Today's News

  • 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.

  • Sunrise Volunteer’s hold board meeting

    The Sunrise Volunteers’ executive board meeting was Feb. 7. It was called to order by President Rita Smith.
    Minutes of the Nov. 1 meeting were read by Jim Kessler. Treasurer Wanda West reported ending balance with no outstanding bills to be paid.
    Historian Tickle Ragland said the scrapbook is almost up to date.  She needs pictures of activities, other than funerals and bake sales in which the volunteers have participated, to be placed in the scrapbook to be viewed.  

  • ECTC sponsors art contest

    A juried art contest is being sponsored by Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s “The Heartland Review.”
    The exhibition theme is inspired by natural elements. Works of art in every media are invited: nature, environmentalism, the body, identity, urbanism and responses to modernity.
    First place is $250; second, $150; third, $75.
    Artists may submit up to three pieces for a tax-deductible contribution of $10 which will support the contest and the journal.
    Artwork should have been created no earlier than the summer of 2010.

  • United Way of Central Kentucky poised to break campaign record

    Although the United Way of Central Kentucky’s 2011 campaign goal of $1,025,000 is ambitious, local businesses and individuals have been stepping up to the challenge, raising more than $1,000,000 so far.