Today's News

  • Think green this holiday season

    During the five weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, Americans produce an extra 1 million tons of trash per week compared to any other time of the year. Thinking green this holiday season can include more than just boughs of holly. Whether it is shopping, choosing a gift or entertaining, small changes in your holiday habits can make big differences. Here are a few ideas and suggestions on how to have a wonderful, gift-giving holiday season and still be earth friendly.

    Green gift ideas

  • Kelly Dean Sanders dinner a success

    On behalf of the Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial Fund, sincere thanks to all who assisted to make the Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial Fund annual dinner a success. 

  • Mat Hawks prepare for Smoky Mountain Duals

    Today and Wednesday, the LaRue County Mat Hawks will be one of 18 teams competing in one of the most prestigious duals tournament in the south – the Smoky Mountain Duals.

    “We went to this tournament last year and it was one of the hardest tournaments I have ever been to in my entire coaching career and that includes any state tournament, and this year it even is tougher,” said head coach Gary Canter. “We will see just how good we are by the end of this tournament.”

  • Cost, accountability issues for laptop initiative

    The LaRue County School District is considering beginning a laptop initiative in which notebook computers will be distributed on loan to every LaRue County High School student and teacher.

    Last week’s column discussed the opportunities the program will provide. This week’s column focuses on the costs and accountability for the initiative.

  • Speak Out Little league program holds second speech tournament

    The little league speech program started earlier this year by the LaRue County High School Speech Team hosted its second tournament of the year Nov. 19 at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. Like the last tournament, there were three teams competing with students representing the two elementary schools. The Jabber Jawz and the Speakin’ Lincolns were teams representing Abraham Lincoln Elementary, and Hodgenville Elementary was represented by the Awesome Os. 

  • Speech mom's efforts lend authentic air to 'Arsenic and Old Lace'

    A community effort is providing an authentic look and feel to the set of “Arsenic and Old Lace.” The play is a joint venture between the LaRue County High School speech and drama team and community actors and will be performed at the high school auditorium.

    Local contractors designed and built the set, but as an old proverb states, “the devil’s in the details.”

    The prop manager for the play, Edie Gibson, has gone to a lot of trouble to track down period decorations and furniture for the set.

  • 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.