Today's News

  • Austin Shirley plays in All-Star Game

    The Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association/Drive Cancer Out East-West All-Star Game was played Sunday at Southern High School. The game matched the top seniors from the Louisville area.

    Two LaRue County High School players, Alex Lee and Austin Shirley, were named to the West team.

    The East won, 14-7.

    Shirley, #51, had two tackles on defense. He is shown here receiving the defensive play from the sideline during the game.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks win season opener against Casey County

    The LaRue County Hawks boys’ basketball team won its season opener against the Casey County Rebels Dec. 5. Both teams’ shooting matched the cold weather outside as LaRue scored 22 points in the first half and Casey County only scored 11. With two minutes to go in the first half, the Rebels had scored a mere seven points.

  • Danielle Brown leads St. Catharine's 5-3 start

    Danielle Brown, a LaRue County graduate, is currently leading St. Catharine College in scoring and rebounding. The 5-11 senior forward is averaging 13 points and six rebounds a game for the Patriots who are 4-3 this season.

    Brown has scored in double figures in four of the seven games. Her best effort was the season opener when she scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a victory at Mid-Continent University.

  • Flaget unveils “No Wait Emergency Room”

     Flaget Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Room Wednesday introduced its “No Wait ER,” with the goal that every ER patient will see a nurse within five minutes of arrival and a doctor or nurse practitioner within 30 minutes.

    This will mark a dramatic reduction in wait time from earlier this year, when patients had to wait 35 minutes to see a nurse. Emergency Department Director Laura Larue said the ER began its makeover in June.

  • LaRue goes 2-1 in Lady Wave Tip-Off Classic

    The LaRue County High School Lady Hawks went 2-1 in the Meade County Lady Wave Tip-Off Classic. Six teams competed in the Friday and Saturday tournament.

    LaRue’s Ladies defeated Edmonson County, 62-39 and Meade County, 66-48 on Saturday.

    On Friday, LaRue County lost to Russell County, 55-51 in overtime.


    The Lady Hawks led Edmonson County, 36-22 at halftime before taking control of the game with a 16-8 burst in the third quarter.

  • Rita Williams to be honored by Chamber

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce will honor Rita Williams for the years of service given as the executive director of the chamber on Dec. 15. Each of the past presidents of the chamber who have worked with Williams will be present and speak about how she has moved the chamber forward.

    Williams asked for a leave of absence in September to pursue political office and has since tendered her resignation as executive director.

  • Food Service Inspections - November 2010

  • Gaunt to serve 10 years for escape

    A Ludlow man will serve 10 years for his escape from the LaRue County Detention Center.

    A jury found George Richard Gaunt III guilty of second-degree escape, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and of being a persistent felony offender last week.

  • FISCAL COURT: Two deputy jailers will be hired through agreement with Highway Department

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved a memorandum of agreement with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet that will allow the county to hire two deputy jailers to oversee 10 jail inmates as they work on state highway maintenance.

    Meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Nov. 23, Judge-Executive Tommy Turner told magistrates the agreement has several advantages for LaRue County.

  • EQIP and WHIP programs taking applications

    Each fiscal year, the Natural Resources Conservation Service sets ranking period dates for applications taken for USDA Farm Bill programs. Although ranking dates may vary from program to program, landowners may sign-up at any time for all conservation programs.

    The next ranking cut-off date is Jan. 28 and will include applications for both the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program and the Environmental Quality Incentives Program.