Today's News

  • LCMS hosts district Governors Cup competition

    LaRue County Middle School hosted the District 43 Governors Cup competition at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Jan. 20 and 24. Students from New Haven, Lebanon, Washington County, LaRue and St. Charles Middle Schools competed.

    The Future Problem Solving Team consisting of Tyler Skaggs, Sarah Stults, Christian Hensley and Kaelyn Herrin placed second. Tyler Skaggs placed second in math; Raena Hubbell placed second in language arts and third in arts and humanities; Brent Dunn placed third in science; and Zeke Phelps placed fourth in social studies.

  • Guardrail work could cause driving delays

    Motorists traveling northbound on Interstate 65 at the 97.3-mile point just north of Elizabethtown and westbound on the Martha Layne Collins Blue Grass Parkway at the 8.4-mile point between E'town and the first exit can expect minimal delays while guardrail repairs are being made.

  • Problem Solvers advance to state

    The LaRue County High School Future Problem Solving team qualified for state competition after placing second at KAAC Regional Competition Feb. 17 at Marion County High School.

    Team members include Shelby Rogers, Andrew Skaggs, Ryan Howell and Britney Heinbaugh.

  • Sleep is key to good health for you and your children

    After a school break, your family may have a hard time getting back into a regular sleep routine. Research indicates that there is a relationship between getting the recommended amount of sleep and maintaining a healthy weight.  Children need to have 10 to 11 hours of sleep each day while adults need seven to eight. Sleep gives the body time to fight off sickness and infection. If you or your children have a hard time getting to sleep try:

    ·Exercising during the day. Stop exercise three hours before you plan to go to sleep. 

  • Relay raises $39,000

    Despite a downpour that occurred just an hour before opening ceremony Friday, the LaRue County Relay for Life was held as planned over the weekend.

    Teams turned in $39,000 to the American Cancer Society to fund cancer research.

    Hodgenville Elementary School's "Hawks for Hopes" raised the most of all the teams - $6,701.83. The team is composed of students.

    See Wednesday's print edition for a photo page plus complete coverage.

  • Hawks blank Caverna to advance to district final

    Senior Tyler Hornback drove a fastball over the fence in left field leading his LaRue County Hawks team to a 7-0 win over Caverna in the district tournament opener Monday night at Caverna High School in Horse Cave.

    LaRue has won five straight district titles and has high hopes of making it six straight. But this LaRue County team has depended on the “small ball” type offense and has found themselves struggling at times defensively.

    Monday night, the Hawks were executing on both sides of the ball.

  • LaRue baseball team advances in tournament

    LaRue County opened its 2009 baseball postseason the same way the team began the regular season - with a one-sided victory over Caverna.

    LaRue County knocked off Caverna 7-0 as the 18th District Tournament opened in Horse Cave. The third win over Caverna this season, the victory also earned the Hawks a spot in the district championship game and a berth in next week's 5th Region Tournament.

    The Hawks will play again at 6 p.m. CDT Tuesday against the winner of Monday's late game between Green County and Hart County.

  • Cox, Mauldin prepare for softball postseason

    The Lady Hawks have been led all season by their two seniors, shortstop Christian Cox and second baseman Megan Mauldin. While slightly disappointed with the season that the Lady Hawks have had, the two were looking  forward to postseason play.

    “We’ve put a lot of work into this season. We both do a lot of work on the side preparing for softball like lifting weights, running and working out,” Cox said.

    Mauldin said she was working to improve her speed.

  • Nobody gets a free pass in life

    “But he was a leper.” 2 Kings 5:1

    Take a moment and read II Kings, Chapter 5. Naaman was an extraordinary leader but his impressive armor hid a bad condition: “But he was a leper?”

    The odds may all be in your favor, you’ve graduated from the best university, built a big church or made company CEO. Yet before you can qualify for the next level of blessings, God will force you to deal with the infection beneath the armor.

  • Seymour qualifies for state

    LaRue County's Michelle Seymour earned a trip to the state tennis tournament in Lexington.

    Seymour, a freshman, entered the 5th Region Tournament as the fourth-seeded girls' singles player. She lost to Elizabethtown’s Emily Cooper, a sophomore, in semifinals, 6-2, 6-2, last week at University Drive Park. Elizabethtown was the overall team champion with champion Jenna Sallee and Cooper as runner-up. That provided a spot for Seymour to qualify as an individual.

    The state tournament begins Thursday at the University of Kentucky.