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Today's News

  • ‘I am.’ Students learn about personal safety

    “Who is responsible for your personal safety?” Dale Dobson, head of farm safety for the Department of Agriculture was met with silence. “The answer should be ‘I am.’”

    More than 1,000 LaRue County students, including all eighth graders and high school students received a hands-on lesson about the dangers of drunk driving.

  • Sports Roundup

    VOLLEYBALL

    Sept. 29

    LaRue 3 sets, Hart 0 (25-7, 25-22, 25-8)

    Keeahna Bowen - 2 kills, 18 assists, 2 aces, 2 digs

    Cidney Neagle - 10 kills, 4 aces, 1 dig, 1 block

    Chloe Owen - 5 kills, 1 assist, 7 aces, 6 digs

    Kylie Rogers - 3 aces, 1 dig

    Alyson Yingling - 6 kills, 1 ace, 5 digs

    Tessa Yingling - 6 kills, 4 aces

    Rachel Armes - 2 digs

    Breea Kirkpatrick - 1 dig

    Scarlett Redmon - 1 dig

    Grace Armes - 1 dig

    Sept. 30

  • Sports Shorts

    Upcoming tournaments

    The 18th District Soccer Tournament will be played at Marion County High School. The Hawks play Marion at 6 p.m. Oct. 14; the girls play Marion at 8 p.m. Oct. 15. Championship is 6 p.m. (girls) and 8 p.m. (boys) on Oct. 16.

    The 18th District Volleyball Tournament will be play at Hart County High School. The Lady Hawks play Hart County at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20. Championship is 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21.

    Kickball: Kick for a Cause

  • LCMS Football goes undefeated

    The LaRue County Middle School Football team capped off a perfect season by winning the Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference championship game Saturday. The team, coached by Bruce Arnette, Clarence Baker, Jason Harrison, Matt Perry and Danny Embry, defeated Green County 8-6 in overtime Tuesday in the semi-finals.

    The Hawks took on Campbellsville Middle School for the championship on Oct. 4. The Eagles reached the championship for the third time in the last four years by knocking off Adair County Tuesday night.

  • Golf team finishes strong at Region tourny

    Head Coach Justin Craft and the LaRue County High School boys’ golf team had plenty to smile about last Tuesday as they were able to post their best finish in 18 years.

    LaRue County finished fourth out of 18 full teams. The last time the golf team finished this high in the region was with a championship in 1996.

  • LaRue County Cross Country hosts meet

    The LaRue County High School cross country team hosted the sixth annual Jack Mitchell Invitational Thursday on their home course. The meet is named for long time LaRue County Track and Field Coach Jack Mitchell who continues to assist with practices and encourage runners.

    The meet has continued to grow each year with 17 teams participating in the event. Coaches for LaRue County are Jim B. Phelps and Jackie Harley.

    John Hardin captured first place in both the boys and girls varsity division of 5,000 meters.

  • Fundraisers

    New Haven Haunted House

    A haunted house will be held at 144 S. Main St., New Haven, 6-7 p.m. ($5 each, family friendly), and 7-11 p.m. ($10 each, wholly haunted) on Fridays and Saturdays in October. Proceeds will benefit the preservation efforts of the Jot ‘Em Down store building (across from New Haven Pizza Shoppe). For more information, visit City of New Haven on Facebook.

    Larry Bault benefit

  • Couple clobbers fire at former homestead

    Sarah Stoeckel and her husband Paul decided to take a relaxing walk last week on one of the paths at the LaRue County Environmental, Education and Research Center on Leafdale Road.

    Their fun turned into panic when they saw plumes of smoke rising from a nearby field. Sarah, who was familiar with the area, knew it would quickly reach the woods. The couple grabbed bottles of water from their SUV and poured it on the rapidly-spreading flames. When they used it all, they began stomping out the fire.

  • City to bid on fire truck

    Hodgenville City Council, meeting Thursday in a special-called meeting, gave Mayor Kenny DeVore the right to negotiate the price of a fire truck.

    Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks has inspected the truck in question – a 1990 model with a 95-foot floating bucket (it stays level). It has a 300-gallon water tank and will seat seven people – including the driver.

    “It fits our needs and the required reach we need,” said DeVore.

    The truck has 3,218 hours and 32,626 miles – and is garage-kept.

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