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Today's News

  • Locke inducted into Softball Hall of Fame

    LaRue County’s own Tommy Locke was inducted into the Kentucky Softball Hall of Fame and Honor during a banquet ceremony Oct. 17 at Applebee’s Park in Lexington.

    Locke, who was inducted in the Manager category, was elected to the Hall of Fame almost a year ago, causing him to have some fun with some of his former players who first announced his accomplishment at a Hawks’ football game in 2008.

  • Land of Lincoln P&Z meets Thursday

    Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Commission will hold its December agenda meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10.

    Commission business to be discussed includes the schedule for 2010 meeting dates and rezoning.

    The first rezoning plan: Danny T. Rock of 428 Slack Road is requesting the rezoning of 0.4964 acres at 209 S. Lincoln Blvd. from R-1A (single-family residential) to R-3 (multiple-family residential) to allow existing garage to be converted into one or two apartments.

  • HES assisting family with medical expenses

    Hodgenville Elementary School is collecting donations to assist the family of an ill student.

    Second-grader Ashley Long, the daughter of Todd and Linda Long, has been diagnosed with leukemia and faces a long recovery period.

    The family has requested prayers and the school staff has decided to help them financially as well.

    A collection will be taken through Friday. Money can be sent to the school with students or dropped at the office.

  • High school juniors hear from freshman Congressman

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie spoke to the LaRue County High School Leadership students Monday morning.

    Eleven of the 16 juniors in the group were present to hear the congressman’s views on the economy, the war on terrorism, education, the environment and leadership.

  • Veirs' family carries on after loss of loved one

    Roy Leo Veirs died a fighter on Nov. 10.

    The 47-year-old dairy farmer battled a rare and painful cancer for three years. And during those years of treatments, tests and hospitalizations, he maintained a smile on his face, a great faith in God and no trace of self-pity.

    The way he led his life – during the good years and the bad – left an impact on many people, as evidenced by the large crowd that converged on the funeral home after his death.

  • Pre-trial date set for former deputy jailer

    A pre-trial conference date has been set for a former LaRue County deputy jailer facing 11 counts of felony theft in Indiana.

    Jennie McGee, 46, of Falls of Rough, was arrested on fugitive charges by Kentucky State Police at her workplace Feb. 8.

    She pleaded not guilty to the charges and was to be tried by jury Oct. 12, according to Perry County, Ind., court documents. McGee’s attorney withdrew from the case in October and a new one took over her defense. She returns to court Jan. 20.

  • Eighth-graders down Caverna

    The LaRue County Middle School basketball teams took on Caverna Nov. 23 with the eighth graders winning 46-40 and the seventh graders falling 35-25.

    Kody Key was top scorer for the Hawks with 17 points, all in the second half. Blake Ashby had 14; Tyler Howell had 10; Cody Aubrey had 3; Dalton Lawson had 2.

  • LaRue wrestlers ranked fifth in state

    For LaRue County High School’s wrestling coach Gary Canter, the start of this year’s season is looking pretty much like last season, except for one important factor: his young team is experienced and being given respect from most knowledgeable in high school wrestling from across the state.

  • Be aware of risks when handling wildlife

    There are medical risks associated with handling wildlife and certain safety precautions should be taken. Diseases that are transmitted from animals to humans are called zoonotic diseases.

    Disease prevention and food safety can be helped by following simple steps:

  • Memorial fund needs help to help students

    Nowhere is the true spirit of Christmas more prevalent than through the Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial Fund.

    Thanks to the generosity of LaRue Countians since the fund’s inception in the late 1960s, thousands of LaRue County students who needed help have been able to receive it.

    The major moneymaker to keep the fund active is the Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial Dinner which will be held at the LaRue County Middle School cafeteria noon-2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6.