment of Local Govern­ment requires the setting council to establish the salary of the mayor for the next four-year term. This past term has been difficult, to say the least, considering the recession our country is going through.

  • Auditor finds no issues with county government

    State Auditor Crit Luallen has released the audit of the financial statements of the LaRue County Fiscal Court for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2009. State law requires annual audits of county fiscal courts.

    The audit found that the county’s financial statements, in all material respects, fairly present the county’s assets, liabilities and equity arising from cash transactions and revenues received and expenditures paid in conformity with the modified cash basis of accounting.

  • LaRue's track team a blend of experience and youth

    LaRue County High School’s track team enters the 2010 season having several experienced seniors on the boys’ squad while lacking experience among girl tracksters.

    “On the girls’ side, inexperience will be our greatest weakness. Most of our varsity athletes are very young, with several middle schoolers competing,” said Jeremy Blair, who coaches both boys and girls. “The good thing is that our girls aren’t afraid of anything. They compete hard, which is our greatest strength.”

  • Two hurt in crash on 210

    Two Campbellsville women were injured in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon on KY 210 about five miles east of Hodgenville.

    Brittany Cook, 19, was driving a 2003  Nissan Pathfinder east on KY 210 when she attempted to pass a pickup truck pulling a hayroller, according to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy. The truck began making a left turn into a driveway and Cook applied her brakes to avoid a collision.

    She lost control of the vehicle. It crossed the centerline, struck a dirt embankment and rolled on its side.

  • KU asks state for rate increase

    Kentucky Utilities residential customers could see a nearly 14 percent increase in their bills this year.

    Citing a growing customer demand as the main culprit, with a 2008 windstorm and 2009 ice storm as contributing factors, KU has asked the Public Service Commission to grant a rate increase.

    According to information provided by Cliff Feltham, KU’s statewide media relations manager, the company is requesting a $136 million base rate increase, which the company says is necessary to meet growing demand.

  • Local taxidermist takes home top honors

    Landmark News Service

    As a little girl, Alicia Love wanted to be an artist; then she aspired to be a veterinarian.

    As a grown-up, Love combined the two pursuits. Now she’s an award-winning taxidermist.

    She took home some top honors from the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Grand National Taxidermy Contest and has won blue ribbons for previous work.

    Not many women enter the Wild Turkey Federation contest, Special Events Coordinator Karen Cavender said.

  • Hawks begin baseball season March 22

    Just as sure as the days get longer and the weather starts to warm, you know it won’t be long until baseball season. Head coach Chris Price and assistant coach Eric Hughes have been working several weeks with a young and inexperienced LaRue County High School baseball team. The Hawks lost 14 players since last year due to various reasons including nine graduating seniors.

    Price, a 1990 graduate of LCHS, is in his 15th year as a teacher and coach (the last six as head coach) and is looking forward to the new season. 

  • Hawks begin baseball season March 22

    Just as sure as the days get longer and the weather starts to warm, you know it won’t be long until baseball season. Head coach Chris Price and assistant coach Eric Hughes have been working several weeks with a young and inexperienced LaRue County High School baseball team. The Hawks lost 14 players since last year due to various reasons including nine graduating seniors.

    Price, a 1990 graduate of LCHS, is in his 15th year as a teacher and coach (the last six as head coach) and is looking forward to the new season. 

  • Hawks begin baseball season March 22

    Just as sure as the days get longer and the weather starts to warm, you know it won’t be long until baseball season. Head coach Chris Price and assistant coach Eric Hughes have been working several weeks with a young and inexperienced LaRue County High School baseball team. The Hawks lost 14 players since last year due to various reasons including nine graduating seniors.

    Price, a 1990 graduate of LCHS, is in his 15th year as a teacher and coach (the last six as head coach) and is looking forward to the new season. 

  • Laptop Initiative shot down by lone vote

    The proposed Laptops of LaRue Initiative – a plan that would place laptop computers in the hands of every LaRue County High School student – was shot down by a lone school board member Monday.

    Superintendent Sam Sanders had requested the project move forward with the unanimous consent of school board members. The vote was 4-1 with Norbert Skees of District 1 voting “no.”