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Today's News

  • Scholarships: April 2, 2014

    MOAA

    The Fort Knox Area Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America is sponsoring scholarships for graduating seniors attending a high school or home school program in the Fort Knox area – including LaRue County.

  • Community Calendar – April 2, 2014

    Nutty Scientist at library
    The Nutty Scientist will bring a science program to the LaRue County Public Library at 1 p.m. April 2. This spring break program is a preview of the summer reading program. For more information, call 270-358-3851.

    How to be a foster parent

  • Farm Calendar - April 2, 2014

    Fundraiser deadline
    The deadline to turn in all Webb’s butcher block fundraiser orders is April 7.

    4-H Council meets
    The 4-H Council will meet 6:30 p.m. April 7 at the LaRue County Extension office.
     
    Wranglers
    The 4-H Wranglers Horse Club will meet 7 p.m. April 8 at the LaRue County Extension office.
     
    Cloverbuds
    The 4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 at the Extension office. The Cloverbud program is for youth ages 5 to 8 years old or K-3rd grades.

  • Judge rules no eminent domain for pipeline

    The Bluegrass Pipeline does not have standing to take property owners’ land, nor can it or its land agents threaten landowners with eminent domain, according to a ruling in Franklin Circuit Court Tuesday.

    “Bluegrass cannot invoke the soverign power of eminent domain to threaten or intimidate, or even suggest to landowners who have no desire to sell, that Bluegrass has the right to take their property without their consent,” Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip J. Shepherd wrote in his summary judgment against the pipeline.

  • Drug manufacturers commit to change

    Drug manufacturers appear to be on board with proposed limitations to antibiotic use on livestock. The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday “said 25 of 26 drug companies that were asked to phase out antibiotics to promote growth in farm animals have agreed to comply with the agency’s voluntary plan,” David Pierson reports for the Los Angeles Times. The 25 companies make 99.6 percent of the targeted drugs.

  • ECTC hosts RSVP

    For many LaRue County residents, it can be a struggle to determine whether the return on an investment of time and resources for college is worth it. Others may question whether they can succeed.

     However, it has been proven that those with a college degree earn considerably more than those who have a high school diploma or GED. 

  • COLUMN: Jeremy Williams shares his survivor story

     At age 21 what were you doing?

    I had started my career, enjoyed playing basketball, racing cars, and riding 4-wheelers. One day all those things came to a halt when cancer became part of my life.

    My name is Jeremy Williams. I grew up in Buffalo, in a good home with great parents, Mike and Marcia Williams. They took me to church every time the doors were open; that helped lay my foundation for a faith that was going to be tested in a major way.

  • Baseball roundup

     The LaRue County Hawks got off to a slow start, but once they warmed up, the Caverna Colonels couldn’t stop them.

    The Hawks collected 19 hits, including six for extra bases, on their way to a 20-1 pounding of the visiting Colonels on March 25 in an 18th District game.

    Caverna took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first before LaRue County tied it in the bottom half of the inning. The Hawks erupted for eight runs in the second and 11 more in the third.

  • SOFTBALL PREVIEW: 'Win the Region ... go to State'

     LaRue’s Lady Hawks softball team finished pre-spring-break play with two wins, improving their early season record to 5-2.

    Coach Aaron Howell’s LaRue County squad is experienced with every player among the starters having at least one year of varsity play.

    “We have a strong veteran group of players led by my three seniors – Peyton Gardner, Courtney Johnson, and Brigitte Skaggs,” said Howell, a math teacher at the high school. “Leadership is strength.”

  • Mather to appear in 'Charlotte's Web,' directing second project

    Ian Mather, a 2010 graduate of LaRue County High School and current senior at Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, has accepted a position with the McLeod Summer Playhouse at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill.  Mather will play the starring role of Wilbur in the playhouse’s production of Charlotte’s Web, and will also have roles in Oklahoma and Spamalot.