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Today's News

  • Seymour wins first match at state

    Freshman Michelle Seymour is the first LaRue County girls’ tennis player to win a match at the KHSAA State Tournament.

    Seymour coasted through her first match at the Lexington meet, defeating Emily McKenzie of Morgan County 6-2, 6-2.

    “Michelle defeated a very skilled athlete,” Coach Chris Estes said. “I consider this her best win of the season.”

    Estes was watching warm-ups and thought her first match was going to be more of a challenge but she pulled through it.

  • E'town man dies in crash

    An Elizabethtown man died as a result of injuries suffered in a single-ehicle crash Monday.

    About 8:45 a.m., a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Marshall H. Cox, 62, was traveling east on KY 210 when it ran off the left shoulder of the roadway, striking a tree.

    The airbag was deployed. Cox was not wearing a seatbelt and was dead at the scene.

    The crash is being investigated by Trooper Brian Mouser. 

  • Hawks win district, drop to E’town in region

    Make it eight straight.

    The LaRue County Hawks made it their eighth straight district title Tuesday, May 19, in Caverna by defeating Green County in a thriller 3-2.

    Seniors Scott Cox, Tyler Hornback, Justin Chelf, Christian Seymour, Travis Crim, Lane Smith, Max McCubbin, Caleb Cobb, and Jay Eastridge can cherish the memory of being district champs their last year in baseball.

  • Hawks fall to E'town in 5th Region baseball

    LaRue County's stay in the 5th Region Baseball Tournament was short lived. The Hawks dropped a 12-5 decision to Elizabethtown in the opening game Monday at John Hardin High School.

    The Hawks, who close the season at 15-15, were champions of the 18th District Tournament for the eighth consecutive year.

    E'town improved its record to 27-10 Tuesday with a 10-0 victory over Taylor County in the tournament semifinal. Taylor County had advanced with a 12-10 win Monday over Nelson County.

  • Lady Hawks eliminated from region

    Nelson County blanked LaRue County's softball team 4-0 Monday in the opening round of the 5th Region Tournament at North Hardin High School in Radcliff.

    Coach Mielle DiStefano's Lady Hawks qualified as the 18th District runner-up and finish the season with a 10-15 record.

  • City offers free movie night

    If the poor economy has forced you to slash your family’s entertainment budget, a city-sponsored “Movie Night” may be just the ticket.

    Saturday, the City of Hodgenville will show “Stuart Little,” a 1999 movie based on the E.B. White novel of the same name. The movie will be shown at the Hodgenville Civic Center, formerly First Baptist Church of Hodgenville. No admission will be charged.

  • Seymour wins first state tennis match

    LaRue County High freshman Michelle Seymour dominated her first match as the girls' state tennis tournament got under way Thursday at the University of Kentucky.

    In round two, the seedings put her up against a neighbor from region champion Elizabethtown, singles champion Jenna Sallee. The Panther sophomore defeated Seymour 6-2, 6-0.

    In her state debut earlier in the day, Seymour took a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Emily McKenzie, a Morgan County junior. Her performance exceeded her expectations.

  • Alumni track meet canceled

    LaRue County High School planned to host an alumni vs. current track members track meet. The event has been canceled due to a lack of interest.

    The idea was to create a fun fundraiser for the current track program with an entry fee charged for each event and an admission fee for the event. It was to have been open to all community members as well as former LCHS track and field participants.

  • Pre-participation physicals offered for $10

    Pre-participation physicals for LaRue County High School athletes and incoming freshmen are available May 30 at Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Therapy and Sports Medicine Center, 1111 Ring Road, Elizabethtown.

    The physicals begin at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $10 per person.

    A KHSAA pre-participation form must be completed and signed before the physical. A portion of the money collected will be given back to the school in the form of medical supplies.

    For more information, call Carol George at 763-7724.

  • Jobless rate up in county

    Unemployment rates rose in all 120 Kentucky counties between March 2008 and March 2009, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s rate was 12.7 percent, up from 12.4 percent in February and more than double the rate of a year ago. In March 2008, LaRue’s unemployment rate was 6.2 percent.

    In the Lincoln Trail area, Grayson County had the highest rate – 14 percent. Hardin County’s was lowest at 10.5 percent.