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Today's News

  • LaRue Conservation District providing cost share funding

    The LaRue County Conservation District will accept requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Program through April 15.

  • Poor hitting plagues Lady Hawks in two losses

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks softball team faced three very strong opponents last week in Central Hardin, Hart County and Nelson County, winning one game and losing two. 

    Poor hitting continues to be a soft spot, as the Lady Hawks scored a total of seven runs in three games. 

    Loss to Central

  • Local children attend Fall Super Saturdays at WKU

    More than 550 children, grades one to seven, participated in Fall Super Saturdays sponsored by The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. 

    The 39 hands-on, minds-on enrichment classes encouraged children to explore their interests in a challenging, yet nurturing environment. Children from 49 school districts in Kentucky (plus children from Indiana and Tennessee) attended the two-and-a-half-hour classes for four Saturdays in November. Hundreds of parents attended the Parent Seminars to learn more about the needs of their children.

  • Some of our games have become too ugly to play

    Game: A contest governed by set rules, entered into for amusement.

    When I was a kid, which I admit was a long time ago, sports were great. The neighborhood kids would gather in the abandoned field next door and play baseball, football or any other game we could think of. It was innocent and fun. Sports are great for our children. They gain pride, self-esteem, team spirit and they strive for good grades so they can remain on the team. The benefits are tremendous, but, the saying, “You’ve come a long way baby” is painfully true.

  • Underclassmen shine in Wooden Bat Classic

    Coach Chris Price and his Hawks hosted the Wooden Bat Classic, sponsored by Nall’s Specialized Hauling, last weekend.

    LaRue was joined by DeSales, Adair County and Somerset to play in a round- robin format, using wooden bats. The Hawks finished 1-2 with 16 players out Saturday evening to attend the LaRue County High School prom.

    On Friday, LaRue opened the tournament by dropping to a tough DeSales team, 10-2. Desales came in to the tournament with a 10-2 record.

  • LaRue girls win All-Comers Meet

    Six teams met Thursday at the LaRue County All-Comers Invitational Track and Field Meet. Campbellsville, Adair County, Russell County, Hart County and Bullitt Central were in attendance. The LaRue boys tied with Russell County for first place with 112 points. The LaRue County girls finished first with 117 points to Russell County's 93 in second place.

  • Transportation themes discussed by School Board

    Monday night’s school board meeting heard many issues – some discussed in previous meetings, some with additional information, some with repeat requests for information.

    Board member Norbert Skees discussed the recent committee meeting regarding the policy for student transportation to and from school-sponsored events. The committee, which consisted of Misty Bivens, Rodney Armes, Gary Canter, Paul Childress, Eric Cecil, David Dawson, Rip Collins, Jaime Smith, Jennifer Keith, board chairman Ronnie Chelf and Skees, agreed on the following policy:

  • Weather could fuel fire danger

    Weather conditions this afternoon could create a critical fire threat.

    LaRue County is part of a 60-county alert issued Monday by the National Weather Service. The red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions may occur.

    A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures could create explosive fire growth potential, the NWS warning says.

    The red flag warning is in effect until 6 p.m. for an area stretching from southern Indiana to Bowling Green and east to Lexington. LaRue is one of 50 Kentucky counties in the warning area.

  • Chamber Winds plan first concert

    Campbellsville University’s Chamber Winds will perform its inaugural concert 3 p.m. Sunday in The Gheens Recital Hall.

    Under the director of Dr. Scott Bersaglia, assistant director of bands and assistant professor of music, the Chamber Winds is a new group at CU. The concert is free and open to the public.

    Heather McDonald of Hodgenville plays oboe with the group.

    For more information, call 270-789-5237.

  • Spring sports passes on sale

    Season passes for softball and baseball freshman, JV and varsity games are available at LaRue County High School. The passes are good for all home games during the regular season.

    Student passes are $20, adults $40. Tickets at the gate are $5 for varsity, $3 for JV and freshman only games.