Today's News

  • Two arrested on sex charges

  • Austin Shirley signs with Lindsey Wilson

    LaRue County High School senior Austin Shirley, a standout for the Hawks football team, has been recruited to play outside linebacker for the Blue Raiders of Lindsey Wilson College.

    Shirley, the son of Jimmy Shirley and Kellie Shirley, was among 30 student athletes to sign letters of intent at the Columbia college. Twenty-two of the young men are from Kentucky.

    Shirley played in the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association/Drive Cancer Out East-West All-Star Game last fall.

  • Schools closed Thursday: Winter Weather Advisory

    LaRue County schools dismissed early Wednesday and will be closed Thursday, Feb. 10, due to inclement weather.

    Roadways are getting slick and a pair of wrecks were reported just before 4 p.m. Wednesday.

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until 1 a.m. Thursday. Moderate to heavy snow will continue across south central Kentucky through the afternoon and taper off during the evening. Snow accumulations of up 2 to inches are expected.

  • CHEERLEADING: Sydney Dobson competes with cheer squad at NCA World

    They just don’t build a pyramid like they used to.

    Only a few years ago, cheerleaders were selected more for looks and popularity than for their athleticism. They stood on the sidelines, shaking pom-poms and yelling for their team to score more points. Stunts were tame in comparison to the edgy routines squads perform these days. Cheerleaders are required to possess the strength, poise and coordination needed to do a series of back handsprings or toss a teammate above their heads – and catch them. And they have to look good doing it.

  • Inmate charged with assault of deputy jailer

    A Hodgenville woman, already facing a misdemeanor charge of third-degree assault, compounded her problems when she allegedly assaulted a corrections officer at the LaRue County Detention Center.
    Rachel McConnell, 28, was arrested Jan. 27 on the original assault charge. She became combative inside the jail and bit a jail employee’s arm, according to court records.
    Assaulting a corrections officer is a felony.
    Her bond was set at $9,500 full cash.

  • HONOR ROLL: Abraham Lincoln Elementary School

    All A’s
    Sophie Akin, Dalton Bell, Maggie Cecil, Marisa Cecil, Chloe Childress, Simon Coy, Madison Eads, Gabi Faught, Kalli Flanders, Jake Gardner, Eli Gibson, Steven Greenleaf, Maddie Helm, Skyler Hornback, Harrison Hynes, Nick Kells, Breea Kirkpatrick, Katelynn LaFollette, Mason Lane, Laurel Locke, Sydney Miller, Ty Morris, Maddy Poirier, Bailey Rogers, Clay Rogers, Dylan Rowe, Jacob Rutledge, Sean Smith, Bridget Southwood, Noah Thompson, Nicholas Vazquez, Jake Walters, Sara Warren, Alyssa White, Russell Young

  • Abraham Lincoln played significant role in agriculture

    Native son Abraham Lincoln’s 202nd birthday is celebrated this week. Born on a farm here in LaRue County, Lincoln had a significant impact on LaRue County and American Agriculture.
    Raised on farms in Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois, young Lincoln obviously did the farm chores of feeding livestock, planting seeds and weeding that all pioneer farm boys did. Even his famous rail splitting abilities were related to clearing the land for farming.

  • Robert Gatton signs with Campbellsville University

    More than 50 student-athletes from across the nation put on a Campbellsville University hat Wednesday and signed to play football for the Tigers in 2011.
    Campbellsville head football coach Perry Thomas and his staff kicked off the recruiting season by securing more than a dozen transfers and gray shirt athletes to help round out a National Signing Day total of 56 letters of intent for the Tigers.
    LaRue County High School senior Robert Gatton, who played quarterback for the Hawks last season, was one of those selections.

  • STUDENT FEATURE: Gladiators were deadly serious about their game

    Ah, gladiators – some of the world’s most feared men and women. Many people from different worlds died in this “game.”
    The gladiators had to survive grueling training in harsh conditions.
    All of this started in Rome to honor the dead, but it was not to remain that way.
    Early gladiators were competitors taught how to handle a knife for a game that began as an honorable deed.
    Many of the later gladiators did not have a choice.
    In the beginning

  • Little Blue Dells have changed the rites of learning