Today's News

  • Lady Hawks win one, lose one

    LaRue County’s Lady Hawks defeated Bethlehem’s Banshees 59-31 Jan. 31 in varsity basketball action.
    LaRue was ahead 13-5 at the end of the first quarter and pulled ahead 19-17 at the half.
    Freshman guard Alexis Brewer had 20 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block as the host Lady Hawks improved their record to 14-7.
    Sophomore wing Ivy Brown added 18 points, 16 rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks for LaRue County, which has won 8-of-9.

  • Lady Hawk seniors to be honored Feb. 10

    Statistics are sometimes misleading, or at least they don’t tell the whole story when it comes to describing the value that LaRue County High School’s senior basketball players have been to their team.
    Take Lady Hawks’ Shana Zajdel, for example.
    “Shana’s stats aren’t going to tell you what she has meant to our basketball team over the last four to five years,” said Lady Hawks’ coach Travis Wootton. “She has been one of the best defensive players in the region during this time.”

  • Kaity Skaggs to compete in Campbellsville's Valentine Pageant

     Kaity Skaggs of Mount Sherman will participate in the 70th Annual Valentine Pageant at Campbellsville University.

    Skaggs, a sophomore, is among nine students competing in the “Silly Love Songs” themed pageant for a chance to move on to the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival in Pineville in May.

    The CU pageant is Feb. 10 in Ransdell Chapel, located at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.

    The event is free and open to the public.

  • Animal shelter cleared

     State officials have dismissed allegations that dogs were buried alive at the Taylor County Animal Shelter.

    The facility houses strays and unwanted animals from LaRue and several other counties.

    Discussion about the animal shelter began in November when The Central KentuckyNews-Journalreceived a letter from inmate Andy Stewart, who said he was working at the animal shelter when several animals were buried alive.

  • PHOTO: Dress in Red Day at LaRue County Health Department

  • Lincoln National Bank earns 5-Star rating

     The Lincoln National Bank, Hodgenville, has been recognized as a Superior 5-Star rated bank by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm.

    A 5-Star rating denotes that LNB is one of the best in the nation in terms of its overall financial performance.

    The Bank has earned the rating for the last 92 consecutive quarters putting it in an even more elite group of “Sustained Superiority Banks.” Only 3 percent of the nation’s banks can claim the distinction.

  • KSP raffling Dodge Challenger to raise funds for kids' camp

     The Kentucky State Police is featuring a modern interpretation of a heritage-inspired American muscle car for its Trooper Island raffle this year: the 2012 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic.

    The Challenger hits the road with a 5.7-liter, 372-horsepower HEMI V8 engine that delivers a throaty rumble and fuel saving technology of up to 25 mpg highway. It’s driver-friendly with a five-speed automatic transmission and its rear-wheel drive suspension transfers hardcore power to the road providing moves to match its muscle.

  • Celebration for 203rd observance of Lincoln's birth is planned

     Two events to celebrate the 203rd birthday of Abraham Lincoln are being planned.

    U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie will be the keynote speaker at the annual Lincoln Days Luncheon.

    The luncheon, hosted by Lincoln Days Celebration, will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

    The Richard Burks Award, which honors a person or organization that acts as an ambassador for LaRue County and the Lincoln legacy, will be presented.

  • TOUCHPOINTS: God provides material blessings for our enjoyment

    Scripture clearly teaches that God intends human life to include physical, emotional, and spiritual pleasure. But the Bible warns against the pursuit of certain pleasures: gluttony, extra-marital relations and drinking unto drunkenness, because they are sinful and ultimately produce great pain.

    Although the pleasures of life are not necessarily evil, neither do they bring ultimate meaning to life. Spiritual growth can be choked out by the pursuit of the pleasure of life. 

  • COLUMN: Think twice before using instant tax refund

     Instead of waiting for tax refunds from the IRS, nearly 10 million consumers, many from low to moderate income families, borrow against part or all of their expected tax refunds. These refund loans are heavily marketed by paid tax preparers and immediately put cash in to the consumer’s hands, making it seem a quick and painless way to get cash. The quick cash comes at a price, however.