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Today's News

  • Seventh-grader taking on varsity play

    Since the second grade, Alexis Brewer has been ripping up the basketball court. Growing up in a basketball family, Brewer has been influenced by her brothers and her Dad to become a successful Lady Hawk basketball player. The seventh grader has been seeing a lot of varsity play.

    At 5 feet, 9 inches, Brewer plays guard and forward.

    “When I’m on offense, I like to think that no one can stop me and that I’m invincible,” she said. “When I’m on defense, my main goal is to shut my opponent down.”

  • Community calendar

  • 4-H calendar

    Wranglers fundraiser

    The Wranglers 4-H Club will hold an auction and chili supper 4-8 p.m. Jan. 23 at the LaRue County Extension Service office, Old E’town Road. For more information, contact volunteer club leader Brad Florence at 358-8170.

  • Boxer Nick Rupa charged in traffic stop

    A boxer who went 10 rounds with the Light Middleweight Champion of the World appeared in LaRue District Court Jan. 13.

    Nick Rupa, 44, of Nashville, Tenn., was arraigned on a charge of operating on a suspended license.

    According to court documents, Rupa was driving a 1993 Chevrolet three miles east of White City about 10 p.m. Dec. 31 when he was stopped by Constable Tim Ford.

    His bond was set at $500 on condition of no driving.

    In court, LaRue District Judge C. Derek Reed recognized Rupa’s name and asked about his fights.

  • Middle school wrestlers request donations

    The middle school wrestling program seeks donations to purchase head gear and singlets. For more information, call Dan Heady at 234-4920.

  • Eighth-grader shining in varsity play

    At 5-foot-10, Ivy Brown doesn’t look much like an eighth-grader.

    She doesn’t play like one either.

    In her second season at the varsity level, Brown has emerged as one of the top players for the LaRue County Lady Hawks (10-5). She ranks in the top two on the team in practically every category. She leads the team in scoring (12.7 points per game), rebounds (8.1), steals (2.8) and 3-point shooting percentage (34.7). She is second in field goal percentage (40.6), free throw percentage (70.3) and assists (1.1).

  • 'No man's land' creates problem for dispatch

    For the last nine years, Roy Fisher has lived in a Bedford stone house on West Skaggs Road.

    The area is a type of “no man’s land” near the junction of three county lines. West Skaggs is actually a loop of old Campbellsville Road in LaRue County. The new highway, about a fourth of a mile away, is in Taylor County.

  • New Haven woman faces more charges

    A New Haven woman already facing charges in a Nelson County murder case was to be arraigned Wednesday on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment in LaRue District Court.

    Jennifer Nichols, 32, of Edlin Hill Road, was scheduled to be in the LaRue court Jan. 6 but court officials learned she had been indicted for first-degree burglary and complicity by a Nelson County grand jury and was being held in the Nelson County Detention Center.

  • Man’s lifelong dream may brake him

    Lester Pearsall has had a love for trains ever since Santa brought a Lionel set to him and his brother when he was a 6-year-old kid growing up in Valley Station.

    It was a trip to the Kentucky Railway Museum for his 50th birthday three years ago, however, that rekindled the Mt. Sherman resident’s love for life on the rails.

    “They let me ride in the cab of the locomotive, and, it was a blast,” Pearsall said. “I was hooked.”

  • Unemployment rate down, construction up in county

    Times are tough.

    The recession – some economists say depression – continues across the country with high unemployment and foreclosure rates.

    Locally, however, glimmers of returning prosperity have appeared.

    LaRue County’s unemployment rate fell three percentage points between October and November.