Today's News

  • Mat Hawks dominate Nelson County Duals

    This past weekend, the LaRue County Mat Hawks competed at the Nelson County Duals, racking up five easy wins with few individual losses.

    The Mat Hawks defeated Nelson County 71-10; Ohio County 69-9; North Oldham 57-18; Harrison County 71-4 and an all-star team 81-0.

    “Some of our guys had some good matches,” said head coach Gary Canter. “This was the kind of weekend we needed before we enter into our regional duals this upcoming weekend and then next week the Smoky Mountain Duals tournament.”

  • Carson and Ernst attend conference

    Western Kentucky University held its annual Undergraduate Conference on Literature, Language and Culture at Cherry Hall Nov. 20. The event is sponsored by the Western Kentucky University English Department.

    The conference features original analytical essays written by undergraduate students during the year in a WKU English class. Graduate students in the M.A. program evaluate submitted essays and select up to 15 participants to read their essays at the conference.

  • Middle school team places third at Anderson tourney

    The LaRue County Middle School wrestling team took third place at an Anderson County tournament last weekend. The Mat Hawks had four tournament champions and seven other wrestlers to place top four at their weight classes.

    “We had several wrestlers out for various reasons,” said head coach Dan Heady.  “Still, I was pleased with the way the team responded. We could have hung our heads, but instead those that filled in fought hard and we had a wrestler or two step it up a bit to help the team.”

  • Outstanding scholar honored

    Thelma Ford, secretary of the Lincoln Museum, presented Skyler Hornback with a Bicentennial Membership to the Lincoln Museum in recognition of his outstanding scholarship and presentations about Abraham Lincoln. The presentation was made Nov. 19 in honor of the 146th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

  • Ambulance service missing $3,000 worth of stabilizer boards

    The Grinch is apparently alive and active among some Kentucky Emergency Medical Services this season.

    Pat Helm, director of LaRue’s EMS, brought a yellow stabilizer board to LaRue County Fiscal Court’s meeting Dec. 8 that had another county’s name painted in large black letters on it, but which Helm said actually belonged to LaRue County’s EMS.

  • Eighth graders break Hart 47-44

    The LaRue County Middle School basketball teams showed their aggressive side Dec. 7 as they faced Hart County at Munfordville Elementary School.

    Both teams played better then they had all year and showed glimpses of what “could be” for their programs, according to eighth-grade coach Josh Henderson.

    Seventh grade

    Coach Roy Walker and the seventh-grade Hawks lost to Hart County 41-35 in overtime. The score showed immediate progress from a team that two weeks ago was blitzed by Taylor, Caverna and Russell County. 

  • Lady Hawks fall in overtime

    The Lady Hawks dropped three games last week, falling 50-45 to Nelson County; 56-43 Somerset; and 65-55 to district foe Hart County.

    Hart breaker

    Friday’s Hart County game was a heartbreaker as the ladies fell in overtime, with Hart scoring 13 to LaRue’s three in the final minutes.

    As the game began, the Lady Raiders won the tip and LaRue’s Nancy Howell, a sophomore, was called for a foul. Already, you could tell the competition was going to be rough.

  • Fundraiser calendar

    Candy, cake and cookie sale at Wesley Meadows

    Wesley Meadows United Methodist Church annual candy, cake and cookie sale will be 9 am.-2 p.m. Dec. 19 in the fellowship hall. Containers for candy and cookies will be for sale or you can bring your own. For more information, call 325-3740 or 358-3300.


  • 'Arsenic and Old Lace' to be performed Dec. 18-19

    Sisters Abby and Martha Brewster certainly don’t look like serial killers who have just disposed of their 12th victim. The two genteel characters in LaRue County High School speech team’s production of “Arsenic and Old Lace” could just have easily been retired schoolteachers.

    In fact, the two women who play those roles are retired LaRue County school teachers Phyllis Blakeman (Abby) and Susie Litteral (Martha).

  • Search for suspect leads officers to stolen vehicle

    Officers are searching for a Hodgenville man wanted on a felony charge.

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department located Anthony Scherer, 39, at a home on Strange Road Friday afternoon. Deputy Russell McCoy said he was attempting to serve a warrant on Scherer for Elizabethtown City Police.

    Scherer left the residence through a back window and managed to elude McCoy. Eventually, Sheriff Bobby Shoffner, Chief Deputy Marcus Jackson, constables Tim Ford and Ira Bloyd Jr. and a Kentucky State Trooper joined the search.