Today's News

  • Be prepared: Wintry weather may bring school closings

    With January and February, usually the area’s coldest and snowiest months approaching, chances are good that some days of school will be dismissed.      
    When bad weather is on the horizon, what’s the best way to find out if the schools will be called off?
    Phil Fulkerson, LaRue County Schools’ director of transportation and maintenance, offered some options.

  • Mat Hawks take fifth at Smoky Mountain Duals

    The LaRue County High School Mat Hawks finished fifth in the Smoky Mountain Duals held in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., over the holiday break.
    The team was undefeated in first-day pool wrestling, defeating an all-star team 72-9; Corryton Gibbs, Tenn. 39-18; Holy Innocents, Ga. 48-15; and Lawrenceville Archer, Ga. 36-21.
    The Mat Hawks made it into the gold medal pool before falling 43-18 to Jefferson, Ga.; and 49-30 to Gilmer, Ga.
    Jefferson went on to win the Duals, defeating Heritage, Ga. 49-12. Gilmer took third.

  • Lady Hawks defeat Bell, Corbin in Holiday Classic

    The Lady Hawks were 2-1 in the Aspen Creek/Vision EyeCare Holiday Classic last week at Bullitt East.
    LaRue County rallied to force overtime against the Lady Titans, but ran out of steam in the extra period. They fell 50-47.
    Freshman Alexis Brewer led the Lady Hawks with 18 points, while sophomore Ivy Brown just missed a triple-double with 14 points, 11 rebounds and eight steals.
    Junior Haley Holt scored seven and had six rebounds while Allison Evans and Alisha Durbin had four each.
    Bell bounced 57-46

  • Cheerleaders prepare for National Championship

    LaRue County High School’s award winning varsity cheerleaders hope to continue their winning ways at the National High School Cheerleading Championship at the Walt Disney Resort in Orlando Feb. 11-12.
    The nationally televised event (ESPN) will have more than 200 cheerleading squads competing.
    “Our division is Medium Varsity Division Two,” Tara Wooden, LaRue’s coach, said.  

  • PHOTO: Gregory harvests deer
  • 4-H Calendar: updated 1228

    Cooking Club
    The 4-H Cooking Club will meet 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 29 at the Extension Office.  
    Rabbit Club
    The 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 2-4 p.m. Dec. 29 at the Extension Office.

  • Farm News: updated 1228

    Extension District Board to meet
    The LaRue County Extension District Board will meet noon, Jan. 4 at the Extension Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. Officer elections will be held. The meeting is open to the public.

    Private pesticide applicator training

  • 4-Hers recognized at banquet

    Numerous 4-H members and volunteers were recognized at the annual 4-H Awards Banquet.
    The Outstanding 4-H members for 2011 were named. The Junior Division includes 4-H members who are 9-13 and the Senior Division includes members who are 14-18.
    Based on points earned for 4-H activities completed during the year, Sierra Mullins was the 2011 Outstanding Senior 4-H Member.

  • Protect livestock from cold weather

    With winter comes the possibility of cold stress on livestock. The three most important things livestock producers need to do to protect livestock from cold stresses is to provide sufficient water, ample high-quality feed and weather protection.
    Livestock need water to aid digestion. Be sure your livestock always have plenty of clean water in liquid form. Dirty water is a host for disease organisms and some animals might not know how or be able to break through ice to reach water. 

  • Parkinson's Disease support group plans meetings

    The Parkinson's Support Group will meet 4 p.m. Jan. 19 at HealthSouth Lakeview Rehabilitation Hospital, 134 Heartland Drive, Elizabethtown. The group meets 4 p.m. every third Thursday at HealthSouth Lakeview Rehabilitation Hospital, 134 Heartland Drive,