Today's News

  • Deadline approaching to enter Martin Luther King Jr. Citizenship essay contest

    The Martin Luther King, Jr. State Commission, part of the Governor’s Office of Minority Empowerment, is seeking nominations for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Citizenship Award, along with essays and artwork for the esteemed King Award.
    The theme for the essays and artwork is “Exploring the ‘King’ in You.” The contest is open to kindergarten to 12th-grade students who may submit an essay or two-dimensional artwork that reflects a student’s most inspired King moment or speech.

  • Local drivers honored at Bluegrass Speedway

    Several drivers were honored at Saturday’s awards celebration at Bluegrass Speedway. The top 10 in each division received plaques.
    Track promoters David and Anita Ferrell received the STARS Midwest Dirt Racing League Promoter of the Year Award. The Ferrells announced they will not return as promoters next season. They’ve spent 12 seasons at the track.

    Final Top 10 Track Points
    44 Auto Mart Super Late Models
    1. Tim Rivers (Salem, Ind.)- 177
    2. Lee Devasier (Crestwood)- 154
    3. Jeff Watson (Campbellsville)- 152

  • Nicholas Paden a finalist for Wendy’s Heisman Award

    Nicholas Paden, a LaRue County High School senior, is a finalist in the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. In Kentucky, 940 student athletes applied. Only 20 were named state finalists.
    Paden has been a starter for the LCHS wrestling team since eighth grade, is a four-time regional champ and two-time state placer (third and sixth). He has been ranked nationally and is being recruited by Princeton, Duke University and University of Chicago.

  • Durbin and Sandidge advance to state contest

    Two LaRue County High School cross country runners earned at-large individual berths Saturday at the Class AA Region 2 championship meet at Ephram White Park in Bowling Green.
    Freshman Kristina Durbin and sophomore Adam Sandidge will compete at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.
    Durbin, who was 10th in 22:06.05, punched her second State ticket after finishing 41st in Lexington last year.

  • Hawks lose to Wayne in first round of playoffs

    LaRue County was held to a season-low 46 yards Friday night as the Hawks ended their season with a 7-0 loss to the visiting Wayne County Cardinals in the first round of the Class 2-A playoffs.
    The Hawks (6-5), featuring a pair of 2,000-yard career rushers in seniors Drew Newberry and Cody Thompson, were limited to 37 rushing yards on 30 carries.

  • Campbellsville University to produce "The Singing Princess"

    “The Singing Princess,” a stage adaption of the popular children's book of the same name, will be produced in the Russ Mobley of the Alumni Building at 114 University Drive, Campbellsville, at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18.

    The production is free and open to the public.

    Starr Garrett, artistic director of the play, said they are encouraging parents to read the book with their children and then take them to the production.

  • Burglary charges to be heard by grand jury

    A grand jury will hear charges of second-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking against two Hodgenville men.

    Kevin LeeWayne Lewis, 21, and Joseph L. Sheldon, 20, are accused of entering a residence on Upton-Talley Road and taking an iPod Nano and a small collector’s John Deere mailbox with change in it.

    Probable cause was found Nov. 3 in LaRue District Court to send the charges to a higher court. Bond was set at $25,000 with no release until a GPS has been provided to the men. They were ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim or location.

  • Legal Aid Society offers free clinics in foreclosure, divorces

    The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in November and December.

    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation.

    •Foreclosure Clinic – 4 p.m. Nov. 10; 11 a.m. Nov. 15; 4 p.m. Nov. 17; 11 a.m. Nov. 29; 4 p.m. Dec. 1; 11 a.m. Dec. 6; 4 p.m. Dec. 8; 11 a.m. Dec. 13; 4 p.m. Dec. 15. Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosures and provide advice on alternatives to foreclosure.

  • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Many holiday events planned

    October has been a very busy month for the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce. We are in the middle of the holiday activities and it looks to be a very fun and exciting time in November as well.

  • MILITARY: Pvt. Litton graduates from Basic Training

    U.S. Army Reserves Pvt. Tyler D. Litton graduated Oct. 21, 2011, from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    During the nine weeks of training, Litton studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.