Today's News

  • Guthrie explains vote against president’s stimulus package

    Brett Guthrie said he supports economic stimulus by the federal government but he joined House Republicans in a unified vote against the plan endorsed by President Barack Obama.

    Guthrie, the new representative from the 2nd Congressional District, attended the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly meeting Feb. 18 and explained his stance of the $787 billion bill.

  • LCHS softball holds tryouts Saturday

    The Lady Hawks softball team will hold tryouts for their freshman team for all girls in fifth through ninth grades 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, in the new sports building on the LaRue County High School campus. The building is behind the baseball field.

    For more information, contact coach Amanda Hayes at 270-234-3303.

    Bring gloves and bat. Cleats are not allowed in the building.

  • Hawks defeat Commanders by 2 for homecoming

    The LaRue County High School Hawks won their homecoming Feb. 17 by defeating the Washington County Commanders 72-70.

    Seniors Tyler Hornback, Bryan Bault and Christian Seymour were introduced for the final time at the LCHS gym as the Hawks completed their final season game.

    The Hawks and Commanders battled toe to toe as both teams came out red-hot matching 3-pointers and easy baskets in transition.

  • Hawks advance in 18th District playoffs

    Bryan Bault hit four free throws with under 30 seconds to go in LaRue’s first-round 18th District game Monday night at Hart County, helping salvage a 53-47 win for the No. 1 seeded Hawks over the host Raiders.

    “He was huge,” said LaRue head coach Paul Childress, speaking of his 6-3 senior. “He’d been struggling from the line all year, but he came through tonight in the clutch.”

  • Mat Hawks take seventh at state tournament

    The LaRue County High School Mat Hawks qualified 11 wrestlers to the KHSAA State Wrestling tournament in Frankfort Feb. 19-21. First rounds started Thursday morning.

    Overall, the team took seventh. Trinity won the tourney.

    Senior Des Jakes, the 152-pounder for the Mat Hawks went undefeated until the championship round Saturday night, falling to Issac Ervin of Union County, 7-3.

  • Youth baseball signup is Saturday

    Youth baseball signups are 10 a.m-1 p.m Saturday, Feb. 28, in the cafeteria of Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. Enrollment is for ages 4-15.

    For more information, call Ronnie Chelf at 270-268-1115.

  • Lady Hawks softball team conducts clinic

    The LaRue County High School Lady Hawks softball team will conduct a softball clinic for girls 12 and younger Saturday, Feb. 28, at the high school field house.

    Registration is at 8:30 a.m. The clinic starts at 9 a.m. Cost is $20 per individual or $30 for multiple family members. All proceeds go to the softball program.

    For more information, call Jeff Shelton at 358-3384.

  • How To Contact Local Officials

    U.S. Congress

    Sen. Jim Bunning – (202) 224-4343

    Sen. Mitch McConnell – (202) 224-2541

    Rep. Brett Guthrie – (270) 842-9896, fax 202-226-2019, http://guthrie.house.gov

    General Assembly

    Sen. Carroll Gibson, 5th district – (270) 259-6289; carroll.gibson@lrc.ky.gov

    Rep. Dottie Sims, 19th district  – (270) 786-3948; 502-564-8100, ext. 719; dottiesims@lrc.ky.gov

    LaRue Fiscal Court

    Judge/Executive Tommy Turner – 358-4400


  • Deadline for annual 4-H poetry contest is approaching

    The 4-H poetry contest is being held again this year. The contest is open to all LaRue County youth, ages 9 to 18. Each youth may enter one poem for the competition.

    All poems must be submitted to the LaRue County Extension Service by Feb. 20. Most students have probably already written poems for school. Why not turn your best poem in to be judged? Teachers, you may even wish to require your students to participate in the poetry contest, or give extra credit for those students who participate.

  • Farm calendar

    NAP application closing dates

    The deadlines to file an application for natural disaster protection under the Noninsured Assistance Program are March 2 and March 16.