Today's News

  • Legume options should be considered for grazing

    Alfalfa is a high quality, high yielding, and perennial legume and is incredibly versatile under proper management. It can be grown in pure stands or mixtures and can be the best choice for a grass-legume grazing. There are numerous grazing tolerant varieties now available.
    Red clover is easy to establish, high yielding, high quality and readily grows in a variety of soils. It provides good summer growth, but is not as drought tolerant as alfalfa. Its main disadvantage is it is short-lived and persists for an average of only two winters.  

  • Sports Shorts updated 2-7-12

    LaRue County Park and Recreation Board
    The LaRue County Park and Recreation Board will meet 7 p.m. Feb. 8 (every second Wednesday of each month) at the Park. Visitors welcome. For more information, call Eric DeVary at 358-8386.

    Chili supper and cornhole tournament fundraiser

  • Wrestlers head to Region tourney

    As the LaRue County High School Mat Hawks enter Saturday’s regional tournament in Danville, the team is ranked first in the state by KentuckyWrestling.com.    
    Three wrestlers, seniors Shawn Hull (160 pounds), Drew Newberry (220 pounds) and Bernard Ray (182 pounds) are ranked first in their weight classes.
    Two are ranked second: senior Nick Paden at 120 pounds and junior B.J. Carmen at 195 pounds.
    Caleb Canter, a junior, is third at 170 pounds; sophomore Raymundo Perez is fifth at 132 pounds.

  • Hawks defeat Green to take top seed in district

    The LaRue County Hawks snapped out of a recent offensive funk by turning up their defensive pressure.
    The Hawks forced 23 turnovers which led to easy baskets to spark them to a convincing 62-42 victory over the visiting Green County Dragons in an 18th District game Friday night.
    “We picked up our intensity on defense,” said senior guard Kyle Meredith, who had 13 points and five rebounds. “One guy picked it up and then the next guy picks it up. It spreads to the whole team and everyone feeds off it.”

  • 18th District Basketball Tournament Schedule

    The 18th District Basketball Tournaments will be Feb. 20-24 at Green County High School.

    The schedule is as follows:
    Monday, Feb. 20
    Girls #1 Green vs. #4 Caverna
    Boys #1 LaRue vs. #4 Caverna

    Tuesday, Feb. 21
    Girls #2 Hart vs. #3 LaRue County
    Boys #2 Hart vs. #3 Green

    Friday, Feb. 24
    Girls Championship
    Boys Championship

    Game times have not been released.

  • Hawk seniors complement strengths

    The three senior players on LaRue County High School’s basketball team complement each other’s strengths well, according to head coach Paul Childress.
    Where one stands out on defense, the others show strong skills in free throw shooting or searing the nets with three-pointers.
    Kyle Sheeran, averaging 18.3 points per game, is the long range sharpshooter, connecting on 38 percent of his trey attempts.

  • Alexis Brewer out due to injury in Green game

    Alexis Brewer, freshman guard for the Lady Hawks, was injured Friday during the Green County game.
    Brewer had scored 11 points when she was elbowed in the face by Green County’s Micah Jones.
    Lady Hawks Coach Travis Wootton said Brewer’s nose was broken.
    “We hope to have her back as soon as possible,” he said.
    Brewer’s mother, Debbie Brewer, said it doesn’t appear that surgery will be needed. She has another doctor’s appointment in two weeks.

  • Lady Hawks win one, lose one

    LaRue County’s Lady Hawks defeated Bethlehem’s Banshees 59-31 Jan. 31 in varsity basketball action.
    LaRue was ahead 13-5 at the end of the first quarter and pulled ahead 19-17 at the half.
    Freshman guard Alexis Brewer had 20 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block as the host Lady Hawks improved their record to 14-7.
    Sophomore wing Ivy Brown added 18 points, 16 rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks for LaRue County, which has won 8-of-9.

  • Lady Hawk seniors to be honored Feb. 10

    Statistics are sometimes misleading, or at least they don’t tell the whole story when it comes to describing the value that LaRue County High School’s senior basketball players have been to their team.
    Take Lady Hawks’ Shana Zajdel, for example.
    “Shana’s stats aren’t going to tell you what she has meant to our basketball team over the last four to five years,” said Lady Hawks’ coach Travis Wootton. “She has been one of the best defensive players in the region during this time.”

  • Kaity Skaggs to compete in Campbellsville's Valentine Pageant

     Kaity Skaggs of Mount Sherman will participate in the 70th Annual Valentine Pageant at Campbellsville University.

    Skaggs, a sophomore, is among nine students competing in the “Silly Love Songs” themed pageant for a chance to move on to the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival in Pineville in May.

    The CU pageant is Feb. 10 in Ransdell Chapel, located at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.

    The event is free and open to the public.